I’ll never forget how excited I was to pick out all the items for my diaper bag the first time. I would be prepared for every occasion, every change of weather, every diaper blowout and beyond. I had creams, bibs, swaddles, hats — everything a new, first time mom thinks she needs in her bag. What I wasn’t prepared for was just how heavy that bag would get!
While on some occasions those extra items did come in handy, it was few and far between and I found myself carrying around a lot of extra weight. I never quite pictured myself as a mom that would carry a traditional diaper bag, but I also couldn’t bring myself to invest in a luxury handbag that would eventually be home to dirty diapers and crumbled goldfish. Then came my Newlie diaper bag…
All about Newlie
Newlie was created by Leslie Newton, the founder and other half of timi and leslie, a well known diaper bag company. After moving on from timi & leslie, she founded Newlie, a diaper bag that doesn’t compromise style. My first thoughts when I opened this bag was this mom knows what she’s doing!
I am guilty of loving purses — and, admittedly, expensive ones — which is one of the things I immediately loved about the Lily Tote… it looks expensive, but doesn’t cost a small fortune. Coming in at just under $100, it’s practical in every sense of the word.
What I love about Newlie
Here are a handful of the things that I love most about this new diaper bag:
— Durable outside material that can be wiped down with warm water
— Two outer pockets and two inner pockets
— Two side pockets perfect for bottles or a sunglasses case
— Large insulated pocket, great for storing milk that you’ve pumped at work to carry home
— Antique brass hardware makes it trendy, but timeless
— Larger changing pad than what comes with most diaper bags
— Long strap included to convert it to a cross body bag
What’s in my Newlie diaper bag
Here’s what I packed in my Newlie diaper bag:
Honest Diapers + Wipes: A favorite in our household. Who doesn’t love the adorable prints?
Lollacup: The best cup for anti-leakage we have found thus far. Nobody likes a leaky cup in their diaper bag. (Nordstrom, $18)
Disposable placemats: Because restaurant tables can be questionable. Enough said. (Amazon, $10)
aden + anais Swaddle Blankets: We are out of the swaddle stage, but these have such an array of uses and they’re a diaper bag must-have. (Nordstrom, $44 for a set of four)
Ella’s Kitchen Organic Food Pouches: There is not a flavor of these my daughter won’t eat. Lately it’s the only way I can get her to eat her veggies!
An extra Mam Pacifier: We have been MAM fans since day one. (Amazon, $6 for a set of 2)
Skip Hop Tuck Away Bib: These are so convenient because they tuck into a very small pocket for easy diaper bag storage. (Nordstrom, $8)
Don’t forget: An extra set of clothes, a pair of pajamas and a small zippered pouch with items like sunscreen, hand sanitizer, band-aids and a spare set of contacts (for me!).
Win a Newlie Lily Tote
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Must be at least 18-years-old and a US resident to enter and win.
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
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Do you like the look of the Newlie totes? What are some essentials you keep in your diaper bag?
This post was contributed by Laura Parker as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts. You can find more about Laura on her blog, Happily Ever Parker.
We can leave home with out our lulu mini muslin cloths. I do love that LOUISE BACKPACK DIAPER BAG!
SNACKS. Mostly for mommy 🙂
My must haves are Luvs diapers and wipes, extra receiving blankets, desitin cream, soft baby washclothes, snacks, extra clothes and a safe toy. Thanks for the chance!
My diaper bag must haves are: breast milk pads for my bra (in case of leaks), paci wipes, & my Chapstick/wallet! So much for all my cute purses I use to carry 🙂
My diaper bag must haves are wipes,pacifiers,diapers and cream
In my diaper I carry diapers, wipes, toys, snacks, water, extra change of clothes, cover up for breastfeeding, cup
I love this pewter bag! Some essentials that are always in my diaper bad are diapers, wipes, and my Covered Goods nursing cover.
Must haves: diapers, change of clothes and snacks
My diaper bag must haves are, diapers, wipes, a&d ointment, extra binkies, dry clothes, a cuddly toy, and a sippy cup or two.
My diaper bag must-haves are Aden+Anais Burpy Bibs and Swaddles, Avent Pacifier, Num Num Dips, Bumkins Bib, Sophie the Giraffe, Planet Wise Wet Bag, Zoli Sippy Cup, Grovia Diapers and Huggies Wipes!
Must have diapers, wipes, and swaddle blanket!
A change of clothes, pacifier, Huggies wipes, Mylicon drops…. just to name a few!!
My must-haves are very similar. In addition to your list, I usually stuff my Tula into my bag. My son is 18 months and thinks he wants to walk everywhere, but he’s pretty quick to ask for uppies once we are actually out and about.
Pull-up diapers (for quick changing), wipes, changing mat, change of clothes, a light jacket, and an interactive book for my boy.
Snacks, wallet, and hand sanitizer.
My diaper bag usually stays in the car, but now I never go anywhere without wipes..!!
My diaper bag must haves are diapers, wipes, extra clothes and blankets!
Diapers, a wet bag, hand sanitizer and wipes!!!!
formula, nipples, baby food, diapers, wipes, snacks for mom and sister
What a fun giveaway!
Even with #3, I pack more than I need too! I always have just in case in the back of my mind.
love seeing reviews
My must have is an extra change of clothes! There is no worse feeling than not having a change of clothes for your little and having to go buy a new outfit so you can finish shopping!
Breast pads are a must!
Extra diapers and snacks!
Definitely must have wipes, extra clothes, plenty of diapers, snacks and a toy.
We have diapers, wipes, powder. A change of an outfit. Snacks and toys!
Snacks!!! No one likes a HANGRY toddler or mommy!
Change of clothes, diapers, wipes, snacks, and toys!
Have to have an extra set of clothes for both kids and a cup each. Snacks.
Diapers and wipes of course! Also hand sanitizer. A notebook and crayons for coloring (or 3 for my older 3…)
I love the bug. My bag must haves are extra set of clothes, lotion, rash cream, snacks.
Yes! I love the look of this diaper bag! My essentials are a wet bib ( LOVE the Skip Hop ones), baby wipes and snacks for both my daughter and myself!
Lots of snacks and a blanket.
My diaper bag must haves are a change of clothes for baby , handsanitizer and wet wipes!
Wipes are essential.
Wipes! Never ever leave home without wipes & extra clothing.
I must have baby wipes for everything.
Thanks for the contest.