This week's topic is the diaper bag -- post two!
Now that you’ve survived the reign of the tyrant that is a newborn, you can lighten your load just a bit! You won’t need to haul around nearly as many diapers and clothes! Once your baby gets a little bigger, you will get into a nice rhythm and his needs will be a little more predictable. You will get to shed a few of the items from the previous bag and add a few new ones.
Stage Two of the diaper bag!
Here are some good things for the baby who passed through the newborn stage:
- 3-4 diapers
- travel case of wipes
- one change of clothes
- a few toys that they only see when you are out (keeps them “new” to them)
- a couple of small books
- spoons for feeding
- food, when you start using it (both of my boys started solids around 6 months) (Confession: I almost never heated up baby food. Never. Terrible, huh?)
- Cheerios or puffs once your baby can eat these
- bags for diapers
- hand wipes
- nursing cover (good luck keeping it on now)
- bottles, formula and water as needed
You might also consider switching diaper bags at this point. I found that something a little more grownup-looking helped me feel a little better about hauling it around, though I always steered clear of anything that was obviously a diaper bag (think Pooh or Mickey). I was also able to use all my diaper bags with both boys so my investment was taken advantage of.
At this point I also bought one of those small bags that held a diaper, changing mat and wipes that I could pull out and hand over to the childcare worker, since at this point I was still carrying my personal items in the diaper bag.
What do you think? Anything you would add to this bag?
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