April 24, 2012

Diaper Bag Essentials

Today's Toddle Along Tuesday prompt is "Show Us Your Diaper Bag". I absolutely adore my diaper bag!

We have a Petunia Picklebottom Boxy Backpack in the Daydreaming in Dresden pattern. It's so cute, and has tons of pockets for organizing. I especially love the back pack straps which make it great for outdoor adventures. My favorite feature is the attached changing pad. It is super soft and padded so Evie can be comfy on all sorts of changing surfaces; it is folded up in the front of the bag and when you unzip the sides it folds out and right there are your compartments for diapers, wipes and diaper cream. I always keep about 5 disposables on hand just in case. Another great feature is that you can buy the optional "stroller straps". These are tiny little straps that Velcro around the handle of the stroller or grocery cart and the whole bag hangs out of your way so that it doesn't take up space in the bottom of your stroller or shopping cart, AND everything is easily accessible!

In my bag you can always find the following:

  • toddler snacks (goldfish, dried fruit, yogurt drops, puffs or cheerios)
  • extra change of clothes & cardigan in case she gets cold
  • cloth diapers
  • wipes (for hands, faces and anything else that needs wiping)
  • pacis (oh lord lots of extra pacis)
  • empty sippy cup
  • bottle of water
  • toys (teething keys, something that plays music and a snuggle toy)
  • extra socks
  • a light blanket
  • bibs
  • a few disposable diapers
  • desitin
  • sunscreen & sunglasses
  • large zip lock bags and plastic grocery sacks for dirty CDs and clothes
That is about it. I try and plan for ALL contingencies!