Now as a mom of 3 kids going out with all of them can be a hassle. It is more challenging now for sure. So it is important that I pack all the essentials I’ll need for the day whether if its a quick grocery stop or an outing shopping at the mall. I no longer can pack a diaper bag and also have a purse for myself. Bringing two bags is overly too much to worry about having to keep up with both when you have a toddler to run after. Which is why I have become so picky in choosing the right diaper bag that can hold my personal belongings and all of my kids necessities before leaving the house.
Currently I am obsessed with my new JJ Cole Caprice bag. It is exactly as the bag was described- “fashion meets function in a stylish tote.” It has so much space and departments- the possibilities in packing it are endless. With 10 pockets inside and out as well as 3 options to carry including stroller straps.
After seven years of parenting I can definitely say organizing your diaper bag is the first step to start your outing successfully. I cannot count how many times I left or simply forgot to pack an item and it ruined the whole trip. Since my youngest is still a 1 year old he is the one with the biggest chance of needing an outfit change. So from past experiences I have learned the hard way to always have a second outfit ready in case his diaper leaks or if he spills food all over his clothes.
With the JJ Cole Caprice bag I find it easy to keep everything in sight and in easy reach when looking for what I need with lots of personal storage. Whether if it’s my cell phone or my wallet- I have the divider pockets to thank for. Seriously. And it doesn’t hurt to have a stylish bag that’s neutral and can go with any outfit I wear.
Here are some diaper bag must haves to pack
- 4-5 diapers
- wipes (my favorite are Costco’s Kirkand)
- changing pad
- juice box for the older kids
- baby’s bottle
- sanitizing wipes
- lotion (if your baby has bad eczema)
- blanket (perfect for nap time)
- baby toys
- extra clothes
- tablet or ipad for the older the kids
- cell phone