One of my guilty pleasures in life is reading trash mags. You know the kind- US Weekly, People, and the like. You read them and then talk with your sister and friends about this week’s “top stories” like we actually know these people. As I tell my husband, no we’re not crazy, yes we are girls. So why do I bring this up? Because one of the “articles” I love is the “What’s In My Bag.” Since yesterday I showed you the bags I carry, today I thought I’d show you what’s exactly in them.
Ps. I’m so go glad I wrote these posts because I really needed to clean out the crumbs, empty gum wrappers, ridiculous amounts of pens and crumpled up grocery lists that were floating around in my bag. I mean, I am a mom (who’s not always the most organized) after all.
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Snacks are a must for mom and baby! My go-to’s include: sliced apples, sharp cheddar cheese stick, homemade Larabar, homemade trail mix (includes almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, dried blueberries, raisins, and dark chocolate), and of course a Dr. Browns sippy cup of milk for miss H and a Hydro Flask (the only brand I’ll use because it keeps liquid cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours) of water for myself.
I always have chapstick on me. I love Burt’s Bees (Harper does too), as well as L’Occitane shea butter lip balm and hand cream (in Passionate Jasmin). And, yes, after having a baby I’m super sweaty (gross, I know) so I always keep a travel size of Dove deodorant on me.
Aviator sunglasses are a classic and I think almost everyone can rock a pair. I love my Ray-Bans, and have had them for 6+ years now as well my green Kate Spade wallet that my sister got me.
Diapers and wipes are in every mom’s diaper bag. (Sometimes we forget to restock, though, and I can’t tell you the number of moms I have met via requests for one or the other. Mom’s take care of each other – I love that!) I always have at least one FuzziBunz or Charlie Banana cloth diaper and one disposable. I also carry wipes in my handy Petunia Picklebottom refillable container and a hot pink Bummis wet bag to hold any nasty diapers.
Now that it’s summer, sunscreen and hats are a must. I use Aveeno Baby on Harper and Coppertone Sheer for myself. I also have a cute little bucket hat covered in popsicles for Harper, hand sanitizer, and this handy reusable place mat (it’s the clear thing folded up) in case we go out to eat.
Books and toys to keep your little one occupied. Here are two of her favorite books, “Is Your Momma a Llama” and “Baby Signs” and Little People toys seem to capture her imagination for more than a few minutes.