It’s time to come back to the roots of my life changes: to minimalism. Today I’ll show you an everyday part of my life that is organized comfortably in a minimalist way. It’s the set of things I take when I go for a walk with my boys aged 1 and 3. I hope it’ll be helpful, especially for parents, who wander around the world with big bags on child’s minimalism. Today I’ll show you an everyday part of my life that is organized comfortably in a minimalist way. It’s the set of things I take when I go for a walk with my boys aged 1 and 3. I hope it’ll be helpful, especially for parents, who wander around the world with big bags on child’s necessities. Maybe after looking at my example, someone will rewrite their rules for what to take for a walk with kids.
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What to take for a walk with kids? – Minimalist Approach
My younger son goes for walks in a stroller because he can’t yet walk, so I take a 100% cotton blanket for him. I cover his legs because a person who sits feels a lower temperature than a person who is moving. If he falls asleep, I cover him all with the blanket.
When a day is hot I take also a cloth diaper which I put on the stroller back (or sometimes between baby’s back and shirt). When a baby sweats, cotton absorbs the sweat and is more pleasant than the artificial material strollers are made of.
Caps or hats
When the day is hot, they protect eyes and face/neck skin from the sun. When it’s windy or very cold, we take warmer hats. Sometimes on warm but cloudy days, we don’t need any hats.
On the photo, you see the baby bottle of my younger son. It’s one of our options. The younger son drinks using the nipple and when the older son wants to drink, I take off the top part and he drinks directly from the bottle.The alternative is taking glass water and a small, plastic cup.
The alternative is taking glass water and a small, plastic cup. The older son drinks from the bottle and when the younger needs water, I pour it for him from the bottle into the small cup.
The longer our walk or trip is the more water or even more bottles we take.
When the weather isn’t hot and we plan only a short walk, I don’t take anything to drink with me.
There was water, so it’s time for something to eat.
To be honest, when the older son was an only child, I saw no need to take any food for everyday walks. Now the snacks are more the help when the younger son is bored or impatient then they are food. One walk, one mom and two boys with different ideas and wants – it’s not easy.
Yes, on the walk with kids there are not only kids! There is also a parent.
I take my bag, which rarely carries my son’s things. I just want to have some money with me (just in case – not very minimalistic). I put also home keys into it. Recently I started listening to podcasts from time to time during walks which makes walks less boring for me.
Here I shared what exactly my wardrobe consists of now.
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