I’ve learnt the hard way; you cannot leave the house without a shed load of stuff. Stuff that I just wouldn’t ever think of taking, let alone actually being able to locate it and put it in the bag. Here’s my thought, every dad needs a tool belt. Tool belts are cool, they’re masculine and they’re a damns sight better than carrying around your wife’s spotty, floral change bag! In any other situation, a man would never use his wife’s handbag, so why do we in this situation! Extraordinary. So, a tool belt, I think, is the way forward.
And here’s my essential list of essentials:
- Spit rags
- Snacks – possibly a bottle
- Nappies / diapers
- Spare clothes – for you and the baby
- Hand Sanitizer
- Plastic bag
- Mobile phone (with mummy’s number on speed dial)
- A hazmat containment kit
- A torch
In my head it looks like some sort of inspecter gadget, magic tool belt whereby all this stuff fits in. A bit like Batmans belt. That would be cool!