Pre-pregnancy when I wandered the aisles at Target or Babies R Us I would get completely overwhelmed by all of the gadgets and products for baby.  Mostly what went through my mind was, “What in the world is that for?” or “Why would anyone need that?”.  Thankfully I’ve learned to filter through a lot of the unnecessary items by watching my more experienced mommy friends and through some trial and error of my own.

I’ve come across two items that I can’t live without when it comes to leaving the house with baby.

1. Munchkin Powdered Formula Dispenser

My friend Simone had one of these and told me I just had to get one.  “Pish posh”, I thought.  I just filled a Tupperware with formula and put in a scoop. That worked for about a week…

When you have a baby that is cranky and in need of a bottle STAT, you don’t want to fiddle with a scoop.  This is especially true if you are traveling or only have one hand free. (You learn to do a lot of things one handed when you have a baby, trust).  Pre-measured formula for 3 feedings is ready to go in this dispenser!

2. Munchkin Arm and Hammer Diaper Bag Dispenser

When I first saw this I thought, “I have one of these for my dog”.  Then I thought, “That is GENIUS!”  I’ll admit, I have gotten even more forgetful since I have had a baby.  I hated being caught out and about without a plastic bag to dispose of dirty diapers.  This solves that issue, and it is one of my favorite gadgets.  The bag dispenser hangs right on your diaper bag with a roll of scented (yes, scented) bags in which to put the yucky diapers.  Genius, right?!

These are two things I am definitely packing as we get ready to take off on our first airplane trip with little A.