Having two or more children still in diapers can be quite the challenge. From trying to go out in public with them to finding ways to save your sanity at home, it’s hard to navigate this world when you have three little ones in tow. You may feel a bit apprehensive going out without a helper or feel like you spend most of the days trying to herd them out of harm’s way. But there are many tools out there that help parenting three under three a bit easier. The following are the tools you need to make managing your little crew a lot easier:
1. Englacha 2-in-1 Junior X Rider
This extra seat stroller attachment is a great tool for parents with two young kids. It fits most strollers and can convert to just a ride along when your child gets older. This is an especially great tool if you are not ready to upgrade to a double stroller or a triple stroller. Many triple strollers are just too wide to fit through doors. They can be very bulky and may not even fit in your car. This attachment saves you from having to make a larger investment in a new stroller.
2. Buggy Bench
Any parent who has more than one child knows the struggle of trying to find a shopping cart that can hold more than one child. If a store has them they most likely only have a couple and it’s always your bad luck that they are all in use. Putting them all in the large portion of the basket is just not an option, especially if you have little escape artists on your hands. What you need is a buggy bench. This is a great tool that you can keep in your car. Small and compact it can also fit in your diaper bag as well. This portable seat can fit any size shopping card and also has a safety belt attached inside to make sure that your children are secure.
3. BricaBy Harness Backpack
Putting your little ones in a safety harness may not be ideal but it may be the safest way to make sure you all stick together, especially if they are at the age where they insist on walking on their own. This harness is absolutely adorable. Not only is it a safety harness but it is also a backpack. You can fill it with small toys to help keep them distracted or put their own bottles or snacks in it too. Your little ones can help lighten your load!
Any parent who says that they won’t let their kids play with a tablet until they are older probably only has one kid. Tablets are essential when you have three little ones. They keep them occupied when you need to run to the bathroom, when you have to take them to a doctor’s appointment or when you are finally brave enough to take them to a restaurant. You can put fun learning applications, shows or movies. It will keep them occupied for enough time for you to accomplish any task that you need to get done. It is a mom’s favorite helper.
Though having a good gate is a must for even one child it becomes even more imperative when you have two or more kids in diapers. Having a section in your home where they can have a separate play area and you don’t have to worry about them escaping somewhere else is essential for everyday life. You don’t have to worry about anything for a few moments that you need to go to the bathroom or clean up after them. This will greatly help out with keeping your sanity.
6. Folding Stool
A folding stool may not seem like a must have item for a parent of three in diapers but once your little ones have the ability to walk and climb you will see why it is nice to have one of these. Stools are great when your little one is learning to wash their hands on their own and so that they can see over the counter top when being mommy’s helper. But they are also great devices for them to get in trouble with. They will maneuver that stool to get to the cookies, help climb over things they shouldn’t and touch things they shouldn’t. Finding a place to hide a regular stool can be hard because they are bulky. Having this folding stool is great because you can collapse it and is compact enough to place it in a sure place you know your children won’t be able to get into.
7. Portable High Chair Harness
Going out to eat or even visiting a friend or family in their home can be bit of a challenge when you have three in diapers. Most often than not, you are going to have a hard time finding multiple high chairs at a restaurant especially for three children and most likely, the homes you visit are not going to have high chairs either. The Yochi Yochi Travel High Chair Harness is wonderful because not only is it easy to compact and fit in your diaper bag, it is completely washable. Just throw the item in with the rest of your laundry. They fit over any chair helping convert it to a high chair you can use for a little one.
8. Large Diaper Bag
Though it may seem like a pain carrying such a large diaper bag, having three in diapers it becomes essential to have one. You need a bag that you pack everything you need. Three sets of diapers, wipes, bottles, extra clothes and snacks for emergencies – it’s a lot you need to carry with you! You also want to make sure that your bag is durable and has a lot of compartments to hold all your items too so that you don’t have to carry two bags as well. The ones from Skip Hop are the perfect oversized diaper bags.
9. Choo Choo Wagon
This wagon is a must and fun to have when you are having fun at the park, zoo or just taking a walk around the neighborhood. Each child gets to sit in their own trailer and this unique wagon can accommodate up to 3 additional choo choo trailers. Each cart has their own seatbelt, cup holder and roomy foot wells. It is easy for Mommy or Daddy to pull without getting easily tired.
10. Hold-A-Ring Walking Rope
This is a perfect tool to make sure you can get all your kids from point A to point B without having to pull out your bulky stroller. Made of sturdy nylon webbing, the walking rope has 12 colorful handles for your little ones to hold. If you are out on a large playdate, this rope can accommodate up to 20 kids at a time.