When you become a parent the contents of your handbag change quite a lot as you also have to carry additional items to care for your little one.
When my babies were tiny I never went anywhere without a changing bag packed full of everything I needed for a day out. In fact hubby used to joke that it contained everything apart from the kitchen sink and included:
- Spare clothing
- Baby Wipes
- Nappy Cream
- Changing Mat
- Breast Pads
- Spare top for me
As Sebby got older the contents started to change, the infacol, breast pads and lansinoh were replaced by a sippy cup and snack box and now I only take his changing bag if we are going on a full day out. These days if I am popping to the shops I just add a nappy and baby wipes to my handbag.
Having an inquisitive toddler I also have to be careful what I put in my handbag as he has a tendency to empty the contents if I stupidly leave it in reach. Gone are the days of carrying lipstick and other make-up items – the closest I get to make-up is a small pot of vaseline which I use as a lip balm.
The lovely team at Marks and Spencer have just launched their all new dedicated baby section M&S Baby and have challenged me to share the contents of my handbag with my readers.
What’s in my handbag?
I want to point out that Sebby wasn’t part of my handbag contents but he did help me empty it. Inside was:
- Charging pack for my phone
- Business Cards
- Baby Wipes
- Hand Cream
- Highlighter Pen
- Money off Vouchers
- Tickets for the Noddy Train for the weekend
- A few loose raisins
I have recently downsized my handbag and am shocked by how much I have managed to squeeze in it. Thankfully it has now had a good clear out thanks to this challenge, although most of the contents with the exception of the old receipts and expired tickets have gone back in.
What’s in your handbag?
To celebrate the launch of the dedicated baby section of the Marks and Spencer website they have also given me a fantastic Skip Hop changing bag (worth £63) to giveaway too – just click this link to find the competition post.