BTDT / Diaper bags?

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BTDT / Diaper bags?
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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 4:53pm

I am looking into diaper bags for my twins coming in Nov/Dec. I was wondering for those BTDT moms of mulitpules

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Registered: 07-17-2008
Wed, 06-09-2010 - 10:58pm
This is what I do, in my purse I keep the immediate essentials. In my case that's two diapers and a small container of wipes, and now that they're bigger a sippy cup for each. I don't carry a large bag at all, just a medium sized average purse but I don't have much stuff of my own either. I carry a wallet, my keys and a chapstick. If I didn't have kids I wouldn't carry a purse even. Then in the car I keep a tote bag (about the size of the re-usable canvas grocery bag) with more diapers, wipes, a t-shirt for each, and a small tube of diaper rash cream. I figure I don't go anywhere so far from either home or a store that I have to pack as if I'm going out of town each day. If I'm going to be in somewhere a long time, like a park/zoo trip, I just take the canvas bag of extras in with me. :-)

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Thu, 06-10-2010 - 4:30pm

I did the same as Elissa, had a small diaper back with just a few of the essentials, and kept more supplies in the van.

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Thu, 06-10-2010 - 11:30pm

One diaper bag will be plenty big for everyday use! You might need a big overnight bag or 2 bags for traveling, but just to be out and about, no. One thing I did with my first twins was I kept a big bag in the car with extra supplies, but only carried what I immediately needed in my backpack style bag (the backpack is nice so you have your hands totally free, and you can use your stroller basket for other stuff).


I color code my bottles and pacifiers (only because my babies are eating different amounts right now, and I still swap out the pacifiers if I'm in a pinch). But other than diapers and bottles and an extra outfit, your babies will share all the other diaper bag essentials.

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Fri, 06-11-2010 - 10:31am

I pack my spare outfits in ziploc bags. It makes it really easy to have a pair of shorts, shirt and panties all together in one place. Then, I have a nice ziploc to stick the dirty (or pee'd in clothes) into when I change them out. Plus, I've had sippie cups and bottles leak and get my clean dry clothes wet, so this way it protects them as well. I too have several different bags, so it also makes it really easy to switch the clothes out from one bag to another...I have outfits that are specifically intended for our "emergency" change of clothes...they are always soft and comfy and can double as pj's in a pinch (like if we stay at Nana's longer than intended, we can put them in the outfits and then when they pass out during the 2 hour car ride, we can just carry them straight to bed). Then I usually take a 2nd outfit that's a little "cuter" if we have an accident or something on the way to wherever they still have a cute outfit to wear :)

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