What’s in my Changing Bag: Toddler Edition

Storksak Caroline Changing Bag

I mentioned in my recent Baby Haul post that I got a new changing bag in preparation for baby no.2. I was given the Caroline Storksak changing bag from Mummy and Little Me by my husband. We used to use the Skip Hop Giraffe bag but I was so happy with this that I started using it straight away. I thought I would share with you what I carry in it when I’m out and about with Annabelle.

Contents of my changing bag

For Annabelle
Potette Plus Travel Potty in Pink and Purple. I love this as you can use it as a potty with a liner bag or as a toilet seat in the restroom.
Sainsbury’s Little Ones Wet Wipes The best supermarket wipes I’ve found as they are the right size. Some wipes are too long or small and I think they are a false economy as you need two to do the same job. These also contain the most moisture of the non- Huggies, Pampers wipes etc.
Pampers Nappy in Size 6 not that she ever needs it these days but just in case.
Tesco Mini Breadsticks It’s these, Oreos or Party Rings at the moment. 
Nuby Flip Lid Water Bottle
Gap Black and White spotty Cardigan Still need spare clothes in case of accidents but very rarely.
Next Charcoal Grey Leggings
JoJo Maman Bebe Pack Away Waterproof Jacket 
Tommee Tippee Comb in White and Purple
Nivea Sun Kids Sun Protection Cream in Factor 30 to top up if we are out in the sun for a while
Clam-P Shell clips to clip my cardigan to Annabelle’s buggy if I forget to pack Annabelle’s sleep and shade or don’t want to lug it around

For Me
Pilot V-Pen Blue Ink Disposable Fountain Pen
Carex Hand Sanitiser
Burt’s Bees Lip Balm in Pomegranate
Paperchase Fold Away Shopper
Chanel Wayfarer Sunglasses
House and Car Keys
Mulberry Purse
iPhone

I hope you enjoyed finding out what I currently carry in my changing bag. Bx

Toddler Tastes: February Update

My New Year’s Resolution was to encourage Annabelle to try new foods and to eat things that she used to when she was younger but hasn’t been willing to recently. February has seen her take large steps forward in achieving this. She has been happy to chew larger chunks of meat and vegetables and to eat full meals of pasta with basil or sun-dried tomato pesto.

Mission Burrito

As we have had half-term this month, Andy and I have taken Annabelle to eat out a couple of times. Our first trip was to Mission Burrito, Bath, where she was slightly hesitant to eat the rice box I bought for her. Knowing she would be even less likely to have a wrap, I asked for rice with stewed pork and vegetables. She started with plain rice on it’s own dismissing the meat and avoiding the vegetables but as the meal progressed she had a balance of the three.

Cafe Rouge

At Cafe Rouge, Bath, we had greater success. I had an English breakfast and Annabelle had my beans and toast. She loves both of these anyway so on this occasion it wasn’t so much of an achievement in terms of variety but more that her eating habits seemed grown up in comparison to previous dining experiences. She sipped her babyccino from the cup, finished her food without fuss, asked for more and then continued to eat her ketchup with a spoon. We really try to discourage the latter but never get far!

February eating achievements: Pesto pasta, chunks of meat and vegetables, lightly spiced Mexican food, a few tastes of Chicken Tikka Biryani, toasted fruit bread
Still no luck with: Ham, eggs (scrambled or hard boiled), cheese chunks (she had melted cheese on a croissant), malt loaf, yoghurt with fruit pieces, sausage or bacon
Hopes for March: A variety of breakfast cereals – In Greece last year, we couldn’t buy Weetabix and tried Cheerios instead. She would eat it after a bit of persuading but absolutely refused to try Coco Pops. It’s funny but if it’s not chocolate but a cocoa variety of something, e.g. Bourbon biscuits, she won’t touch it. She likes vanilla and milk chocolate versions, i.e. custard creams so I wonder if she will try Rice Krispies?

Is your child a fussy eater? What techniques work in encouraging their eating habits? Please let me know your stories and click here for January’s Toddler Tastes.