What’s in the bag??

Being a first time mom, I think I’m little OCD and feel as if I need to pack a whole lot of things in my baby bag as if I’m going on vacation, when I’m really only going to the mall. Well, I guess it’s better to be prepared right? I always want to make sure I have everything, and anything JUST in case. That’s what diaper bags are for! You can stash sooooo many things in a diaper bag, sometimes I forget what’s deep inside. Like, cookie / cereal crumbs?! Or an old wipey..EEW! Or maybe that lip gloss you’ve been looking for every where! Here’s a list of what I keep inside my diaper bag!

What's in the bag?

What’s in the bag? by thememoirsofamommy-fashion featuring a diaper bag

In no particular order: 

Swaddle Blanket in Happy Houndstooth
You’ll never know whether it’ll get cold, or too windy, or too sunny when you’re out. Or, if you forget your feeding cover, a blanket can be useful too.

Nature Valley Strawberry Yogurt Granola Bars, 16 ct
Whether you’re breastfeeding, or you just need a quick snack, a granola bar will absolutely help diminish some hunger.

Plum Organics Super Puffs Orange Mango Sweet Potato
I loved these when my son was around 9-12 months. These were just great to keep him occupied when you’re strolling around, or when you’re at a restaurant waiting for your meal, and the little guy is fussing to eat. 

Burp cloths, you will ALWAYS need these. Spit ups, vomits, drools, and just about anything else you can think of. 

Diaper rash cream!

MARC BY MARC JACOBS Kids Blue Diver Body And Bib Set
Extra clothes! You can never really know how the weather will pan out, one minute it’s hot, the next minute it’s cold/windy. Or sometimes, the little one will have an uh-oh moment and have poop/pee/vomit/food all over their clothes.

Hyland’s Homeopathic Baby Teething Tablets 250 Tablets
For those fussy little teething tots.

Skip Hop ‘Pronto’ Mini Changer
Not every changing station will be clean, so you DEFINITELY need your own just in case! 

FRIDABABY ‘NoseFrida®’ Nasal Aspirator
This is THE nasal aspirator! Easy to clean, easy to use, and you can take it anywhere. Watch out when you’re in using it in public though, not everyone thinks this gadget is cool, especially when green snot is showing! 

You just HAVE to have extra, not all places will have sinks to wash pacifiers you may dropped, or in case the other gets lost. 

Since the weather has been quite funky in LA, hot one day, cold the next, an extra beanie or hat will be useful for the little tyke just in case it’s too chilly.

Amazon.com OXO Tot Fork and Spoon Set
Do you really know if restaurants sanitize the hell out of their utensils? 

J.Crew Kids’ California Baby® Summer blend sunscreen
Sunscreen is a must, our babies’ skins are very delicate, and you wouldn’t want them to get burned!

For those nursing mamas, extra nursing pads are a MUST, because I can attest to the embarrassment of “leaking” in public. 

Hand sanitizer!!! No need for explanation of why. 

We need to keep hydrated too! Especially nursing mamas! 

Munchkin Arm and Hammer Diaper Bag Dispenser Refills
Just in case there’s no nearby trash bin, or if you’re at a friend’s house, you wouldn’t want to just toss a stinky diaper in their trash can without sealing up the odor! 

For the pictures that were not included, which I don’t know why it wasn’t. We must not and CANNOT forget about:

**WIPES AND DIAPERS OF COURSE! I keep at least 5 diapers in the bag, and always refill the wipes before I leave the house. Since my little one is a toddler now, he doesn’t need to be changed so often, sometimes he can go up to 4 hours without being changed, so I can change him when we get back home, BUT I really do not want to have any booboos along the way. 

**Pureed fruit and veggie pouches. When we’re out and about, it’s sometimes hard to tell what time we’ll be at restaurant, let alone what time we’ll be seated if it’s busy. Having these pouches ready are handy just in case you LO is already hungry.

** A small first aid kit — it is useful for you, your baby, and the big baby (Daddy lol)

** Extra milk bottles/ sippy cups / formula — VERYYY important

** An extra water bottle– it will be useful either for you, or the baby. Especially if he’s still formula fed, and need to make a quick bottle.

** Baby tylenol/advil — this is so important! But, don’t forget to check expiration dates. You’ll never know what kind of pain or temperature your little one will have one day, and medicine should always be handy. At this age, this is the only pain reliever & fever reducer they can take anyway. 

Am I missing anything? I hope this guide is useful! Let me know if you have any questions! I’d love to hear feedback and comments 🙂 

So…What’s in your bag??
Til Next Time,

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