I’m a sucker for the article in US Weekly where celebs open up their obscenely-priced purses to show us what they really tote around all day. Heck, I’ve even done a post about my bag’s contents in the past.
That was pre-baby and this is now. My “necessities” have drastically changed, so I thought I would share what I now haul around when out and about with the little man.
Marc by Marc Jacobs backpack (similar): I originally had a typical diaper bag, but have since traded it in for a backpack style. I find it easier to have both of my hands and arms free when schlepping gear and chasing down Everett before he can get to the nearest set of stairs.
BabyGap hoodie (similar): Iowa weather is so strange (and my kid usually runs warm), but you never know when it might rain or if someone will have their A/C blasting indoors. A hoodie in the bag does the trick in case Ev gets cold.
Skip Hop changing station: This is just a must have. Diapers and wipes tucked inside and a nice, large mat to lay out when changing on the go – like in the back of the car!
Distracting toy: Everett is quite the squirmer, especially during diaper changes. This goofy looking guy is our go-to toy to wave in his face during diaper changes. On a good day, it gives me an extra 3.5 seconds.
Aden+Anais burpy bib: I’m obsessed with these and have been since day one. So soft and has been known to double as a stand-in lovie.
Happy Tot pouches: When on-the-go during mealtime, I find that it’s easier to forgo the homemade puree route and sub in these tasty packs.