List of Items to Pack in Your Baby’s Diaper Bag

There are a few things that are of utmost importance to new parents – the diaper bag is one of them. You’ll want to make sure that you have all the supplies you need at any given moment. The last thing you want is to run out of diapers in the middle of the park or to run low on wipes right as your baby starts going number two.

We’ve put together a nice list of items that you definitely want to consider adding to your diaper bag. We hope these come in handy!

Essentials

  • Baby Wipes

Wipes are a must-have for any diaper bag. They are a highly versatile parenting tool that shouldn’t be underestimated. Other than their obvious purpose, wipes can be used to get rid of sticky messes, wipe down dirty surfaces and even refresh your face on hot days.

  • Diapers

This is another must for any diaper bag. You’ll want to make sure that you always have enough diapers to last your trip plus 2 or 3 more for emergencies. There’s no point in hauling around a whole pack of diapers, just bring what you need, plus the extra few.

  • Hand Sanitizer

Nothing is worse than changing a dirty diaper and being nowhere near a bathroom. While you can wipe off your hands with baby wipes, you’ll also want to pack a hand sanitizer bottle. There are small travel bottles that are perfect for diaper bags.

  • Plastic Bags

Changing dirty diapers is nice and all, but what happens when there is no garbage nearby? By carrying plastic bags with you, you’ll easily be able to store dirty diapers, wet blankets or soiled clothing without affecting the rest of the items in your diaper bag.

  • Snacks

A hungry baby is a fussy baby. Make sure you bring some snacks along with you, no matter where you go. This applies to babies old enough to eat snacks, otherwise, make sure you bring formula or pre-filled bottles of milk with you at all times.

  • Extra Clothes

Babies tend to be very messy. Their clothes will often need to be changed, so it’s a smart move to carry extra clothing in your diaper bag. You might also want to bring warmer clothes in case you end up in a cooler environment.

  • Blanket

Sometimes you’ll end up in cooler houses or you may even be outdoors on cool days. This makes it a great idea to carry a little blanket for your baby. This can also be used to lay your child on the ground.

  • Comforting Items

Make sure to carry along some items that can be comforting for your child. For some babies, this may be a pacifier. For others this could be their favorite plush.

Extras

  • Nursing Cover

If you breastfeed your child, you’ll want to bring along a nursing cover. These are like little blankets that give you privacy when breastfeeding in public.

  • Diaper Rash Cream

Diaper rash can hit suddenly and it can really hurt your child. Bring along some diaper rash cream is a great idea if you have the space in your diaper bag.

  • Sling Wrap

It’s a good idea to add a sling or baby wrap to your diaper bag if there is enough room. Chances are, you’ll get tired of holding your baby at some point. With a sling quickly available, you will be able to carry your child hands-free.

  • First-Aid Kit

We never want our little ones to get hurt, but exploring can come along with cuts and bruises. No matter how much we watch over our babies, they will still get hurt on occasion. It’s a great idea to carry a small portable first-aid kit.

Along with the list above, you should also bring a few things for yourself. Bring an extra shirt in case you get spit-up on yourself, carry bottles of water, a book and other items that may come in handy for yourself. Also consider adding a water-proof lining to your diaper bag in case any of the above spills.

Hopefully, these tips will help make traveling with your baby a little easier.