I’ve had quite a few requests to make a post about some of my favorite baby products thus far. So I thought I’d start out with some of my favorite diaper bag necessities. I’ve tweaked what I carry around a few times, and it often changes depending on what in particular we’re going out to do (throw in a sun hat during the summer or an extra sweater when it’s cold) but for the most part, the basics always remain the same!
I eyed this bag for a long time while I was pregnant with Mille, and finally pulled the trigger back in May. I loved it so much, I started using it a month and a half before she'd even arrived! It can be wiped down, inside and out. So, no concern for messes. It has tons of convenient pockets, fits everything I need and more, and can be carried as a backpack OR messenger bag- with a special pocket for straps. Not to mention it’s just gorgeous. I always get tons of compliments on it wherever we go.
I do use these for Millie when she gets a little snotty, or if she spits up- but honestly, they get used by Ry the most! We tend to stick with the fragrance-free option because we all have sensitive skin, but they do have grape scented wipes that smell AMAZING!
To say I’m obsessed with these slings is quite the understatement. My Wildbird stash is always growing, and I always have one with me in my bag. They are super soft linen, and so easy to get baby in/out of. Millie absolutely loves being worn in them, and it’s my go-to whenever she’s starting to get fussy. She calms down instantly as soon as the fabric tightens around her! My ring slings are a staple for shopping trips, and Ry’s hour long soccer practices would be impossible to sit through without them.
What’s a diaper bag without diapers, right? I’m a big fan of The Honest Company diapers because they’re made with safe ingredients and they look adorable too. They’re also coincidentally (out of all the diaper brands we’ve tried) the only brand Millie has not had a blowout in. The prints are too cute!!!
For those times my boobs start leaking before I can catch it, or when I’m inevitably spit up all over.
We don’t cloth diaper for sake of convenience, but we do try to minimize our footprint in other ways- like refilling wipe containers instead of buying continuous individual packs of wipes. The Skip Hop case is my favorite for when we’re out and about, and holds just enough wipes to be useful for a while-but not bulky. I love to fill it with Babyganics wipes because they’re plant based, hypoallergenic, and extremely soft on my Millie’s bum.
This stuff smells sooooo good (I’m fond of the peppermint + citrus scent) and helps me keep myself and the kiddos germ free. It’s much more convenient than traditional liquid too.
The Other Essentials
Of course with me always is my wallet, keys, chapstick, various loose hair pins and ties, a change of clothes for Millie, and a blanket!
And that’s it! There are a lot of traditional items I think others may use in their diaper bags, such as burp cloths, pacifiers, and breast pads- but truth be told, we just don’t use those things enough to carry them around with us!
I’d love to know what kind of products you carry around for your babe! What’s in YOUR diaper bag? Drop a comment below!