I recently did a post on my handbag essentials, I thought it’s only fair I share what’s in my nappy (diaper) bag. I always wanted a nappy bag that looked stylish but had the space I needed for everything I carry. (Yes I carry a lot).
Nappy bags have evolved and I’m loving it! Chop Chip Designs was one of the few brands that grabbed my attention at the last baby expo I attended. This brand brings style+mama into one bag! What made me feel more special was I could design the bag the way I wanted to.
ABOUT CHOC CHIP DESIGNS:
Choc Chip is a free-spirited brand, which allows clients the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind bag to fit their own personal style. They specialise in laptop bags for fashion-conscious career men and women, but have other gorgeous bags including stunning baby bags for new moms. Their fabrics are constantly updated, giving you fresh alternatives every season.
My bag was specially designed for the blog so I decided to stick with the YBI colours and create something neutral that I could use for baby no.2 (when he/she arrives).. No I’m not preggies yet.
I love the material and the space it has inside. Everything fits in perfectly with the various compartments provided inside and I can clip it onto my Stokke stroller if I really wanted to which is a big bonus for me. I’ve used the bag for couple months now and honestly I can it’s the best quality nappy bag I’ve found thus far!
WHAT’S IN MY NAPPY BAG?
1. I always carry 2 sets of clothing and a pair of spare shoes for Kitana. A winter and summer set plus a jacket because you never know when the weather is going to change. With toddlers, you definitely need more than 1 set in your nappy bag because they always playing or messing.
2. At least 5 nappies, a pack of wet wipes and a bum cream.
3. Lip ice, hair bands, a set of shades (when she wants to be stylish) and a name tag if we going to a busy place like the mall.
4. A thermometer and a vapor rub if she’s not feeling well.
5. A nail clipper because sometimes you just need it!
6. Teeth and Gum cleaner.
7. I do carry snacks occasionally, depends where we going. I prefer the snack bars or puffs.
8. A hat if she’s not wearing one for Summer.
MY MUST HAVE ITEMS:
1. Nappy sacks
I cannot leave the house if I don’t have a pack of scented nappy sacks. These are a huge help for smelly diapers plus you can use them for dirty laundry or shoes.
2. Wet wipes/Pocket tissues
I carry both and I even have a set for my handbag. You’ll never know when you would need them, we use wet wipes for everything even non baby related items (like cleaning a spill on the couch).
3. Hand sanitizer
4. First aid kit
Summer is here in South Africa so this will always be in my nappy bag. You can always rely on EverySun to provide you with great products suitable for the whole family. They got you covered for a reasonable price.
Introducing two new trigger sprays to the range:
250 ml -Kids Spray SPF 50
250ml -Family Invisi Spray SPF 40
Bigger packer, better value and with a higher SPF to keep your whole family safe this summer!
6. Hand/Body Lotion
I absolutely love Oh So Heavenly products, it’s become a family favorite.
I think you end up carrying fewer items as your baby gets bigger, well that’s what happened for me. Not all items mentioned above is carried daily.
Don’t just buy a nappy bag because it looks pretty, consider how much space it has and if it will last long-term. Remember quality is better than quantity. 1 quality nappy bag can last you years and can be carried down to future kids if you want to save in the long run.
Thank you Choc Chip Designs for gifting me with a personalised bag, it’s something I will always treasure.
So what’s in your nappy bag?