I don’t technically have a gym bag. Since I work out with a group called Stroller Strides and I bring Jude with me, I typically just bring a diaper bag filled with his stuff and my stuff. Which honestly gets kind of heavy sometimes.
So even if you are just jogging with your babe, you still want to have some of these items with you so at any point you are ready for any kid-related emergencies, like hunger, dirty diaper, scraped knee, cold feet, thirst and/or all of the above.
And then there is my workout buddy. He does so good hanging in his stroller, relaxing and snacking, while I am working hard. I love that while I’m working out he is seeing me. How cool is it that he will grow up seeing physical fitness as a priority? Not that I am always a great example of that, but he’s taking it in and hopefully that will help him lead a healthy and active lifestyle. But until he can workout with me, I need to keep him occupied in his stroller.
There are so many things you cart around for a baby, but if I had to narrow it down this is my top 5 list. I don’t have a BOB stroller like the one above, but they are like a dream. I have a Baby Jogger that is on loan from a friend, and it works great. But if you have ever pushed a BOB stroller you know what I mean. But they also cost and arm and a leg, so there’s that.
Let’s talk about that snack cup- I don’t have this exact one but I couldn’t find the exact one online. I got mine at the Dollar Tree. It was a dollar, friends! Some can be up to $12, so when I found one for a dollar that works just the same, I was all in. And the Nuby slippy cup- this is such a good find. A fellow mom told me about this secret. It doesn’t leak, has two nipples- one that’s more like a bottle and a second that is more like a sip cup. Which is great because it helps transition your babe from a bottle to a cup. Genius.
And I have a few blankets stocked in the car to wrap up his little legs on the chillier mornings. I could have added toys and books to the list, but those are on constant rotation so he is occupied with different things. SO just know to throw a few teething rings, books, and interesting toys in the mix too!