Everything I Keep in My Everyday Minimalist Mom Bag
Today I'm going to share with you what's in my minimalist mom bag. It's a combination diaper bag and handbag for all my essentials and everything I need for the baby. It's cute, very sturdy, fashionable, and practical.
In the front pouch, I keep some snacks for myself because breastfeeding makes you super hungry, so I just always keep a couple of granola bars in there.
Secondly, I've got a few little products in the front. I keep a hand sanitizer. I also bring my own hand soap. A lot of public places have bad soaps with a lot of fragrances, and it just irritates the heck out of my hand. So I bring soap and some lotion.
In this little zipper section are my sunglasses. Next, I have my wallet from Coach that I got at a thrift store a couple of years ago, and I've been using it ever since.
I always keep a little zipper pouch of all my beauty products, like a hair tie, a hair clip, my rouge lip palette, cuticle oil, and shea butter under eye cream. I have my little homemade perfume roller made from coconut oil and essential oils and then some chapstick.
The main event is a little travel changing pad, which we also use on the bed, but we take it out with us too. I have a swaddle blanket that I will use for the baby in the car seat.
I'll also use it if I nurse him in public instead of using nursing covers. I found you can use a swaddle, and you can tie it around your neck. Then you just feed your baby like that, and it works for us.
Next up is wipes, which are essential. When we go out, I almost always pack disposable diapers. I received disposable diapers as gifts from my baby shower. Those have been really helpful when we go out. It's easier than carrying a cloth diaper and storing it for however long we're going out.
I make sure to always pack two changes of clothes for the baby because you never know what's going to happen. They spit up; they poop, they pee, they do all the things. It's good to have backups because you don't want your baby to be in wet clothes for an extended period of time.
Along with the baby's changes of clothes, make sure you pack yourself a clean shirt. Sometimes the baby will spit up on you, or you will leak. I always pack myself an extra shirt, just in case. I will always pack one or two burp cloths.
My baby's at that stage where he needs something to entertain him. I always keep a pacifier and a clip in my bag, but now he wants to be entertained. So I have a few toys. A little paper scrunchy thing and a mushroom teething toy. It's really flexible, and he can hold it.
I also have diaper rash cream because sometimes you just want to put this on your baby while you're out, and I have little diaper disposal bags. When I'm out, and I'm changing his diaper, I'll throw
everything in the disposable bag.
Finally, I have my keys, my phone, and water. Very, very important.
I usually will bring a mug that I'll put something to give myself a little refreshment while I'm out and about running.
Depending on what we're doing, for example, if we're going swimming or going to the park, I might bring a picnic blanket or his sun hat, his swimsuit, and then a book or something for us to do together.
My minimalist mom bag
That's basically everything that I pack in my minimalist mom bag on a daily basis. I like to be prepared for anything, and everything life throws at you with a baby. Is there anything else you add to your mom diaper bag? Share in the comments below!