I always knew from a young age that when I became a mom I didn’t want one of those massive Vera Bradley diaper bags. I’m not a huge fan of their crazy prints and growing up in Indiana that’s all I would see everywhere. Nothing against Vera Bradley, because they have actually come out with some awesome stuff lately, but when I used to think of diaper bags all I thought of was a giant puke pink colored duffle bag with flowers all over it. When adding a diaper bag to my registry I didn’t want to go all out and ask someone to spend over $80, but I also wanted to ask for something that I thought was cute and functional. I ended up asking for the Skip Hop Duo Collection Bag in herringbone and sure enough my awesome friend Julie got it for me.
The first thing that drew me to this bag was the style and size. I like the simplicity of the black and white herringbone pattern and I love that it isn’t severely oversized. I also really liked the fact that I could just carry this bag around and not have to carry a purse as well since it’s both stylish and functional. I can easily toss my cell phone and wallet into one of the front pockets and be out the door. The inside of the bag is roomy enough for everything you need for a regular outing with baby. If you’re going on an overnight trip for more than 2 nights with baby then you may need something bigger, but for everyday outings this bag is perfect!
Now for what’s in the bag…. These are the items I think I will need for a day out with a newborn. I’m being pretty minimal here and I think that’s the way to be. I don’t want to be lugging a ton of stuff around with me everyday!
For me the essentials are diapers, wipes, ointments/powders, 2 onesies, another outfit, a swaddle blanket, and a pair of socks or two. Keep in mind this is what I’m thinking I’ll need for a newborn and I’m breastfeeding. If you aren’t breastfeeding you would need bottles and formula. We will see how many things I add or take away from my diaper bag once this little guy actually arrives which is supposed to be exactly one week from today! What are some of your diaper bag essentials for a newborn? Anything I’m missing? Leave me some advice in the comments!
Diaper Bag: TARGET ( available in many different patterns) // Blue/White Kimono: RALPH LAUREN // Burts Bees Powder/ Ointment/ Lotion : TARGET // Huggies Natural Diapers: TARGET// Huggies Natural Wipes: TARGET