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Three Vehicle Kits Every Mom On-The-Go Needs But Doesn’t Have

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Whether you’re a working mom, a military spouse, or a stay-at-home mom who is constantly on the go, your already complicated task of being a mother gets that much harder when you’re constantly on the run! You spend a huge amount of time commuting in your vehicle, but you’re probably not using it to its full advantage, and nothing is worse than being stuck in traffic or miles from home when something unexpected comes up (which, as a mom, let’s be honest is quite often).

Just like the boy scouts, a little “just in case” preparation is never a bad thing. In your vehicle you should have three different kinds of “just in case” kits! These can be as small and essential or as big and elaborate as you want them, but we wanted to give you some great ideas for each to get the ball rolling!

Be Prepared Mommy Kit — a great idea is to keep a Lillybit Diaper Bag in the back of your vehicle filled with those “oopsie/emergency” items. Here’s a list of essentials to get you started!

  • Spare outfit for baby
  • Spare outfit for you (blowouts and spit-up create casualties along the way)
  • Extra Diapers & wipes
  • Diaper Ointment
  • Your favorite form of baby pain relief
  • Board Book
  • Muslin Blanket
  • Duplicate of a favorite small toy
  • Snack
  • Paci/Bottle/Sippy Cup

The best part of having this in your car all the time? You can just leave it there and use your LillyBit clutch for those every day trips!

Vehicle First Aid Kit — You know that you should already have one of these in your car, but with the bustle and hustle of on-the-go motherhood it might have been awhile since you checked, but it’s a good idea to take a peek! Here are the basic necessities a vehicle first aid kit needs.

  • Assorted sizes and types of Bandaids
  • Large gauze pads & self-sticking roll to hold them in place
  • Pain relief (realize that since these will be sitting in a hot/cold vehicle you’ll want to change them out more often than usual, and if you use essential oils you will need to carry them around with you, rather than leaving them in the kit as the temperatures could cause them to become ineffective)
  • Tweezers
  • Rubber gloves
  • Small towel/washcloth
  • Bug bite cream
  • Burn ointment

Stranded Kit — if your vehicle gets stuck or breaks down it’s important to be able to stay safe and comfortable until help arrives. Here’s what this kit should include!

  • Emergency contact number list (yes, you should have these saved on your phone, but if your phone goes dead and someone stops to help they’re not going to have your numbers in their phone!)
  • Blanket/jackets/hats
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks — think things like protein bars, jerky, and dried fruit!
  • Baby food
  • Matches
  • Flashlight
  • White cloth
  • Marker
  • Small tool set

If you have a smaller vehicle feel free to pair all three kits down and even combine them, or swap them out as need be, but even just putting them together and having them handy is a great first step!

So there are 3 Vehicle Kits Every Mom on the Go Needs But Doesn’t Have–which one are you missing?! Leave a comment and let us know!