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What’s in my Diaper Bag?

Call me crazy, but one of the things I was most excited to shop for was our diaper bag.  I knew this was something I was going to treat myself on – it would be with me whenever baby was and I love a good bag!   I searched high and low and read many a review and finally made my choice.  I debated between a Kate Spade version and the Tory Burch one and ultimately, decided on a solid black Tory Burch bag.  I also happened to make my choice when the bag was 20% off so it was the icing on the cake.  The tipping point – I figure I can use the bag as a purse or tote when it’s served it’s purpose as a diaper bag.

This is another one of those things I could write 2 versions on because what I toted around for a newborn is slightly different than that for an infant.  I’ll try to recall what some of the things were I felt I had to have in there when he was a newborn.  I also remember thinking “what do I even need in the diaper bag?!” much like my thoughts on what do I need in my hospital bag.  (You can read what I ended up packing here).

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So, here she is.  Love the look of this bag – it doesn’t scream “diaper bag” and it’s really comfortable to carry.  It also holds way more than you would think – as demonstrated below!  This style is the Tory Burch Quilted Slouchy Diaper Bag in the Black/Gold color combo.  I couldn’t find it on the Tory site but did find it other places.   There are several interior pockets including 2 that are insulated for bottles.  There’s also a removable changing pad and it’s super easy to wipe out.  So, here’s what is inside:

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We use two different kinds of wipes – one for diaper changes and one for everything else.  For diaper changes, 95% of the time, I use Water Wipes but I’m also a fan of the Seventh Generation Thick Strong Wipes.  I find that the Seventh Generation wipes actually come out of the package way easier and feel more cloth-like than the Water Wipes.  I buy the much more inexpensive Target Up & Up wipes for meal time clean up, messes and everything else.  I just started hauling around the Up & Up wipes from around 7 months on.  For the first few months, I did use the travel size packs of wipes but a) it’s a lot more expensive and b) I had a fear of running out of wipes since the packages were SO small so I would bring 3-4 packs with me!

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I have this clear zip pouch to hold all the “odds and ends” and it tucks neatly into one of the interior pockets.

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Everything except the spoons and newly added bubbles have been in the diaper bag since day 1.  Sidenote:  highly recommend this Dreft Instant Stain Remover!  It’s come in handy several times on the go.

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I also have a blanket, washcloth, Vera Bradley Ditty Bag (for soiled clothing – the ditty bag has a plastic lining), plastic bag and Munchkin Arm and Hammer Diaper Bag Dispenser with me.  The plastic bags are a MUST – especially for all the airplane travel!  These items have lived in the bag since day 1.

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Two more must haves – I always have at least 4 diapers with us and a tube of Aquaphor baby ointment.

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Now that Carter is getting older, it’s important to have a variety of toys to keep him entertained.  These are all small enough to throw in my diaper bag without adding a lot of weight.  Of course, we don’t go anywhere without a paci (or two).

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These are all items that were added around the 7-8 month mark:  snacks (typically baby mum mums and/or Puffs), organic pouches, sippy with water and a wipe-able bib.  Two things I didn’t include in the picture would be the disposable table toppers we use at restaurants and a Nuby Sure Grip Miracle Map Section Plate I will sometimes bring along to use if we are going out to eat.

Two other things I packed ALL the time until recently (but still for trips) would be cloth burp cloths (multiple up to 6 months) and cloth bibs (multiple of these, too).  Thankfully, we have moved out of the spitting up all the time phase!

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So, there you have it!  It looks jumbled in this picture but everything stands up neatly in the bag and I can easily/quickly find whatever we need.

What do you have in your diaper bag?

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