Going from a designer bag to a diaper bag was not an easy transition for me – I’m sure a lot of mamas can relate. Trading cute style for multiple storage compartments and an easy to pack diaper pad was not my idea of staying on trend.
As Rosie got older and became a toddler, the big cumbersome diaper bag filled with baby essentials like extra sleepers, bottles and a supply of diapers was replaced by a cute leather tote with a handful of key items for both of us.
Here’s a list of the things I never leave home without (from left to right):
1. My BKR bottle
A BPA-free glass reusable water bottle that often feels like a cute accessory more than a necessity. The stylish design of this bottle allows it to fit neatly into my tote making it easy to stay hydrated all day long. (find it here shopbeautifully.com)
2. Rosie’s Kleen Kanteen Bottle
I love this super light-weight sippy water bottle for Rose – and it’s drop-proof! It’s aluminum and BPA free and small enough for her little hands.
3. Love Child Organics Fruit Pouches
By far the best tasting fruit pouches out there – it literally tastes homemade. So easy to pop into my purse and have on hand when Rose gets super hangry. PS the company is Canadian! Love!
4. Robert Munsch’s Mud Puddle
Um who doesn’t love a good Robert Munsch book?! Rosie loves this story and it’s super mini so it goes everywhere!
5. Raisins and Almonds
For mama and baby on the go. A little snack during errands and some play time keeps us going all day long.
6. Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
So nourishing and hydrating for my lips and I love the little zing from the peppermint oil.
7. Aleva Baby Wipes
I never, ever, ever leave home without these wipes. Not just for bums, but for sticky messy fingers and runny noses – they are the best. Super sensitive and not overly fragrant. They are awesome for delicate skin.
8. A Diaper
We are now starting to potty train Rose so I pack at least one diaper when we are on the go!
9. Thomas the Train
10. Dimpleskins Naturals Bum Bum Balm
For those unexpected diaper rashes. It’s zinc-free and made with calendula oil which provides natural healing for rashes. (find it here well.ca)
11. Substance Natural Sun Block Stick
As the weather gets warmer, I always have some sunblock handy for Rosie especially. It goes on super easy and doesn’t leave a filmy residue like most other sunblocks. Plus it’s super natural and safe for babies.
12. Honest Company’s Face + Body Lotion
Travel size lotion for dry skin and not greasy at all.
13. Minions Band Aids
Because sometimes you get a boo-boo and you need a minion band-aid to make it all better (and a mommy kiss of course).
14. KIND Granola Bar
No one likes a hangry mommy.
OK, so that seems like a lot – but they are my essentials for a day on the go with a toddler.
I’m curious to know… what are some of your diaper bag essentials?