Monday, October 1, 2012

The Diaper Bag

One of the first things I was most excited about when I got pregnant was picking out my diaper bag! It's like for the first time ever, you're allowed to buy an expensive, really large purse... and be totally justified.

I remember how much I loved reading what everyone put in their diaper bag, and since I get a lot of emails asking about mine, I wanted to share! Here is a breakdown of everything I have, I consider them all essentials, but tried to split the items depending on how much room you may have or how old your baby is.

The most important items of course are your diapers, wipes, diaper creams, changing pad (should come in your diaper bag), extra change of clothes, burp cloth, bib, feeding essentials & a few hundred pacifiers.

The diaper bag that I have is the Storksak Tania Diaper Bag and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! It is my favorite color (grey!) and has endless compartments & pouches. I am somewhat disorganized when it comes to the big black hole that is a purse... so I love how this bag makes it easy for me to keep everything in it's spot!

Here is a list of the "extras" that can be found in my diaper bag:
Aden+Anais Swaddle Blankets - not only to use as a blanket, but great to throw over a carseat in case of rain (or nosy, germey, touchy, feely strangers in the mall)
Sophie the Giraffe Teether & Vulli Pie Teether - Both are obviously just too cute for words. And I love Sophie's little head sticking out of the side pouch like she is along for the ride :)
BabyGanics Hand Sanitizer - Just go ahead and buy this in bulk, especially for the newborn days
Johnson's Hand and Face Wipes - not just for hands & faces, but for pacifiers, tabletops, eating hot wings, etc.
Aveeno Baby Sunscreen - You never know when you'll need this, so great to have on hand just in case (even if you need to use it for yourself!)
Dwell Studio Bib & Burp Cloth - Save the cute ones for the diaper bag to use in public, the carrot stained cloth diapers that we all actually use can be saved for home :)
Itzy Ritzy Wet Bag/Snack Bag - These are not only perfect for the occasional wet/messy outfits but I love them for additional diaper bag organization! I have one with all of the first aid stuff, another with socks/headbands/accessories & another for pacis/spoons/teethers. They are so cute & make diaper bag contents so much more fun.
Itzy Ritzy Cart and High Chair Cover - The pattern stole my heart, but I actually love this thing so much. It is so easy to put on, holds her in place very well & I love how padded it is. But seriously, the pattern... omg.

Don't forget about your baby daddys! Brandon rocks the Diaper Dude Bag since he thinks my bag is too girly (what??? It could have been so much worse...) and he loves it! It is especially awesome for travel since it is so easy to carry, and again, has a ton of pockets. Good for guys since I think inner-bag-digging might be intimidating, so the outer zippers with the essentials might go over better :)


I hope you find this helpful! And of course, I can't leave without some Harper Doodle...

 Not sure if she is showing off her teeth or acting like a pirate... but this kid's personality is SO silly and adorable... I can't even take it sometimes.

22 comments:

  1. Seriously to CUTE!! Harper is so Stinking adorable. You are one lucky Mama ;)

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  2. my hubby has a diaper dude bag. his is camo though. he LOVES it. actually i use it alot too.. its easier for me to maneuver when its just me and little cooper (who is only a couple days younger than Harper!)

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  3. Lol I have a Vera Bradley diaper bag :) so yes it can get worse for a guy and he said he "didn't need" a bag so he is stuck using my flowery one :)

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  4. Ooo yay! Thanks for these tips and ideas! Love brushing up my diaper bag essentials!

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  5. Once again "Thank You" for such an informative post. I am currently 18 weeks along and am soaking up every bit of information I can get! Husby and I were looking at possible diaper bags the other day and he mentioned that he needed a more man bag for father/daughter or father/son outings...he will be very happy to see the Diaper Dude Bag! Thanks again!! :)

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  6. LOVE IT! We bought a boring black one because we couldn't justify having 2 and my husband refused to carry anything with a pattern. Sad day, I know! We haven't gotten to bring our Wyatt home from the hospital yet and I have no idea what we will have to carry around with him. We may end up with an oxygen bag/feeding tube bag. How we will carry all that around with an actual diaper bag too, who knows!!! :-) Love reading your updates.

    Casey Davis
    www.familydavises.blogspot.com

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  7. Your diaper contents are almost identical to mine! Sophie is an absolute must :) Thanks for sharing, it's always fun to see what other mama's are carrying in their diaper bags!

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing! I have a little one on the way and this is just great to keep, especially since I am having a hard time on what I need to have as the essentials!

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  9. Your baby and you are adorable! I love your blog and can't wait until I have babies :)

    -Mariah

    Check out my blog!
    http://mariahhopkins.blogspot.com/

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  10. Also, where did you get Harper's adorable hats that she had on in the hosiptal?! I am trying to find some.

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  11. GREAT list!!

    yeah, my hubby is stuck carrying around a "girly bag!" lol but in my defense it is grey! haha

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  12. thanks for posting this, I had never heard of Itzy Ritzy and I think I may have to buy all of their products now lol

    the sweet life of a southern wife

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  13. Thank you for the post! I love those pjs we have the same ones!

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  15. Your blog is my absolute fave!! I look forward to your posts whenever I check it! I'm 26.5 weeks along w/ my first baby and LOVE all of your advice. I've even added a few things to my Amazon registry that you have recommended :)

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  16. I seriously was just thinking about how I had no clue what to put in a diaper bag. I don't carry a large purse, and was totally clueless. Our little bean isn't due until March, but I feel so unprepared, and I always love when you post lists!

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  17. Bookmarking for when my baby arrives in a few months :) Loooooove her little pirate face, too! What a cutie :)

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  18. we have the same cart cover and onesie ;) love all your picks! We have that diaper dude as well but the hubby surprisingly just rocks my diaper bag all the time instead!

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  19. nice post! thanks for sharing!

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  20. Holy Crap, love that last picture! I'm going with pirate face!

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  21. Almost got Storksak's Tania B bag! Love this post. Here's my review on the diaper bag I ended up choosing. Take a look! http://almostglamour.blogspot.com/2013/02/coach-baby-bag-review.html?spref=tw

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  22. I am pregnant right now with my first and found your blog from Pinterest. Just wanted to say how informative, entertaining and helpful it is! Your little girl is darling. Thank you for writing!

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