Because kids need a lot of stuff.
I have a confession to make.
When I was 17 and just getting my licence all I wanted was a canary yellow bubble car.
I know, I know, that’s super embarrassing. But it’s true.
I thought yellow bubble cars were the absolute must-have car for teenage girls.
Unfortunately my bank account did not agree and I never got my bubble car. It still pains me to this day.
In hindsight though, it wasn’t a bad thing as when I fell pregnant my yellow bubble car, no matter how zippy and cute, would hardly have been appropriate for my new family.
I remember the night we found out we were pregnant. One of the first sentences out of my partner’s mouth was, “Oh my god we need a new car.”
Literally one of the first things we considered when we saw two lines on the pee stick was the fact we would need a new car.
And not just a new car but new stuff to put IN the car. Before I had a baby my car was always clean. Maybe a few pairs of heels on the floor, a gym bag and the odd coffee cup.
Boy was I in for a shock. I had no idea how having a family would change my car.
Some of the items that have ended up in my car include:
Just FYI, this post is sponsored by Maxi-Cosi. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100% authentic and written in their own words.
1. First aid kit
Children hurt themselves a lot and always at the worst times. There is always a first aid kit hidden either in my glove box or under the front seat. It never moves and regularly gets replenished.