Mini Diaper Bags – Big Convenience
There are times when a large or everyday diaper bag is just too much and you need a smaller version to handle a few necessary items. The mini diaper bag is just the thing for you. Smaller versions of the regular, everyday diaper bags, mini diaper bags hold just enough items for a short trip away from home.
Mini diaper bags look just like the regular, everyday diaper bags, some with the built-in changing pad and pockets for creams and powders, however they only hold about a 1/4th of what the larger diaper bags hold. This is great for quick trips to the store or to the library when you are going to be away from home for a short time but there is a chance that they might need a quick diaper change or a bottle of formula or juice.
Mini diaper bags can be used for newborns or premature babies because their diapers are so much smaller than regular diapers. And usually, newborns and preemie babies sleep a lot so a quick trip to the store or some place where you know there is a good chance they won’t wake up or need changing, it’s a good idea to bring the mini diaper bag verses the large, regular, everyday diaper bag so you have less to handle during your day.
Mini diaper bags can also be used for the older child who is almost potty trained but might have an accident. Bring a mini diaper bag with an extra pair of underpants, a travel package of wipes, and a clean pair of pants or shorts and your ready to go. This works nicely especially if you don’t carry a large purse to put these items into. A mini diaper bag can save you room and lots of hassle with just the right amount of room and just the right amount of items for either a baby or child.
Most babies only need one or two diapers, a change of clothing just incase of an accidental overflow of the diaper, wipes, powder and/or cream and a toy or two. All of this fits nicely into a mini diaper bag and is easily stored in a stroller bottom basket or carried around your shoulder without too much weight.
Mini diaper bags work well with the umbrella strollers because they are compact. Umbrella strollers are used for short trips and so are the mini diaper bags. They make a perfect pair.
Some parents bring both the larger, everyday diaper bag and the mini diaper bag if they have several stops to make. And when they arrive at where they are going, fill the mini diaper bag up with what they need from the larger diaper bag. This way they are not loaded down with a lot supplies each time the run into a store or a friend’s home, but they do have everything they need in the car in case of unexpected issues.
Mini diaper bags can also work as purses when mom is going out to a party where babies are invited. There are some stylish mini diaper bags with enough room for mom’s keys, lipstick and cell phone – all small items – in addition to the baby’s diapers, bottle and cream or powder. No need to lug around a purse as well as a diaper bag.
Mini diaper bags are great for quick trips and short travels and are a great addition to your baby items.
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why does my 8 week old breast fed preemie scream bloody murder when I change his diaper?
All I have to do is lay him down and go for the snaps and he goes hysterical! I’ve try to make sure that my hands are warm, gave him a passifier, sing to him, bring his little hands together at his chest, talk calmly to him, warm wipies…I’m at my wits end, especially with all the night changings. My husband is a light sleeper and between him screaming at me accusing me of being a terrible mother and the baby screaming and lack of sleep on my part….Somebody please help!!
Oh, my son was the same way… it stopped around 6 weeks (since your son is a preemie, it may take a little while before he stops). My son just didn’t like the cold air hitting his wee wee. A lot of babies don’t like having their diapers changed. It’ll stop in time.
Your husband, on the other hand, needs an attitude adjustment. Babies can feel stress, and this can cause them to cry more. Obviously, there’s a lot of tension between you and your husband, and even if you talk calmly to your baby, your ‘body’ and emotions are ‘tense’ – that’s what he’s feeling.
When your husband does that again, kick him out of the room. Or ask him if he can do a better job. I mean… my goodness. My husband’s a piece of work, but he’s never, ever called me a bad mother. I can’t even give you any advice on that.
Talk to him about it, as calmly as possible, and tell him it’s not your fault the baby’s crying. Babies cry, they need to adjust to a very scary, new world – and a lot of newborns don’t like being naked. Colicky babies cry non-stop for months on end… that doesn’t make their mommies bad mothers, now does it?
Perhaps, he should sleep in a different room for a while. My husband slept in the spare room for a few months after our son was born, because he couldn’t handle the crying baby, and he (hubby), just got on my nerves with his complaining and not helping at all. That worked for us – if you think it may work for you, then give it a try.
Good luck sweetie, it does get better. Remember your husband also needs to adjust – but he should really try to do so quietly, without being so nasty to you.
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