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Friday, December 20, 2013

Packing Your Diaper Bag

I always wondered why new moms seemed to have amazing arm muscles. Well, now I know that it's from lugging around diaper bags, strollers, car seats, babies, etc. Who needs to lift weights when you can just carry the three million baby accessories?

Before we get started, I want to share my adorable diaper bag! I'm obsessed!! Before we knew what we were having, I knew I wanted a Kate Spade diaper bag. I found this fabulous one and knew I had to have it if we had a girl! Sure enough, a girl it is! It's like this bag was so meant to be :)
The only problem is that it's an older bag and not available on the website or in stores. But, the shopping gods were with me one fateful day at TJMaxx. Yes, really, TJMaxx! I freaked out, grabbed it, and ran straight to the register to buy it before I was awakened from what seemed like the best dream ever. Bag...done! Now the hard part...what do I put in this thing?

After searching online and talking with other moms, here's what I've decided to put in my bag:

-diapers
-wipes
-changing pad
-diaper cream
-change of clothes
-pacifier
-toys
- bottles/formula
-blanket
-burp cloth
-nursing cover
-hand sanitizer
- diaper trash bags
- boogie wipes

As Taylor gets older and her needs change, the items in her diaper bag will also change. But at the newborn age, this is what I've decided to pack. If we go out for a long day of shopping or a day trip, I will definitely need to pack a few more items, but for our day to day around town adventures, these items are great. 

What do you keep in your diaper bag?? Do you have some essentials that would be helpful to pack?