Since having Hamilton we have run into a few situations were I learned a lesson or two or three about the need to be over prepared! Here are a few tips and tricks that we have learned: The diaper bag
Hamilton's diaper bag is not to big. I do not like a huge bag filled with everything we own but I do want to make sure I am prepared for almost any situation!
Here's whats in her bag; lots of diapers and wipes, a changing pad, an extra bottle with to go packets of formula, a burp cloth, a pair socks, a onsie, a weather appropriate outfit, a blanket, 2 lovies, and a couple of paci's. We have used everything in the bag...several times!
The Car kit
This is our "Emergency" Car Kit, we keep this in full of these items at all time...just in case!
Extra diapers, wipes, an extra bottle with to go packets of formula, a bottle of water, an extra paci and wet cloths that we got from the hospital. It is a lot simpler then the diaper bag but still holds anything we would need in case of an emergency. I always think about the case of the parents who took the wrong road in the middle of winter and got stuck in the snow for days. I want to make sure that if we are ever in a situation where we get stuck for hours, I have everything she'll need.
The Bottle Station
Since we mostly feed her in her room I keep all of the bottle cleaning stuff in her bathroom. It makes it super easy to get the bottle ready quickly.
Another tip is to prep the bottles ahead of time so that all you have to do is add water. This helps alot for the middle of the night feedings!