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