first, the bag. i came to realize that shoulder bags just would notttt cut it especially now having to carry items for two babes, and opted for a backpack. something cute yet simple enough that david wouldn't feel too embarrassed to carry. enter, the fawn design bag. it's roomy, easy to clean, can be carried both backpack and messenger style and is just all around aesthetically pleasing to me. i have the color bloom (a soft creamy-white-pink kinda color) and i truly love it.
next--let's be honest--i have your standard hair-ties, bobby pins and receipts that i have to dig through before i reach the good stuff...because really this could also be called the "black hole," but i'll spare you pictures of those for now ;)
so what's a diaper bag without diapers? our favorites are kirkland brand (from costco) and seventh generation--wipes as well. the changing pad that we love so so much is by gathre. it's stain-resistant, super compact and so easy to clean. best of all the bonded leather makes it sleek and stylish and when have you ever said that about a changing mat?!
we always have to have some kind of swaddle blanket. we love this white one from max + moose. we also really love our merino wool swaddle by chasing windmills kids. my wardrobe these days consists of baggy t-shirts loose enough to nurse in without a cover but i always, always carry a covered goods nursing cover with me just in case. best part about this? it's multi-use. when i'm not nursing it's on amelia's carseat protecting her from bright sun, wind and light rain.
i never leave the house without some type of baby carrier (i'll be doing a post on baby-wearing later and all the benefits because i love it so much!). in my bag currently is the solly baby wrap, but i also have a happy baby wrap, as well two ring slings. this is my life saver for grocery trips with two kiddos.
amelia has yet to use it a ton but i always have a pacifier with a clip at all times. like i said, right now it's mostly just in case because she prefers the boob, but i'm sure she will come to love it just like her older sister did. for baby girl i also carry a drool bib and some rattles/teethers. the bib is to keep her clothes from getting dirty either from that sweet baby slobber or spit up (which is more frequent at this point) and to be honest it's also just so cute. we prefer wooden teethers and rattles. the ones pictured here are from finn + emma via anthropologie as well as schoolhouse naturals.
besides all of the above, i always carry snacks, a change of clothes for amelia, sunglasses for hadley (thank you target dollar section!!!), hand sanitizer and sunscreen.
what are your must haves in your diaper bag? have anything you cannot leave the house without?? comment below and let me know!! also, be sure to follow me on instagram because i've got a little giveaway going on tomorrow!
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