We were in the parking lot of Arches National Park when it happened. As we opened the door to the backseat a foul smell we hadn’t noticed while driving with the windows down whacked us in the face. It was 2016, our son was 8-months-old and we were only on day three of a month long road trip that started out with five straight days of camping.
There was poop EVERYWHERE. We stripped off his clothes, opting to throw them in the trash, and I took Jonah directly into the crowded bathroom. After giving him a makeshift sink bath, I dried him off the best I could under the hand drier before finagling his extra outfit out of the diaper bag.
I look back at so many experiences like this and wish I knew what I do now as a mom of three. I don’t think I even knew what a Wet Dry Bag was until baby number two. If I did, I wouldn’t have had to part with the poopy outfit I still recall to this day: an orange onesie with a graphic ‘Awesome Dude’ written in funky letters, along with these amazing baby sweat-jeans that none have compared to since.
Fast-forward four years to a situation that happened recently with my third baby, Harrison, who is almost 8-months-old: I was in Trader Joe’s with all three of my children. Harry was in the cart and makes his classic poop face. Shortly thereafter I noticed a stain beginning to slowly spread through ALL of the layers of his clothing.
I slowly make our way to the back of the store where I know the bathroom has a changing table because we frequent it on trips like this. I whip my Birch Bag Mini off my back and pull out my Wet/Dry Bag. Inside I have everything I need: wipes, a diaper, and extra clothing. I toss the soiled clothes in the wet-designated bag along with his Bandana Bib already covered in drool.
After we all wash our hands the four of us are back out to our cart in less than seven minutes (where I also discretely use a wipe for any poop remnants on the cart)… cool as a cucumber.
When I find myself in these pickles I have found it is so nice to have everything you need in an easily accessible spot. It's also super handy to grab solely my equipped Wet/Dry Bag on quick in-and-out trips, or when I drop baby at the gym daycare. One of the best functions of the Parker Baby Co. Wet Dry Bag is that it folds up easily to make it compact, but still has enough room for the necessities… and to harbor anything icky!