Hey there, fellow baseball mom! Many of us carry this big baseball mom bag to our kid's games every time. It's our top priority to be well prepared for whatever might be in our way. What do you have in your bag? I am here to talk about my must-have items that I stash in my trusty baseball mom bag. Let's dive into it!
Sunscreen and Bug Spray:
Sun-soaked game days are a blast, but we don't want anyone burned or bothered by pesky bugs. Especially in the South where I live, strong sunlight, gnats, and mosquitos are my #1 enemies. That's why sunscreen and bug spray are essential in our baseball mom bag. I don't care if my sons like it, I slather on some sunscreen on them. I like bag spray made with natural oils. I hate the chemical smell. Yuck!
Let's talk about sun protection more! I often hear some moms talking about removing some dark pigmented spots on their skin. Whether it's cancerous or not, it is scary and ugly. It is important to protect us from the UV rays! So grab your favorite hat to shield yourself and your little ones from those blazing rays! I might look like I am fishing but I like bucket hats over baseball hats because I don't like getting sun on my neck.
I can't survive without cold water at ball games. It's just way too hot in the South with high humidity. I learned to mix water and Pedialyte to hydrate my body better, especially when I sweat a lot. My old body felt when electrolyte was kicking in and hydrating my body. I tried different drinks but like the water and Pedialyte mix the best so far. Which one is your favorite?
I always have a couple of big towels in my baseball mom bag. I use it to wipe away sweat, mop up spills, sit on it, cover myself when it gets colder, and on and on and on... having a few trusty towels on hand is a game-changer.
Mother Nature can be a bit unpredictable, especially regarding game day weather. I always have a thicker jacket in the spring, I always have a windbreaker with me in the summer. Throw it in your bag, and you'll save yourself from unexpected temperature drops or a surprise drizzle. No more shivering or soggy moments!
Game days can be very long, and hunger strikes when you least expect it. Or you just need something to munch on when you are nervous, like your son is suddenly pitching. I like granola bars, fruit, and trail mix in my bag. I especially like to pick out chocolate before I eat nuts in the trail mix (my husband can eat nuts :P)
Wristlet Wallet Keychain:
I downsized my wallet to this wristlet wallet keychain. After COVID, I didn't need a big wallet like I used to carry around because I don't use cash much, especially coins. This wristlet wallet keychain is all I need. It holds cards, bills, and my car keys in one place. It won't take up much room in my baseball mom bag, either. I love and so do many other baseball moms.
I add hand warmers when it's cold. My kids like them so much and they pass them around among players in the dugout. Who can play baseball with cold hands, right?! I like the rechargeable one because it also acts as a phone charger. I don't keep these things in my bag but I always keep an umbrella and blanket in my car along with different kinds of chairs.
Compared with some other moms, I pack light. Some have the first aid kit. Some have more than a bag can contain and bring a double-decker wagon full of stuff to every game. All I can tell you is that you and other baseball moms got everything we need among us. If you don't have it, I have it. If I don't have it, you have it. All we have to do is to ask other baseball moms. This is the beautiful thing about being a baseball mom; we got each other's back. I love my baseball mom friends.
If you are a new baseball/softball mom, I hope this blog will help you to prepare for future games. If you are a seasoned baseball mom, we love to hear what's in your baseball mom bag and why you love it. Just email us at email@example.com. If you want to know more about being a baseball/softball mom, subscribe to our emails or follow us on Facebook. Thank you for reading. See you next time!