1. Now that my little one is weaning, I find it very time consuming to cook everyday - which is what I did for two and a half months. Instead, I now make enough for 2 portions, store it and put it in the fridge - ready for tomorrow. This has saved me so much time and instead, allows me more play time with my little one.
2. Invest in a portable changing mat. Like the one in my video below, this has done wonders in terms of being prepared and organised. No longer am I rummaging through my bag looking for the nappy, and the wipes, then the disposable changing mat. A portable changing mat allows you to have everything in one place, just make sure it's a wipe clean one for convenience.
3. Plan the night before. Write a checklist. From things you have to do the next day to that supermarket shop. Mummy brain is no joke so waking up with a clear mind and day ahead already planned is important. There are tonnes of notepads out there that cater for this but if you're not fussy like me, a good old pen and notepad will do. I've already wrote down my checklist for our holiday next month.
4. Carry a bottle of Aptamil Follow-on Milk with you. Aidens not drinking a lot of follow on milk during the day, since he's on three meals of solids but he still needs his daily intake. He's rather fussy too, carrying these bottles ensure I have follow on milk ready to drink immediately.
5. Keep a spare set of everything in your car! I can't tell you how many times I have arrived at a destination to realise I have left something. In my boot I always have spare blankets, one thick and one thin, UK weather changes super quick. Spare toys, teethers, pacifiers, wet wipes and nappies. This way, I am always prepared.
Theres nothing worse than not being prepared, motherhood itself is pretty demanding and the last thing you want is a headache. Below I show you exactly what I pack on a day out with Aiden - A bonus VLOG too.