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I never used to be a “purse girl.” But since having my own little girl, I’ve found it not only wise but downright necessary to carry so many toddler items in my purse that it rivals a doomsday prepper’s bunker. So, if you’re looking for inspiration on how to survive with a little girl outside of the house, take a peek at what’s in my girl mom purse. I used to carry that cute leather purse that Joanna Gaines always showcases in her homes but, not surprisingly, it’s no longer practical. First of all, leather? The last time I checked, it doesn’t stand up well to getting water,… Read More

I never used to be a “purse girl.” But since having my own little girl, I’ve found it not only wise but downright necessary to carry so many toddler items in my purse that it rivals a doomsday prepper’s bunker. So, if you’re looking for inspiration on how to survive with a little girl outside of the house, take a peek at what’s in my girl mom purse.

I used to carry that cute leather purse that Joanna Gaines always showcases in her homes but, not surprisingly, it’s no longer practical. First of all, leather? The last time I checked, it doesn’t stand up well to getting water, milk, or juice spilled on it and definitely doesn’t appreciate the fingerprints of peanut butter. Secondly, it has a serious lack of storage. While I still yank it off the coat rack on a rare day I get to venture out by myself, I’m carting a much bigger load these days. Enter my very large, very washable, cloth, floral-printed purse.

I love that this bag is so functional! When the bag gets grimy, I just throw it in the wash and pull out a brand-new purse. Take that, peanut butter fingers. And the storage. Oh, the storage! You know a mom must have made it because not only is it large, but it comes with side pockets for bottles, inside pockets for smaller items, and a large zipper to keep it all safe and snug. Brilliant!

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Diapers

An obvious diaper bag/purse necessity! We are Pampers (and occasional Huggies) fans. We try to cloth diaper as much as possible when we are home, but we use disposables overnight and when on-the-go. We haven’t potty trained yet so I make sure to have a stack full of diapers. I’m guessing once we have to start lugging a mini toilet around with us I’ll have more room in my purse but less room in our trunk.

Diapers Size 5, 132 Count - Pampers Swaddlers Disposable Baby Diapers

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Huggies Little Movers Baby Diapers, Size 5

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Wipes

We prefer Honest and Water Wipes in our house and in my bag. These are not only used to wipe tiny tushies but also sticky hands, messy faces and even to wipe down my car from time to time.

The Honest Company Baby Wipes - Pure and Gentle Plant-Based Alcohol, Fragrance and Paraben Free Hypoallergenic Honest Wipes

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WaterWipes Unscented Baby Wipes, Sensitive and Newborn Skin

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Extra Change of Clothes

Toddler girls are unpredictable and chances are good they will spill something on their pretty clothes that day. I also like to bring an extra set just so we don’t have to walk around Costco with tomato sauce all over us.

CARETOO Girls Clothes Outfits, Cute Baby Girl Floral Short Sleeve Pant Set Flower Ruffle Top

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Baby Doll

Now we’re getting into some of the special items that will be unique for each child. My daughter’s baby doll is her constant companion on all trips, even walks around the neighborhood.

Melissa & Doug 15-inch Luke & Lucy 15-inch Dolls

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Stuffed Animal

If we’re going on a long car trip I add her two bunny stuffed animals. And if I forget one, we will hear “Bunny! Bunny! Bunny!” many more times than we can take.

GUND Cozys Collection Bunny Rabbit Stuffed Animal Plush, Dusty Pink, 8"

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Jellycat Blossom Jasmine Bunny Stuffed Animal, Medium, 12 inches

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Activity Toy

I also like to bring a toy that my daughter can interact with. Whether we’re waiting at the doctor’s office, or stuck in a car, it can help her calm down by getting to play or do something. I love those magnetic drawing boards right now.

HAIMST Magnetic Drawing Board for Toddlers, Doodle Writing Board Painting Erasable Sketching Pad for Kids Travel Games Educational Toys, Travel Size (Pink)

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USATDD Wooden Lacing Apple Threading Toy Wood Block Puzzles Fine Motor Skills Montessori Activity Early Learning Educational Airplane Car Travel Game for Baby Toddlers Kid

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Hairbrush + Hair Ties

Whether I need a quick touch-up, or I need to fix my toddler’s snarled hair from the car seat, I love bringing a small brush in my girl mom purse to make sure we both look a little less disheveled than usual. In a pinch, it can also be used as a toy!

Joyeah 200 Pieces Multicolor Baby Girls Hair Ties No Crease Hair Bands Ponytail Holder for Baby Girls Infants Toddlers (Diameter 2.5 cm)

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Wet Brush Mini Original Detangler Hair Brush - Pink (Pack of 3) - Exclusive Ultra-soft IntelliFlex Bristles - Glide Through Tangles With Ease For All Hair Types

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4 inches Bows For Girls Linen Fabric Hair Clips For Kids Toddlers Teens Children Gifts

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Wallet

Probably aren’t getting too far without this one. Unfortunately, Starbucks won’t accept a smile as payment for my favorite macchiato. 😉

Minimal Make-Up for Mommy

I don’t wear much makeup these days, but if I’m out in public I do like to wipe a little color on my cheeks and lips. I love makeup that I can use for both.

HAN Skincare Cosmetics All Natural Cheek and Lip Tint, Coral Hibiscus

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Hand Sanitizer and Lotion

It’s cold and flu season. Need I say more? Keep your hands and your toddler’s hands clean and pack some lotion to help keep them hydrated from all of that washing and sanitizing.

Everyone Hand Sanitizer Spray Lavender + Aloe

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Everyone 3-in-1 Coconut and Lemon Lotion (Pack of 2) Nourishing Moisture with Coconut Oil, Vitamin E and Matricaria Flower Extract, 6 fl. oz.

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Snacks

I’m not going to lie, there may be more snacks in my mom purse than diapers! Goldfish crackers. Pretzels. Yogurt bites. Fruit snacks. Anything I might need to pull out in a moment’s notice to appease a hungry and cranky toddler.

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Cheddar Crackers, 1.5 Ounce Snack Packs, 30 Count

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Happy Baby Organic Yogis Freeze-Dried Yogurt & Fruit Snacks

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Welch's Fruit Snacks, Mixed Fruit

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Water

I like to bring a good amount of water for both my daughter and myself whenever we leave the house. Thirst is not something I want to mess around with when we’re out and about!

Tissue

My allergies are always on overload. Plus, my toddler’s nose drips non-stop. Aren’t we all chasing our kids around with running noses?

Kleenex Slim Pack Facial Tissue 10 Count 3-ply (Pack of 12)

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Chewbeads Necklace

We LOVE our Chewbeads necklaces! Not just for teething — although they are excellent for that — but my girls also love playing with them. I’d rather distract them with a necklace over an iPhone any day.

Chewbeads Jane Teething Necklace (Turquoise) - Original Fashionable Infant Teething Jewelry for Mom. 100% Medical Grade Silicone Safe for Teething Babies and Toddlers. BPA-Free

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Adult Snacks

To prevent any drop in blood sugar while out, I like to bring myself a protein-packed snack on trips to make sure at least one of us is not hangry. Nut and fruit bars are my favorite go-to snack.

KIND Bars, Nuts and Spices Variety Pack, Gluten Free, Low Sugar, 1.4 Ounce Bars, 12 Count

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That's it Fruit Bars Snack Gift Box { 20 Pack }100% All Natural, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Low Carb Snacks - Healthy Fruit Snacks Bulk Variety Pack(Strawberry, Mango, Blueberries, Cherries & Fig Bars)

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Gum

Gum is something I’ve packed in my purse before having kids but is equally as important in my book. It’s my little pick me up if I’ve been out a while and haven’t been able to brush my teeth.

EXTRA Peppermint Sugar Free Chewing Gum 15 Pieces (10 Pack)

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Phew! That’s it for What’s In My Purse – Girl Mom Edition! Now that I’ve dumped the contents of my girl mom purse out I’d love to know what you carry in yours! What #girlmom essentials do you carry in your mom bag?

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