I’ve never liked carrying a big bag and still take as little as possible, even when out for the day with our kids. My must-have items are always changing, but here are two examples of what I bring with me these days:
If I’m walking and/or will only be out for a couple of hours, I only bring what fits in the little zipper pocket on the Ergo. Usually that means diapers, wipes, a small toy, a wallet and my key. Sometimes my phone ends up in there or things like a bank book or a small snack for the kids.
<Screenshot from SORAbento>
If we’re going in the car or out for most of the day, I bring a few additional things: extra diapers, tissues, a one-piece change of clothes, disposable changing pad and lip balm. Recently we’ve also been carrying one of those portable high chair belts for the baby, as well as snacks, a bottle of water and something seasonal like sunblock.
When it comes to little bags, my current favorite is this tote from SORABento and the size is perfect! It’s a beautiful Rifle Paper Co. fabric with a sturdy bottom and (removable) insulated liner, so it’s great for bentos or drinks as well.
Best of all, having no big bag to lug around means my hands are free for pushing swings and holding hands with the kiddo (maybe even with a coffee in the other).
What’s your favorite bag and what do you always take with you when going out with the kids?
Kxx & mochi