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10 Things That Are Always In My Car

By EmilyBMalone |

I always make sure my car has these key items!

For the past few years, I’ve been a city girl.  I have been used to walking everywhere I go, and carrying everything I need in my pockets.  Unfortunately, my baby isn’t quite as laid back and simplistic as I am, and he tends to require more stuff.  This summer, we moved out to the ‘burbs which means I spend a lot more time in my car than I used to.  When we’re out, I tend to stay out for long stretches of time, which means I need to be prepared for any and all circumstances during that window of 3-4 hours.

I have turned my car into a traveling baby boutique – complete with items and necessities for whatever might arise.  If we’re out grocery shopping and a friend asks us to meet for a walk, I want to make sure we’ve got a stroller on board.  And since Seattle weather is incredibly unpredictable, I always make sure we both have lots of (clean) layering options to choose from.  I don’t want to have to cancel plans and head back home, simply because I wasn’t prepared with what we needed.

Here are the ten things I make sure I always have in the car…

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10 Things That Are Always In My Car

A phone charger

My phone is pretty much my lifeline when I'm out and about, and since I'm often gone for many hours at a time, a phone charger is essential.

Read more from Emily on her personal blog Daily Garnish, where she creates healthy vegetarian recipes, recaps her latest running adventures, and chronicles life as a new mom to her son and two crazy dogs.  You can follow along on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest too!

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7 thoughts on “10 Things That Are Always In My Car

  1. Jamie says:

    I always have an extra stash of whimp and diapers in my glove box!

  2. Chrissy says:

    We kept my son rear facing until he was 2.

  3. Nicole says:

    Rear facing without anything hanging on the back seat

  4. Pamela M says:

    I never leave home without a huge blanket in my trunk!

  5. Divya Vikram says:

    I always double check my baby’s car seat belt before travelling!

  6. NC says:

    Read your instruction manual! It’s always good to make sure you’re using a product the way the manufacturer intended!

  7. Caelan says:

    I like to use bundlemes instead of snowsuits.

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