It was a gorgeous day for the zoo. Lots of young families. Lots of strollers. Big strollers. Double-wide strollers. Holding lots of stuff. I guess the world has changed but when Baby and I went out and about, I used a narrow umbrella stroller, put a couple of diapers and a ziplock w/ some wipes in my purse, filled up a sippy cup and off we went.
Apparently these days you need considerably more to venture out into the world: multiples sippy cups (and strollers have sippy cup holders built in now), bags of animal crackers, apple slices, cookies, cheerios, large containers of wipes, massive numbers of diapers, toys, towels, changes of clothing for the little ones. I’m sure there is more needed, but this is just what I saw with my own eyes. And that’s just the stuff for the kids. Parents need bottles and cup holders and snacks as well.
On a busy day, all these strollers full of stuff take up a LOT of room at places like the zoo. I wholeheartedly encourage families with young kids to enjoy places like the zoo, but do they really need so much STUFF?
What kind of of stuff do you need for an outing?