We travel quite a bit in the Cain household. Nothing too crazy, but lots of weekend / week long road trips where we escape the city and enjoy a quieter way of life for awhile. As a result, I have kept Georgie’s bathroom bag packed and in her nursery, so it’s easy to add a few last minute things, zip up and throw onto the pile of bags (and I mean pile – packing with a baby is no joke, especially when you already have over-packing tendencies like I do) and go.
Here’s what’s inside:
-Baby Tylenol: A staple for teething babies, fevers and any other aches and pains that may come up. It smells yummy and clearly tastes delicious because Georgie adores it.
-Baby Benadryl: It’s actually for children, but perfectly fine to give to baby if they are having a severe allergic reaction. Luckily we haven’t had to use it, but I like being prepared.
-California Baby sunscreen: Once Georgie passed the 6 month mark, we started to use this sunscreen when she’s out for sunny stroller walks or hanging at the beach. I love it so far, and actually use it for myself too. No chemicals, and sinks into skin pretty quickly given how thick and white it is.
-Honest Organic Healing Balm: Best ever. I put it on any scrapes Georgie might get (usually from a rogue sharp nail that I’ve missed on her) and now that she’s crawling, it’s great for any knee redness she has. It’s also my absolute favorite hand cream for me.
-Honest Diaper Rash Cream: Georgie has never had diaper rash, so the proof is in the pudding with this one.
-Thermometer: Just in case!
-Nose Frida: Disgusting & makes me physically gag when I use it, but it is the only thing that clears up a clogged baby nose.
-Saline Drops: Helps ‘loosen things up’ before venturing in with the Nose Frida. Also great for clearing up any minor congestion baby has.
-Baby Aquaphor: A good staple. Also a great lip balm for moi.
-Nail scissors & nail file: Confession. I bought these for Tom as facial hair scissors, and we now use them for Georgie’s nail scissors, because they’re perfect. They are angled so they cut nails so well, and so safely. After cutting I use a nail file to smooth any sharp edges, and Georgie kind of loves it. It’s our bi-weekly at-home nail salon appointment.
-Bulb syringe: We got this from the hospital after Georgie was born, and aside from the Nose Frida, it’s the best way to get rid of baby nose goop.
-Lanolin Cream: I haven’t used this in months, but it was such a savior during the early weeks of nursing, I can’t seem to get rid of it. It’s a sweet reminder of those early days (which sometimes were not so sweet when I was going through them, but time has a way of letting you forget the bad and remember the good).