I've seen a lot of bloggers who have done a "What's in my Purse" and I love reading them! So, I thought I would do a version with my diaper bag.
To be completely honest, I don't always carry my diaper bag. My pocketbook is large enough to hold a few diapers and wipes, so if I'm just running out for a quick trip I skip the diaper bag!
Don't get me wrong, I love my diaper bag but with two kids it's much easier to leave it sometimes.
When I do carry my diaper bag I make sure that it is stocked with these items:
~An extra outfit-for obvious reasons, babies are messy little things!
~A sweater- this doesn't get much use, but for those cold restaurants it comes in handy
~An extra pair of socks-for the cold restaurant
~Diapers, wipes and cream-I put these in a little pouch so everything is together and I don't have to dig around!
~Lotion and bath wash- because well, you never know!
~Boogie wipes- these are wonderful! They smell like grape and get rid of the sticky boogers without having to rub their little noses raw!
~Paci wipes-Harper doesn't really care for her paci like Ainsley did (a thumb is more her style) but these are great when they start playing the "lets throw everything on the disgusting floor then scream because she remembered she reeeally wanted it" game. It's also great for shopping carts!
~Toys- these are interchangeable and the amounts vary depending on where we are going.
~First aid kit- A 5 year old is an accident waiting to happen!
~Beauty emergency kit- floss, deodorant, earring backs, stain remover wipes, etc.
~A light blanket- NC weather can be tricky
~Security Blanket- I will say, it took me a while to get on the Aden and Anais blanket boat but there is something about this blanket that Harper LOVES. She has one in her crib and one that travels with us!
There are a few things that I generally carry but aren't in this picture like snacks (crackers, puffs) and some sort of coloring page for Ainsley to play with.
So, that's what is in my diaper bag! It may seem like a lot because it is, which is why I only carry it if I know I will be out of the house for an extended period of time!
Linking up with Kristin for Baby talk!