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Lesson 29: How to pack a diaper bag

The first challenge is finding a diaper bag you love. The first bag I had was the Skip Hop Bento Bag and I loved it–until I used it. I had to return the first one because the zipper was broken on it when I received it as a gift. The zipper broke on my second one as well. But mostly, it just wasn’t a practical bag. It didn’t open wide enough for me to dig through and get out what I needed. For me, it was a hassle. However, it received a 4-star rating on Amazon, so I’m apparently outnumbered in my opinion.

I went through a couple of other bags after that and wasn’t thrilled with any of them. The thing about a diaper bag is, you’re going to use it a lot. You need to love it.

Finally, I found the organizing utility tote by Thirty-One Gifts and I fell in love with it. I don’t know why I didn’t think to use one of their bags sooner, as I’ve always been so happy with their products.

In fact, the entire time I was bag-hopping, I used the keep-it caddy to store extra baby items in my car. I referred to it as the “Oh Shit Bag” and kept it constantly stocked with extra disposable diapers, wipes, a pacifier, a spare outfit and a blanket.

I’ve recently discovered the super organizing tote (I don’t know if it’s new or if I just haven’t seen it before) and I’m planning to replace my organizing utility tote with it. It’s on order now and I can’t wait to get it! It’s just like the organizing utility tote, but with a top zipper.

After you find the bag you love, stock it! This is what I carry in my son’s diaper bag. Your needs may be a little different, depending on your own preferences. I have prepared two lists because my needs greatly changed during the time between newborn and toddler.

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