Thursday, April 28, 2011

What's In Your Diaper Bag?

I decided to go through our diaper bag today to check out what's in it, what should stay in there, and what can be purged.

Outside circle from left to right
- my iPod nano case and iPod
- nursing canopy
- reusable bag - plastic bags in Toronto cost 5-cents a piece
- disposable diaper sacks
- an extra outfit for Ollie (you never know when having the extra plastic bag will come in handy too)
- extra bibs - he's a spit-up and drool champion
- wet-bag for dirty cloth diapers
- burp cloths
- change mat with two disposable diapers and wipes inside
- two extra cloth diapers (these ones are from our diaper service)

Inside Circle from left to right
- band aid and bacitraycin
- handkerchief - it's allergy season!
- extra nursing pads
- hand sanitizer
- extra nuk which is hard to see against the carpet
- two download of the week cards I got for Allison at Starbucks and forgot about
- diaper rash balm
- hand lotion
- tide to go pen + an extra hand wipe
- gum
- wallet
- business card holder
- burt's bees hand salve container - empty of hand salve but contains an extra subway token just in case

In the Middle
- skip hop diaper bag that was a gift from Allison's sister
- baby - and a cute one at that! (baby is not usually IN the diaper bag)

I didn't even realize the disposable diaper bags were in there, so those have been nixed. I cut down to two extra bibs, took out the extra nursing pads because I'm not so leaky any more, and gave the download cards to Allison (they're still good for a couple of months).

I have a feeling that more things will get cut over the summer when I'm out on foot more than I am now. Really, the only must-haves are my wallet and the extra diapers + wet-bag if we're in cloth.

What do you keep in your diaper bag? What would you make sure stayed if you downsized?


  1. We got the same bag (different design though)! You have so much in there - will we be able to fit all of that (and some of it x2)?!

  2. lovepluslove..., Thanks! Usually Allison has the eye for photos but I thought this one turned out great!

    Ashleigh, Hah! You guys will be fine. I'm a heavy packer!