What’s in my bag?

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What's in my bag

I’m flabbergasted over how much lighter my bag has become as Liam has grown. At first, I felt like I was taking his entire nursery with me to the grocery store. Now that he can eat what I eat, eat less often, nap less often, poop less often, doesn’t spit up as much and can be entertained more easily, my load has gotten lighter!


Do you want to see what’s in my bag when out-and-about with a 1 year old?

What's in your bag

  1. Bottle - Because baby’s gotta eat…or in this case, drink. Liam refuses to drink milk from a sippy cup still, so bottle it is.
  2. Water Bottle - Not only does this come in handy for drinking purposes for Liam and I, but it also helps for sticky hands! I usually have a reusable bottle that I carry with me, but it’s ugly and didn’t want to show you my lack of bottle style. ;-)
  3. Changing Pad - This never leaves the diaper bag. Liam has gotten too big to change on my lap, so a pad is necessity when out-and-about. You should have seen me last week, changing him on the bathroom floor of Starbucks (no baby changing table) with the pad separating him from the yucky floor. Thank you, changing pad!
  4. Hand Sanitizer - Or as I like to call it, germ juice (a term I picked up during my days as a childcare provider).
  5. Wipes - Umm, I don’t want to be caught with a poop explosion without these babies!
  6. Wet Wipes - These are just handy. Liam is to the stage of wanting to walk everywhere, but his footing (especially in shoes) is terrible. His hands are always touching the floor with germs from goodness-knows-where. These wipes are essential before he sticks his fingers back in his mouth.
  7. Diapers - A no brainer.
  8. Banana - We are seriously monkeys in this house. I’m pretty sure our grocery store cashier thinks we’re raising one. Bananas are my handy fresh snack to bring on the go. No refrigeration required!
  9. Baby Snacks - I always keep either yogurt chips or puffs in my bag for little snack breaks or distractions.
  10. Spatula - No, I’m not making cookies on aisle 4, this spatula will keep Liam entertained for a while. It’s small and quiet and my personal favorite toy. :)
  11. iPad Mini - After taking our trip to Disney World, I quickly learned that a car ride lasting more than 20 minutes requires Baby Einsteins on the mini. My husband rigged up a way for Liam to watch it while he’s in his rear-facing car seat.
  12. iPhone 5 - My constant connection to the blogosphere and my way to capture those cute moments of Liam.
  13. Coupons - I’m not an extreme couponer (I wish I was!), but I keep a few coupons with me at all times, just in case. Every little bit helps!
  14. Wallet - Gotta have the monies!
  15. TCHO - I always keep a little snack for me in my bag. Today it’s chocolate. :)

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What is your number one must-have item for your bag?

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46 Responses to What’s in my bag?

  1. Nichole Spencer says:

    Tie between : Cell phone, wallet, gum, mints, tissues and hand sanatizer. LOL

  2. I must have my iPhone. I panic without it!

  3. SandyN says:

    Cell phone and lip balm!

  4. Carol says:

    Hand and face wipes!

  5. heather sprunger says:

    My bag is so simple. My necessities are wipes, diapers, spit up rag, and a light blanket. That’s about all, not to mention wallet, phone,and keys. I’m sure as she grows….the bag will too.

  6. Aratvie says:

    I would love this bag. Wrote down items I mostly use to create a bag to put away for emergencies .

  7. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    For me, personally, the one necessity is the little “plunger” I use to remove my hard contacts (I’ve never learned how to pop them out). I love the idea of keeping the mini-spatula in your bag. I’m going to tell my daughter, the mother of my two grandsons, I think she’ll love it! She also uses plenty of diaper rash ointment ;) Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. sandy says:

    My phone is a must

  9. Ally says:

    I definitely need my book, iphone, and wallet… can’t go anywhere without any of them! I am pregnant now, so my purse is about to get a lot more interesting :)

  10. Maggie says:

    I don’t leave the house without B’s Sophie the Giraffe. It’s become a comfort item and a fun toy!

  11. Grace says:

    Gotta have my chapstick!

  12. Julia says:

    I always have to have chapstick in my bag with me.

  13. Margaret Starr says:

    I ALWAYS need germ-x in my purse!

  14. Urban Wife says:

    Must haves in my bag are my cell phone, chapstick, wallet, baby ring sling, hand sanitizer and an Aden + Anais blanket for baby. That doesn’t include the separate diaper bag…sigh, I have to get smart and consolidate! :)

  15. Julie says:

    Must have gum or mints!

  16. Cori says:

    I always have ChapStick for me and baby wipes for the little one!

  17. Katie says:

    I must have chapstick!

  18. Elena says:

    wet wipes

  19. Elena says:

    I always have a pack of wet wipes in my bag and my cell phone.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  20. sarah k says:

    I usually have at least lip gloss,cell phone,wallet and book or Ipod in my purse.

  21. June Lisle says:

    I won’t leave the house without checking to see if I have sanitizer. It comes in handy way too often to forget.

  22. Beth B. says:

    I don’t have a little one yet, but I always need my planner and my iPhone. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  23. Kara Kieran says:

    Phone! I am terrified of getting stranded somewhere without my phone.

  24. ellen casper says:

    Hand sanitizer

  25. Sarah says:

    I must have wipes. I may not always need a diaper or other items on an outing but we always seem to need wipes!

  26. Ann says:

    sanitizing wipes!

  27. Dawn Monroe says:

    I always have bandaids, babywipes and snacks.

  28. Marie says:

    my baby wipes.

  29. Stephanie Ann says:

    definitely tissues & baby wipes!!

    stephanie ann

  30. Donna says:

    i always make sure to have baby wipes!

  31. Linda says:

    my number one must is spare diapers

  32. Julie says:

    snacks and wipes

  33. latanya says:

    lip gloss is must have

  34. Julie Raye-Rod says:

    I really need to have some sort of sanitizing product

  35. Mary Happymommy says:

    I must have wipes!

  36. MANDA says:


  37. Jessie C. says:

    Wipes, must have wipes. The more the merrier.

  38. Jessica says:

    I have to have wipes and my I-phone and I can conquer the world.

  39. Torrey says:

    Baby wipes!

  40. hands down…..my iphone! Cannot function without it!!!

  41. Erika W. says:

    My must have is my iphone and hand sanitizer

  42. Prasert says:

    with the mess that my kids make, I always need wipes.

  43. Liz H says:

    Hand Sanitizer!

  44. Jean says:

    Dum-dums for a surprise treat for my girls, wet wipes and my phone! If I had to pick just one – I guess the phone!

  45. Sarah Hutson says:

    Wipes are my must have! They are so multi useable!

  46. Natasha says:

    Mine is definitely snacks! For me and the little one :)

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