This morning, as we were on our way to my 30 week doctors visit (everything is all good there), Brie got a little car sick and threw up as we were parking the car. Let me rewind a little bit before the incident. My husband and I usually drive separately to park one car at his office and then we take one car to the appointment. Well when I got into his car I forgot to also bring along the diaper bag that would have been a big help ten minutes later. I guess I can blame pregnancy brain for that mistake.
Back at the parking lot.
Step one- Attempt to make toddler look like a well taken care of clean child. Ehh. She smelled worse than she looked.
Step two- Survive the appointment with a smelly puke covered toddler. Check
Step three- Make it to the other car and change toddler out of smelly puke covered clothes. Check
Step four– Drive home and wash stuffed animal friend that was in line of fire. Check
Step five- Wash the car seat cover and create a mental note to remember how to put it back together. It’s washed but still in drying process.
Step six- Learn lesson and create a kit to keep in cars.
Whether it’s a long or short drive, when your kid throws up, gets impatient, or any sort of mess happens, it’s nice to be prepared. I always make sure the diaper bag is filled with the necessities to take care of minor events. I figure it’s best to be safe and keep some sort of bin in the car filled with extra supplies.
Emergency Toddler Car Kit
- Pull-ups and wipes
- Disinfecting wipes
- Water bottles
- Paper towels
- Trash bags
- Change of clothes for kiddo, mom, and dad.
- First aid kit
- Air freshener
- Plastic bags to put messy clothes in
- Books, coloring books, and crayons.
As much as I would like for my kid to not throw up anywhere, I’m pretty sure it will happen again. At least I’ll be prepared and I’ll need to update the kit to accommodate the new little one in a few months.