Monday, March 28, 2011

Sweetly Organize IT


If you are a new mommy, here is a list of the things to make a 72 hour survival kit. Or, if you need a fantastic baby shower gift it is...all organized in one little bag.

First, I used the baby bag the hospital gave me before Adrian and I took Elijah home for the first time. Ahhh...loved that moment. Try and find things around the house first and then buy a few items each week. I found most of the items and then went to Wal-mart and found some pretty sweet deals.

1-Goods for cleaning-Travel baby soap, lotion, Desatin, or other diaper rash cream, baby powder, travel pack of wipes and a pack of wash rags.

2-More baby care items and first aid-sunblock, hand sanitizer, tissues (I put in boogie wipes), basic first aid kit, instant cold compresses (still need to get), baby ibuprofin and handwarmers ($1 for two/pk in Target's dollar section). I also added a Shout wipe, nose syringe, surgical scrub and a cottonelle pack. Use those coupons because sometimes you can score things for free if you buy them in the travel items section. Also, if you go to the What a Woman Wants show (Sandy, UT), you can score a lot of free things such as a hand santizer (shown below-Media One) or a fun frisbee. Be on the lookout for free items. They come in handy for these survival kits.

3-Comfort items-a few small toys, pacifiers (if your baby needs it), two blankets, burp rags and a baby sling.

3-Feeding-3 bottles (fill them with purified water to provide extra drinking water in your kit), bowls with lids, spoons, formula (enough for three days-the ready made kind is perfect so you don't have to use a bottle), 4-6 water bottles and 3-6 jars of baby food (depending on age). I also added a couple of bibs. 5-Clothes-socks, hat, 2 jammies (I found these two jammies recently at Wal-mart for $1 each in the baby clearance section), onesie, mittens (I knitted these before he was born). Put all of the clothes in a zip lock bag to eliminate extra space.

6-Diapers-You will need about 21 diapers. I also included a couple of burp rags and a couple of trash bags for the dirty diapers.

7-Name tag/Emergency card-Lastly, add a name tag for the bag as well as a list of emergency contacts just in case. You could even add a picture of your baby and family. I know we have phone numbers programmed in our cell phones but my memory isn't brilliant so I added a card just in case.

SWEETLY ORGANIZE IT...Now is the time to organize all of your items. First, I put the diapers at the bottom next to the box of Enfamil formula. Then I put the box of wipes against the side next to the diapers (as shown above). If you have any creases, use the trash bags, spoons, or anything that is small enough to fill the spaces. I placed the toys against the side of the bag. Also, I put the burp rags on top of the formula. Then I placed the bag of clothes on top of the diapers and then the blankets/sling. I put everything mentioned in #1 and #2 in a small ziplock bag. Place these bags on top of the burp rags or on top of the formula. To finish, I tied the two bag handles to secure the items.

Good luck and let me know how it goes. I wouldn't wait too long to get your baby a kit. You never know if you will need it. I put the kit in my car so I'll be ready if I need it.


  1. This is a GREAT idea. I have several frineds who are having new babies and this would make a great shower gift so they could just pick up and go...since their heads would be spinning like the exorcist!! Thanks!!

  2. What a great idea this is!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering the giveaway! I'm now following you, as well. :)


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