What’s In My Diaper Bag (Toddler Edition): Ju-Ju-Be Minibe

Ju-Ju-Be is a diaper bag brand which is extremely popular with many moms. Part of their success comes from having an extensive range of bags and accessories to suit every need and look whilst coming up with new styles and collections every other month. Not every collection is desirable but most of the Ju Ju Be x Tokidoki releases have been popular.

People have been known to queue overnight outside local retailers to receive a queue number so they can choose the print placements on the bags. There are Right-To-Buy contests, which secures you a confirmed slot of purchasing a bag. Yes, it’s not even free! It is one of the few non-luxury brands where a used bag with a highly sought after discontinued print can command more than a new bag. If you meet a self-confessed Ju-Ju-Be addict, be sure to ask them to show you their “stash shot” because it is likely that the sheer number of bags will make your eyes widen in shock.

It is a slippery slope “down the rabbit hole”, as they call it. I have a number of bags which I purchased pre-loved at reasonable prices from Facebook.

When I bring Elise out on my own, I pack as light as possible because my shoulders are beginning to feel the strain from baby-wearing her. This is how I packed my bag when I brought her out the other day using a Ju-Ju-Be Minibe.

The Minibe is slightly larger than A4 and incredibly light. It’s also machine washable so there’s nothing to worry about if it gets stained with food or dirt.

WETBAG

  • 2 diapers
  • 2 rompers
  • 1 pair of long pants
  • 1 pair of socks
  • 1 bib
  • 1 face towel
  • 1 pack of travel sized wet wipes

WHAT’S IN MY BAG

  • Wet bag
  • 500ml Tupperware water bottle
  • 150ml straw bottle
  • Zojirushi food jar
  • Hegen storage bottle filled with snacks
  • Bowl with feeding spoon (freebie from Dumex)

Everything in the photo fit nicely into the Minibe with space to spare. The straps are padded for comfort and it’s more accessible than the Anello bag which I used previously. This model does not come with a changing pad.

As I wear Elise in front and carry the bag, I sling my essentials in a large piece from Be Set.

  • Travel brush
  • Tissue
  • Bank tokens
  • EZ-link card
  • HERA BB Cushion
  • Laneige tinted lip balm
  • Peripera Lip Tint
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Earphones (which I don’t get to use anymore)
  • Small piece from Be Set containing cards and cash with keys hooked onto the strap

That’s it! 🙂

What’s in my Diaper Bag

We were using the SG50 diaper bag at first, but my husband found it too small to contain all our essential items. He’s now using this roomy black Technogym bag which I received for free when I joined the gym last time.  

These are the items that we have in our diaper bag. The blue bag is for me to carry out when I bring baby out alone, which is hopefully soon… Two more weeks till the end of confinement! 

1. Nursing cover 
For nursing in public when there isn’t a nursing room available. I nursed Baby E in public when she was 4 days old. She seemed stuffy under the cover so I unbuttoned two buttons to let her breathe better.

Some mothers nurse openly in public without a cover, though!

2. Diaper changing mat 
It’s more hygienic to bring along a changing mat because changing tables have been used by thousands of babies and not all parents have the same standards of hygiene.


3. Disposable diapers (+ wet wipes)
About 5 or 6 is a good number to have, along with a packet of wet wipes.

4. Washcloth
To wipe baby up in case she throws up.


5. Muslin swaddle
The ones from Aden and Anais are multi purpose, soft and breathable. I use it as a swaddle and blanket.

6. Set of spare clothes, mittens and booties
Poop and vomit does get onto baby’s clothes. Baby E had a massive poop explosion a few days ago which got onto her clothes, carrier as well as on my dress and hands.
If there’s space for a spare set of mommy’s clothes, pack it in as well.

7. Wet bag
For storing the above-mentioned poop/vomit stained clothes.


8. Bib
The bib is a bit too big for her but I use it anyway because milk dribbles out of her mouth when she drinks.

9. Ring sling / Baby Carrier
I realise she sleeps very deeply when I baby wear her outside.
My ringsling is from The Birth Shop and my carrier is from Pognae. I have a Lennylamb that I’m waiting for her to grow into.

Elise direct latches now so I don’t pack items 10 and 11 yet.


10. Cooler bag with bottles
To store expressed breast milk.

11. Breast pump
In case baby doesn’t want to drink but my boobs are engorged.