Sunday, March 20, 2016

What's in my Diaper Bag


    At Gavin's first Dr.'s appointment at 2 days old, we had the ultimate first-time-parent fail. We forgot the diaper bag.  And yes, he pooped.  Luckily, the APRN had an extra diaper and consoled us by saying we were not the first ones to forget the diaper bag.  Ryan and I were so nervous about buckling the car-seat correctly and getting Gavin safely there, that we completely blanked.  Needless to say, we learned our lesson very quickly.
   Now I am on the other end of the spectrum- I like to be fully prepared.  With a 9-month old, you never know how many back-up onesies you'll need or extra snacks for a hangry baby.  My essentials list might be a little overkill for some, but sometimes we are on the go all day and I like to be prepared so we don't have to stop home.
Diaper Bag Essentials:

  • Diapers & Wipes... and lots of extras!  I like Honest Company diapers and Target brand.  
  • I always have a warm hat and sweatshirt or coat for baby. Even if it's nice out, it might get windy or a little chilly at night.  I always pack an extra blanket in the diaper bag and the car just in case!
  • Teething toys.. I usually have a variety since Gavin gets bored easily.  Gavin doesn't take a paci so I stock up on lovies, teethers, and light up hand-held toys.
  • Nursing cover.  I like the lightweight muslin material ones because Gavin hates being covered up and at least these are breathable.
  • Extra bibs.  I am obsessed with the Aden and Anais handkerchief ones.
  • Diaper cream- I use California Baby or Angel Baby.
  • Extra socks.  Gavin tends to lose them a lot.  
  • Baby puffs.  Gavin loves to pick up snacks and eat them more for the challenge than the food (plus he drops half of them) so I pack some in an empty baby jar so I have some to keep him busy on the go.
  • Baby food jars- I buy Babies r Us Organic brand babyfood when they are on sale.  I also bring a banana and spoon to go because I can scrape out bites for him right from the banana with no mess.
  • Now that the warmer weather is here, I will be packing sunscreen and bug spray.  Be careful with these though and make sure you get deet-free bugspray and mineral-based (zinc-oxide) sunscreen.
  • Infant Motrin or Tylenol.  Teething, fevers, pain.. you never know!  I always pack some in case of emergency.
  • Pajamas.  Sometimes we unexpectedly stay out a little later than planned so I always like to have PJs so that we can dress Gavin for bed and if he falls asleep on the ride home, it is much easier to put him to bed.
What's in your diaper bag?

Ever After,
Jamie

15 comments:

  1. Such a great post, Jamie!! We have so many similar things in our diaper bags and I especially love this because I'm always so curious to know what everyone else has in theirs!! I will say, my bag is HEAVY! Everyone thinks I'm nuts that I carry so much but 100% agree with you that it's better to be safe than sorry! Love your blog!!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove

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  2. Such a great post, Jamie!! We have so many similar things in our diaper bags and I especially love this because I'm always so curious to know what everyone else has in theirs!! I will say, my bag is HEAVY! Everyone thinks I'm nuts that I carry so much but 100% agree with you that it's better to be safe than sorry! Love your blog!!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove

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    1. Thanks Dana! My bag is always so heavy too.. I'm actually thinking of getting another diaper bag.. any reccomendations on cute but functional ones?

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  3. Great post! That onesie made me LOL!

    XO
    Molly
    www.trendychickadee.com

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    1. thanks.. I love the funny onesies! xxo
      Jamie
      www.jamieeverafter.com

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  4. Great post! Such great things in your bag!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  5. Aw such a cute post! I think your blog is lovely, let me know if you would like to follow each other!

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. would love to! are you on inst or FB? check me out there too :)

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  6. I have every thing on your list in my diaper bag minus the pajamas and baby puffs. Enjoyed reading this.
    www.effortlesslady.com

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  7. Great post! <3

    x Merel
    www.andathousandwords.com

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