A Peek Inside My Mom Bag

I’m always curious what other mamas consider their on-the-go necessities. Am I the only one?

Hope not! Because today I’m giving you a little peek inside my mom bag …
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Yeah, yeah. It kind of looks like a toddler/baby explosion. That’s what it feels like too. But really, there is a reason behind everything. With two kiddos in tow I’ve done my best to narrow down the necessities and eliminate the fluff. Here’s what we take out and about each day …

Diapers + Wipes – We cloth diaper and the BumGenius FreeTime are my favoritephoto 3 diapers for quick changes in the car. I keep a disposable for each child tucked my bag too. And wipes, because whether it be a stinky bum or dirty face, wipes are a must have!

Wet Bag – Usually for dirty cloth diapers, but it easily doubles as a water proof space for wet clothes if there are any accidents. Wait, you mean I’m the only one who has had a child suffer a blowout in the middle of Target? I love Planet Wise’s wet/dry bag since it has two zippered compartments.

Change of Clothes – I pack footed jammies for my 8 month old so he has a complete spare outfit without extra bulk. For my toddler who has occasionally overflowed her diaper, I keep an extra pair of pants and socks.

Burp Cloths – They are a nursing essential for us and perfect for cleaning up messes or acting as a place mat.

Baby Blanket – Hands down Aden + Anais bamboo is my number one pick. It keeps us warm and can act as a nursing cover or changing mat.

Snacks – A little tub of cereal, Clif Kid Zbar and a Larabar for mama (the Apple Pie and Peanut Butter Cookie are the best)!photo 2

Toys – For the baby, his most favorite banana teether and natural maple ring teether and for the toddler, treasures from the dollar section at Target, a laminated set of flash cards on a binder ring and a mini picture book.

Reusable Bag – Love my Chicobag!

Mom Essentials Mini Bag  – I keep a little cosmetic bag full of nursing pads, Hyland’s Bumps ‘n Bruises Ointment, nail clippers, bandaids, chapstick, hair ties. and Hyland’s Teething Tablets .

Hobo Wallet + Mini Calendar – Last but not least, my Hobo wallet has a spot for everything, I’ll never trade it for another! And really, how would I keep myself organized without an on-the-go calendar?

Alrighty! What am I missing? What are your mom bag must haves? Share your wisdom and don’t forget to leave links!

P.S. My bag is actually not a standard diaper bag. It’s a gym bag from Lululemon Athletica! This particular style isn’t available, but they have some darling new ones. All their bags have tons of pockets and great over the shoulder carrying options.

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Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (www.thatmamagretchen.com).

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