For D, a bag of milk and a bottle will do. We personally use the twist system and it's super convenient. Sometimes we bring along a different bottle, just in case.
For my adorable little niece, I had to be sure to pack a snack she'll actually want to eat and something I can bring with us anywhere. That's why I opted to bring Gerber Lil' Beanies. With 2 grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber in every serving, I feel like I'm providing her a nutritious snack and it's a win-win for us both, since she actually enjoys eating them too! Whether I hand her the Original or the White Cheddar and Broccoli, we're both delighted when it's snack time.
Speaking of snacks, I'm certain to keep something adult-friendly in our diaper bag at all times too. Since hubs is GF, we packed some of our favorite GF Bites into the bag! Paired with a water bottle we can all share, we're all set for snack time and we'll have no hangry fits in the future.
Packed with diapers for the little and an extra pair of underwear for the niece, the diapering kit is a must have for a diaper bag - of course!
Just in case mama needs to touch up her nails or the little one gets a snag in her dress that needs a trim, the Manicure kit comes in handy!
We pack the coconut oil because it's the ultimate cure for almost everything, makes an excellent lotion, is a great way to clean sticky messes, and more! We got this small sample size container from a health food store and it goes with us everywhere.
The Instax camera is another thing that goes with us everywhere, while we haven't snapped too many pictures yet - I love the idea of taking a picture and having it right at our finger tips! Playing with this handy camera and allowing my niece to take pictures with it is a ton of fun.
The hand sanitizer is a must have for mamas and toddlers, our hands get into some dirty situations and cleaning them up before touching a baby is a necessity!
It may seem silly but having lip gloss in your bag is a great way to make a mama feel cleaner and more presentable... and it's a great way to entertain an antsy toddler.
The activity cards aren't necessarily a must-have item but they are a ton of fun! You can use these handy cards to document the "big firsts" in your baby and toddler's life. From the first trip to an amusement park to a customizable "today" card, you can snap a photo of each event and share it.
A portable phone charger is something every mama needs in their bag in case of emergency. Your phone will never die randomly again with an on-the-go charger.
The little bottle holder device was gifted to us by a friend but a life saver when my arm gets a little tired. Place a bottle inside of it and rest it so baby has constant access to the bottle. I wouldn't suggest leaving babe alone with this, but it's great if your toddler is sitting in the back seat and wants to help you give baby a bottle.
Speaking of sitting in the backseat, babies and toddlers get bored on trips so be sure to pack toys for both of them. Rattles, magic coloring books, etc. Both kiddos will appreciate a little something to entertain them on car rides and waiting in lines.
The last "basic" item in my bag is my coupon holder. With coupons to some of our favorite places and a few vital documents inside, it's a lifesaver to have a small folder to place it all in. Saving money is important so stock up on coupons and place them in a small holder and fork 'em over when shopping, you won't regret it.
A breastfeeding cover is a must for those of us that are nursing and want to do so comfortable and conveniently, anywhere. I use this baby at restaurants, while shopping, and at friend's houses. It's a huge comfort for her and makes me feel less exposed.
A burp cloth and or a bib is an obvious item to stash in a diaper bag! When dining with an infant, a good burping is always necessary post-meal. Bibs are great when baby tends to spit up or if baby has a drooly day.
I like to put an extra blanket and headband or two in my bag as well. You never know when you'll need a fresh blankie or accessories as a girl mom!
The last item and possibly one of the most important is the baby carrier! My little loves being snug and when hanging out with two littles, having one of them in a carrier is great.