So I won’t lie before I had Emilia I didn’t really understand why moms needed to carry a diaper bag. I would see mothers hauling around their oversized backpacks and totes, and wonder what exactly was inside them that couldn’t be thrown in a purse. But once I became a mama myself, I quickly realized that having a special bag for baby truly is a must in most cases. There’s just really no way around it; babies require a lot.
And a lot of this stuff is subject to being messy or the cause of the mess and I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t really want baby formula, snacks, dirty diapers, and soiled clothing rolling around the bottom of my purse.
It makes my life so much easier knowing all of her things are in one place and I don’t have to hunt them down when it’s time to leave the house. But with that being said isn’t necessary to carry around an oversized, overpacked, and heavy diaper bag all the time. So that’s why I’m sharing two diaper bag packing lists today—one for the mama who likes to be fully prepared for whatever a long day will throw at her, and one for the minimalist mama who likes to pack light.
In it for the long haul
For all my simple mamas out there this one is for you!
I get it, seems like a lot right? I have a TWO free printables at the bottom of this post. One filled out already and the other blank. If I know I’m staying overnight at Brandon’s sister’s house or going to be gone all day I like to have a list to double-check everything.
I hope this was super helpful! Leave a comment below telling me what you pack in your diaper bag?
With love from the Tar Heel State,