Busy Philipps: What's In My Baby Bag?

Celebrity Moms Jul. 1, 2014 AT 9:00AM

When it comes to caring for daughters Birdie, 5, and Cricket, 12 months, Cougar Town star Busy Philipps would rather keep her baby bag chock-full in case of last-minute snack attacks or unexpected hair snafus—even if the odds and ends weigh her down. The 35-year-old actress, married to Marc Silverstein since 2007, empties out the contents of her filled-to-the-brim black bucket bag for Us Weekly.

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Made in the Shade
"We spend a lot of time outdoors in the sun, so I carry my sunglasses and Birdie's sunglasses, and Banana Boat sunscreen," Philipps tells Us. I like the spray kind with kids, because it's easier. I prefer cream for myself."

Busy Philipps tells Us Weekly the items she carries while out with daughters Birdie and Cricket.
Busy Philipps tells Us Weekly the items she carries while out with daughters Birdie and Cricket.
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Calming Down Cricket
When Philipps' youngest daughter starts to get cranky, the actress reaches for the "in case of emergency" drugstore novelty toy she gifted Cricket for Easter. "I know it seems really weird, but if she's upset, I pull this out and she gets quiet and focuses for two minutes," she tells Us of the light-up spinner wand.

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Mom Hair, Don't Care!
"My Sarah Potempa Wrap Up makes my hair into the perfect bun—that's the best mom hairstyle!" Philipps says. "I can't wear my hair down with Cricket, because she grabs it and pulls it out. I also [carry] 47 hair ties. You never know when you're 5-year-old is going to need an emergency pigtail."

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