- Always keep a spare fully stocked diaper bag in the car/trunk and include: extra clothes, wipes, diapers (obviously), spare food & drinks, washcloth, small first aid kit, a few toys or books, and plastic bags - in case you need to pack away the soiled items...you don't want your diaper bag to smell bad, trust me!
- If you ever need to give a young child medicine that tastes bad, retail stores sell a product called a Medibottle or Medicine Cup which have a bottle nipple and then a little cup that you can put the medicine in. It's much, much easier and you won't have your baby spit out iron drops which will stain your clothes for example.
- For those of you that don't like to do laundry, buy your baby all of the same color and brand of socks. Particularly if you have more than one baby, this will save you the time and trouble of trying to find matching pairs of socks that are the size of an ipod.
Mar 31, 2009
Although my kids are now 5, we learned a few things to make life easier from when they were little. So these tips are geared toward the in diaper age range.