Every mom has got their favourite things that they don't leave home without. This week we talked all about baby essentials at our mom and baby program in partnership with Walmart Canada. Diapers, wipes, burp cloths, playmats and swaddle blankets were all things that came up as the top things that moms can't live without. But let's face it…diapers are pretty much THE essential when it comes to every day life. Can't not use them! But how accessible are they when you need them? Here's our suggestion for never being caught without a diaper, something you just can't live with out.
Stock up! Make sure you have diapers in the following places so that you'll always be prepared.
1. Your Car(s).
Ever leave home and forget your diaper bag? Or think you are running out for just a quick errand? You know that means that you are in for one heck of a diaper blowout! Put a plastic bag with two diapers and some wipes (if you have room add a change of clothes for baby) in your trunk or console. Check your stash every 3-6 months to make sure you have the right size.
2. Your Purse.
Many mamas carry a purse and a diaper bag most of the time. But that can mean that you take your purse and forget the diaper bag. So stash a diaper in there for emergencies.
3. The Bathroom Where You Bath Your Child.
Does your little one pee right out of the bath? How many times do you want to wash that bath mat?! Keep a stack of diapers within reach of the bath and as soon as you towel them off (and be quick about it!), slap that diaper on.
4. Main Living Areas On Every Floor Of Your House.
You've got them in the baby's room but add a stash to the living room and the basement too. In fact, many mamas put a make shift change area on each floor (diapers, wipes, cream) so that they didn't have to run up and down the stairs so much when baby needed a change.
5. Emergency Kit
The Canadian Red Cross suggests you keep an emergency kit to meet your family's needs for at least 72 hours. Stock diapers, wipes and any other baby essentials you might need like formula, clean water and food for baby if they are on solids.
Thanks to Walmart Canada for providing take home bags for all our moms this week that included Pampers wipes, Tommee Tippee soothers, a coupon for Parent's Choice diapers and Parent's Choice Organic food pouches. A few lucky mamas also walked away with great prizes including a Georgi Stroller Bag from Baby Cargo. Enter here to win your own Georgi Stroller Bag and a Baby Cargo Stroller (contest closes March 4, 2015).
Shop at Walmart stores or online for all your baby essential needs. Don't forget that shipping is always free – no minimum order required!