Essentials For Pumping On The Go
Have you ever not went somewhere because you thought that pumping would be a hassle? I mean you are not at home, you do not have the privacy, it will be inconvenient, how do you wash your parts when done pumping, what do you do with your baby's milk?
Well I am here to tell you that pumping on the go does not have to be hassle! So lets go ahead and get started on my list of essentials for pumping on the go!
Essentials For Pumping On The Go
A small, easily portable breast pump is the number one item that is going to make pumping on the go easier. One of my favorite breast pumps for on the go is the Bellababy. The Bellababy has a large capacity battery, so no need for a plugin when your Bellababy is charged! It also comes with a USB or adapter power supply!
Or if you prefer a manual pump, my favorite is the Medela. The Elvie wearable breast pump is another great option, as you can just slip it into your bra and pump anytime, anywhere! Although it does tend to be a bit pricey compared to the other options.
If you are going to be pumping at all, a hands free pumping bra is a must! It makes pumping a million times easier/convenient! When I had my first kiddo, a pumping bra was something I didn't have at first. Once I finally ordered one, I was kicking myself in the butt for not having one sooner!
You of course will not want all of your pump parts scattered everywhere, so I highly recommend a pump bag. If your pump did not come with a bag, I love the mommore. It is absolutely beautiful, and not only can it hold your pump and be used as your pump bag, it can also be used as your diaper bag.
Portable Drying Rack With Brushes
If you are able to clean your pump parts using soap and water, a portable cleaning kit is a must. This kit comes with a cleaning brush, as well as tines that allow for easy drying. This kit fits easily into your diaper bag and is the perfect solution for cleaning your parts when away from home!
Breast Pump Wipes/Spray
If you are not able to clean your pump parts with soap and water, then breast pump wipes/spray are a must! They are proven safe for cleaning breast pumps, breast shields, and accessories. And will be sure to kill all those germs and bacteria.
If these are not already an essential in your diaper bag, I highly recommend making them an essential. I use these wipes anytime we go anywhere! Not only can they be used to clean pump parts but they can be used to wipe down teething toys, pacifiers, bottle nipples, changing tables, high chairs, etc.
I have not personally used the spray yet, although it is the same concept as the wipes and made by Medela as well. Sanitizes in less than 60 seconds and kills 99.9% of bacteria. I think I may get it to add to my diaper bag as well.
If you are going to be traveling far distances with breast milk, you of course are going to want a cooler with some cold ice packs. This is my favorite cooler for storing breast milk, as it comes with a contoured freezer pack and four 5 ounce bottles.
Storage bags are something that I have forgotten to take with me more than once. If your pump is adaptable to pumping directly into the storage bags, then that is a definite plus when on the go! If not, just pump into the bottles and transfer to the bags.
The Baby's Brew
This may have just become one of my favorite baby products! It is an absolute godsend when on the go. If you do not know what the baby's brew is, it is a portable bottle warmer that warms up your baby's milk for you. So no having to find hot water! It has 4 different temperature settings. 96 degrees being the perfect temperature for breast fed babies and 110 for infants that struggle with reflux. It uses a safe slow heat technology in order to preserve all of the nutrients in the milk, as well as make sure there are no hot spots! It takes about 5-10 minutes to warm the milk and adapts to fit most bottles!
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