The On-The-Go Everyday Essentials… What’s in the bag

My diaper bag is always fully stocked, so I’m able to get out of the house in a mere 5 minutes with my twins.  Here’s what’s in my bag (and my car):

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Bag – I spent a lot of time researching diaper bags for multiples; do I need a double sized bag or is a “regular” size good enough?  I went with the Marc By Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Eliz-a-Baby Diaper Bag from Bloomingdales. It comes in Quartz and Black. Black is the most popular color but I went with the Quartz. I love it – it fits everything and is big enough for twins.

Diaper Holder/Changing: I love my Skip*Hop Pronto Changing Station. I store my diapers, wipes and ointments in it. I often take it out of my diaper bag and into my stroller. When I change the babies, I grab this instead of the whole bag. And, it comes in adorable patterns.

Swaddles: I always have at least 2 swaddle blankets at all times. I use them for everything – for nursing, covering the babies when out in public, warmth, sometimes even for spitting up. I love the aden + anais swaddles.  I also love the Chick Pea faux swaddles that I bring for warmth. They don’t work well with the carseats but if you take the kids out of the carseat, they are great to have along to keep them warm.

Nursing Cover: I am obsessed with my Hold Me Close infinity nursing scarf. I use it everyday and it’s both useful and cute!

Burp Cloths: I always have at least 4 burp cloths with me at all times as my girls love to spit up.  I especially love the ones from burpies.com that someone gave us as a gift – each one is customized.

Bibs: Because my kids spit up all the time, they wear bibs.  I like the ones from Carters as they are cheap and I need a lot of them!

Extra Outfits: Always bring extra clothes as you never know when your little ones will have a “blow out”.  My favorite outfits are the kickee pants – I love the soft material and the patterns are super cute.

Mobile Pump / Bra: I love to multi-task so I often pump while driving (I set it up before I begin and use a hand-free nursing bra so I am NEVER distracted while driving).  I keep my Lansinoh SignaturePro Double Electric Breast Pump in the car and make sure to bring the pump parts along with my Medela nursing bra.  The pump runs on both electricity and batteries so it’s great to use on the go.

Bottles/Formula: While I breastfeed my babies most of the time, they do get formula/bottles when it’s convenient for me.  I always have two empty Dr. Browns Natural Flow 4oz Newborn bottles with me as well as a can of formula. I use Enfamil EnfaCare for babies born prematurely (this is what they started us on the NICU and my girls like it so we stuck with it). In addition, I always have Enfamil Ready-to-Use 2oz bottles with a nipple, just in case I’m ever in a bind.

Cleaning: I use the Mustela facial Cleansing Cloths to clean my babies faces when on-the-go as well as the dapple naturally clean Pacifier wipes. I also always have extra ziploc bags on me at all times.

Do you have similar items in your diaper bag?

 

 

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