A while back, someone wrote me to ask how I pack a bag for a day out in the city for Hudson. I can’t say it’s down to a science–and ask me again next week and you might get a different answer–but here’s what I would currently pack for a day around Manhattan or, frankly, a day traveling just about anywhere.
In my “diaper bag” (actually just a large purse):
A few favorite toys (one is usually strapped onto the seatbuckle if we’re using a stroller)
IPhone (aka camera)
Wallet (now filled with coffee and frozen yogurt punch cards)
Diaper changing kit (with 3 diapers, wipes, and a few of these diaper sacks
Pouch with lipstick, hair tie, and keys
The “Go-bag” is key. I bought a rather utilitarian “Go-bag” from by Eagle Creek
Inside the “Go-bag”:
Tupperware of cheerios or puffs
Food packs (usually one fruit or veggie squeeze and one chunkier main)
Bottle (with extra nipple for water)
Some formula to-go packets just in case
Infant Acetomeniphen and Ibuprofen
This seems to work for us at ten months. (Ten months today!) When he was an infant, I would have had less food and more diapers. I would have also had a change of clothes along. As he gets older, I have a feeling the snacks will increase. Aron is eagerly anticipating the increased-snack portage stage, he tells me.
P.S. I’ve had a few stroller hooks
Oh, and also, since I’ve taken these photos, we’ve missplaced his PO.P sunhat and his cute little wooden car toy! So my word on being organized should be taken with some serious grains of salt.