There’s no way around it, babies need a lot of stuff while going out and about. From diapers to bottles, these items always need to be on-hand. Today, I am sharing a list of items that you should always have in your diaper bag. Plus, it will make your life so much easier and give you peace of mind to know that you have all of baby’s stuff in one place and ready to go at a moment’s notice. Keep scrolling to find out what items you should always keep in your diaper bag today.
Packing a diaper bag can be overwhelming, due to the amount of stuff that goes in them. For the mother or father who likes to be fully prepared for whatever a long day will throw at them, and one for the one who likes to pack light, the items below are perfect to have on hand. Plus, if you are on the hunt for a new baby bag, check out our guide for the top diaper bags. Lastly, if you are not planning on carrying one and are using a personal tote, the Diaper Bag Organizers are a great option to keep all of your essentials in the right place.
Find the top items to store away in your baby bag to make sure that you’re fully stocked for your outing with your little one.
First, aim to have at least one diaper for every 1.5 hours you’re out of the house, plus at least three extra. Wipes are always nice to have on-hand and are great to wipe sticky hands and faces too. The Babyganics makes a 40-count wipes package that is compressed and perfect for travel. Another item to always keep on-hand is a changing pad. Most bags come with them already inside, however if you don’t the Summer Infant Portable Changing Pad is just $6 and will conveniently fit right into your diaper bag.
If you’re out in public and need to dispose of a dirty diaper, you’ll want to place it in a plastic bag first as a courtesy to everyone around you, so that it doesn’t stink up the trash can. If you’re bottle-feeding, don’t forget your bottles and your cups for older babies or toddlers. Plus, hand sanitizer is a must for you and the baby to keep you hands clear from germs and bacteria. Other great necessities to have on hand are a bib, pacifier, spare change of clothes, a hat, and of course snacks.
What do you keep in your diaper bag? Let me know in the comments below.