I’m Ready to Ditch the Diaper Bag


diaper bagPicture this – it is 2018. I’m meeting a group of friends at the aquarium with my three-year-old and eighteen-month-old twins. I have a huge diaper bag filled with diapers, bottles, snacks, and extra clothes. My bestie breezes in with her children (then 6 and 9) and nothing but a small crossbody bag.

She looked so free without a diaper bag weighing her down. I longed for a day that I could drop the diaper bag and travel like my friend. 

My “babies” are now four and have been potty trained for almost two years. My bag no longer needs to house diapers, and I keep extra clothes in the car because, for the most part, spills and accidents are a thing of the past.

I am long overdue to ditch the diaper bag and move on to my next mom bag.

I LOVE my diaper bag. When I was pregnant with my twins, I spent countless hours researching the perfect bag. I decided on a Pottery Barn bag, and it has had a very good run. I’ve often considered replacing it but haven’t been able to walk away from it or find a better solution.

After a spring and summer of outdoor adventures and hiking, I realize that it is no longer right for me even though my bag does have a backpack option.

I like to be prepared, on top of the basics – wallet, keys, snacks, water cups, and wipes, I pack an essentials bag (eye drops, makeup, hairbrush, lotion, hair ties, mirror, first aid supplies like band aids and Neosporin spray), and now the 2020 supplies like hand sanitizer, antibacterial hand wipes, Clorox wipe packet, and masks.

So what is my next bag? I’m still not sure, but what I do know is that when a mom needs help, she turns to other moms for advice.

Here is a list of solutions for ditching the diaper bag and finding the next step in mom bags:




What is your favorite mom bag?

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Jamie is a real estate agent with The Valentini Team at William Raveis Real Estate www.thevalentinigroup.com and mom to a daughter (2014) and boy and girl twins (2016). Together with her husband (married in 2011); they made the move from Westchester County, NY, to Northern Fairfield County, CT and are raising three children and a cockapoo in Danbury, CT. Jamie previously worked in the field of early childhood education and now enjoys practicing it at home. As a full time real estate agent she uses her background in education to educate her clients on all aspects of home buying and selling. In her spare time Jamie enjoys spending time in the community with her family, visiting favorite parks and hiking trails, exploring local shops and restaurants, and volunteering. She never says no to a night out with her childhood girlfriends and their nights out are fueled by laughter. She can be found on the Peloton leaderboard at 6:30 every morning. Her family enjoys fostering puppies for a local animal rescue.


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