What I Keep In My Diaper Bag: Winter Edition

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5 things to carry in your diaper bag this winter #momlife

Everybody talks about getting a cute diaper bag, but what about what you actually put in the diaper bag? The fact that Aiden is 10 months old and the fact it's winter has started to alter what I carry around in my diaper bag....besides diapers & wipes. I've broadened this list to include things you moms of older babies might use, too! After talking with my mom (who raised 4 kids!) and other mom friends, here's what I've decided we moms need to keep in our diaper bags this winter:

1. A extra hat because babies pull off their hats and pull them off to discard them in the aisles of grocery stores, on the floor of the car, and/or at the playground. (Bonus tip: because they get lost so easily, buy some inexpensive ones at the thrift store! I found a really cute penguin hat for $1 at our thrift store.)

2. Motrin in case they start to feel yucky while you're out. Especially if you're traveling for the holidays, it's good to keep some on hand (thank you, Target, for having literally everything I've ever needed). Nothing worse than a teething/in pain/feverish baby when you're far from home! We use the infant Motrin right now, but my mom friends swear by the children's Motrin with its different flavors. 

3. A teething toy, like this necklace for mama that doubles as a teething toy for baby. Not necessarily a winter thing, but mostly an all the time thing!

4. Tissues. We use a Nose Frieda at home, but I am not snot-sucking on the go. The wipes feel kind of harsh on Aiden's face, so I try to keep soft tissues in my bag when he has a runny nose. 

5. Applesauce pouches. It's relatively mess-free, and a kid can eat it with mittens on! 

What would you add to this list? What do you bring along in case your little one gets sick?
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