The secret to putting together a useful diaper bag

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When you’re a mom to multiple children, and you venture outside your house for any length of time you have to be prepared for anything. I’ve had every mom fail happen from pee/poop/vomit disasters to forgetting a simple but necessary item like baby wipes. After many trials, I’ve learned what works best for me and I try to keep it simple with hitting all the essentials – like diapers, wipes, snacks and a few other ‘little’ items..

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1. Diaper Changing Kit

Its simplest to just group all the needed items in one little pouch making it easy to reach for when you’re wrangling your little one off to the bathroom for a change. I take 3 diapers, wipes & a muslin blanket to use as a pad and I keep all my stuff in a cute little cosmetic bag.

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2. Snacks & bottles

If you’re a bottle feeding mama like myself, clean bottles, water & formula are pretty important. Rice crackers, granola bars and raisins also make great snacking for toddlers and kids. Can’t forget myself though because I’m no good to anyone if I’m hungry and low on energy. I beat that by throwing in a Cbobani Flip yogurt snack that’s packed with plenty of nutrition. My personal favorites are the Almond Coco Loco and Key Lime Crumble. There’s also Coffee Break Bliss – low-fat yogurt with biscotti pieces and chocolate and I’m dying to try it!

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I love Chobani yogurt because of its creamy texture, and then couple that with the crunchy ‘flip’ part, and it becomes a decadent & satisfying treat. Strawberry Summer Crisp is another winner- low-fat yogurt paired with golden graham crackers and white chocolate.

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If you haven’t tried Chobani yogurt yet, now is a great time because they are releasing 15 new product varieties. There is something for every kind of yogurt eater! It’s also a huge bonus that each and every cup of Chobani Greek Yogurt is made with fresh milk from cows not treated with rBST and proudly contains no artificial sweeteners, preservatives or flavors.

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3. My purse kit

This was given to my by JP as a mother’s day gift a couple of years ago, and its one of the most useful things I own. I keep everything like dental floss, aspirin, band-aids, breath mints, extra hair elastics, chap stick, hair brush & a sharpie.

Once I have these main elements in my bag and some Chobani Flip yogurt in my tummy, I feel like I can handle anything!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Enfamil® Reguline™ helps keep things smooth

I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post are my own and not those of Mead Johnson Nutrition.  Consult your pediatrician before making changes to your baby’s diet or if you have concerns related to your baby’s digestive health. Please see the product label/website for acceptable use and benefits. You can contact Mead Johnson Nutrition with product related questions or comments toll free at 1-800-BABY123  or through the Contact Us link on or

Enfamil® Reguline™ was kind enough to send me samples of their baby formula. Melody has been a formula baby since birth and I was delighted to try out this special version. All opinions in this post are 100% mine.


Six years ago, having an infant to care for was new territory for me and I was probably the worst momma bear out there. Everything had to be just right, bottles carefully sterilized, feeding schedules enforced and recorded every wet and dirty diaper he created.

I feel kind of guilty, but I can’t say I’m the same way about #2.


In retrospect I realize now that I created most of my own stress, but the important part is that I learned to deal with it better for the 2nd time around. I remember the first time that JP went a couple of days without a dirty diaper, and I was so anxious about it that I practically had the pediatrician’s after hours number on speed dial.

No need for that kind of drama this time around – Instead I’ll be handling little hiccups like these at home.

With #2 we’ve reached a new baby milestone – Melody has now started the first solids! Good ‘ol Rice cereal with apples and she’s loving it! Mmm mm


But the change in diet isn’t really loving her. After a very trying day last week, I realized that she was having occasional constipation by the crying. Oh the miserable crying.

And we can’t forget those high-pitched shrieks. The kind that hurts your ears.

So to ease her fussiness, I decided that I would involve the help of Enfamil® Reguline™ to help keep things running smooth for awhile <— ha ha, no pun! So far, its been pretty helpful! Enfamil® Reguline™ is an infant formula designed to promote comfortable stools. I can only imagine how tough it can be to be a baby with occasional constipation, not to mention having to take care of your business by laying on your back or sitting. No wonder she cried like that!

Giving my little girl’s usual formula a switch for some Enfamil® Reguline™ was a gentle way to shake things up a little. The prebiotics found in Enfamil® Reguline™ are a type of carbohydrate also found in breastmilk that help feed the good bacteria in the digestive system. What’s even better is that you can continuously feed baby Enfamil® Reguline™ for the entire year because it offers complete nutrition.

Comes in both powder form and the convenient pre-made liquid. I love those for throwing in my purse when we’re on-the-go!


I sometimes worry about switching formulas abruptly, but it appears that she had no problem adjusting. My guess is that it tastes the same as the one she was used to!



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