What I carry outside the house has change significantly since having kids. When the kids were newborns, I felt like I carried a ton of stuff (so many diapers, bottles, blankets, snacks, toys, etc). Now that the kids are more kids/toddlers versus babies, I carry less items but still love a backpack style bag to have 2 available hands. I used to use a Petunia Pickle Bottom bag I got from their outlet and currently use this Freebird Collection backpack.
Here’s what I currently carry:
- First aid kit (similar to this)
- Diapers and wipes
- Hand Sanitizer (travel size)
- Advil (travel size)
- Lip product (usually a Clinique chubby lip crayon)
- Wallet (with coins for parking meters!)
- Hair ties
- Flashlight (mini size)
- Feminine products
- Hydro Flask water bottle
With toddlers I’ve learned never to be without snacks! With newborns and babies, we always needed diapers, formula, burp cloths and extra onesies. Now, if the kids are tired or getting impatient, a snack is what they need! They like fruit snacks, mostly because they don’t get to eat them at home so it’s more of a special ‘treat’. I received this applesauce pouch sample and Tessa loved it. It’s a great on the go snack that isn’t messy and is easy to eat.