This time in 6 days I will hopefully be unwinding with a nice glass of wine (and the hubby) outside the caravan; our children will be snug in their beds fast asleep (now I know I’m hoping); and we will be able to rest assured that everything is in its place.
Before that though, I still have the small mission of packing to attend to; and it is this that puts the fear into me. What if I forget something important? Boyo and Princess Pants are able to pack what they need themselves, with the exception of clothes. It is Comma I am worried about most and with a whole week of fun activities planned, what do I really need?
There are a few things I simply can’t forget to pack ready for our day trips.
I find myself getting increasingly frustrated having to dig the baby wipes/keys/money/mobile phone (delete as appropriate) out of a changing bag big enough to house the Empire State Building (not to mention bursting at the seams). Comma’s pram is also wonderfully inept at providing any storage to keep said items. This is where the Diono Buggy Buddy comes into its own. I’ve referred to it as a ‘bum bag for your buggy’ to anyone who has asked me what a Buggy Buddy is. I’ve only had it a week and I love it… it carried my coffee to Boyo and Princess Pants’ sports day – a quality that naturally means I already find it impossible to live without.
I haven’t given it a true test drive yet (roughly translated as I haven’t stuffed as much as is humanly possible to stuff into it) but I’m sure that our holiday will provide me with plenty of opportunities to carry out this test. I wonder if it will be able to hold Comma’s blanket…
Ah, yes… when travelling anywhere with a baby one must never find themselves without a blanket. We love blankets… they provide cuddly warmth, cooling shade and comfort. That isn’t all though, the By Carla Eucalyss Travel Blanket also repels biting flies and mosquitos. I know, mosquitos are not really a huge problem in the sunny UK but still, it smells nice! Comma loves his Eucalyss Travel Blanket… every time I put it over him he licks his lips and tries to eat it. It is incredibly soft and I can imagine it is warm and snuggly when needed too. We don’t just use it for travelling, it works wonderfully in the house as well.
I haven’t actually taken a photograph of the blanket on its own, but if you look at the Buggy Buddy photo above, you will be able to see it behind the Buggy Buddy. No doubt though you will see it feature in many other photos of Comma as it is a permanent fixture.
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