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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.