When traveling with babies and toddlers that are in diapers, you often think of the laundry list of things that must be packed to accommodate your children. Whether your next trip is a picnic in the park, hike in the woods or a road trip to the beach, there will be diaper changes along the way. Before you head out, consider the recommendations below as you prepare for your next adventure in the great outdoors.
Learn to change a diaper like a pro
AGONY! You are out and about and quickly realize that there is not a place available to change your child. If you haven’t had to change a toddler while standing up, carefully balanced a baby on your lap, then consider yourself lucky to have avoided the most extreme sport known to all parents in the world. To change your toddler, have them stand in front of you while you remove their diaper. After cleaning them up, place the new diaper on by securing the diaper straps to one leg. Pull the diaper to the desired position, and adhere the other strap. Adjust the straps and diaper as needed. Is the diaper still on a bit wonky? Remember, practice makes perfect.
Compartments are your friend
There is nothing worse than forgetting to pack a critical item to later be faced with an unexpected challenge that no parent wants- your toddler is out of diapers and you must create a make-shift loincloth made from an old concert t-shirt (sorry, N*SYNC). Having a diaper bag with multiple compartments is LIVESAVER as this will allow you to pack more than what you will need (extra diapers, wipes and clothes) to survive a day out and about. Diaper bags can be functional and chic than they were in the past. The most popular amongst Moms are the back-pack type. Nothing better than a bag that is easy to carry, opens for quick access, and has hidden compartments that can house all the extras needed.
Be ready for anything and everything
One of the most difficult challenges to deal with on-the-go diapering is blowouts and diaper rash. If you think that it may go wrong it will, so bring two extra shirts. Your baby or young toddler is probably super uncomfortable and you have to deal with the mess. Not ideal if you’re hitting the trails where there is not a place to wash your hands.
Pro Tip: purchase travel size baby products. If the baby has a blow out with poop up their back and in their hair, you will be thanking yourself for having a travel size shampoo and lotion ready for a quick bath. What about diaper rash? UGH the mess! A favorite product that you should always have is Swabbies. This pre-filled diaper rash cream has a sponge applicator that you use to neatly apply diaper cream without getting your hands yucky. Especially with wiggly babies, Swabbies makes applying diaper cream fast, easy and mess-free. WIN!
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