Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to Organized: Baby

This is the second installment in a series of four posts designed to help you get Back to Organized, whether you’re expecting your first child, wrangling a toddler or preparing a big kid for school.

So you’ve got a new baby at home, and life is better and harder than you ever imagined. How can one tiny, adorable little angel throw you so completely? Will you ever be able to get out of the house in 15 minutes or less again? Will you ever be able to get in the car without having to dash back inside for something you inevitably forgot? Yes. Yes you will. It will just take a little practice, a little more planning, plenty of patience and some ‘been there’ advice from your friends at PishPosh Mommy.

Back to Organized Tip #1:
Treat yourself to two PishPosh Carryalls—one to drop in your favorite purse and one to keep in your car as a backup. If you ever run out of diapers and wipes while you’re out, it’s only a quick dash to the car for the essentials. PishPosh Carryalls are loaded with pockets inside and out; fill them up with the following:
• An extra outfit for baby and an extra shirt for you – spit up happens
• Burp cloths and bibs
• Pacifiers
• Small toys – play rings, toy keys and teethers are popular picks and don’t take up much space
• Diapers and wipes
• Travel size tube of diaper cream
• A PishPosh Mommy Wet Bag to store bottles after feedings or soiled burp cloths and clothes

Back to Organized Tip #2: Re-stock your Carryalls every Sunday night to get yourself set for a new week ahead. Wash any used burp cloths and soiled clothes that you stashed in the bottom of the bag to deal with later. Sanitize all pacifiers and toys that so often become germ and crumb magnets. Take stock of your diaper and wipe supply and replenish as needed. Clean out spare change that’s weighing you down and donate it to baby’s piggy bank – it’s never too early to start saving!

Back to Organized Tip #3: Pick up a PishPosh Pad to keep in your car Carryall. You’ll be surprised how often you need to do a backseat diaper change; keep your seats protected from baby blowouts. PishPosh Pads are also a great barrier against icky public restroom changing tables.

Tell us: experienced moms, what most helped you get a handle on staying organized after baby?

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of having as a back up in the car! Genius Idea!