The last time I did this, my daughter was 3 months old. I was also carrying the Skip Hop Studio bag. I LOVE that bag! But, the main compartment zipper busted. I contacted Skip Hop to see what could be done, and they sent me a voucher to either replace the Studio bag, or purchase another one. (Isn’t that awesome customer service???)
So I decided, why not? Buy a new one! I opted for the Skip Hop Duo in French Stripe. I’m obsessed with stripes, and this was just so darn cute! I still use the Skip Hop Studio bag (in fact, I prefer it over the French Stripe), but the Duo is great for casual day trips!
It’s main compartment holds a ton! I also love the versatility of the handles – the leather grab handles are great, and the messenger-style strap is VERY convenient! And those side bottle pouches (one on each side!) hold our 8oz wide mouth Dr. Brown’s bottles easily.
If you want a looky-loo at what I’m currently carrying in the diaper bag for my 8 month old, then grab a hot drink and queue up the video!
Also, enquiring minds want to know what I carry in my Coach zippered cosmetic bag. I call this my Mommy Essentials bag, because it holds all my little doodads in one spot, instead of floating around in the diaper bag. It also makes it convenient to transfer my things when I’m changing out handbags (hardly ever happens these days!).
I’ve got the basics – hand sanitizer, hand lotion, tissues, bandaids, as well as a variety of hair items for emergencies. I also carry around a few tea bags (duh), an iPhone charger car adapter, a travel mirror, as well as a variety of lip balms. I am a HUGE fan of tinted lip balms. I’ve never really been a lip stick girl, so tinted lip balms give me a hint of color without looking too done.
So that’s it! What do you carry around in your diaper bag? What’s your diaper bag of choice these days? Is it even a diaper bag?! I’d love to hear all about it!