Tuesday, September 6, 2011

What's In Your (Minimalist) Diaper Bag

We've been on a bit of de-cluttering kick around our place.  Over the past month I'd guess we've made at least 5 or 6 trips to Goodwill with donations and the car was pretty full each time.

I was also inspired to take a spin through our diaper bag and see if I could pare it down.  Recently, carrying the bag felt about as heavy as carrying The Bean! 

If you want to compare it to what I used to carry, you can check out my original post.  

You'll also see that a certain someone was a less cooperative model this time around.

On the Left
- blanket
- wet bag
- bottle for me
- one burp cloth (down from three!)
- one active baby chasing his travel bowl of rice puffs

In the Middle
- small backpack/pannier from Mountain Equipment Co-Op
- wallet

On the Right
- change mat with two regular disposables, one gDiaper disposable, and wipes inside
- gDiaper with one disposable insert ready to go
- foldable nylon bag

Not Pictured
I usually try to grab a jar or two of baby food + a spoon if I know we'll be heading out for awhile and I don't think the rice puffs will be enough.

When was the last time you looked through your bag or purse to see what could be left at home?


  1. I love this-- my diaper bag is very minimalist! It has a pouch for diapers, a pack of wipes, a changing pad and a pouch with a spare outfit. I also have a couple grocery bags (for poopy diapers) and a bib. In the outside pockets, I have some little toys and a thermometer. That's it!

  2. Wonderful! Since I've pared down I feel so much better about going out and about. Now it's nothing to put him in the baby carrier and throw the bag on my back and take off. Adding a small toy is a good idea.