Monday, 4 May 2015

What's In Your Diaper Bag? - What's Your Diaper Bag Style?

We feature a lot of different mothers on this blog so we've seen a variety of examples of how to pack a diaper bag. Some people advocate packing everything but the kitchen sink knowing for them it's better to be safe than sorry, while others leave with the bare minimum, confident that with some creativity and luck it'll all work out. Neither mama is right or wrong, what's important is finding what makes sense for you and your baby (based on where you're going, what you'll be doing, how old your baby is, etc.). With that said, we thought it would be fun this week to delve deep into your mommy psyches and figure out what your go-to diaper bag style really is. Answer the questions and then scroll down to see how you best prepare to venture out into the world with baby in tow.

What's In Your Diaper Bag? - The Quiz!

1. Your family is at the mall shopping on a Sunday when your baby has an extremely explosive poop. What do you do?

a) Send your partner to the store to buy a replacement outfit, while you head towards the family wash room. Oh, maybe a detour to the drug store...forgot to restock the wipes!

b) Head to the change station and clean it up pronto. The outfit in the diaper bag might be a little bit out of season, but it'll do the job until you get home. You can always wrap the spare receiving blanket around baby's legs.

c) No problem! After you clean everything up with your 82-count wipe pack and dispose of the diaper in a powder scented baggy, you change your baby into one of the perfectly coordinated spare outfits in your diaper bag. Then you wash your hands in the sink before using your personal hand sanitizer and lotion set.

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2. You're at morning story time when one of the other mommies invites you back to her place for an impromptu coffee and play date. Based on the current state of your diaper bag:

a) You'd have to politely decline. You ran out of the house with exactly one diaper, one receiving blanket, one pacifier, and a handful of wipes. Just what you'd need for the story time.

b) You can go, but only for a short visit. You have everything you may need but not in multiples, so nothing that might go beyond a few changes and a feeding.

c) You and baby could stay for dinner and sleep over, too. You have diapers of different absorbencies, a variety of solid foods, and plenty of distraction toys. 

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3. You're sitting enjoying a much deserved coffee at the café after a nice walk, when baby spits up. You:

a) Grab some napkins from the counter.

b) Grab the receiving blanket from your bag, although you forgot to switch it out from last time you used it.

c) Grab a fresh receiving blanket, some wet wipes, and a crisp, clean replacement bib from your bag.

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4. If you asked someone to grab something from your diaper bag for you, how easy would it be for them?

a) What diaper bag? I just grab the essentials and jet.

b) If they look past the bottle that's still in there from yesterday, and my own stuff (wallet, keys etc.),  there's a 70/30 chance they'll find it.

c) Extremely easy. I have multiples of everything and they're organized by categories. 

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5. Which quote best resonates with you?

a) "He who would travel happily must travel light." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

b) "I enjoy the preparatory elements of travel - packing my bags and choosing my outfits - but my favourite part is getting there." -Dominic Monaghan

c) "Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory." Miguel de Cervantes

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Mostly A's - Grab and Go.

You don't worry too much about preparing for every unknown. There are stores if you run out of something and baby will be fine in a stained shirt for a few hours. You just grab the absolute essentials and you're ready to go. You're laid back yet efficient.

Mostly B's - The Right Stuff.

You aim to pack smart, and based on the occasion. You feel like there is no use carrying the whole nursery with you every time you go out, but you feel better if you're prepared for a few common occurrences. Your diaper bag may even be an unconventional backpack or satchel, stocked but still lightweight.

Mostly C's - Ready for Anything.

When you leave the house, you leave prepared - for absolutely anything. You have a diaper bag with all the bells and whistles, and every pocket is full to burst. You don't mind the extra weight, though, if it relieves you of some worry. You're the mom who always comes to the rescue at baby group with exactly the right item.

Now that you know your diaper bag style, share it with other mothers! Did you know it's as easy as 1-2-3 to submit a diaper profile?

1- Go to: and fill out the survey

2 - Send a picture of the contents of your diaper bag (and maybe your adorable baby!) to

3 - See yourself on our blog and let all your friends know what you're really packing!

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