Jessika Bailey at Uncommon Momsense was wondering what's in people's diaper bags, so I decided to make a little list of what's in mine. I don't really have a diaper bag ready to go or anything, I just pick up what's needed for the occasion.
I hardly ever really use a standard diaper bag. I got one for free with the Chicco 'Trio for Me' stroller I never used, and hardly ever use it. If I'm not out for long, I just stuff things in my handbag (got one especially for that use, since I used to be the teeny handbag kind of gal, never understood the big bag thing until the daughter came along). And for longer outings, I have a weekend diaper bag, which I really like. It's lime green and black with a camouflage interior from Little Company and for me it is just the right size and enough seperate pockets. I actually bought it because I found it was the ideal handluggage size. (ooh, I just went over to their site to add the link and found out they have way too cool bags! Gotto stop looking... aargh!)
Diaper bag essentials
these are the things I always carry when I'm out and about with my 20 month old.
- Cloth diapers and paper liners (unless we're gone for more then one night, then I switch to disposable)
I have 5 AIO's for the occasion, they are supercute handmade things I ordered off a woman in Belgium
- diaper bag (for the dirty diapers)
- pagne (a piece of cloth I use to tie baby on my back when she's tired)
- fruit (appel, banana, prune...)
- thermometer and paracetamol
- bottle of water
- hand sanitizer
- toilet paper or tissuesHey, I live in Africa, you never know where your next toilet visit will be. also handy for runny noses etc.
- Diaper creamI only put it in there when she has a rash, or when she'll be wearing disposables (rash assured!)
- Toy or bookWhen I know we'll be waiting somewhere she can't play with dirt or stones
- Nuts or pistaccios
- Some cookiesOnly when we'll be out for a long while and she's craving for something other than fruit or nuts
- Sippy cup
- SunscreenI'm not really a big fan of sunscreen, but our skin is just not made for tropical sunshine