What’s in my diaper bag? – the Erin, mom of twins, edition!

by michelle on August 8, 2011 · 9 comments

The second post in this series is brought to you by the lovely Erin at The State That I Am In.  She is the momma of two lovely little 11 month old girls, Evelyn and Charlotte. I love how streamlined her diaper bag is. I cannot even imagine packing for two babies. Erin is definitely a rockstar mommy!  Thank you, Erin for sharing with us!

 

As the mom of 11 month old twins, you might think it strange that I rarely carry a diaper bag these days.  The truth is, we rarely go anywhere long enough to warrant hauling the whole thing with us.  If we are out at the store, I usually just toss the diaper pod and a burp cloth in my car.  Yes, I know I’m tempting fate by not bringing 32 outfits with me, but what can I say?

 

I do have a fabulous diaper bag, though.  It’s a SkipHop Studio, and I am madly in love with it.

 

 

This is actually my third diaper bag.  We had two previous, and significantly cheaper diaper bags before I got the SkipHop.  The other bags just didn’t cut it.  They didn’t have enough pockets and they were a pain to dig through.  I’m not usually a pricey bag kind of girl, but I got it for a steal on Zulilly, and I’m glad I took the plunge.

 

Look how much space it has inside:

 

 

I thought I’d go ahead and show you what we stuff in there when we go to grandma’s house for dinner.  Here’s everything we drag along:

 

So clockwise from the top left:

 

  • Bottle caddy with two bottles — I got this at Target and I love it!
  • Bibs for dinner
  • Tommee Tippe sippy cups — another favorite
  • Toys and books
  • Burp cloths — I never leave home without a burp cloth.  Ever.
  • Extra clothes — I love summer since I can just pop two plain onesies in the bag and call it done
  • Wet wipes for messy fingers and faces
  • Wet bag for gdiapers
  • Wipes
  • Disposable diapers — I really don’t bring the gdiapers on the road with us.  Too much extra baggage.
  • Sunscreen — It’s just something that’s always in the bag.
  • Food containers — Whatever their dinner is comes with us too

 

It’s funny because I feel like that list should be longer.  In fact, I know plenty of moms with singletons who pack more than I do…and I am a chronic over-packer.  Except when it comes to my diaper bag, apparently!  The thing is, when you have to haul enough for two babies, you tend to be pretty editorial about what you haul around with you.  Overall, though,  I love my diaper bag because it can handle everything I need for two babies without a lot of fuss.  Plus?  It’s purple and cute!

 

Want to share what’s in your diaper bag with me (and the internet)?  Check this out and let me know!  Here’s what’s in my diaper bag, if you’re curious.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa August 8, 2011 at 8:48 am

I love that bottle caddy! I need to get one of those to pack for her days at Meemaw’s house.

I *love* Target wipes. They don’t dry out in the wipe warmer (yes, we are wipe warmer people 😉 ), they come apart one at a time (usually), and they clean well.

michelle August 8, 2011 at 10:32 am

I’m going to have to try Target’s wipes, I think.

And your diaper bag is really, really cute! I’ve had one other diaper bag, and it was much cheaper than the one I currently carry, But it didn’t hold up well at all, and the seams started to burst within 2 months of use, and we didn’t even use it all that much! I’m slowly becoming a “buy it right or buy it twice” kind of person.

Deanna August 8, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I thought y’all might think I was crazy when I said that as a mom of twins, I carry MUCH less than most singleton moms I know! I think it’s just something about the “just get by” mentality that some parents of twins have to adopt at times…it makes us realize that we don’t really “need” a lot of things we might have thought we did at first. : ) Love the little bottle caddy. We used a similar bag for bottles, then for snacks and utensils. It was handy to just take that into a restaurant instead of the whole bag.

Laurie August 8, 2011 at 6:27 pm

I’m not the mom of twins, but I don’t really carry much in the diaper bag. Half of the time, anymore, I don’t even take the thing with me. Tempting fate – I know. Hahahaha!
For those on the Target thing: I don’t use the wipes because I really like the Huggies Naturals, but we only use the Target diapers. They’ve worked the best out of all of the diapers we’ve tried.

Nora August 11, 2011 at 7:20 am

Love seeing what’s in your bag! Can’t wait to share my goodies and etc. with the group next week (and I’m so honored to be including in this series too!).

Oh, and we totally have Target wipes in our diaper bag. Love them!

Elizabeth August 13, 2011 at 8:56 pm

You’re so organized–doubly organized! When I remember to bring the right bag (yeah, it’s a problem, I know), it’s much more of a mish mash. We get by, but sometimes it would be really nice to pull out exactly what we need!

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