Only what you need for your baby. Really. (OK – and some fantastic things you don’t that are pretty cool.)
I’ve ordered and tried a bunch of different bags to replace my Skip Hop Duo Deluxe, but before I go there, I thought I’d offer a quick overview of what I was looking for in selecting one of them.
First, here’s what I’m packing:
The basics: diapers (x4), wipes, Kleenex, travel-size diaper cream, a bottle (8-ounce Born Free), burp cloth, changing pad, pacifier wipes (surprisingly useful), two extra pacifiers, a couple of small toys, an extra bottle of formula, nutrition bars for me (x2), wallet, phone, keys, my sundries (lipstick, headphones).
Longer day: a blanket for her to play on, an additional bottle of breast milk, sometimes refrigerated in the Medela insulated pack if I’ll be gone for several hours, and a bottle of water for me. I also schlep along my Mac Air (3 lbs, super thin) if I might be stranded over one of her naps.
A couple of things I found during my search that might be helpful for you too: