Just like driving a mini-van, one thing I told myself I would never do as a mom is carry an actual diaper bag (though, I am not against anyone who does!). I have come up with two necessities that easily allow me keep everything organized and to transfer all my “stuff” (even with two kids) from bag to bag whether it's a Goyard, L.L. Bean Boat n' Tote
or something in between. I have made it by thus far without EVER carrying a true diaper bag.
The first necessity is a pouch or clutch for YOUR stuff. Yes, we are always worrying about THEIR stuff. But, I have found that putting my wallet, keys, sunglasses, lipgloss .. etc into a zip pouch is lifesaving. You will never be stuck frantically digging through the bag for your keys while you have a screaming little one. I personally love the idea of a pouch like this
that can double as a clutch when you need one.
The second necessity, is a zip pouch for a few diapers, wipes, sunscreen, snacks etc. I adore this one from Pottery Barn
as it can be monogrammed and is plastic lined for any spills (which we know happen!) If you have more than one kid I recommend getting one for each (thank you, monogram) with their individual supplies.
You will never have to carry an actual diaper bag again. You're welcome, darlings.