This week I got to do one of my favorite things…have dinner with just my girlfriends. No sippy cups, runny noses or husbands allowed! We had a fantastic time, and covered all the important topics: new jobs, husbands, the kids, birth control, health issues, money, stress and the contents of our diaper bags!
It is kinda funny to see the most seasoned mom of our group (none of us were mom’s when we first became friends) talk about her current diaper bag for child #3. Are you ready for this? She packs two diapers, and a baggie of wipes. And child #3 carries them in his little backpack! Is that genius or what!?
So in that spirit, I am going to share the contents of my diaper bag, however boring that may be! When we first brought the kids home, I would pack a diaper bag for a walk around the block. Seriously.
Now, at 12 months, I have been known to shove a diaper, some wipes and one sippy cup to share in my purse for a super quick outing. But on a daily basis, this is what I keep in my tote:
2 diapers (I rarely have to change the kids in public, they always poop at home!)
a roll of disposable bags for smelly diapers
sunscreen in a ziploc
2 or more trinket toys
my wallet, cell phone, and keys (keys are a good sub for toys)
1 burp cloth
Edited to add: A small bottle of Clorox Anywhere Hard Surface Spray (I use it to spray down restraunt tables & highchairs…can’t believe I forgot it the first time!)
These items join the favorites in my bag based on the time of day and duration of our outing:
2 big rubber catch-all bibs
2 sippy cups with milk/water
a snack for me!
And yes, it sounds like a lot, but I can fit all of it in this great little striped tote that I picked up at Bath and Body Works. I stopped packing back up outfits a long time ago, which is going to bit me in the butt at some point, but hey, I like to live dangerously!