One of my favorite blogs is written by Erin a mommy to 3 kiddos. I wish she didn't live so far away so we could do playdates and coffee dates!!!
I wish I could say that I am a habitual diaper bag packer, but I can't
in good conscience. When I had one baby, I was religious about it. I had
everything under the sun packed, ready for all seasons. Then the second
one came along and I got less careful about what was in there and threw
a little of anything I could find. As the boys got a bit older, and I
added a third baby to the pack, it would be amazing if I even left the
house with a diaper bag at all.
So here is my slightly different tale of
diaper bag contents.
When I'm going on a trip or I'll be away
for a long period of time, I use my trusty Petunia Pickle Bottom bag. If
you don't have one, I highly reccomend them as they can pack about as
much as Mary Poppins suitcase...and a little more!
Most of the time, I
carry around what I call a "mommy wristlet". It's got my wallet, and my
keys and my phone all compartmentalized because I can't tell you how
many times I lose those when I'm with the kids. Then in the small
pocket, I carry some tissues and a couple of matchbox cars.
know, but I find that it does the trick when I'm on the run. I also
always try and throw on a dangly necklace when, in case of a toddler
meltdown, it can be used as a rattle toy. My kids play with my necklaces
Mostly, I use my minivan pockets as my diaper bag.
In there you will find diapers of all sizes, wipes, granola bars,
cookies, an extra hairthing (in case of a fashion emergency) and a thing
For me, keeping kids fed and entertained is my key to
survival. If I can do that, I have succeeded. So there you have it. Not
your typical diaper bag content, but effective none-the less.