How To Be Prepared: The Diaper Bag

by How To Mommy on 04.23.12

This week I’m linking up for Toddle Along Tuesdays and we are sharing what’s in our diaper bags!

The diaper bag can make or break any outing you have with your little one.  If you don’t have the right items, your trip can end before it’s even begun.  Picture this:

You get the kids strapped into the car, find your coupons, grab your list.  Thirty minutes later you’ve finally made it to the grocery store and notice a foul smell.  Then you realize you forgot diapers.  There is nothing worse.

It’s necessary to BE PREPARED!

Here’s what I carry.

The Bag:

Casual Cargo Purse from Thirty-One

This new bag from Thirty-One has quickly become one of my favorites!  I love that it’s big enough to hold everything you need, but doesn’t feel huge and bulky.

The outside two pockets help keep my keys and phone from getting lost and the three interior pockets help keep me organized.  The pockets inside are the perfect size to hold a sippy cup too!  I also love that this purse zips.  This way, when it fall off the seat (stroller, park bench, etc.), the contents don’t dump all over the place.

The Goods:

  1. My personalized Zipper Pouch is great to hold diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer, diaper cream, lotion and powder.  It’s also perfect because if you throw it out of your bag, it immediately becomes {mostly} kid-free and date night ready!
  2. My Timeless Wallet is the greatest wallet I’ve ever had!  I love that it has a snap to keep it together, it’s big enough for a check book and holds 9 cards.  It even has THREE zipper pockets and a pen holder!
  3. This Fold and Go Organizer has a notebook, a pouch and an enclosed pocket (which is the perfect size for your e-reader!).  I keep my coupons, to-do lists and anything else I need when I’m out shopping inside.
  4. Snacks are a must in case an errand takes longer than expected or you need a distraction!
    *GoGo SqueeZ Applesauce is amazing.  If you haven’t tried it, you must!  It’s a healthy snack in a pouch so you can always have it with you.  No spoon needed and no mess!
    *Fruit snacks are an easy, mess-free bribe.
    *I usually keep a container filled with goldfish, or another relatively healthy snack item!
  5. I always keep an empty, clean sippy cup in case I forget to bring one with me.  This way I can at least fill it with water from a nearby fountain and Baby O won’t go thirsty!
  6. {Not pictured} I keep a few books and small toys in the main pocket of my purse so I can pull them out in a restaurant or as the kids sit in the cart at the store.

Overall, I think I’m fairly prepared for most situations!  What do you carry in your diaper bag?

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Elizabeth @Our Life April 24, 2012 at 9:24 AM

I love that bag! Thanks for sharing it! Your contents look really similar to mine, my bag just isn’t nearly as cute. 😉

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2 How To Mommy April 24, 2012 at 9:44 PM

You too can have one! 🙂

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3 Nancy @ The Chrancy Family April 24, 2012 at 11:11 AM

What a cute diaper bag/purse! I really like that personalized zipper pouch! Maybe I can get something like that for Arianna. It would be really nice to have that in my diaper bag.

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4 Melissa April 24, 2012 at 8:27 PM

LOVE the bag!

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5 Jen April 24, 2012 at 11:28 PM

I do the opposite…I keep the kid stuff in the diaper bag and grab a purse when I go out. Maybe because my diaper bags are so big!

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6 Courtney April 26, 2012 at 8:43 AM

New follower from Toddle Along Tuesday. Love Thirty-One!!! Looking forward to following!

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