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Mommy's Lil Helper: Totes Are Totally Great

Mommy's Lil Helper: Totes Are Totally Great

Once your child is potty trained there is no logical reason to lug around a giant diaper bag, but it's not easy to break the habit of having a changing and snack station on hand at all times.

After my hometown of San Francisco banned the use of plastic bags at all large grocery stores last year, I invested in a simple canvas tote like this Perfect Tote ($28) to use for grocery and around the town shopping. I like carrying it because it shows my children the environmental value of saying no to paper and plastic, but I soon found the sack is also perfect to stuff a bottle, wipes, snacks, sunscreen and band aids in for easy access without being weighted down.

Here's a selection of other simple totes that will help keep you organized and green.

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kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
Greggie, I want one of those "I love shoes" bags so bad! :) I have the black umbrella that says it in pink... my mom got it for me for Christmas
Greggie Greggie 7 years
I don't understand the reason for a huge bag even when the kids are in diapers. A couple of diapers, a travel box of wipes, and a change of clothes fit in these size totes perfectly well and still leave room for more. I use a Payless "I love shoes" small tote for my daughter and fit the diaper stuff listed above, a disposable changing pad, a few toys, a cup of water, and food with utensils with no problem.
kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
I love tote bags! I have at least 10 of them and I don't even have kids :)
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