Are you a newly mom or somehow a busy mom who always keeps forgetting to add stuff to your purse? Yes… I’ve been there and it almost took me four years to finally have my purse ready whenever I need to go out.
My daughter is almost five and trust me, experience has taught me that it’s never too late to keep learning when it comes to motherhood. My first two years as a mom, I always carried 2 bags: one with my personal stuff and another one just for the baby. As my little pumpkin was growing up and learning new things, the baby bag became unnecessary; on the other hand, my personal bag was getting bigger and bigger since I needed to carry stuff for both of us.
I’ve been wanting to blog about this because I would love to transmit my experiences to new moms and get to help them in any way I can but I guess I wasn’t truly prepared in the past few years because I kept forgetting and/or adding new things to my purse. Now I can say, I’m pretty satisfied with all the things I carry on my purse and I’m ready to share them with y’all! I’ve prepared a list of essentials every mom should have in her purse and I hope this will help you right now or in a near future!
Mommies pay attention! This is what you should have in your purse:
If you are a credit card no-cash type of person, I understand (I’m one of those), but whenever you go out with your little one there always comes a time when he/she asks for an ice cream or a snowball at the park or any small business that doesn’t take credit cards. It is always nice to share that special moment with your kids because you will both appreciate it.
Always carry a toy, a tablet or even a little notebook with a set of crayons. This will help you during situations like traffic, long lines, etc.
3. A second outfit
With kids, you never know what might happen. They sweat easily, can get dirty while eating, etc. Bringing a second outfit will keep you prepared. Try to pack light and don’t forget to bring a trash bag for the first outfit.
Wipes are necessary for cleaning pretty much everything, they’ll be helpful for both you and your kids. Huggies Baby Wipes are great for all age groups and all types of skin at less than $3.
Bring a small snack for you and your kid. Try to keep something healthy that can also bring both of you energy.
6. Water bottle
Keeping your kiddie hydrated is important, especially because they are in constant activity.
7. Hand sanitizer
This product is a must have in case your children forgot to wash their hands or the bathroom ran out of soap. You can also keep a hand cream that will act as a sanitizer while keeping your kid’s hand moisturized. Nivea Smooth Sensation will be great for both you and your child since it works with all types of skin, acting as a hand cream and moisturizer.
8. Sunscreen protector
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Dermo-Pediatrics is a great water-roof sunscreen protector for kids with a high level of protection, preventing their skin from drying up. This product is ideal for kids with sensitive skin.
9. First Aid Kit
Kids love to play and accidents might happen, so you wanna keep a small first aid kit with band-aids, and medication in case your kid has any allergies. Don’t forget to add nail clippers to your kit!
10. Small package of tissues
These always come in handy so don’t forget them!
Besides these essential things every mom needs to have in her purse, we also carry a makeup bag, keys, wallet, phone and what we usually had in our bag before we became moms. With all these things, we obviously need a big purse, so it wouldn’t hurt to check out some of the trendiest purses for moms and find the one that best suits our needs and style