Kate Schwanke – Ju Ju Be BP Review!

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Hi everyone, I’m Kate Schwanke! Today I am guest blogging for As The Stroller Turns. I am so excited to be doing this collab for her Blog! In this Blog I will walk you through how I pack my Ju-Ju-Be Be Prepared, in Frosted Blossoms (a Buy Buy Baby exclusive print), as a Diaper Bag for a long day out with my two boys (1) and (4).  *Links for Custom Work and Jamberry’s worn in this blog will be included at the end.

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This is everything that I have packed in the Be Prepared! Look at how much stuff it can hold! One thing I absolutely LOVE about the Be Prepared is just how much you can fit in it. I have used this bag as an overnight bag multiple times because it is so roomy and has a ton of compartments. 

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This is my set up for all of the contents you saw in the post above.  I love how everything has a place! Even Mickey and Minnie have their own pockets making it easy to access them without fishing them out of the bottom of the bag.  I have my Be Quicks standing straight up side by side, a Large set piece beside those standing on its side, my Fuel Cell beside those, my Medium Set Piece in one of the side/internal bottle pockets, and the Play Packs in the slip pocket behind Minnie Mouse.  On the outside of the Be Prepared, I have an Avent straw cup in each bottle pocket.   Look at this Queen of All Mommy Pockets!!!  The Mommy Pocket on the Be Prepared is the largest of all the Mommy Pocket’s on Ju-Ju-Be’s Diaper Bags.  And it’s awesome.   In here I have my wallet, tissue holder, iPhone 6, two Small Set Pieces, Coin Purse, keys and gum.  Not pictured is my iPad Mini, but it does fit in here as well!

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These are the things I carry in the Mommy Pocket.

  • Keys (on Insjö key ring)
  • Wallet (Kate Spade Sweets 2 Park Avenue)
  • Coin Purse (Insjö) has Insurance cards and punch cards.
  • Small Set Piece (Ju-Ju-Be Perky Toki) In here I have a travel charging block and charging cables in case my phone or iPad runs out of power.
  • Small Set Piece (Ju-Ju-Be Charcoal Roses, not pictured, shown in another photo)
  • Admiral Tissue holder, made by Little e Design on Etsy, with tissues.
  • iPhone 6 
  • Mentos Gum

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Be Quicks can be used for all kinds of different things! From snacks and juice boxes, changes of clothes and holding toys! There are so many options!

These are the contents of my Be Quicks.

  • My Charcoal Roses Be Quick has two changes of clothes for my 1-year-old. Two pairs of socks, two pairs of pants, and two short-sleeved shirts.
  • My Mr Gray Be Quick has one change of clothes for my 4-year-old. One pair of pants, one shirt, one pair of socks and one pair of underwear.

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The Ju-Ju-Be Be Set is a set of 3 pouches sold together as a set. They are one of my favorite Ju-Ju-Be accessories and you will see them in a majority of my videos! They have endless uses and are just SO cute! I have  around 10 Be Sets currently.

Here is what I packed in my Ju-Ju-Be Charcoal Roses Be Set.

  • The Large Set Piece has diapering needs for my 1-year-old. I have one Buti Pod cover, made by Bebe Notions on Etsy, with ButiPod holding wipes. I also have four size 4 diapers and a baggie dispenser made by Munchkin. 
  • The Medium Set Piece has my over-flow bag- a Ju-Ju-Be Be Light in Olive Juice! It’s hard to believe that a Be Light can fit into a Medium Set Piece, but they work so great this way!
  • The Small Set Piece holds my essentials. A custom-made mirror by Deliriously Mine on Facebook, a folding brush, a hair clip, eye drops and my EOS stick (my favorite lip balm).

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Last, but certainly not least, is my Ju-Ju-Be Fuel Cell in Mr Gray!  Fuel Cells can be used for tons of different things, but my favorite is when I pack it like this! 

  • Inside of the Fuel Cell I have RubberMaid Lunch Blox which are a PERFECT fit!! You can pick these up at Target and they even come with an icepack! 
  • I also have a plastic spoon and a napkin tucked away in the top plastic zippered pouch. This pouch is perfect for holding utensils and things like that!

I hope you found this Blog post fun and helpful! The Be Prepared is definitely worth looking into as a diaper bag for more than one child, as an overnight bag for yourself at the hospital when you are expecting a baby, or as an overnight bag for a trip! 

Please check me out on YouTube and Facebook to stay up to date with the most current Ju-Ju-Be packing videos, On The Body videos, release day print reveals and more!

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Links for Custom Work and Jamberry’s worn in this Blog!

Bebe Notions

Little e Design

Deliriously Mine

Jamberry’s

You can order a Be Prepared HERE 

Perfectly Packed

My obsession for purses quickly switched to Diaper Bags when I became a Mom. Like purses, I struggled to keep my Diaper Bag Organized. I loathe digging through a black hole trying to find what I need. So, I perfected my packing skills to make sure I was never frantically looking for a snack ever again. Everything has a place and is easy to find!

If you’re having the same struggles, keep reading…

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First, lets talk about what should be in your bag on a daily basis.

This is my master list:

3 diapers for each child

Wipes

Bib (for Harper)

A + A Swaddle Blanket (These can be used for pretty much anything! love them)

Sunscreen

Band-Aids

Snacks

Joovy Dood Sippy Cup (THE best!)

Mixie Bottle

Emergency tantrum snacks

Changing pad

Change of clothes

Here is how I pack my Petunia Pickle Bottom Downtown Tote:

Inside of my Ju-Ju-Be Be Quick Wristlet, I have diapers, Band-Aids, and sunblock. I like to keep the sunscreen in a bag like the BeQuick incase it were to melt/leak. I don’t want to ruin my Diaper Bag!

I use the  Itzy Ritzy Reusable Snack Bag for Brody and Harper’s munchies. I fill it every morning with goldfish or cheese puffs.

I prep a Mixie Bottle everyday because it’s so convenient and takes up less room. The bottle holds the formula in a compartment separate from the water. You just pop a button and shake. Perfectly makes your bottles with no mess! More to come on these little gems…

My emergency snacks are those little Gerber puffs for Harper and fruit snacks for Brody. Sugar is probably the worst thing for a tantrum, but, he loves them. They usually give me 10 minutes of peace and quiet so I can finish grocery shopping.

This is what my bags looks like once it’s packed. The change of clothes and bib are folded on the bottom, aden + anais Bamboo Swaddle Blanket on top, followed by the Be Quick. I try to keep things in order of how I will use them. The bag pictured is the Petunia Pickle Bottom Downtown Tote. It has a pocket for everything which really helps to keep my bag organized.

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I love that I can see everything in my bag when I open it. No more digging!

A great thing about keeping your necessities in a Be Quick, is that it makes switching diapers bags really easy! Even if we are just going for a walk around the block, I know that my Be Quick is always stocked and ready to go. I just grab it and were off!

It’s taken me 2 years to perfect my bag. I used to bring 20 diapers, wipes, 3 outfit changes, 5 bottles, blah, blah, blah. Basically, I brought everything we owned wherever we went. To avoid overpacking and weighing down my bag, I always have an extra Be Quick in the car filled will emergency diapers and wipes, and a spare diaper bag with clothes and extra bottles/cups in case of an emergency.

I really love this Petunia Pickle Bottom bag because it’s grey on the inside which makes everything really easy to find and it has a glaze coating on the outside that makes it easy to clean. Keep that in mind when your on the hunt for your next bag!

Hope this helps you stay organized! If you have any great tips, I would love to hear them!

Happy Strolling 🙂


Diaper Bag Dilemma…

I think my Diaper bag addiction is a close second to my Stroller Addiction. I have lost count of how many diaper bags I’ve tried, but, I think I have my list of favorites perfected. Check out my top 5 bags below and see which one is perfect for you!

1. Ju-Ju-Be BFF – This is my go to bag at the moment. It’s not too huge, but fits EVERYTHING I could need for long day out. I love that it has a cross body strap or back pack straps (I swore up and down I would never use a backpack… clearly that went out the window) because it leaves me hands free to deal with the tiny monsters. Another favorite feature is the zippered pocket in the front which holds all of MY essentials. JuJuBe bags come in so many cute print and are machine washable, which is why they come in at number 1.

2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Eliz-A-Baby – This was my very first diaper bag. It’s HUGE and perfect for a first time Mom or a Mom of multiples. It will hold everything you need and 10 lbs more! The nylon fabric is great when you have a toddler who is constantly making insane messes. This is such a cute stylish bag, I always felt put together when using it.

3. Petunia Pickle Bottom Downtown Totes– My beautiful Mother gave me this bag for my birthday and I am in love with it! The fabric is glazed with makes it easy to clean and allows the bag to keep its shape. I recently used this on a flight down to Florida with the kids, and it was perfect for carrying all of my necessities. It fit diapers, formula, sippy cups, iPad, wallet, snacks, blankets, Taggies, etc. It also has a zipper closer on the top which is awesome because, I lose everything.

4. Skip Hop Duo– I think this is the perfect diaper bag for Dads. It’s super functional, keeps everything organized and easy to get access to. It comes in some really cute prints, but also in black, which is perfect for the man in your life that is out and about with the munchkins.

5. Tory Burch Quilted Slouchy Baby Bag– This bag is gorgeous and so perfect for the Chic mammas out there. The bag has a magnetic closer, insulated pockets and special straps so it can attach to your stroller. Love it!

Have fun shopping!! #diaperbagaddictionisreal