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#1 of 7 Old 08-06-2013, 03:22 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm pregnant with baby #2, and DS will be 28 months when the baby is born, and I'm fully expecting to have to bring a diaper bag with me when we go on outings. I'm planning on getting a ring sling for my newby and wearing him/her while using a stroller for my toddler. We have a big Peg Perego stroller, but I prefer to use a small umbrella stroller because it takes up less space in our trunk if I'm shopping.

I used an Ergo for the first year with DS (though I used a Moby for the newborn months), and discovered that having a diaper bag was very cumbersome with a carrier. I used a standard diaper bag most of the first year and then switched to a backpack.

Anyone have any tips on wearing a diaper bag and a newnorn baby at the same time? What are your preferred diaper bags that go well with babywearing?

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If you have a stroller, I would suggest using binder clips on the handles of the stroller (to keep the bag from sliding down) and just put the diaper bag on the stroller. (either backpack or a messenger style)


Otherwise, I either use a backpack with a front carry or an over-the-shoulder bag with a back carry.

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Even when DD was a newborn I hated toting around a diaper bag and mostly left it in the car for shopping and small excursions.  All I brought with me was the folding changing table pad that had pockets for diapers/wipes (we did disposables for a month or two before she fit into the cloth I had picked u)p.  Once we were into the cloth full time I just carried the wet bag on me which had a pouch on the front for dry/clean diapers and wipes and off we'd go.  I should mention that both had handles with a snap closure that allowed me to loop them onto the ring sling, and in a pinch I've just tucked things behind or under her in the sling.

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It can be tricky to deal with two children (one of whom may need water or snacks or a change of clothes) with no bag at all. Awesome if you can do it, but not always possible. Especially if you don't have a car nearby.

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I keep a diaper bag in the car and if I need to bring stuff with me I use a back pack. I just took thw T into the city using the stroller ring sling and backpack with my 33 month old and 9 week old and it was very doable.

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I have a two year old and baby number two on the way in Dec. My plan is a light weight umbrella stroller for my toddler, with a bag on the back for snacks, diapers, etc. (hanging on the back or in the basket...) And the babe in a carrier.

I'm also thinking of switching from my soft structured carrier to a wrap conversion mei tai with wider, less bulky straps to make it easier to use a shoulder bag if I need to.
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You can tuck the strap of a bag sort of up and under the shoulder of a ring sling and everything is held in place. Or, of course, use the stroller to hold all your stuff. 

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