Toddler Talk Thursday – A Day Out

by Mama Chocolate on May 12, 2011

Check out the hosts of this fun weekly link-up, Family and Life in Las VegasCrazy about My Baybah, and My Life as a Sippy Cup Mom!
This week’s topic is:
What do you pack for a day out with your toddler?

Way too much stuff.
I feel like I’m packing up to spend the night or move permanently across the country sometimes when I’m getting ready for a day out with my girls.
I recently went out with my mama to do some grocery shopping, (thank you, God, for an extra pair of  adult hands!)
We live out in the middle of no-where, so when I do go out, we’re often out all day.
I guess for just Katie alone, there’s not so much…but when you add in everything I need for Victoria, we have quite the list:
  • diapers
  • wipes
  • wet bag(s)
  • diaper bag
  • nursing cover
  • bottle/juice
  • extra outfit in case of accidents or leaks (we’re potty training!)
  • travel potty seat
  • plastic garbage bags to contain contents of potty seat (ew!)
  • snacks (if I remember!)
  • Moby wrap
  • a few blankets
  • stroller (depending on the outing)
  • …I’m sure I’m forgetting something. I usually do.
This does not include everything it took to get them ready to get out the door! 
Getting them diapered, fully clothed, properly shod, making Katie’s hair-do look less like it’s what she went to bed with…last week: It’s quite the feat!
Coats, car seats, dollies, books for the long car-rides…
It’s pretty much guaranteed that we’re going to forget something. 

Just so long as I never forget 
one of these beauties, we’ll survive!
Next week’s Topic Suggestion:
How does your toddler react when his/her daddy gets home from work?

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Amber May 13, 2011 at 10:03 pm

I'm always amazed by how much stuff going out for a day requires! Hence our backpack style diaper bag…


Survey Junkie May 14, 2011 at 11:02 am

Stopping by to say hello from spotlight Saturday.

Have a great weekend,


Jessica May 15, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I couldn't have said it better myself (especially since #2 is still cooking) I am amazed about how much is needed for such little people! haha :) Do you LOVE your Mobi wrap? I was thinking of getting one when little man arrives but didn't know anyone who owned one- let me know how you like it, please!


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