So since I've become a mom, my life has changed tremendously. Especially the things I carry in my purse. I guess the term "purse" truly dies and goes to heaven once you become a mom because it no longer is your purse anymore. It is your kid's bag.. aka the dreaded diaper bag.
When I first started leaving the house with my daughter it literally took me twice as long to get ready. It wasn't me who took so long to get ready. It was me getting my purse/car ready to go with Taylor in it. I just didn't know what all to bring. Well now that she is a little older I have figured it out to a few Diaper bag essentials. Here are some of things I have on me at all times:
1. Diapers. This is numero uno for obvious reasons. I really like The Honest Company Diapers because not only are the super absorbent, they are free of any chemicals, eco-friendly, and they come in an assortment of cute prints for your baby.
2. Sophie the Giraffe. Okay I know every kid in America probably has this toy, but honestly it's a great teether. It's a little on the pricier side, but my sister found me mine at Sam's Club and it also came with a plush one as well. Even better!
3. A Bottle. And not only any bottle, Dr. Brown's Bottle. A coworker recommended this brand to me, and I love them. Even though the bottle comes with maybe a couple too many pieces, it might be worth the extra hassle, because it has worked for us. I'm not exactly sure how or why they work, but they just do. Taylor has never had a problem with colic, she rarely spits up, and I've never met a parent who didn't rave about Dr. Brown's Bottles.
4. MAM Pacifiers. Taylor has gotten accustomed to this brand for some reason. She will take other brands, but only for a minute compared to the MAM brand. I encourage all mothers to give their child a pacifier, or a thumb, or anything to help them self-soothe. If not I feel sorry for you.
5. Last but certainly not least, a change of clothes. A onesie in fact. I don't know how many times I have been out in public, and my daughter has once again thought her car seat was a toilet. If you are a mom, you know that a blow-out happens at least once a week, for some of you possibly once a day. Again I feel sorry for you, but we all must be prepared.