Introduction to Diaper Bag
Babies need a lot of things. Your diaper bag is going to be your home away from home. Your diaper bag will cater to all your baby’s needs as well as the contents of your purse. Easily accessible pockets will allow you to easily grab a diaper or a cell phone when you need it.
Pick the right diaper bag
Diaper bags come in all shapes and sizes, from designer handbag-style diaper bags to moms’ and dads’ backpacks. If you’re an on-the-go parent who does a lot of walking and needs a hands-free nursing experience (for pushing the stroller or holding your toddler’s hand), get a diaper bag belt too.
Diaper Bag Essentials Checklist
To get ready at a moment’s notice, keep your diaper bag packed with these diaper bag essentials.
So how many diapers do you need? A general rule of thumb is to have enough for 1-2 days to cover a few hours of outings.
Depending on your child’s age, on average you’re going to change your baby’s diaper about every two hours, so getting around 10-12 diapers is a nice idea. We recommend choosing hypoallergenic diapers that are soft to touch and prevent rashes on your baby’s skin.
As for the wipes, stick to one single pack. A whole pack is excellent for when you just want to pick up the changing pad and all your supplies quickly. However, we want you to know that baby wipes are helpful for a lot more than just cleaning your baby’s behind.
Diaper disposal bags
Since diaper changes are messy and smelly, diaper disposal bags are an essential item for your diaper bag. They come in a convenient roll – just take one out, drop the dirty diaper, and tie it off.
These are excellent for a beach day when you have to throw away disposable swim diapers. They’re also great for if the baby has a blowout. Use one of these handy bags to put the soiled outfit in before you can get home to wash it.
A spare outfit is always a must for your diaper bag. You never know when the baby would need a change of clothes from the excessive spit, spill, and blowouts.
Choose something that’s simple like a bodysuit and make sure you rotate the outfit as the baby grows and the season changes.
Medicines and other care items
Tricycle crashes, playground trips, and poison ivy are some of the ways your child can get hurt unexpectedly anytime, anywhere. So make sure to pack a diaper bag with a few first-aid and medical products so you’re prepared for any medical emergencies.
Essential items for parents
The benefit of a spacious diaper bag is that not only does it serve as a carrier for all of your baby stuff, but it can also be used as a portable purse.
Put all your personal items like wallets, keys, tablets, cameras, sunglasses, in the front pocket for quick access. You may also want to carry a clear, tiny zippered pouch inside your diaper bag specifically for your personal belongings.
A diaper bag is freedom, comfort, and peace of mind all wrapped into one.
Keeping your diaper bag packed and ready to go at all times means you don’t have to worry about leaving something behind and only concentrate on having a stress-free day out with your baby.