Just in time for the Thanksgiving holidays, I’ve put together my list of true diaper bag essentials. Not only will I share my hard-earned packing wisdom, we’ll GIVEAWAY one Let’s Go Strolling created diaper bag essentials kit (featuring items from this 3-part series). Just sign up for our mailing list by clicking here and leave a comment that you signed up and you’ll automatically be entered. We’ll pick the winner the weekend after Thanksgiving day!
I’m not only a co-owner of Let’s Go Strolling, but also a Mom to three – baby, 3 year old and 6 year old. This means I have many years of packing a diaper bag under my belt and while I wouldn’t say I’m an expert, for the most part I have whatever I need with me when I am out and about with my little ones.Here’s my current list of diaper bag essentials(Part 2 of 3):
1) A Snack Holder– My two current favorites are the Snack Trap (allows little hands in but snacks don’t fall out) and the Zoli Snack/Formula dispenser. The Zoli is great because it is BPA free and enables you to keep many snacks easily together (not floating around your diaper bag.) It even has a pour dispenser which is great for formula or cheerios!
2) If you are nursing – I love the BeBe Au Lait Nursing Covers. They are lightweight, pack down small in your diaper bag and give you nursing privacy while allowing a full view for Mom for easy latch-on. They even come in an organic version for the eco-conscious. As my baby gets older, I also find they shut out some of the distractions which can lead to longer nursing sessions away from home.
3) Plastic Diaper Bags- When you’re traveling or at friend’s houses, it’s just not cool to leave a stinky diaper in their trash without sealing off the smell. This is much easier than trying to locate a plastic bag each time. Also holds wet clothes in a pinch.
4) A sippy cup – I’m loving the new Kleen Kanteen Sippy Cup. Once again, BPA-free, but I really love that it has fun colors but is still completely dishwasher safe. I also use the SippiGrip around it when I am out with my stroller or have my toddler in a carseat. It keeps drinks close on hand without me having to constantly hand it to my kids!
Keep reading our blog over the next few days to continue with part 2 and 3 and remember to sign up for our mailing list now and comment on this blog to enter our fabulous “packed and ready to go” diaper bag stuffing giveaway!