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what do you carry in your bag?and who doesn't even take one

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elmoandella Thu 09-Oct-08 22:01:42

right, after this started on other thread i'm making a seperate on.

what do you put in your changing bag? and would you ever go without. as i have a friend who never takes anything. no nappies/wipes/juice/

nothing at all. just her stuff. and it drives me crazy. coz she either borrows mine or has to go and get somewhen we're out.

i used to take

4 nappies
change of clothes x 2 (ds &dd)
nappy sacks
jar of baby food.
2 spoons
lip balm
huge wallet/purse
house keys
car keys
milton wipes
disposible changing mats

cut down to smaller bag

2 nappies
handy pack of wipes
1 nappy sack
i pair unisex trouers,1x pants1x t-shirt
wipe clean bib
small change purse
car keys

have a bag with all other stuff for emergencies in my car.

elmoandella Thu 09-Oct-08 22:03:15

oh and have a variety of juice/bottles/milk/goddies crips/crackers/raisins
depending on how long i'll be out and what time of day.

liahgen Thu 09-Oct-08 22:04:41

nappy if i remember
loads of old bills i don't need to be carrying around
spare spoon and fork, (child sized)

thinks thats more or less it

TheArmadillo Thu 09-Oct-08 22:05:52

depends how old kid is.

Until ds was potty trained I stuck a spare nappy and a packet of wipes in my bag. If we were going to be ages I put 2 nappies in. Early days of training I took a spare pair of trousers/pants and will stick those in car if going on long journey.

LadyOfWaffleIsScaryEnough Thu 09-Oct-08 22:07:01

at the moment just nappies/wipes as one of mums dogs ate my changing bag...
Usually :
nappy cream
sun hat
warm hat
spare clothes (dep. on where we go)
spare socks
snacks sometimes

sun hat
warm hat
some extra layers dep. on weather
bicki pegs (not at mo., not teething yet but in for when he does)
2 blankets
2 sheets

probably more but cannot think, I hate not having something I need. The weaher changes so much that you can go out in a woooly hat and end up needing a sunhat & suncream!

Imawurzel Thu 09-Oct-08 22:07:57

i have in DD bag,
3 nappies,(or more depending on where we're going)
nappy sacks,
sick rags, (like muslin but from matalan)
spare change of clothes, inc socks & booties,
change mat,
teething gel,
metanium cream or sudocream,
winter hat or summer hat.
carrier bag for dirty clothes jut in case,
boobie pads for me in case i leak.

and for me,
Lip balm, tissues, purse, house keys, mobile, sunnies (if suns out) pen, umm, think that's it.

but if we're just off down the road to town quickly then all i take is one nappy and wipes and nappy sack.just in casers.

RhinestoneCowghoul Thu 09-Oct-08 22:09:31

DS is 2 yrs old, I stick a nappy and some wipes in my handbag along with all my usual crap. I always make sure I have a snack and a drink for him in case none available when we're out.

I don't take spare clothes now as haven't needed them since he stopped being a pukey baby (and isn't potty training yet). If out for longer, then 2 nappies.

Lionstar Thu 09-Oct-08 22:12:50

In the early days took a heavy duty bag with everything mentioned - and more. Got sick of lugging the thing around so pared down to a small handbag with:

2 folded up plastic bags for shopping
1 disposable nappy (we use cloth at home)
travel pack of wipes
small muslin - for bib/face-wiping etc

Just recently ditched the pouch sling, which folded up really small (but DD is now too heavy for)
Sippy cup, because she happily drinks out of open cups, or with a straw from a bottle

All of the rest of it was so rarely used (spare clothes etc.) there really was no point in hoiking it all about.

rusmum Fri 10-Oct-08 07:59:34

DD2 (10 weeks)
3 nappies
changing mat,
carrier for dirty nappies (resuables),
spare vest, baby grow,cardigan
a toy of some description

DD1 (4)
snack (friut or crisps),
whatever else she cant live without that day

lip balm
digital camera

And when DH comes along he tries to squeeze in his keys and wallet too!

GOSH!! need a bigger bag!

SmugColditz Fri 10-Oct-08 08:01:58

I don't carry all that crap!

I sling a couple of nappies, a packet of wipes ad a drink under the pushchair - if I am going to be out long enough to need it.

In my pockets are my purse, phone and key.

There is not NEED for all that stuff!

rusmum Fri 10-Oct-08 08:19:16

i beg to differ.. smug

dd1 stuff necessary -dd2 stuff - only end up spending lots on snack if you dont take anything

soremummy Fri 10-Oct-08 08:21:55

I have a largeish makeup / washbag with one disposable changing mat 2 nappies, travel pack of wipes and thats slung under pushchair. In my pockets have keys money debitcard and mobile.

I have 3 changing bags but dont use them

ChirpyGhoul Fri 10-Oct-08 08:24:31

DD's are 1 (exactly!) and 2.6 I take
Quick trips
couple boxes raisins

for long day trips I take above plus
Bottle water for sharing between dd's
travel pack wipes
changing bags
small books

DD1 has her own bag if she insists with her teddy/drink/book whatever and DD2 carries her stuffed toy.

I do have a bag in the car with nappies, large pack of wipes, nappy sacks, full change of clothes for both including socks and jumpers so as I am either within walking distance of the house or with the car I don't need to haul 10 tons of crap around!

sarah293 Fri 10-Oct-08 08:25:01

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elmoandella Fri 10-Oct-08 08:32:25

the bag in the car thing i find very handy. as i can quite often plan to be only out for a short trip and and end up out all day. handy to be able to restock nappy supplies from it.

cyteen Fri 10-Oct-08 08:49:21

At the moment I've got a large changing bag containing:

4 nappies
nappy sacks
change of clothes (vest + sleepsuit)
my stuff: keys, phone, wallet, diary, lipbalm, iPod
usually some random things accumulated over the course of the day, e.g. DP's birthday present is currently hiding in there

I don't drive and don't always know how long I'll be out for, plus DS is extremely adept at pooing through his clothes, so all that stuff is necessary for me. I don't mind though as have always carried loads of stuff around due to low boredom threshold.

littleducks Fri 10-Oct-08 09:14:42

my dd is two, ds six months

spare pants for dd
sun hat for ds (sunshade on p and t rubbish and i kept being caught out by the sun)
some nappies for ds (i grab a handful and top up when run out)
baby wipes
rattle/small toy
teething gel
jumpers if weather changeable


things i need but forget:
nappy sacks
bib for ds

4andnotout Fri 10-Oct-08 09:16:23

I have a big yummy mummy messenger bag in preperation for dd4's arrival in a fortnight which is at the moment just used for dd3 who is a year old.
3 Pocket nappies
1 plastic tub of washable wipes
house keys
spare car keys incase dp loses his
purse (empty )
1 bib
1 baby bottle of water

cyteen Fri 10-Oct-08 09:26:00

ha ha littleducks, i have a bib in my change bag but always forget to use it.

BevB Fri 10-Oct-08 15:35:54

At the moment I have DD1 (4 years) who doesn't carry her own crap stuff so for her I have
a bottle of water,
spare knickers (she doesn't have accidents anymore but sometimes gets them wet in the process of using the toilet)
and sometimes hat & gloves if she decides she doesn't need them but I think she may later in the day

DD2 (2 years) still not PT'd so
two or three nappies depending on how long we are out,
couple of wipes just thrown in dry,
nappy bag,
sippy cup and snacks
and two small colouring books with set of crayons

and me:
lip balm,
sanitising hand gel & hand cream,
Deodorant stick & sample perfume as I sometimes forget before I leave the house and hate going without,
folding bags,
and sanitary pad (just in case)

and have dc3 due in 4 weeks so will be needing:
an extra few nappies
change of clothes

hmm I'll probably need a suitcase for that lot! luckily I have a big old pram for dc3 so can hide a few items in the foot part of that while dc3 is tiny and leave a bag of bits in the car.

hazeyjane Fri 10-Oct-08 15:43:34

For dd1 and dd2 (2.6 and 16 months)

nappy bags
handgel stuff
small box of snacks
drink of water for each

for me - purse, mobile, keys, lipsalve, face powder, tissues, pen

dd1's dora backpack contains

dora doll
plastic piglet and pooh
some dead leaves
a stone from someones drive
hair slide
pink plastic mobile
peppa pig book
3 mega bloks
half eaten rich tea biscuit from god knows when.

lilysmummy2007 Fri 10-Oct-08 17:28:06

i dont use a nappy bag, i bought a large stylish tote [£5 from primark] grin it contains
large amount of crumbs
nappy or 2
bottles of rice pudding/custard
bottle of juice or water
couple other snacks if out for long
bottle of antibacterial hand gel
tissue packet [usually empty??]
eyeliner and powder
little case from bodyform with liner/pad
terry towel for large spillages
hat and cardi for lily in case it get colder
several small toys and a vtech phone

lilysmummy2007 Fri 10-Oct-08 17:29:09

oh and nivea suncream for kids

babyjjbaby Fri 10-Oct-08 19:39:22

i have far to much stuff in mine but don't drive so need it just incase i just hope i get used to carrying such a big bag round

babyjjbaby Fri 10-Oct-08 19:44:44

right here goes

change mat
hand gel stuff
2 dummys
i terry sqaure
i bambino mio
2 fleece liners
3 bibs
headphone for phone
eye shadow
mp4 player
god knows how many nappy bags for dogs aswell
pack of sweets incase i ahve hypo
radar key for toilets
2 inhalers
blood testing kit
and phone

i really don't want all this crap lol

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