An issue that I've run into summer after summer after summer is bags. What kind of bag do I need? Even though I only have one kid still in diapers, it seems like there's always a ton of just stuff that needs to be carted around. Water bottles and snacks for the day for sure, and then things that we pick up along the way like library books, red box movies, crafts we've made somewhere, etc. I have a really lovely brown leather purse that can hold quite a lot, but it's heavy to carry around all day long and not exactly something I feel okay about just chucking into the bottom of the stroller. Not to mention that my little ones don't really want to be sitting in the stroller much these days, either. I'm constantly going back and forth between a big tote bag, or a backpack. I've attempted to see if there are any blog posts out there about what other moms who don't need a diaper bag, but still need some sort of jill-of-all-trades bag carry around, but I'm not coming up with much which is why I decided to blog about my search.
What kind of bag do you use during the summer when you're out and about with kids? Backpack? Tote? Crossbody? Do you just make your kids carry their own bags and sherpa their own things themselves?