Since I am a second time twin mom I really knew what I actually NEEDED in my diaper bag this time. I am the type of person who hates to even carry around a purse so less is more to me! However, “less is more” doesn’t always apply when you have two little ones. Double the babies, double the
shit stuff. I’m going to share what I think are the most important items to keep in your diaper bag. Please note: what you’ll want to pack will vary depending on your child’s age.
The first thing I want to talk about is the actual bag. Register for a diaper bag you won’t be embarrassed to be seen with. That means put down the Winnie the Pooh bags. Yeah, Disney bags are a cute idea for a baby but you’re the one who actually has to carry the thing around all day. The bag I use is a Vera Bradley (go to the outlet stores to find them cheap!). I like this one because of its soft cotton material. It stretches so I can really cram a lot in it. It’s also really easy to wash if it gets dirty. I do however, have a Thirty One bag that I like to use when I’m going to be gone for longer periods of time since its larger.
Next up, the necessities. Depending on how long you plan on being away from the house, I think it is safe to bring around six diapers for twins. You wouldn’t believe how many car seat blow outs I have had to clean up. Wipes and butt cream are a must too but what you are REALLY REALLY REALLY going to want is a changing pad. Public bathrooms are disgusting and the changing tables are even worse. Trust me, get a changing pad and bring it everywhere. Besides diapering items, food is the next important. I bring my formula container for easy dispensing, bottles with the water already in them, and baby food. Don’t forget the spoon! My seven month olds are starting to eat Puffs so I usually bring a little baggie full of those as well.
I mentioned all the blow outs I have had to clean up in the middle of my shopping trips or car rides, so you’ll want to bring extra clothing. I like to pack pajama onesies, regular onesies, pants, socks, and extra bibs. It is winter here in Michigan so I always bring extra hats too.
I love that my babies are at the age where they like playing with toys. They can be entertained by toys for awhile! Pack a bunch of their favorites to keep them busy in their strollers. I like to bring a variety like books, crunchy paper, rattles, light up toys, and balls.
Finally, here are all the extras that I have found useful to have on hand. Lotion, hand and face wipes, hand sanitizer, nose sucker (what are these even really called??), extra pacifiers, and pacifier clips. If your baby is teething throw in some Tylenol and Oregel. I also like to bring sunglasses and extra receiving blankets. The receiving blankets I use as burp cloths most of the time.
If you are like me and don’t like to carry around a lot of baggage, then get a small clutch or wallet and keep it in the diaper bag as well. This will eliminate your need for a purse. 🙂
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