What’s in your changing bag? // Deborah from twelve x three

Hello! And welcome to the next instalment of my new weekly Tuesday feature “What’s in your changing bag?”, where I ask one Yummy Mummy (or Daddy) to share the innermost secrets of their changing bag, and the five items they couldn’t possibly live without! 

This week I asked the fabulous, fellow mid-winter Mutti Deborah over at twelve x three “What’s in your changing bag?” 

So Deborah, tell us a little bit about yourself:
I’m a first time Mummy to George, who was born a day early on 11th December 2012 in a not-so-sunny seaside town near Newcastle. When not on maternity leave I work as an E-commerce Coordinator for a tea and coffee company, though the only thing I couldn’t stomach when pregnant was a good old cuppa… not fun in an office absolutely full of the stuff, but something I’m well and truly making up for now (with a bucket load of biscuits)!

9 months without tea?? Impossible! 
What is your favourite thing about being a Mutti? 
The warm, fuzzy feeling I get when I cuddle, feed, look at, or even just think about George. It’s hard to describe; I think it’s a feeling of pride only other Mums and Dads can understand. I love it.

What three words would you use to describe Motherhood? 

So hungry…! How do you preserve/maintain your sense of self? 
I think I maintain my sense of self by trying to remember I’m still the same person I’ve always been and don’t have to be defined by George. Though it’s hard, I try not to feel guilty by taking time out to spend with friends, to treat myself or the most appealing thing at the moment –  just having a bath and a nap.

A nap, a nap, my kingdom for a nap! 
Ok, lets get down to business! Firstly, where is your changing bag from? 
Jojo Maman Bebe – it’s a striped Babymel satchel.

It’s gorgeous! 
What are the five items in your changing bag that you just can’t live without?

1. Sudocrem: As impractical as the pot is (I constantly have cream in my nails) I love that it’s what my Mum used for me, and that the branding hasn’t changed in years… that and the fact it keeps George’s skin feeling silky and smooth of course.

2. Infacol: It’s our very best friend. George suffered with colic from around 5 weeks old so this has proved indispensable. The dropper makes it easy to use, and George seems to love its orange flavour. Smiling, non-windy faces all round!

3. Cotton wool pads: It’s handy for drying faces, hands, bums and tums. I find the pads easier than cotton wool balls – much less fluff!

4. Wipes: I’m sure I’m not alone when I say I use wipes for almost everything! These organic ones are really thick and soft, good for getting in to all of my chubsters creases.

5. Hand cream: Since having George I feel like I’m constantly washing my hands. I’ve always used the Body Shop’s hemp cream, and this intensive version is great now that they’re more dry and cracked than usual.

Amazing – I think I’ll have to get myself some of that hand cream! Thanks for sharing the contents of your changing bag with us, Deborah! You can find Deborah’s wonderful blog here

If you’d like to feature in a future “What’s in your changing bag?” please email or tweet me. 

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