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Minimalism for Moms: What Are The Essentials For a Diaper Bag with Multiples

Minimalism for Moms: What Are The Essentials For a Diaper Bag with Multiples

The best advice I received before having baby #2 was to get rid of my gigantic diaper bag and get a smaller bag instead.  The concept seemed strange to me – going smaller when you needed more – but the point was that with two kids now in tow, I was not going to have an extra arm now to carry around a million things I really don’t need just to fill my beautiful bag.  Instead, what was recommended was that I have an “emergency bag” in the car! Not wanting to take up my dwindling cargo space, at first I used my center console as a mini-storage area for my diaper bag necessities.  However after a while, the space was too packed and compressed to navigate through efficiently in emergencies.  That’s when I official adapted the idea of an emergency bag and the Type A version of myself has been happy ever since.  I still carry 1 diaper per child and a small amount of wipes in my purse but other than that, I keep everything else in my car for use as needed. Below is the ultimate minimalism list of diaper bag must-haves to keep in your car and off your arm!

  1. Two extra sets of diapers per child
  2. Wipes
  3. Hand sanitizer
  4. Plastic or biodegradable bags (great for soiled diapers)
  5. Extra pair of clothes per child (including underwear, socks, shirt and pants) – Lilladu Exchange Tip: sweatpants usually fold very small making it easy to pack. Also, I use a quart size bag for each child and label with their own clothes for quick access)
  6. Small first aid kit
  7. Small flashlight
  8. Snacks for each of your children that wont expire any time too soon (baby food and spoon, fruit snacks, pretzels, and cereal are good choices!)
  9. Bottle of water
  10. Couple dollars with of change and some cash too
  11. Cotton gloves and hat per child (depending on the time of the year)
  12. Small umbrella
  13. Blanket
  14. Small books, toys, crayons, paper, stickers and other entertaining items
  15. Sunscreen
  16. Pen
  17. Pacifier (if your child uses one) or other soothing items
  18. Quart-size clear plastic bag worth of essentials for parents (mints, travel-size deodorant, stain remover wipe, makeup essentials)

If you like this minimalism mom blog then check out our minimalist blog on what baby essentials clothes do you really need.

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