THE BAG // we have three diaper bags. yes, three. one traditional over-the-shoulder bag, one matching backpack, & one "manly" backpack for daddy ;) i guess its always good to have options, ha! however, once i bought myself the diaper bag backpack, my life forever changed. hands-free is the way to be. i would definitely recommend a backpack. the honest company has a very sleek design & good pocket space. the only downside for me was that everyone has it. i was at an outdoor birthday party, and three moms placed their identical honest backpack on the ground. i decided to purchase one that wasn't as popular & at a good price (info below).
THE ORGANIC GOODS // having to explain to my persian family what an organic diaper is is probably the hardest/funniest thing. whether this is just a trend or not, i really do like the diapers & wipes we use. i'm not, though, very brand loyal. i bounce between honest, seventh generation & babyganics. all of which have been fine & eliott has not reacted negatively to any of them. but, we tend to purchase honest diapers, seventh generation wipes & baby organics bath/skin products.
THE EXTRAS // the convenience of having a camera & video camera on our phones is amazing. however, i also carry my instax mini polaroid in my bag. i've been using these specific photos for eliott's baby book so i never know when i'll need it. i also purchased these mini carabiners for my wallet & keys. i hook them inside my backpack and hook the keychain on my wallet & keys so they are never lost. LIFE. SAVER. lastly, s'well bottles are all the rage right now. the modern design is so appealing. i purchased a s'ip one to keep hot water for times i need to use formula. i've tested how long it'll keep the water steaming, & i am happy to announce i've gone 5 hours & it was still steaming. WIN. & its black & so minimal in design. DOUBLE WIN.
below is my full list of items i store in my bag at all times. this caters to eliott's age range (up to 4 months). this seems like a long list but i get the to-go versions of most products to help with space...
DIAPER BAG BACKPACK. skip hop chelsea $99 // buy
DIAPERS. honest company $26 // buy
BABY WIPES. seventh generation $2 // buy
PEEPEE TEEPEE. peepee teepees $10 // buy
DIAPER DISPENSER. munchkin $4 // buy
RASH CREAM. desitin $3 // buy
HEALTH & SAFETY
THERMOMETER. ergalogik $20 // buy
NASAL ASPIRATOR. boogie bulb $15 // buy
HAND SANITIZER. babyganics on-the-go $3 // buy
SUNSCREEN. babyganics on-the-go $4 // buy
BOTTLE SOAP. babyganics on-the-go $4 // buy
BOTTLE. dr brown's natural flow $26 // buy
FORMULA. similac advance on-the-go $13 // buy
THERMOS. s'ip by s'well $25 // buy
NURSING COVER. covered goods $35 // buy
BURP CLOTH. aden + anais $22 // buy
DROOL BIB. matimati $20 // buy
PACIFIER. dr brown's stage 0 $5 // buy
PACIFIER CLIP. louloulollipop $13 // buy
TEETHER. nuby $6 // buy
TEETHER. comotomo $6 // buy
RATTLE. noggin stick $20 // buy
BALL. oball $8 // buy
CARABINER. mini gold tone carabiner $7 // buy
POLAROID. instax mini 8 polaroid $55 // buy
naturally, on top of this we have extra sets of baby clothes. i am starting to learn i need to pack clothes for myself ...or just walk around with spit-up stains, lol. any must have items in your bag?
please forgive my attempt at flat lay. i have way too many things in this bag & little time ;) i also forgot i have a slr.