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What WAS in my diaper bag??? Nov 04

As a woman, I’m a strange one. I prefer small bags, and do what it takes to fit everything into my preferred bag of the moment, including some severe organization. The diaper bag I chose for everyday use was Carter’s Suede Mini Diaper Bag. Even though some days it was a stretch to get everything we’d need inside, I LOVED this bag.

The outside pockets were for “mom” stuff. My wallet, phone, keys and water bottle, plus coupons or a book depending on the destination. The inside contained a water bottle for formula, 2 bottles ready to go, a bib, burpcloth/washcloth, spoon, jar of baby food, rattle/teether, and my travel diaper changing kit. That’s not the EXACT one I had, but it’s the closest I could find quickly. In general, this is what I carried around with me for the first year of my daughter’s life.

Now that my daughter is going on 2, I don’t need nearly as many things when we go out, so I’m back to using a regular purse, and still a small one at that! I was disappointed to be unable to find my primary bag on an internet search (it would probably help if I could actually remember what it was called…) but this is my secondary bag. All that goes in here for my daughter is a sippy cup, a book/toy, snack, and wipes. The rest of the space is MINE! 😉 I now leave the travel diaper changing pad in my car with diapers and wipes along with the umbrella stroller and an umbrella. With these items and a little ingenuity, we can be gone from morning til bedtime. Any longer though, will require other packing. 😉

I hope you’ve enjoyed this trip through my diaper bag and purse! It was a fun topic for me to write about. 🙂

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9 Responses
  1. Melissa says:

    I love that secondary bag! I want to see your main bag! It’s so nice not carrying around a diaper bag anymore!

    • Erin says:

      I’m still trying to find a pic online of it… Unfortunately mine is covered in pen marks after a recent sneak attack at the grocery store. We’re trying to get it cleaned, but it may need to be replaced. 🙁

  2. Lolo says:

    Oooh, your secondary bag is really pretty. I think I need to find something like that!

  3. LeeAnn says:

    I have the bigger version of the Carter’s bag and I love it! Mine, however, is always jam packed full. I don’t know how you get away with such a little bag, and now just a purse! Even when it was just Rylie we always had our bag full…now you can only imagine what is in it. It is nice, though, when I take Rylie out to not have to bring anything with me. I can’t wait until Bryce is potty trained and doesn’t need to eat snacks every 10 minutes! 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  4. CaroleHeidi says:

    Hopping along from Top Ten Tuesday 🙂

    I have no idea how you ever coped with a tiny bag – I always seem to have a massive jam-packed bag with me whenever Tori and I are going anywhere and I’m seriously having to consider a BIGGER one now that Bump is on the way too.

    Then again, I always was pretty rubbish at packing in general and useless at travelling light…

    • Erin says:

      I’ve always been pretty good about taking what I NEED when I go somewhere. It stems from a few years of going from home to school to work to boyfriend’s to home with just one bag. 😉 I also keep a lot of stuff in the car just in case. And, if there is something I must have NOW, I can always stop at a store and buy it. 😀