When you welcome a child into your life, it results in a lot of changes. Disruptions to your sleep routine, meal schedule, and work/life balance can be a struggle whether expected or not. To help with the adjustment, we’ve gathered some time management tips for new parents. Combined with some of our favorite Itzy Ritzy products, these time-saving tips will help you regain balance with someone new in the mix.
Time Management Tip #1: Pack Your Diaper Bag in Advance
A hassle-free morning starts the night before. Set out everything you can – ingredients for breakfast, clothes, backpacks, and work bags – before you go to bed. You’ll have fewer things to worry about when you wake up, and you can get everyone out the door more quickly.
Itzy Ritzy’s diverse selection of diaper bags includes everything from weekenders to crossbody bags. Whether you’re heading to work after school drop-off or going out for a date night, pick the diaper bag that’s right for you and make sure it’s packed with all the essentials ahead of time.
The Boss Backpack™ Diaper Bag is one of our most versatile and stylish diaper bags. With a roomy interior and easy-to-access opening, this bag is perfect for the adventurous parent. Comfortable straps and a coordinating changing pad allow for easy exploration with little ones.
The Itzy Mini™ Diaper Bag is the perfect size for quick outings with or without the kids. With eight pockets (four internal and four external) for all the essentials, you can use the Mini as a diaper bag or pack it as a purse!
The multifunctional Dream Convertible™ Diaper Bag takes many effortless forms. This lightweight and puffer style design easily converts from a backpack diaper bag to a crossbody shoulder bag or handy tote. With 14 spacious pockets, the Dream Convertible is an ideal carry-on bag. Organize the interior with the Pack Like a Boss™ Packing Cubes to optimize space and keep track of your essentials.
Time Management Tip #2: Meal Prep School Lunches
Preparing school and workday lunches ahead of time will save you time and energy in the long run. Assemble batches of your kids’ favorite meals and pack them up the night before in a Chill Like a Boss™ Bottle Bag. This bag boasts a spacious and insulated interior that easily holds up to three tall bottles or a day’s worth of snacks. Choose from Coffee & Cream, Jetsetter, Leopard, or The Kelly designs for yourself or your little ones.
The Itzy Ritzy Snack Happens bags are just the right size for a sandwich, and smaller snacks like apple slices or pretzels fit comfortably in the Snack Happens™ Minis. Great for lunch prep, these snack bags have a zipper-top closure to prevent spills. They are reusable, machine-washable, and come in super cute designs.
Time Management Tip #3: Keep Your Car Stocked with Essentials
Store wipes, hand sanitizer, and masks in your car ahead of time just in case you forget anything on your way out the door. Stay stocked up on essentials no matter how frantic your morning routine becomes!
The Itzy Ritzy Wipes Case clips onto your car visor or seat pocket for easy mess clean-up. This case comes with a durable zipper and comfortably fits travel-size wipes up to packs of 64. Get a second one to fill with extra masks to store in the glove compartment!
Attach the Travel Happens™ Sealed Wet Bag with Adjustable Handle to the back of your headrest so you can dispose of wipes and snack wrappers on the go. Throw ‘em in, zip it up, and lock away the mess! This bag is machine-washable and designed to prevent leaks and odors from diapers and wipes, cosmetics, gym clothes, beach gear, toiletries, practice sporting items, bibs, bottles, wet baby clothes, food, and more.
Time Management Tip #4: Expect the Unexpected
There’s no way to prepare for every eventuality; however, you can meet the challenge of fussy babies and toddlers head-on with pacifiers and soothers from Itzy Ritzy. Make sure you have your little one’s favorite plush character nearby in case of emergency!
Our Sweetie Pal™ Pacifier & Stuffed Animals will become your little one’s instant BFF! Choose from Lane the Llama, Jolie the Unicorn, Peyton the Sloth, James the Dinosaur or Alex the Fox! The Sweetie Pal lovey attaches to our Sweetie Soother™ pacifier (included) and is easy to grasp while keeping the pacifier in place.
Another crowd favorite: our snuggly Itzy Lovey™ Plush and Teether Toys feature soft sherpa fabric and textured ribbons for safe and fun exploration. A textured silicone teether helps massage and soothe sore gums, and crinkly arms and legs entertain your little one with gentle sounds!
Time Management Tip #5: Treat Yourself
Burnout is no fun for anyone, least of all new parents. Make sure to take care of your needs so that everyone remains happy and healthy. When you’re ready for a little “you” time, treat yourself to a spa day or buy that bag we know you’ve been eyeing.
When you’re shopping for essentials for your new addition, go ahead and order a little something for yourself. The Itzy Mini Wallet™ Card Holder and Key Chain Charm is a great place to stash credit cards, ID, cash and change. This sweet charm clips onto your favorite diaper bag, purse or keys so you’re always prepared. Spice up your diaper bag with the Boss Bow™ Diaper Bag Bow Charm. This keychain effortlessly elevates your charm game and makes a great gift idea for new moms.
The Rachel Parcell for Itzy Ritzy collection is just the thing when you need to treat yourself: a curated, limited edition collection of designer backpacks and totes inspired by Rachel Parcell’s chic and feminine lifestyle brand. These signature pieces feature premium materials, stylish accents, and versatile functionality to elevate your day-to-day and make big and small moments look and feel beautiful.
Tote it all in style with the Limited Edition Rachel Parcell for Itzy Ritzy Boss Tote™ + Boss Changing Clutch™ Set in Classic Black or First Blush. Our brand new tote silhouette is a stunning everyday bag. Crafted from high-quality textured vegan leather and suede, the Boss Tote™ has a chain-style shoulder strap and matching hardware with coordinating stroller straps. Plus, this set includes a Boss Changing Clutch and changing pad.
Time Management Tip #6: Shop Online at Itzy Ritzy
Every busy parent knows that shopping online can save time, money and stress. Make life easy and shop online at Itzy Ritzy for holiday shopping or to prepare for a new arrival. Keep up with our Instagram for the latest product releases, and join our Insiders Facebook Group for sneak peeks into the design process!