I have a 14month old boy named Jesse and I have the same problem with the bag. Because he still has reflux, i need to pack lots of clothes because he goes through them too quickly. I'm sure in time, we will both be able to pack smaller bags, but for now, we will just have to put up with it.
As for your problem with cows milk. Jesse is also on cows milk. I find the best way to carry it when I go out is straight out of the fridge so its nice and chilled and placed in a cooler bag. It stays chilled for ages and reduces the chance of too much bacteria growing in it. Hope its helpful!
Aimee, melb, 14mth Jesse
1 wonderful boy 6 and another on the way
I had to have a good laugh at this post as it so sounds like me.
Ever since my son Jessie was born i have also carried around a huge nappy bag filled with all the essentials and every time i have tried emptying it out it has only lasted a few hours before it is all put back in again.
Im told its first time mother syndrome and apparantly its real commona moung first time mums. I do not have transport and have to walk around everywhere so of course it has my stuff in it as well - wallet, keys cell phone etc. One day the my plunket nurse picked it up and dropped it again (had to laugh at this) she was so shocked by how heavy it was and asked the normal "what on earth do you have in this bag".
I still carry it around with just as much stuff in it but im trying to slowly empty it out as jessie gets older hes 18 months now and im pleased to say if im just going out for a hour or less i do take his small bob the builder bag with just a nappy, bib, bottle, wipes and a snack and of course a spare dummy.
As for the milk i used to use formula and i got a special container that has 3 sections in it and you just put one feed into each section and i carried 3 bottles with boiled water in them so all i had to do was add the power when needed and we had a bottle and didnt have to worry about it going off but now that he is on soya milk I have to carry that around with me so I always make sure the milk comes straight from the fridge so its nice and cold and i put it into a babies chiller bag which fits into my nappy bag nicely. these are really cheep and you can get them almost anywhere i een found one in my local supermarket which suprised me, anyay i hope this is of some help to you.
when the day finally came to give up my loyal handbag for the wonderfull nappy bag - which was always full of suprises! was the worst part , to go from my little bag to that big bulky bag, my god i wish babies didnt need so much crap. well on a high note my darling little 18month old has finally out grown the need for a constant supply of nappies, spare clthes bibs, bottles, blankets, ect...... and i have finally got my handbag back! with a slight change of contents might i add. i can fit 3 nappies, a huggies change mat, pk of wipes, my wallet, a rolled up pelican bib (a must) and of course a sml snack and drink - all in my old bag!! and if she wants to take a toy she has to be able to carry it or it stays in the car!! (as she has blanky bear- not much else comes with us) and i keep a blanket/sheet in the bottom of the pram just incase we need to cover her if it is cool, other than that if it aint in the bag too bad!!! - oh we have too bags, mummy hand bag - for when we are together and her daycare bag (a tiny bit bigger ) for daycare and trips to grandmas with out mum! its great!
no more heavy bulky nappy bags! - how ever long that lasts is another thing - as we are ttcing !lol
Sarah,QLD, dd- 8-8-03 and ds 15-12-05
Heather, Mum to Aidan (age 1)