Packing your first diaper bag can be a little intimidating. Early into my motherhood adventure, I packed what felt like a bag full of bricks. Here are some tips to help you streamline the process, so you can save your sweating for the gym.
First off, toting a baby around is heavy, so keep that in mind. I have found that pairing your diaper bag with a very small, cross-body bag where you can store personal essentials is the best way to go. Keys/phone/ATM card/lipstick, all accessible by one hand. If you are running a quick errand or two, you can strap your babe in a carrier, and be on your way, sans diaper bag. Major win. When headed out for a longer adventure, we think being a little more prepared is the way to go.
Diaper bag essentials:
Refillable water bottle
Granola bars or healthy snacks for Mom and Dad
Lightweight scarf that can double as a nursing cover or stroller cover to block the sun
Two extra sets of baby clothes, including socks
A small toy or two
Extra shirt/top for Mom and Dad (babies spit up a lot!)