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Let’s talk children. Children and their stuff. The tiniest person in your house will take up the most space and have the most stuff. As we approach the birth of our fourth child, this has never been so clear. We had to buy brand new car (read: van) to fit all these tiny people and their huge accessories. One thing I hate doing though, is carrying a huge diaper bag or purse. My things get lost in it, their random toys get lost in it, it’s no good.
So, I have been using a bug out bag. What’s a bug out bag? Well, it’s a bag you always keep packed and by the door in case you need to go somewhere. Years of being surrounded by Army folks has taught my husband and myself to be prepared. This bag is always right by the door and then when we leave, it stays in the trunk. Since I keep food and water in mine, it does not just live in the trunk.
Let’s take a look inside my bug out bag so you can pack your own.
Inside, I have snacks for the big kids, a container of Gerber® Good Start® Gentle Stage 1 Infant Formula, a bottle, some water (to make the formula and for the other kiddos to drink), a change of clothes for each person, and a burp cloth. True story: once we forgot our bug out bag and were playing at a park, my daughter had to go potty but there were no potties around and we didn’t make it to one before she had an accident. We went to Target and got her a new outfit, along with the rest of our groceries, and I told my husband “never again.” So now, we ALWAYS make sure to have the bug out bag.
No matter how you choose to feed your baby, emergencies can happen and being prepared with Gerber® Good Start® Gentle Stage 1 Infant Formula is how I keep my mind at ease. You never know if you’ll need it but it’s great to have on hand, just in case. Nothing is more heartbreaking than a baby crying in frustration over being hungry. The great thing about all Gerber® Good Start® Gentle powder formulas is that they are made with no genetically modified ingredients and they have a variety of products to meet your baby’s specific dietary needs.
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Whether it is your first baby or your fourth, being prepared is key when heading out of the house. With our bug out bag, I never have to worry about my little ones having easy access to a snack or a meal. It’s a simple thing to do that will bring you and your husband plenty of piece of mind.
What are some of the items you would put in your children’s bug out bag?