The solution “Share the burden. If you have two kids, ask your husband to help you out with one,” advises Sameen Khan, an entrepreneur. Besides, you don’t have to do everything at the last minute. “If it’s a planned trip, it helps to pack everything you need the night before,” recommends Jacqueline Wee Yuan, a stay-at-home mum.
After every outing, replenish your diaper bag with wet wipes, hand sanitisers, clothing and diapers, so you’re always prepared.
Don’t worry if you missed anything. With her first child, Nicky Eduoard confesses that she used to pack fastidiously for every outing. “But I learnt with the second one that nothing is important except for the kids,” says the stay-home mum. So if you’re really pressed for time, take the little ones and buckle them in the car. You can always buy the necessities along the way.