Sand between toes, scraped knees, sunburns, spills, mosquito bites and popsicles. Sounds like SUMMER! The first thought of summer (as a parent), after being responsible for their out of school boredom, is probably the park and swimming pools. Heading to the park for parents is like a double edged sword. You want to take them somewhere (FREE) to cure their anxiousness and boredom but you have to deal with all the drama that comes along with going to the park. Did I mention, you have to sit there and watch, I know parenting is rough! I GOT YOU, I have created a list of items you need to KEEP PACKED in your vehicle or stroller all summer long for your children and for yourself. YES, YOU! Stop heading to the park with nothing for yourself besides your phone, get it together girl, you need items too!
DISCLAIMER: I will be sharing Target as a reference a lot because their dollar spot is bomb and have most of the items at a great price.
KEEP THESE ITEMS IN YOUR VEHICLE AT ALL TIMES
Bag - Target Dollar Spot
Travel Potty Seat - Buy Buy Baby (You will appreciate this)
Baby Powder - This solves the issues with sand! It helps with getting rid of the excess sand so you don’t have to take it home.
Sand Toys - Target Dollar Spot (make sure you label them and these don't have to live in your bag. It's your choice.)
Mini First Kit - Target Store (Not the dollar section. It should have alcohol wipes, bandages, skin protectant etc.)
Change of Clothes and Undies
Canteen - Target Dollar Spot (It's great to just keep with you!)
REPLENISH THESE ITEMS
Change of Clothes
MOM BAG - YOU NEED A BAG TOO
Book or Tablet
Battery Pack - Target Dollar Spot
Pen and Paper (you may need to report something)
Allergy and Sinus meds
Beach Towel or Small throw blanket
Beverage (coffee or wine, i'm not judging)