I’ve been working on re-arranging my car kits after I saw a #10 Can Car Kit on Pinterest. I thought fitting it into cans made a lot of sense and would be sturdy and a good way to use up old cans. It’s still a work in progress and I’ll post about it when I have them completed. BUT, it also gave me a great idea for a different type of emergency car kit also using an empty #10 can.
My two little sisters both got pregnant with their first babies at the same time and I wanted to do something special for them on their first Mother’s Day. After having 4 kids myself, I’ve learned a few things like “always keep a spare diaper and wipes in the car” because your mental capacity decreases over time and you start to forget your diaper bag more often than you remember it when you are herding 4 children out the door. I decided it would be great to give them a MOMMY emergency car kit that contains small sizes of things they will most likely keep in a diaper bag, but can save them in an emergency where they forget it at home.
Here is everything I included. You can feel free to add or subtract items to fit your needs. Some suggestions from readers are a onesie, or nursing pads and snacks for the mommy.
- Wet wipes
- Nail clippers
- Infant Tylenol
- Baby lotion
- Baby powder
- Diaper cream
- Baby wash
It was cheaper for me to buy enough items to make 6 kits since I could buy 3-packs of bottles and binkies, and I could split a whole package of diapers and formula packets into 6 kits. It ended up costing about $16 for each kit including the decorating materials. Now I have 4 more gifts ready to go for future baby showers!
- Clean out an empty #10 can
- Stuff it full of the items from the contents list above
- Use cute scrapbook paper to cover the outside of the can
- Wrap a strip of ribbon around bottom and top of can
- Tape a circle of matching scrapbook paper onto the lid
- Print out labels with a contents list and title for the top
And here are my cute sisters on Mother’s Day with their new car kits 🙂
-Jodi Weiss Schroeder