Monday, 4 June 2012

What's in my 'baby' bag?

As a mother of an 8 month old (yes she's 8 months already!) I have a lot to carry around with me, the bag I am currently using is the 'Navy stripe' Satchel bag from Babymel which I purchased from John Lewis. It's lightweight, slouchy and perfect for Summer.

It has two main compartments, one for baby and one for me. It also has a small insulated side pocket for placing a bottle or snacks. It has velcro straps that attaches to your stroller all for only £40.


Under the flap is the mummy pocket...


It houses my phone, keys, purse, business card holder (holds all of my cards, coupons etc), diary, headphones in leather pouch, glasses, oyster card holder, hand gel, hand cream, pen and a makeup bag.


Here's what's inside my makeup bag at the moment.

Revlon 'Sugar frosting' & 'Strawberry shortcake' lip butters, Mac 'Hue' and 'Salute' lipsticks, Mac 'Ember Glow' lip glass, YSL touche eclat, Mac 'Dervish' lipliner, Rimmel 'Hazel' eyebrow pencil, Mac Factor black eye liner, mirror, nail files and hair clip. (Make up bag from H&M)


Here's what's inside the zip compartment which is for baby. It has 2 elasticated pockets and a divider.


Changing mat, Nappies, nappy bags, cream, baby wipes, nose wipes, antibacterial wipes, change of clothes + cardigan & socks, 3 bibs, muslin, dummy, toys and a first aid kit which includes essentials like baby sun cream, medicine, cotton buds, lotion etc.


I love this wooden pram chain by Heimess, it's SO cute and clips on either end of the hood of my bugaboo. It entertains Esra with it's jingling bells when she tugs at it and she also uses it for teething. I got mine for £18.50 from a baby boutique.


I will also place a blanket in the bag if it's chilly outside, and add more or less clothing depending on my trip. If I'm going to be out all day I use the insulated Skip Hop (Bee) 'Zoo lunchie' bag for Esra's food which clips easily onto the stroller and is so convenient. I have 2 other baby bags which I love, one is the Skip Hop Studio in Plum burst and the other is the duo double in black which is VERY large as it's for twins haha, but perfect for travelling.

What's inside your bag? And, do you have any tips for packing with a little one?

21 comments:

Sabina said...

the amount of things we mothers have to carry! lol

my nappy bag has very similar contents :)

xx

Rachel Shuchat said...

Love the bag!
I usually carry my purse around, and just add a few things for my son in it. It's much easier now that he's 1.5 years :)

Muhsine Emin said...

@Sabina - lol yes who knew babies needed soooo much stuff! :) x

@Rachel - oh I bet it so much easier like that :) x

Modestly Me said...

wowzers your organized mama, all i do is chuck a nappy and my travel wipe box in my handbag 0_o. by the way do you clean your sophie giraffe? Zayd's is looking a little grey but i dont have the slightest clue what to do with it

Muhsine Emin said...

@modestly me: yes yes, tommee tippee do antibacterial soother and toy wipes, I use those or a baby wipe if I'm out. X

Shadowy Lady said...

I love your bag the stripes are sooo cute! I feel like UK has more fun brands than Canada, lol! The one I really like is by OiOi and it's like $140CAD :/ I'm also taking notes on the contents here, didn't know babies needed 3 bibs on the go :D

I cannot believe Esra's already 8 months. How time flies!! I'm dying to meet my lil one now seeing this post

D u l c e said...

Sooo sweet :)
Love your Blog a looot Muhsine!
You are really grat! Mashallah :*

xoxo Dulce

www.thatdulcelife.blogspot.com

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Cute design, and convenient compartmentalization. Great bag all together.
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prisonpeluche said...

this giraffe thing contains extremely unhealthy things, I would recommend you not to give it to your child. Use your translator to translate this into english if you want to know more:
http://www.oekotest.de/cgi/index.cgi?artnr=11137;gartnr=90;bernr=07

Sarah Steele said...

Lol... your bag makes me feel guilty, as it is so tidy! Great compartmentalisation going on there... I must learn a thing or two.

Sarah x
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Charlotte Anne Owst said...

love your bag, so nice xo

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Muhsine Emin said...

@prisonpeluche no it doesnt its all natural, the colouring is even food dye. sophie the giraffe is a fantastic product, dont believe everything you read.

Lisa Price said...

Love the bag! I don't even have a baby, yet I want it.

Xo,
Lisa

www.lisapriceinc.com
@LPriceSOright

Mel x said...

I love that bag, it's sold out everywhere though. As much as I love my Storksak I need something summery, or our er 'summer'!x

Sandra Alexandra said...

Nice colors! Love your style darling :x
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ladyb said...

that bag is so pretty, I'll have to look for one (I have a few baby showers coming up). Love how you still manage to stay organized

Lily said...

YES! Palmer's Cocoa butter is the best!! I use it all the time and I'm not a mum.

Yas said...

i ALWAYS carry a muslin with me, a few noisy toys
and my babasling, as my bubs is super clingy and i end up holding him most of the time whilst pushing pushchair one handed!, phew!!

Laurenheartsbeauty said...

Where did you get your little business card holder? I've got so many store cards etc that my poor purse i bursting at the seams! :)

Laurenheartsbeauty said...

Where did you get your little clear business card holder?? I have so many store cards etc that my poor purse is bursting at the seams! :)

Shannon Reed said...

I have a skip hop studio diaper tote bag and I use it like a purse too! I have to carry all of my things and everything my son needs, and this bag holds it all. I can't even begin to list everything inside=) Love the pics!