11 Supermom Essentials To Have On Hand When Out With The Kids
Moms are superheroes plain and simple. We don’t get days off and most of us work full time jobs all while still doing all that moms do for their families. Most moms are the homemakers that cook yummy meals, prep healthy lunches, run our households, run the kids too and from school, soccer practice, band practice and even attend and participate in PTA meetings all while still finding the time to get that quality time in with the kiddos via a day out at the park or beach or wherever the day may take you. Seriously… moms are superheroes and that is why I have come up with the top 11 essentials that every mom-on-the-go should have on hand to make that transformation into Supermom just a little bit easier.
The first essential item that is a must have when out and about with the kids, is wearing comfortable footwear. If you are going to be out and about walking and strolling around with the kiddos for hours at a time, it is important to ensure that you are wearing comfortable shoes that can keep you going and keeping up with the kiddos too. If you suffer from pain and discomfort in the ball of your feet like I do, you can find gel ball of foot cushions that can be added to your favorite pair of shoes. These cushions will instantly turn any pair of shoes that you own into the most comfortable of shoes to take with on an outing with the kiddos, whether that be to the park, the mall, the beach or anywhere!
Portable Snacks and Drinks
We all know the importance of applying sunscreen each and every time we are outdoors. Even on cloudy days. If you have babies or toddlers to take with you on your outings, it is extra important. For babies, shade at the park is always best and so are brimmed hats that can help cover your little ones face, and also kid-safe sunscreen that can protect their skin—especially if you’re visiting the park during peak sunshine hours.
First Aid Kit
I always keep a travel first aid kit in may car now that I have kids. You just never know when a boo-boo is gonna happen so being prepared is essential. You can find a cool travel first aid kit to keep on hand in your car at all times, or even in your spacious tote bag. If you do not have a travel first aid kit, simply keep a couple packages of different sized bandages in your purse so that you can fix-up any scrapes your child manages to get during your day out.
If you’re planning a long day outdoors, whether that be at the park, beach or pool, make sure to have a small travel cooler for food, drinks, bottles, and/ or snacks on hand. This cooler is small enough to fit in a wagon or in the storage basket under a stroller but holds enough to ensure you are prepared for your outing.
I always love having a travel blanket, or picnic blanket in my car at all times in the event we spontaneously head out to the park when the time allows. By having a blanket on hand, it allows you to have a spot to hang out with the little ones, and it serves as a home base for snack time or lunch too. Make sure to choose one with a waterproof backing, so you don’t have to worry about dewy grass getting your blanket wet and if you happen to be visiting the park early in the morning or after a rain, grab a beach towel to take with because you might need to wipe down wet slides or swings. This will ensure you are always prepared and that you’re supermom!
Stain Remover Pen or Wipes
Last but not least, a spacious tote is a must have for moms. We have to pretty much carry everything, so having a lightweight spacious tote provides the perfect place to toss everything into at the end of your outing. This will ensure you can carry everything to and from the park with ease. Whether this be your everyday diaper bag or a separate spacious and lightweight tote….. having all of your essentials on hand will make your outing with the kiddos perfect.
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When the kids were younger, these were some of the items I never made sure we left the house without!
Oh yes, comfy shoes is a must, plus my smartphone to look at when I get bored of the kids. Kidding. Kind of.
You have me laughing over here because yes…. me too with smartphone!
My sister has a bag a that contains EVERYTHING that her daughters need for a day out! I can get lost in there lol.
I agree with having all these as well, especially snacks. I always have to have some of those on hand with my kids.
These are all great advice and tips to remember even when you’re without the kids.
I keep a bottle of hand sanitizer in my car. It has come in handy on more than one occasion. But I probably should also keep a first aid kit in my car too.
Check out Keep<Goin… they have amazng first aid kits!
Yes, these are all important. As a mom, we manange a lot between carting kids around to soccer practice and piano lessons, to managing work, PTA meetings, and running the household. Moms can seem like superheroes.
Absolutely and my mom was dad and mom in one…. and is always amazing!
Every mom-on-the-go should have these on hand to make that transformation into Supermom just a little easier.
I always have these in my bag, especially tissues and smartphone. They are non negotiable to me.
Marie Cris Angeles
Thanks for sharing all this tips with us. Agree with all the essentials to bring on with kids especially the first aid kit. Its a must to bring!
I think these are also useful things when you’re out with adults. So many times I’ve wished I had some of these items with me x
Absolutely…. just to have on hand anytime…..even for myself! Spot on 🙂
These are all really great essentials that moms should always have specially a first aid kit
This looks like a great check list of essentials to bring along with whenever you’re out with your kids!
Totally agree with all the things you have mentioned in your list, you always have to be prepared when you are out with the kids
Heather ♥ thedomesticdiva.org
Yep. I agree with all of these. Even though I have two high school boys now, I still tend to carry all of this stuff with me whenever we are out. You never know when you’ll need something!
Absolutely… better to be safe than sorry and if you are prepared you usually don’t need it but I prefer that rather than wishing I had brought something that I did not. Preparedness is everything!
These are all really important essentials! I remember never leaving the house without wipes, water, snacks, and Aquaphor.
Yes to it all! Especially the comfortable shoes. I learned my lesson with those really quickly. We always have extra pairs in the car.
Me too Heather! Nothing worse than spending a day out and your feet are killing you! So important for moms and dads!
Eileen Mendoza Loya
Perfect list! If I may add, I would also suggest taking an umbrella. You can never tell whether there would be a sudden downpour. An umbrella could also provide some protection from the heat of the sun during summertime.
I LOVE that! I will have to make sure and add that to the list as its perfect for rainy days and also to block too much sunshine as well 😉
Ha, yes I agree with all of these. I carry most around myself depending on where we go and what we do. Snacks and drinks are always important as well as hand sanitiser, and we can’t forget the spacious tote!!!
It is definitely not easy to be a mom! I love that you called moms super moms, this is amazing and so true!
These are all the items that are in my bag every time we went for outdoor activities.
Everything you mentioned here is a must!
Yes! It is always good to be prepared!
Thanks for sharing those essential items. Thank you for sharing this information with me.
Stain remover is such a must omg! Great list of essentials especially with all the warm weather activities starting up!
I love this list! My top two are comfy shoes, and snacks. They were must haves when the kid was smaller and they are still must haves today.
Yes! Snacks and comfy shoes are most important for me too! If my feet are killing me it is no fun!
Us mums always need a little survival kit. I make sure I usually have snacks on me and also a little first aid kit with some plasters in,
You are right! When you have kids you need all that! Snacks and water are essential!
Yes they are! Thank you and hope you enjoyed!
I have never heard about anything like this before! It was helpful to have the information you provided. Your sharing of it is greatly appreciated.
I totally agree with everything you said, especially about the importance of comfortable shoes. I quickly learned my lesson about that! In fact, we always make sure to keep extra pairs in the car, just in case.
Oh my goodness…. been there right!? I have been to Six Flags and by the days end it was like I could not walk… comfy shoes are a must and great tip about keeping an extra pair in the car!
The shoes look so comfortable. We are called a super woman, that has a job to do. thanks for sharing this with us.
This is such a good check list – I feel like I am always forgetting something. Most recently, I had no tissues on hand and we really needed them!
If I don’t have it I need it LOL>… that is how it always seems to work. Preparedness is everything although its tough with the bust lives we live today 😉