Monday, February 25, 2008

What Works~ Tag Alongs

These are a few things that I attach to my diaper bag. Things that I use often, find handy and wanted to share. What do you attach to you when you go out...what can't you leave without?
Burt's Bees~Look at the very bottom of this picture, that is a lip balm clip...yup lip balm that clips to your bag. I always know where it is, the kids always know where it is, therefore...they actually use it. Especially this time of year, I am always putting lip balm on myself and the kids. Actually before they go out to play I am slathering this on their lips, cheeks, nose...they love it! :) I love the lip balm and I love that it has a clip to keep it handy.



Bag-It~ I found these at Target and I use them all the time. They are little trash bags that are scented. The strap loops around and attaches to anything. I have this on the side of my diaper bag. They are great for those dirty diapers, messy spills, dirty clothes...anything the kids can throw your way. When I am sitting in the car waiting for someone I grab a bag and clean out the trash in the car (stop laughing mom~ she knows my car is NEVER clean!) Not for lack of trying though. These are handy. I checked out their website and they had some neat products~ I don't know much about the company, so I can't say yeah or neah.



Purell Carrier~ I found these are Target as well, but I want to say I have seen them at Meijers and Walgreen's as well...most likely in the checkout aisle. I love it because it is always available. When the little hands around me are looking pretty germy...petting zoos, grocery stores, public bathrooms, bounce world, doctor's office...this is always hanging there ready to be used. I don't have to dig for it in the bag, it's right there.
So there you have it, my favorite things that I have just hanging around. If you have any favorites...please share!

25 comments:

Mari said...

Those are good things! I love Burt's Bee's and I have the Purell carrier too.

Becky said...

I'd never seen the trash bag dispenser, but I'll have to get one of those.

I think my absolute must-have are the slim, portable size Baby Wipes packages. Kept in the pocket on my car door, they are easily within reach for clean ups before eating, and after coming out of a public place where the germs are prevalent. Our grocery store finally wised up, and put disinfectant wipes in the entryway of the store to wipe off cart handles and such, so I don't have to carry them in my purse anymore.

krissy said...

I use the burt bee's clip on lip balms all the time! My daughter suffers from chronic dry lips so these are great!

I also use the purell like a maniac! I am a germ phobe! Ack!

I always have Bath and Body works relaxing aromatherapy lotion. I hate dry hands. I also always have hot legs as it is great for someone who suffers from migranes and neck issues. It relaxes muscles instantly and works 50X's better then IcyHot. Plus, it smells better!

Linds said...

I've never seen Bag-It's either!?! Those are awesome.

Amy said...

Love the Purell! I have one for every purse and have now stuck one on each of the girls' backpacks. Especially with all the sickness going around, I just can't handle any more of it!

KATE said...

Okay those are my favorites too! Burts Bees are the best lip balm!!& I can't live without anti bacterial gel either! I haven't seen the bag-its tho, those look great!
I have diaper wipes (of course) but I also carry the anti-bacterial wipes too! My very favorite for wiping kids down! I'm really going to show my freaky side here, but I LOVE the tiny travel size Lysol spray. I'm a bit of a nut! I hate having my kids touching everything, so I like to spray it down...

Joanna said...

I'll have to hunt down the lip balm. We used to use the scented bags too all the time way back when.

Happy Days said...

Thanks for sharing! My Mom is forever giving me a hard time about my car too. lol! Love those bag its! I have them too, but I got mine at BabiesRus!
Have a great day!

Spammon said...

Well, I've seen those mini-trash bags at target. Do you have to clip those to your bags after they are full?

Amy said...

all these are great! i never new about the mini scented trash bags until mary got them for me for thomas. they rock!!! thanks for sharing! have a great day!

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi, Girlymom!

I don't have a need for baby bags anymore (sob) but I do use Burts Bee lip balm! I wasn't aware that there was a holder for it. Good advice!

Lizzy

jennwa said...

I love Burt Bees too.
I have never seen that bag dispenser but that is great.

OHmommy said...

We carry the SAME items. My diaper bag and yours must be so smiliar. LOL.

Karen said...

The lip balm clip is tuly inspired.

Because we're weird (and have a ton of dogs) we always carry a leash with us.

Steph said...

I need to get some of those little bags!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Those are all great things to have. I have all but the bags in my purse they don't hook on and it takes forever to find them...

Vixbil said...

So much we can't get over here, I love the tag on purell and the burts bees tag on, we do actually get the bags but just love them all.
xx

kim-d said...

I have those little Purells to go all over the place; love them! Since my two main obsessions--yup, it's the doing/buying things in twos again, HA!--are lip balm and Purell, I'll be needing to find the tag along Burts Bees. Love that stuff! And I'm sure I could find some use for the little bags, if I can find them someplace :). Once again, I love these posts of yours!

Kristen said...

I think I need to pay more attention in the check out isle at Target. I have never seen the Purell Carrier and am constantly digging in the bag!

Thanks for the heads up! :-)

LaskiGal said...

Oooohhh . . . lots of great ideas. Love the Purell carrier. I have Purell and similar stashed just about everywhere . . .

Courtney said...

These are all great things, thanks for the tip.

Angela said...

I love me some Burt's Bees!!!

Stacie said...

I am addicted to chapstick...there, I said it.

Kathryn said...

Oh, those are fabulous!

Lisa said...

I use those little baggies too - L-O-V-E love em! They're great for going to the pool too!