Oh, the burdens we carry. Specifically in a diaper bag! Oh sure, there’s the usual diapers & extra blankets & onesies. Bottles are a must, as are baby wipes. But what about those weird things that nobody thinks about (except a seasoned momma)?
Right before I delivered Harrison, I found small bottles of hand sanitizer. PERFECT for the diaper bag because they were tiny & fit into the zipped portion of my bag that kept the diapers & wipes. After changes, I wouldn’t have to find a sink immediately, which came in handy for the car/park/stroller diaper changes that I never planned for. While I’m sure you can find generic travel hand sanitizer, I loved how mine had a sweet cotton smell to it. (I also had one that smelled like gardenia.) Nothing like feeling pretty after wiping up poop, right?
My other tiny must-have came in the form of a Tide to Go pen. Harrison suffered horrible reflux, & half the formula he drank always ended up on my clothing. When we moved on to solids & oatmeal, I felt like I always had some stain on my sleeve or pants. Since I was usually heading into the office with these stains, I started carrying a detergent pen on me to quickly care for any carrot spills or milk spit-up.
Also, I always carried a little board book on me. I have no idea why since (a) Harrison can’t read & (b) he always prefered little trucks over books. I guess since I always carry a book on me for me, I figured I should do the same for Harry?
Anyway. Enough with the awkward BA facts. Did you carry anything “weird” in your diaper bag? The things I listed above were functional & not necessarily odd, just things I would have never added to the bag until I’d had a few mishaps
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