What's in Ashlee's Diaper Bag?
Diaper bags are essential and something moms will have with them ALL of the time! When picking out a diaper bag, I wanted to go with something that didn't scream "Hi I just had a baby, look at my animal character bag!"
- So I decided to go with the Kate Spade Adiara Penn Place in Grey. PROS - I absolutely love how much space it has and that it comes with it's own changing pad. It is sleek and could be used as an oversized bag instead of a diaper bag. Dress it up, dress it down! CONS - I am a mom who usually has my stroller with me, and my stroller has a great big under carriage, so it has not been much of a problem. However, if you a baby wearing mom, or maybe your stroller does not have much room, it would be nice to have a back pack option. I scored my bag at a Kate Spade outlet for over half off the regular price!
- Diapers! An obvious must have. What can I say, I'm a sucker for cute prints. So Honest Company Diapers or Parasol Diapers are ones that I always have in my diaper bag. (6 diapers to be exact!) Keep in Mind - Honest Diapers do run a bit small :)
- Wipes! Another obvious must have... like really, ALOT of wipes, like ALOT! We did a diaper and wipe raffle at our baby shower and I'm so glad we did. We have yet to buy wipes for our now 6 month old. Babyganic wipes are some of my faves. They are for hands, face and everything else. I feel safe knowing I can wipe my sons - everything... and even if his hands go in his mouth they aren't filled with crazy chemicals.
- Skip Hop Pacifier Pocket - Yup, my son loves his paci when he wants to take a nap. So making sure I always have back up is essential. Somehow these darn things always disappear. They are like missing socks in the dryer. I love the Skip Hop prints and the circular holder is the perfect diaper bag accessory. It can hold a couple of pacifiers which is enough for a day out.
- Mam Pacifiers (Soothers) - My son is the most easy going happiest kid around. He's not really picky about most things... EXCEPT his Paci. For some reason he will only take MAM Pacifiers. Fine with me, I absolutely love the options they have. Like, MAM "Perfect Night" which is designed to reduce the risk of misaligned teeth and MAM "Mini Air" for sensitive skin. Obsessed, something we use every day!
- Camilia Teething Relief - I have not had to use these much as my son is teething terribly bad yet but they seem to work! We love that they are homeopathic. I keep a couple in my bag so I have them handy if he ever seems to be bothered by teething.
- Boudreaux's Natural Butt Paste - I still remember the first time my son got diaper rash. I felt horrible. I had eaten pizza with loads of sauce and drank a tiny bit of red wine (acidic) #momfail The acid in both things gave him a crazy poop and even crazier rash. It literally burned him! It happened so fast. Immediately after using going in his diaper he started screaming. He was so little and I did not know what to do. I thank god for this product! This diaper cream is ALOT thicker than others and has a bit more zinc oxide. I don't use this everyday, but if I notice a bad rash coming on I load him up. Works like a charm! For all smaller rashes, I usually use a tiny bit of coconut oil and lavender which seems to work well. (and it's all natural.)
- Honest Soothing Baby Bottom Wash - My sons skin is so sensitive and for this reason, he gets diaper rash ALOT! So I have to make sure to keep him extra clean all of the time. While I think using just water, and lots of air time is the best. I don't always have time or the ability to do that. I recently found this product by Honest and I love it. I dilute it with distilled water (10 to 1) and put it in a small spray bottle. After using, I make sure he is wiped completely dry and it's significantly helped with his diaper rashes.
- Innobaby Aquaheat Warmer - I stumbled upon this product while shopping (for other things) at Buy Buy Baby. The concept is GREAT! This is an on the go food and bottle warmer, which requires no batteries or plug! Genius! It works by filling the container with a small warming pad and then adding water. The water activates the pad and creates a small boil. The steam then warms the water that is inside. PROS -The concept is great, especially if you are always on the go and don't have access to a microwave or hot water. CONS - The warming pads are pretty pricey. They run about $1 each and if you think about how many bottles you need to warm everyday it can add up. Luckily, there is usually always a Starbucks close by. So, I end up using the container to hold the bottle and fill it with hot water from a coffee shop or restaurant. All in all, I think it's a great product and great to have if you ever find your self in a pickle.