Getting Out the Door With Two Kids

Getting Out the Door With Two Kids

Carrie McBride
Feb 16, 2011

Q: Baby #2 is on the way and one of the biggest challenges my husband & I have had is getting out of the house with Baby #1 and not forgetting an essential (refill the travel wipes container, burp cloth, snacks, sippy cup). This has been an ongoing challenge since she was born. Now she is 18-months-old and I feel like we've got her handled. She needs less stuff and I can buy it or borrow it from other moms if we're in a bind while we're out. I'm with her most of the time and developed my own routine while my husband still struggles. But I'm nervous about B#2. (continued below...)

Sent by Laurel

Specifically, how we will manage to leave the house when we need 2 diaper bags packed? I was thinking about creating a space in our laundry room near the front door where we'd put all the essentials that we might need - diapers, travel containers w/ wipes, extra outfits for the baby, shoes for my toddler, etc. But I'd like this to look organized & cute. I was hoping some creative mom out there has already done something like this & you could pass along her fabulous work as inspiration.

Editor: I would definitely consider consolidating into one diaper bag if you can for starters. Moms of two (or more) - any ideas or inspirational links to send Laurel's way?

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