Must-haves for Your Diaper Bag

by | Jan 12, 2022 | Parenting

A diaper bag can be a new mom’s best friend. It is the one item she will use every day for years to come, so it pays to invest in something stylish and functional. Diaper bags come in all shapes and sizes, but there are some must-haves that you don’t want to leave out of your list!

This blog post will discuss the essential items that you need to take with you when you are out and about with your little one.

Diaper Bag Checklist: 10 Must-haves in Your Diaper Bag

1. Diapers 

One of the most obvious items that you will need is diapers. It’s always a good idea to have a few extra on hand in case of an emergency. You may also want to consider packing diaper cream and wipes, which can come in handy for both baby and mom.

2. Bottles 

If you are breastfeeding, you will not need bottles, but if you are using formula or giving your baby expressed milk, you will need to pack some bottles with nipples and a bottle brush. It might be worth packing a small cooler if you are traveling to keep the bottles cold.

3. Snacks 

Getting out of the house with your little one can be exhausting, especially if hungry or tired. Keep some snacks in your diaper bag to not have to stop every time the baby needs nourishment. Be sure to pack different types of food in case your baby does not like what you pack in the diaper bag.

4. Clothes 

You never know when an accident will happen, and it is always a good idea to bring spare clothes with you when you are out of the house at any time. If your little one has to spit up or soil their outfit, get them changed as soon as possible to avoid any further messes.

5. Wipes

Along with diapers, wipes are another must-have for any diaper bag. You can use them for everything from cleaning up spit-up to wiping down dirty surfaces. Be sure to pack enough wipes to get you through the day!

6. Baby Cream/Ointment 

If your baby’s skin tends to get dry, then you may want to pack some cream or ointment in your diaper bag. A little bit of moisturizer can go a long way toward relieving the discomfort they are feeling. Be sure not to overdo it, as this might cause their skin even more irritation.

7. Pacifier 

If your baby is using a pacifier, it is good to pack at least one extra in your diaper bag. This way, you will not have to worry about losing it or having it fall out of your bag.

8. Changing Pad 

If you change your baby’s diaper in strange places, then a changing pad will make this much easier. You can also use it when they start eating solid foods and need a clean surface to enjoy their meals.

9. Hand Sanitizer 

A small bottle of hand sanitizer should always be kept in your bag to kill off any germs that the baby might come into contact with. Diaper bags are not always kept as clean as one would like, and this is a great way of keeping them (and you) healthy.

10. Sunscreen

This is especially important if you are traveling during the summer. Sunscreen will protect your baby’s skin from overexposure, which can lead to painful sunburns and even blisters in some cases. Be sure not to put sunscreen on their face until they are older because it may interfere with seeing properly.

These are just a few of the items that you should consider packing in your diaper bag. By taking these with you, you will be able to enjoy outings with your little one without having to worry about forgetting anything important!