I’ve seen a lot of posts recently about ‘What’s in my changing bag?’ and I am always interested in them as it’s that ‘through the keyhole’ insight of the parenting world where you get to nose in someone else’s bits and pieces!
So it got me thinking about what’s in mine.
The biggest difference between J’s bag and most changing bags is his medication. This is the most important element and the part that we NEVER leave home without.
Allergy & Asthma emergency medication
- 2 adrenaline injectors
- Asthma inhaler and spacer
- Steroid tablets
The adrenaline injectors are essential in case he has another anaphylactic reaction. We also carry antihistamine as this is the first line treatment for less severe allergic reactions and we need it quite regularly. I use a syringe instead of a spoon as it is quicker and easier if he is not feeling very cooperative! We carry all this in his Medpac which is insulated as the adrenaline injectors have to be kept within a certain temperature and it’s very brightly coloured so easy to find in an emergency.
We also have an asthma inhaler and spacer as, unfortunately, his asthma has flared up badly a few times in recent months. Finally, we have steroid tablets. These are the next line of treatment for his asthma but can also be used in an allergic reaction.
The normal stuff!
As well as the medication, we have the normal stuff – nappies and wipes, change of clothes, toys, water bottle and numerous snacks! As it’s not always that easy to find J safe food when we are out and about I often take his Yumbox, filled with a mini picnic.
We have moved away from a pretty mummy bag and into little boy territory with J’s Tractor Ted backpack. I’m looking forward to baby#2 coming along in a few weeks so I can go back to something a bit prettier! Like this Pink Lining Cottage Garden print?!
This is my entry into the Pink Lining Ambassador search.