Pregnancy is not easy, and it's more enjoyable for some than others. Lucky mom Emalie had a pretty good experience, other than the dreaded swelling (something that I also dealt with!) Now feeling more herself after an unexpected c-section, she's got a beautiful baby girl to call her own, and so much to look forward to. Even only having been a mommy a month now, she's got her diaper bag in order. Today she tells us how she packs to take her little lady on the town.
What's In Your Diaper Bag?
Baby's Name (and age): Presley (1 month)
Basic save: Wipes
No matter what you do, you are going to go through more wipes in your baby's first year than you thought humanly possible. You can cut costs by buying in bulk once you know your brand preference. Don't get stuck with a whole bunch you hate the smell of or that baby is allergic to! You can even make your own if you're feeling ambitious, and you are concerned about chemicals, or if your baby has sensitive skin. Check out a great tutorial here.
Essential splurge: Good quality diapers
Best preparedness advice: Make sure you have some extra onesies and receiving blankets for throw up and accidents.
Final words of wisdom…
Make sure to enjoy every little moment no matter how messy or smelly, you may never get to experience it again.
Too true! Whether it's early afternoon, or late at night, there's a great sense of stolen time with your little one. You won't be able to bundle them up in a blanket and rub their face when they're 40, so take a moment each day to appreciate what you have!
|Diaper bag contents: change pad, a couple of receiving blankets, |
extra onesies, diapers, wipes, gripe water, spare pacifier.