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My Favorite Mom Gear (Past the baby stage)

Updated: Sep 27, 2019

Going anywhere with kids is a challenge in itself. I've gathered a list of my must have mom gear for getting out of the house with multiple kids and your sanity.

1. Cooler backpack filled with snacks

A must have. Kids get hungry immediately upon sitting in their car seats. Don't ask me why. Having snacks packed not only keeps the littles happy but also saves $$ and a trip through a drive thru.

Floral Cooler Backpack

2.Cross Body purse.

You need to be hands free but at the same time be able to have quick and easy access to your wallet, phone, chap stick, tissue, etc.

Scarleton Crossbody Shoulder Bag

3. Large Water Bottle

Everyone gets thirsty, especially after having so much fun with their awesome mom! So, always have water on hand. I find one big one works best rather than an individual water bottle for everyone (They end up left in my car and not taken out for weeks).

BPA-Free- Half Gallon Water Bottle

4. Hair Tie.

Keep one on your wrist at all times. When you gotta handle your kids, you just put that hair right up in a bun and take care of business.

These are so comfy!!!! My favorite hair ties by far, I'm obsessed!

5. Sunscreen

Bare Republic

This is my favorite brand. Safe ingredients for skin and the environment.

6.Toilet Seat Protectors

The horror of rushing to the bathroom only to find that there are no more seat protectors!! Even with boys, if they have to poop, they sit down on the toilet and touch every inch of it, it feels like. I always have disposable seat protectors in my bag-Just In Case! And I have used them many times! Even my husband when we went camping.

This one covers the whole bowl

These are the more common seat protectors,

7.Travel Janes

We spend a lot of time in my car. School pick up lines, road trips, play dates a few towns up, and parks or beaches without toilets. Travel Janes are perfect because it's not messy at all. I purchase the ones made for women- the only difference is that they're pink. Both boys and girls can use them. It turns the liquid into gel-mess free! No need to worry about a cup of pee spilling.

(They use them in the privacy of my back seat)

8. Lip Balm

Who doesn't like lip balm? Soft and smooth lips. A simple way to lift up your spirits if it's on of those days out with your kids.

Dr. Bronner's is my fave, so smooth and moisturizing

That's my list. What are your must haves for an outing with your kids?