Motherhood has no vacations. A mother must always plan for and organize for the well-being of her household. Today, moms combine their career ambitions and household chore with efficiency.
Mothers spend considerable time at work and on the road. It, therefore, makes sense that they have a few essentials in their car for contingency purposes. The items moms are likely to include personal items and stuff their kids need. Below is a checklist of five supplies a mom must-have in their car;
1. First Aid Kit and Safety Gear
We live in a world of risks and dangers. On the road, accidents happen. Road safety experts demand that motorists observe safety measures.
Every mom should have safety belts in the car checked and serviced. A child car seat should be installed in the back seat. A working GPS system or map of the area is a worthy accessory. An umbrella saves you during a rainy day.
It’s prudent also to pack a toolbox, jumper cables, and a spare wheel. Most moms are ignorant of the importance of these gadgets. A flashlight and reflector jacket for night driving must accompany the safety gear.
2. Children Supplies
Whether you are going to drop and pick your kids to and from school or going shopping children supplies help you distract them while you drive.
You will need to pack some books and toys and cartoon magazines. Crayons and other engaging activity books keep young ones occupied. If you have an audio/visual system in your car, a video or music they love acts as an excellent accompaniment.
Should your kids get hungry or thirsty while in the car? beverages such as water and juice will do? A few snacks such as biscuits and crackers can also be packed in the car.
When the mother drives around with an infant, a diaper bag with all its accessories must be brought along. The kit consists of clean clothes, diapers, wipes, baby oil and sanitizer and feeding bottles.
3. Communication Gadgets
Business moms are always making calls and organizing things. To facilitate communication while on the road, install a car phone. Should you prefer to use your mobile gadgets, the charger should always be on standby.
Moms are advised to save an emergency contact list to help communicate when her phone is lost or when involved in an accident. The list also assists rescuers.
4. Sanitary Products
When you have kids in any environment trust them to get messy. Since its part of their development, mom should facilitate sanitary hygiene.
A roll of tissue paper, hand sanitizer, and wet wipes promote health. Of course, you will need a trash bin to dispose of all the stuff after use.
Nausea and vomiting are common with kids. Stash a plastic bag or two just in case for them to use in such emergencies.
5. Identification Documents
Remember the law requires all motorists to carry identification and legal documents with them all the time. Well, busy moms while packing other things forget to bring these documents.
You do not want the inconvenience caused when a cop flags you on the road. These items include a driving license, health insurance cards, vehicle registration and road license. They should be assigned a compartment of their own in the car.
Most of the items discussed relate mostly to the other occupants of the car. Now, for the busy moms’ convenience, you must have your skincare and makeup kit in your purse as well as some loose change.