"Always be prepared" may be the official motto of the Boy Scouts of America, but I have a theory that it was coined by a den mom. Need proof? Let's take a look into the average diaper bag. The diaper bag is something of a cross between Batman's utlilty belt and Mary Poppin's bottomless carpet bag. It defies the laws of physics, gives moms the tools to handle any weather or sticky situation, and it's heavy enough to double as a weapon. Inside you will find:
Sun glasses for mom and baby
Blanket and/or nursing cover
Portable changing pad
At least one change of clothes for baby
Sweater for mom
Bleach pen/stain stick
Plastic bags for that dreaded poop explosion on the go
Antibacterial hand sanitizer
Enough diapers to last a week
The oh so versatile wet wipes
An emergency flask for mom when she's having a particularly rough week.
Ok, probably not that last one, but it wouldn't be a bad idea... Alright, veteran moms, am I missing any necessities from my list? Help a rookie mom out here!