This Emergency Blowout Blues Bag post is sponsored by Triple Paste®; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
It happened 9 years ago, but I remember it like it was yesterday.
I sent Hunter off to school that morning as usual, then loaded Kaiden in the car and headed to my dermatologist appointment. We had just moved to Virginia and didn’t have a babysitter yet, so Kaiden had to tag along with me. He was only a few months old, so he still fit in his infant car seat.
We arrived at the doctor’s office, and I took the infant seat inside with Kaiden still in it. I knew the doctor would be doing a small procedure on my leg which was pretty uncomfortable, so I didn’t want to hold my baby while that was happening.
That was maybe the best decision I had made that day.
In the exam room, I waited for the doctor to come in. Kaiden was calm in his seat and I looked through a magazine to pass the time. Suddenly, I heard it. The loud rumbling that can only mean one thing – my son had created a HUGE disaster in his diaper.
Ok, no problem. I will just change him quickly before the doctor comes in. I had the diaper bag with spare diapers and wipes.
But then I saw it. I mean I SAW IT. Up the side of his shirt. On his carseat. There was no way I could handle that big of a mess. I quickly realized my rookie mistake: I was not even close to being prepared for a blowout of epic proportions.
I didn’t have spare clothes, a spare blanket, diaper cream, or anything else to help fix this problem. So I did the only thing I could think of: I hoped the doctor wouldn’t notice and wished the minutes away until my appointment was over and I could get Kaiden home.
If the doctor smelled anything (and I’m certain she did), she didn’t say anything about it. And luckily Kaiden was content to wait until we got home so I could clean him up. But after that embarrassing day, I never wanted to be stuck in that “crappy” situation again!
How to Create an Emergency Blowout Blues Bag
From that day on, I made sure I was always prepared with my Emergency Blowout Blues Bag! I packed a gallon size storage bag with these essentials:
-Triple Paste ointment
I keep one diaper and extra wipes in my emergency blowout blues bag, separate from the rest of the diapers and wipes in our diaper bag. Why? Because I am THAT mom who will accidentally forget to restock the bag after we’ve used up the last diaper or wipe. And it never fails that if I run out of supplies, that’s when my kid will have a blowout.
The gallon storage bag can double as a bag to hold dirty clothes until you get home, or as a trash bag if nothing is salvageable.
As a mom of four, I know that blowouts usually mean an irritated bum will follow. Keeping Triple Paste® ointment in my Blowout Blues Bag is key to alleviating pain quickly. Not only will it treat a rash, but it is also my best kept secret for preventing stubborn diaper rash and burning. Safe and gentle for daily use, but strong enough when we need to soothe a painful rash.
In my experience, Triple Paste® ointment works to give my babies instant relief when nothing else does. It can be found at most stores (including Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, and Rite-Aid) or you can visit their website HERE.
Make sure you grab your Emergency Blowout Blues Bag the next time you leave home!