Baseball Mom: What to Pack To Your First Game

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It’s finally here! Your child’s first baseball game is scheduled and you’re ready to get started. While you probably want to be at the stadium early, it’s also important to take care of some last-minute preparations before heading out the door, especially if this will be your child’s first time seeing them play. Here are 5 things you should pack when preparing to attend your kid’s first baseball game.

Baby wrap

If you have a baby, a baby wrap will help keep baby comfy during the game. Carrying baby in a wrap or carrier is much more convenient than trying to keep baby in a stroller when sitting on bleachers. A wrap will keep baby close to you without you having to worry about lugging a heavy car seat for them. You won’t need to worry about a car seat tipping over or getting pushed. Plus, a wrap leaves your hands free for clapping and cheering on big brother or big sister.  And if you’re breastfeeding, it’s easy to breastfeed with a baby in a carrier – no juggling required! It also means that mommy can enjoy the game too. Even if it’s just from the sidelines! For those moms who can’t breastfeed anymore, using a bottle while wearing the wrap may be an option. 

Sunscreen

Don’t forget the sunscreen! You’ll be sitting in the sun for a while, and you don’t want to get sunburned. Make sure to pack enough for everyone in your family. Apply it before you leave the house and pack extra in case you need to reapply. Don’t forget to put it in your bag so you don’t have to worry about forgetting it. For some extra protection bring a baseball cap and sunglasses. 

Player necessities

It’s your first game as a baseball mom and you want to be prepared. Here’s a list of things you should pack to make sure your player is comfortable and has everything they need:

. Extra bat grip. Mike Trout uses this bat grip tape (if you’re looking for quality tape). 

. An extra glove

. An extra set of clothes in case it rains or gets dirty (or both!)

. An extra water bottle in case your player misplaces his or hers

. First aid kit

. If your player needs medication for cramps, headaches, or allergies, include that too!

. Snacks. You never know when their blood sugar will drop so bring something quick that doesn’t need refrigeration. 

Snacks

Speaking of snacks, be sure to pack some for yourself and any other family members that come along. It’s important to pack snacks that are easy to eat and won’t make a mess. Some good options include granola bars, fruit snacks, veggie sticks, and crackers. And don’t forget the drinks! Water is always a good choice, but you might also want to pack some juice boxes or sports drinks.

Miscellaneous items

Don’t want to forget the bug spray. Those pesky mosquitoes can ruin a good game, so make sure to pack some bug spray. Carrying a pair of binoculars also comes in handy for those times you can’t get front-row seats. If it’s a late game, a throw blanket or light jacket should also be packed in case it gets too cool for you to stand.

Packing for your first baseball game can be daunting, but if you remember to bring the essentials, you’ll be all set! Be sure to pack sunscreen, snacks, water, and a first aid kit, and you’ll be ready for anything. With these items in tow, you’re sure to have a great time at the ballpark.