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Mom on the Go: 5 Things You Should Always Have in Your Purse

There is no telling what a mother might need when she is on the go. Something could come up, and you should always be prepared. The following are five things that you should consider carrying around, just in case.

1. Hand Sanitizer

One of the most important items to carry around is a sanitizer. Kids can get dirty easily, meaning their hands might be plagued with harmful bacteria. You do not want to see your child try to eat something with dirty hands or put their fingers inside their mouths after touching something dirty.

2. A Healthy Snack

You should consider keeping a healthy snack in your purse that is long-lasting. Your child might need to eat something, and a snack could help hold him or her till the next meal. This can also help save you from having to make quick trips through the Drive-Thru. There are a number of items to choose from like dehydrated fruit slice if you have a dehydrator. You can also make plantain chips, which are delicious and pretty easy to make.

3. Trusty Tissue

You may not want to think about this, but children need to clean their noses at some point pretty much every day. Some children wipe their noises on clothes or a car seat, which might be avoided if you have tissue handy. Tissue can be useful for more than just a nose issue, as it can help wipe down a seat at the park or take care of smudges when you add a little water.

4. Emergency Nasal Spray

Allergies can attack a child at any moment. You do not want to be caught off guard when an attack takes possession of your child. This is the reason why having an effective nasal spray, such as one from Dymista, to help control issues like a runny nose, congestion, and sneezing is wise. You should keep a few nasal spray solutions handy if you have more than one child, just to be cautious.

5. Kid-Friendly Smart Device

Keeping a child-friendly smart device in your purse might be a good idea. This can serve as entertainment but also a learning tool for your young. Your child could read a digital book or do math problems. It can also be used to play active games that must be played on the screen. Active games are instructive, and there is no reason why your child cannot learn valuable lessons and have fun.

These items should not take up too much space in your purse. To prevent an over-packed purse, consider only keeping the bare necessities. Of course, you can also just buy a bigger purse.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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