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Diapers? Check. Wipes? Check. Change of clothes? Check. Wait.. what else do I need to pack in my diaper bag? I remember being pregnant with my first child and being so excited to finally get to start putting stuff in my diaper bag. It somehow made it more real for me that he would be coming soon. I really didn’t know what to put in there so the first few times (we were only gone for an hour or two) the bag was very light.
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Items to pack as they grow
As he got bigger and I learned what he needed, the bag started to fill. I started adding a pacifier, a few extra changes of clothes (because it is entirely possible to go through 3 outfit changes in an hour), a blanket, a hat, stuff for me, diaper rash cream, and more. Once he started being more aware of things around him, then I had to start packing toys as well. At 6 months I also started adding baby food and bibs.
What is one item that you would recommend someone keep in their diaper bag beyond the basics? (Comment below).
List of Diaper Bag Essentials
- Travel changing pad
- Lightweight blanket
- At least one change of clothes
- Pacifier if your baby uses one
- Diaper rash cream
- Snacks for you and baby (depending on age)
- Bottles, formula, baby food
- Toy straps
- Burp cloth
- Bags to dispose of dirty diapers
- Hand sanitizer
My blogger friend, Lauren, gives some more advice on what to put in a diaper bag here.
Diaper Bag Game
Let’s play a fun game called “What’s in my diaper bag”! It is always an interesting game because most items are pre-planned to be in there but some are not. It can be a challenge to pack a diaper bag when you have multiple kids because each age often needs different things and you don’t want to pack too much and end with a bag you can barely carry.
With my 3rd child, I made the switch to a Diaper bag backpack and I love it! It is so functional and fits everything well. Okay, here we go… Here is my YouTube video with the Diaper Bag game:
Recommended items from my diaper bag
In case you are interested in checking out some of my top recommended items in my diaper bag here are some links:
What do you pack in your diaper bag (If you carry one)? Comment below
Now that your bag is ready, it’s time for an adventure. Check out our adventure to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park here.