I’m a double check-er. When I’m heading out for an errand with David, I have a mental checklist that I go through to make sure I have everything I need.
For the first time, on the eve of David’s first birthday, I mistakenly forgot dinner for him as Justin and I headed out to buy my van.
We thought it was going to be a pretty quick process since we had narrowed down exactly what I wanted and found that van at the dealership, but after the normal 5:30p dinner time passed, and we still hadn’t signed any papers, I knew I was going to have to run out and scrounge up some food for him!
He had some puffs to much on, but he needed more than that for his meal!
There was a Target about 5 minutes down the road, so I grabbed some food, including a food pouch like this, and we set up camp in the little Target cafe and had dinner while Justin signed all the papers back at the dealership.
Despite always having my diaper bag with me if I’m out with David, there are certain items that I tend to forget to replace when I’m back home cleaning the diaper bag out. While I’d love to stash a food pouch or two in the van, the weather where we live is sort of erratic and I wouldn’t want the food to get funky.
So, I gathered a few helpful extra things up, put them in the powder room case, and stashed it in the van. It’s sort of my emergency kit for things often forgotten in my diaper bag.
1. I lovethese disposable bibs for eating meals out. It makes clean up a breeze and the bottom even flips up to catch food that doesn’t quite make it to his mouth.
2. These spoons are made for screwing onto the food pouches like I mentioned above. David is preferring more finger food to purees, but they still come in quite handy!
3. My consta-drooler goes through several bibs a day. I hope I never run out of clean ones for him so he doesn’t soak his shirt!
4. Socks. The most fun game in the car is to pull off socks in David’s world. And without a doubt he’ll lose one in transit that I simply cannot find between the seats. So a back up pair of socks will stay in the van at all times. I love these cozy warm ones that were a gift from Stance.