Thursday, April 19, 2012

what's in your bag: diaper edition


Ahhh, how things have changed.

Four years ago, I wrote about the contents of my white coat while serving time (yeah, pretty much what it felt like) in the pediatric ICU. I followed this up with a much happier fellowship what's in your bag addition for 2010.

blast from the past

And now, well, it's only logical to share the contents of our diaper bag!

In truth, when I planned to write up this sponsored post, I had visions of having figured out the perfect collection of baby armaments: a cute, stylish array of gear to help in any diapering (or other) emergency on-the-go. And maybe someday I will!

However, as I type this, Annabel is five days old and I am just a greenhorn mom, trying to figure things out as I go. (How long to burp? How tight to swaddle? How much to worry about each and every little sound that our baby girl emits during the night?) So perhaps I will just lay out the elements of our newbie diaper bag, and ask for veteran mom help! I would love to know what has come in handy in the stickiest (or stinkiest) of situations.

Here's our gear:

Don't worry, I didn't forget the diapers -- we have a few stacks of them peeking out of the bottom compartment! Otherwise, we're traveling pretty light right now, mostly because I'll probably be learning from experience the items worth hauling around.

In the picture: wipes, wallet, phone, baby socks (we seem to lose these everywhere already), changing pad, keys, pen/paper (that's her feeding record of the past 5 days!) and that's about it. Not shown (because they are with her or on her person at the moment): hat, swaddling blanket, burp cloth.

So that's it -- just the basics for now, but I'm open to any and all new ideas!

What have been your diaper bag saviors? Anything totally unexpected that has been completely worth hauling around? I've got lots of room (and pockets) to fill, and a lot to learn.

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