I was in the middle of refilling my diaper bag and thought it would be really fun to do a “what’s in my bag” post. So, here we go!
My husband decided he wanted to use a standard backpack after carrying around our traditional messenger diaper bag for a couple of months (which was fine by me since he always did the carrying.) I don’t really know much about this brand, but this Billykirk backpack is great. It’s really comfortable, and even though it isn’t designed to be a diaper bag, it has enough compartments that we are able to stay organized.
Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station This is one of the greatest things we registered for. The changing pad is really big, and I love that there is a handle on it. Inside there is a smaller mesh pocket, and a slightly larger pocket with a zipper. I keep three (size four) diapers, a package of wipes, diaper cream, and two emergency onesies in it and when it is folded up it is still SO compact considering all that is inside. It fits easily in our bag and we still have so much room to pack in other stuff. This is such a great thing to have because it can hold all of your necessities, so we will often leave our diaper bag in the car and just throw this in the bottom of our stroller when we go out. This is definitely one of our most used, and most loved baby buys. You can buy the Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station here. (affiliate link)
Aden + Anais Classic Swaddle Blanket I always make sure to have one of these in the diaper bag because I have so many different uses for it. I use it if I feel uncomfortable nursing somewhere without a cover, I will drape it over the stroller if Jack’s sleeping or needs sun protection, I’ll spread it out for him to play on, or I will just simply use it as a blanket. I think these blankets really live up to their (very good) reputation. You can buy the Aden + Anais blanket here.
Clothing As far as extra clothing goes, I always have two pairs of pants, a long sleeve, a short sleeve, a hoodie, socks, a hat, and sunglasses. I also like to keep a couple of plastic grocery bags in there for clothes that get ruined by spit up, or something worse. Additionally, I keep a burp cloth and bib in there because we use both a lot.
me4kidz Diaper Bag Buddy Really, I’m just a sucker for things like this. It is a little smaller than a glasses case and contains hand sanitizers, disposable diaper sacks, organic wipes, a one time use thermometer and other really useful baby items that would be great to have in an emergency. You can buy the Diaper Bag Buddy here.
Babyganics Foaming Hand Sanitizer Definitely a Babyganics fan in this house. We love their diapers (if you missed that post, you can read it here) and also their cleaning products, lotions, and hand sanitizer. This is a great size to keep in your bag, and I love it because it is alcohol free, fragrance free, and hypoallergenic. You can buy the Babyganics Foaming Hand Sanitizer here.
Toys and Pacifier I like to give Jack one toy at a time when he is in the stroller (or highchair if we are out to eat) and then keep a stash in the diaper bag to switch out the toy when he gets bored. I always make sure to bring ones that can easily hook to those toy links. And as far as his pacifier, Jack’s favorite is the MAM Air.
I’ve always had a tendency to over pack, but I try really hard to keep only what I need in Jack’s diaper bag. I still keep more clothes than I probably need, but I have had one too many (gross) clothing disasters. Show me what’s in your diaper bags, ladies! I love getting organizational ideas or useful tips from other moms when it comes to this stuff!