As a mother of three and soon to be four, I get asked this question all the time- “what do you keep in your diaper bag?!” I think people assume because we have twins that I must be carrying around a portable house on my back. It seems plausible since we have three children and two babies that I might carry double everything for the twins.
Here’s the thing though, I’m not someone you’ll see toting around one of those giant suitcase diaper bags. I have enough to carry, and by the time my arms are full of my littles, the last thing I need is to tote around a suitcase. The thought of that totalllly stresses me out. I believe in carrying the essentials and making the most of what I’ve got in my bag.
So, do I pack double? Nope.
Picking out a diaper bag that functions well and is still stylish was top on my priority list. It needed to hold enough for the twins, some snack items for Lily depending on what she wants before we go out of the house for the day, and a few personal items for me.
I like having options of compartments that keep things organized, as well as the ability to wear any bag as a backpack [like I said before – my hands are full carrying humans 99% of the time]. Constantly having to reposition an over the shoulder bag simply wouldn’t function for me.
I researched a lot of bags, and ultimately landed on this Fawn Design bag. It has so much room for interior storage, multiple compartments to keep everything organized, and it’s super cute!
I snapped some photos of what’s actually in this bag of mine. It’s not Pinterest perfect, and everything isn’t matching. This is what is actually in here. I did fold everything and laid it out just so you could see how much this bag holds – I think it’s important to mention that because I want to keep it real with you guys!
Here are the links to some of my favorite must-have products in my diaper bag! Most of these companies have an email list you can subscribe to for 10-15% off your first order too, which makes me a happy shopping mama!
Motherlove: Nipple Cream
Bibs Pacifiers: The Natural Baby Co
Tubby Todd: All Over Ointment
Gathre: Changing Mat
Washable Breast Pads: Organic Cotton Breastfeeding Pads / Nipple Covers
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