Join Date: Apr 2008
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With my first child, when she got to walking age, my mom got her a tiny back pack (or as my dd would say pak cak..lol). It was only big enough to hold her little sippy cup, a diaper, small to go pack of wipes and a dress. She could carry it herself and really enjoyed it. We just had to refill it every time we went somewhere. I haven't seen any back packs that small since then, but I like it. It was seriously probably 6 inches or less tall with two small compartments.
With the rest of my kids, I just had a large diaper bag and put it all together. The diaper bag was bulky and almost overflowing, but it worked. With my last, I seriously had a change of clothes for all of my 5 kids, dipes for both my kids in dipes, wipes and food supplies (nursing supplies and sippy)....and I would use one section for my stuff...so it doubled as a purse. Now that my son is over two I barely even have a diaper bag (most places I go have dipes...such as church and I always have some in the car...I keep a stocked diaper bag in there incase I would forget to restock the one I take with me to places). Now days, I just throw his cup in my purse most of the time. =S
For this baby, I plan to reuse the big diaper bag. I don't know the brand, but I really like it. It is a brown suede looking material with pretty burgundy embroidery of flowers and scrolliness on the outside messenger style bag. On the inside it has several compartments...all labeled for ease of organization. One says "mom's things"....and then there are two other compartments. One labeled for baby things and the other just blank (which is where I kept my older kids stuff). I put my big throw blanket on the top (which of course wouldn't shut inside...lol). I like it because it in itself is not heavy or bulky...unlike some bags that are heavy or bulky while empty! Also, I can just throw it in the washing machine without issue. The strap is comfy too. If I happen to think about it, I will check the brand and let you know. =)