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5 Essentials for the Sports Mom

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This post is sponsored by BODYARMOR. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

When I was young, I remember living at the baseball field and ice rink. Between my brother’s baseball and hockey games and my softball games and figure skating practice, our schedules were always packed with sports. I remember my Mom always had everything we needed to keep our bodies fueled and strong throughout the sporting events.

Fast forward to when I became a mom and found myself trying to channel my inner Mom. Before we head out for practice and games, I try to make sure I have everything my child needs, as well as items that I will need throughout the day. From one-hour games to double-headers, having essentials is key to making sure everyone remains happy and healthy.

5 Essentials for the Sports Mom

Here are some of my favorite essentials for the sports mom.

1.) Snacks

Here are a variety of snack options:

  • Fresh Fruit: I used to buy containers of fruit individually but then I recently started purchasing a big container of pre-cut, pre-mixed fruit bowls from the grocery store. The big bowl of fruit is cost-effective and makes eating fruit easier throughout the day. Plus, all you need to do is fill a reusable container with a couple spoonfuls of fruit and head out the door.
  • Granola Bars: This snack option is low in sugar and high in protein. Granola bars are easy to toss into a bag, are full of flavor, and are a great way to increase nutrient intake while keeping your child full when on-the-go.
  • Smoothies: I love the squeezable smoothie options that are available now. These squeezable packs fit nicely in a bag (read: they don’t take up a lot of space), are relatively mess-free, and are full of fruits and vegetables making them a great snack option when on-the-go.
  • Whole Grain Snacks: From whole grain cereal to crackers, I make sure I have a bag full of whole grain snacks so that my son has a power-packed snack to keep his energy level strong throughout the day.

2.) Beverages

My son is always thirsty. Add sports into the mix and our son definitely needs a simple way to stay hydrated on and off the field.

I recently came across BODYARMOR which is a premium, sports drink that provides superior hydration. It is packed with electrolytes, coconut water, and vitamins and is low in sodium and high in potassium.

BODYARMOR contains natural flavors and sweeteners and no colors from artificial sources. BODYARMOR water is a premium sport water designed by athletes, for athletes. I love that it’s a healthier alternative to traditional sports drinks.

Before I head out the door, I grab a cooler, fill it with BODYARMOR, and keep the drink on me throughout the day for the times when he needs to replenish his body as he embraces an athletic lifestyle.

3.) Sunscreen

Sweat-proof sunscreen is key when kids are spending the day out on the field and when parents are cheering on the athletes.

4.) Chair

Sometimes fields don’t have bleachers for the spectators. Bringing a chair will help keep you comfy as you cheer on your child.

5.) First Aid Kit

Having a small first aid kit on hand can help you when your child gets cuts and scrapes while playing sports. Fill the first aid kit with bandages in various sizes, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, antibiotic cream, and bug repellent.

If you are near Salt Lake City, you can grab BODYARMOR from these stores: Smith's, Target and Harmons.

What are your sports mom essentials?

This post is sponsored by BODYARMOR. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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