Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mommy on the Go Pouch

When Xavier was little, I always had a little kit in my purse for little emergencies while I wasn't home. I think I probably used it more for me and stranger's children than I actually did for him, but it was still a nice thing to have. Somewhere along the line the pouch got worn and dirty and the snap stopped working as well. One by one things were lost as they slipped out into the mysterious beyond which is my over-sized purse. Ah what a sad, sad day.

Now that Xavier has grown into a very active and accident prone little boy, and will soon have a little brother, I figured it was probably time to make a new and improved version. I loved the original, but wanted to make some adjustments to fit my personal needs a little better. (Some things are still missing!)

Isn't it darling? It took me about an hour to sew the bag, and I didn't follow any specific instructions. I was in a "get it done now" mood, and didn't want to take the time to look up a tutorial. Luckily it still somehow turned out. If you want an awesome tutorial on how to make basically the same bag, hop on over to this blog HERE. Whether you can sew or not, definitely check out her shop too. I love her stuff.

Now back to what's on the inside. Like I mentioned earlier, there are still some things missing that I'd like to include. Some things you may not feel are necessary to carry around, but I like to have them on hand.

What's Inside (and what will - or won't -be!)

♥ Kleenex -- Allergies, colds, little noses.. Need I say more?
♥ Q-tips -- Honestly, I could live without these, but sometimes they're just nice to have.
♥ Mini Lotion -- My hands dry out easily, especially from soaps in public restrooms. There's nothing I hate more than over dry and irritated hands and not having a way to relieve them.
♥ Tums -- Any antacid would work here. 
♥ Antibacterial hand wipes -- If you have kids, these are practically a necessity. They're cheap too.
♥ Band-aids -- Cuts and scrapes can happen anywhere, and band-aids always help boo-boos feel better. (Especially ones with their favorite t.v. characters)
♥ Neosporin or Neo-to-go -- I'm really not a fan of Neo-to-go. It's difficult to spray a scrape on little people and not get it all over where the band-aid needs to stick too. Love the idea, but not the application. I'll be sticking to the original.
♥ Infants Acetaminophen (tylenol) -- I've been away from home a few times when Xave came down with a fever or bug and I was really glad I had some in his diaper bag. Saved us both a lot of misery.
♥ Chapstick -- I'm still debating whether or not I really need to go get more chapstick, but for someone who doesn't carry this regularly, go for a medicated one for sudden chapped or wind burned lips.
♥ Lactaid -- Not many people need to include this. Xavier is lactose-intolerant, so these tablets are nice to have especially when we're on the go and I can't guarantee there will be a dairy-free option.
♥ Tide-to-go -- This was in the original pouch, but I won't be including it in my new one. I have family that swear by these, but I never found them useful and the cap always came off while it was in my purse. 

There are some newer carry-size products I've heard of that I don't have listed here because I need to look into them more. If there's anything you definitely wouldn't want to leave the house without, let me know! I love hearing about new things that can make my life easier, or my kids' lives too!


kassy shelton said...

I love this Tiff! I can't wait until I het a sewing machine and can't start making cute things. Oj and your blog is too cute!

Tiffany said...

Thanks Kassy! :)

Kassy said...

You have inspired me and I started my own blog too! I think it will be fun to log about being a mom :)

Amy said...

This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Kathryn said...

This idea and your blog are so cute! I would LOVE for you to link this up to my link party!

- Kathryn

Tiffany said...

Thanks Amy and Kathryn!
I'll hop over this morning and do that :)

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Very cute!! / Good idea.
I am about to become a grandma (DIL is in labor right now : )
think I will put something like this together for her.
Thanks for sharing...

Tiffany said...

Congrats Kathy! This is something I loved having with my first, and now that I'm due again soon, I wanted an updated version. Definitely a great gift for a new mom! :)