This summer has been quite busy for my family. We have a lot going on and leave early in the morning and don’t come home until late in the evening. I’ve learned that I have to be prepared for everything, because once we leave home I don’t plan on coming back. We have gone on day trips to the Bronx Zoo, Queens Zoo, Central Park Zoo, and NY Aquarium in Coney Island. I’m trying to get as much in as I can this summer, before my daughter heads to full time preschool and my hubby starts work. I also find that keeping my daughter busy prevents boredom induced tantrums, so staying home just isn’t an option.
So, you must be already trying to calculate just how much stuff I need for a full day with two tots. The answer- A LOT! I need to be prepared for everything from snacks and meals to bath time at grandma’s house. So, that would be a change of clothes for each kid in case they end up dirty throughout the day, AND a set of pajamas. Next on the list is a set of diapers for the day (and an extra package stored away in the car with some wipes) sunscreen, bug spray, and “just in case” essentials for booboos.
No, I don’t pack a suitcase for our daily outings, but I do swear by my new favorite diaper bag, the Ju-Ju-Be Be Right Back. I’ve been looking for that perfect diaper bag backpack but wasn’t happy with the options out there. I needed something that was easy to pack, easy to carry, and contained enough compartments for all our “stuff.” It wasn’t until I took the Ju-Ju-Be Be Right Back with us to a family trip to the Bronx Zoo that I realized I finally found what I was looking for in a diaper bag all these years. With my previous backpack, I would have to dig to find certain items that would fall to the bottom of the bag. The Be Right Back diaper bag opens all the way so that you can access everything easily.
One of my favorite things about the Be Right Back diaper bag from Ju-Ju-Be was the multiple compartments. I have a compartment just for my wallet which provides easy access and I don’t have to go rummaging through my bag to find it. The wipes are always attached to the handy elastics which hold it in place when I need it for diaper changes. Oh, and speaking of diaper changes, the diaper bag even comes equipped with a changing pad, which stores away in it’s separate zipper in the back. I guess I wasn’t the only one that would be skeeved out after using a changing pad and then putting it in with the rest of my baby items. I would always think of the germs the back of the changing pad would pick up and would put it in a plastic bag after I used it. The people over at Ju-Ju-Be must have had the same thought!
The Be Right Back is great for day to day trips with two kids or a great over night bag with one kid. It really depends on how much you need when you are out, but I found that I would need more items for my kids when they were infants. Now that they are older, I can get away with taking less stuff on outings, so this bag works well for two kids. It even has a bottle holder on each side of the bag, which is perfect to hold a water bottle for each child, or one for mama and one for baby.
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