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Last weekend, my sister-in-law had forgotten to bring a rarely used diaper bag item to our family get-together. Certain that I would have it, they greeted me at the door asking to borrow it. I laughed as I dug through my bag – not expecting to find any. Amazingly, it was there! I hadn’t yet discarded it as unnecessary. Through the years, our house has visited many stages in the world of diaper bag preparedness.
The Ever Prepared Mama: You know this stage, when you pack everything including bottles, diapers, paste, wipes, pacifiers, blanket, nail clippers, sunscreen, and knit hat. Because, emergencies.
I’m Pretty Sure I Have What We Need: This is when we glanced into the still-overstuffed diaper bag to ensure that we wouldn’t be caught without the basics. Still certain that the emergency items were tucked away safely, we headed out of the house and slowly drifting into our next phase.
Just the Essentials, Please: At some point, we began low-maintenance travel. Our large diaper bag had just a few indispensable items – or we opted for a smaller tote that wasn’t even designed for baby gear.
Mom confession: I snuck one of the bars when I, myself, had missed breakfast.
The older kids have been great at helping to remember snacks for the bag as well as to remember wipes! It’s so funny the things that kids think to pack. Wipes! Joe isn’t a fan of sticky hands, so perhaps that’s why he’s really good at grabbing the zip-up wipes case.