In a split-second your coo-ing, smiley baby will be running full speed into toddlerhood––leaving behind their bottle, pacifier, and maybe even diapers. There's a lot to adjust to when you're a toddler mom, especially when it comes to what you carry with you. So let us guide you through taking your ToteSavvy from baby-ready to toddler-mom survival kit.
WHAT TO SWAP //
Burp clothes and bibs for Anti-bacterial wet wipes
Burp clothes and bibs can be bulky to pack and aren't essential past the infant phase. What you will need (a lot of) are kid-safe hand wipes to clean up everything from sticky hands to runny noses.
Bottle for Sippy cup
You're no longer tied to packing breastmilk or formula (yay!) so swap the bottles for a sippy cup of water. We recommend a non-leaking variety that's insulated to keep their water nice and cool.
Teethers and pacifier for small toys
This really depends on the child but you may be able to swap your teethers and pacifiers for small toys like toy cars, magnetic blocks, or other travel size entertainment.
WHAT TO KEEP //
Diapers and wet wipes
You may be swapping your diapers for pull-ups but you'll still need some sort of diaper changing kit while on the go. You may be able to ditch the diaper creams or narrow down to a single multi-tasking product like Aquafor.
Change of clothing
This is ALWAYS an essential. No matter that age they are, it's helpful to have a spare change of clothing in the bag or in the car. You never know when your little one will randomly decide to go swimming in a mud puddle or have an accident.
WHAT TO ADD //
You need a ton of snacks. I don't know what it is, but snacks seem to be a huge part of keeping toddlers happy. Some things I pack are applesauce pouches, small packs of crackers, granola bars, cheese sticks, or half a P.B. & J sandwich. All of which will stay cool and fresh inside the ToteSavvy Deluxe cooler pocket.
There's nothing that quiets down a toddler quite like a book. I like to have one ready in case we need to calm the mood. A coloring book and small set of crayons is another great option to have on-hand.
Now that your child is a toddler, it will free up some room in your ToteSavvy for your things - hooray! Although the spacious pockets could fit everything before, now you will have a little more breathing room. Another idea is that you could "graduate" to a ToteSavvy Mini! Although smaller in size, I find that it holds everything I need.