This is a picture of what I consider my Winter Handbag essentials, although my gloves are missing from this as they are currently on the radiator after using them this morning in the rain.
To help break down what you might need, I have put things into categories.
Handbag Heroes – medicines
*Paracetamol or Ibuprofen
*Cold and Flu tablets
I also pack hand cream to help soothe dry and cracked skin caused by cold temperatures.
*Tissues – various designs to keep kids happy
*Plasters – kept in this fantastic Elastoplast tin to keep them all together and easy to find
*Hair bands to tie hair up and keep lice out
*Handy pack of wet wipes – suitable for surfaces, hands, face and everything else
Also deodorant and spare tampons because they should always be in my handbag.
Handbag Weather essentials
* Small Collapsible Umbrella
*Reusable hand warmers
Some other ideas include
Notepad and pencils to keep the kids occupied – Anya from Older Single Mum
A hairbrush or comb and in the car a change of shoes and socks – Vicky from A Mum Inspired
My bag contains Chanel lipstick but also sanitiser, wipes, pencils, sharpener, pad, plasters, Savlon, gloves, Lego figure, tissues, snack, sachets of calpol and ibuprofen – Vanessa from HPMCQ
I carry a couple of emergency snacks, I have a makeup bag which contain tampon, sanitary towel, painkillers, hand sanitiser, handcream, tissue, wipes and a cuts and grazes first aid kit. Plus wallet, keys, phone, diary, pen and reusable shopping bag. – Kelly from Domestic Goddesque
Tea tree oil. Whenever I come across someone full of a cold I use it as perfume to kill the germs before they get inside! – Helen from Actually Mummy
What is in your handbag this winter?