Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday: Baby on the Go: 3 Ways to Slim Down Your Diaper Bag

Today's post is dedicated to moms (and dads) with kids in diapers. There are special considerations necessary for when you are on the go with your kids that are, let's face it, expensive, bulky, and ABSOLUTELY necessary.

So, to help alleviate some of the annoyance associated with getting everything together to take your little tike out, here are a few ideas to help you get out on the go- without weighing you down too much. It'd be nice to know this when packing your first diaper bag with your first kid or even when going on vacation and packing a diaper bag for the airport.

1. Stinky Diapers
It's gonna happen. 'Nough said. However, you sometimes may not be garbage-can adjacent when this occurs. Easy solution? Have a handful of plastic grocery sacks on hand to contain the unpleasant odor. Great way to haul them around?
*Cut an clean, empty plastic bottle in half around the middle
*Stuff the bottom bottom half with empty plastic bags
*Now, force the bottom half inside of the top half of the bottle and voila'! A compact container to carry plastic bags. Plastic bags are also great for blow-outs, so you have somewhere to put those dirty little onesies until you can get home to was them.

2. Diaper Rash Cream
Know what was fabulous? All those free samples of diaper rash cream when the baby was born- they were perfect for on the go! Now that they are gone, however, I needed to get creative to be able to get my own.
*Take a snack-sized zipper baggie and cut into 1/4ths. Next, use an iron to melt the opened sides together. Place a piece of paper over the area that you want to be sealed and just barely touch the iron to that area.
Diaper rash cream to go

*You now have a custom sized zippered container. Squeeze a small amount of diaper rash cream into it and you are ready to go!
3. Formula
1 hour. If you mix up a bottle, you have one hour until you're supposed to dump it or refrigerate it. Not a very large window. Make bottles on the go simple.
*Fill up a bottle with the amount of water you need for your normal bottle size (4oz, 6 oz, etc.)
*Using the same method as the diaper rash cream above, cut a snack sized zipper baggie in half and seal the open end, then put in a pre-measured amount of formula (2 scoops, 3 scoops, whatever)
*Now, when you're on the go and need a bottle it takes about three seconds and you're good to go!


1 comment:

  1. You are genius :) thx for some tips !!