Packing a Diaper Bag
“I’m a new mom and it always seems like I’m forgetting something when we leave the house. Do you have a checklist for packing a diaper bag?”
I always felt this way when I was a new mom I must have had the biggest diaper b adidas shoes ag on the planet. I was so paranoid about being without something my son needed. Your mileage will vary depending on the age of your child and your feeding method, but here’s a list of items commonly needed while out and about.
(1) heather says:My mother in law gave me a little suitcase (13 if even that big. It holds a few diapers, bibs and burp clothes in it. I also have her extra buddy in there for back up in case we loose the orginal one. It has really come in handy!
November 16, 2005 at 1:46 am
(2) sonu says:You should buy a baby bag. It is very handy comes with different compartments and a changing sheet (can be used while changing the diapers). If you are going to be out for less than 3 hours then the bag should contain few diapers, wipes, extra set of clothes, bibs, napkins etc. You should also carry some biscuits ,water, milk in case you are stranded for longer time.
If it is a days outing I prefer carrying paracetemol along with baby food, baby powder,cream and toys.
November 18, 2005 at 6:33 pm
(3) Corey Osborne says:Our hospital gave us a diaper bag when our daughter was born. We too found that it was way too small.
I would say that new parents should buy a good backpack for their diaper bags least that is what we did. It has worked out great. Not only does it hold A LOT, but it also is much easier to tote around.
December 20, 2005 at 1:45 pm
(4) Liz says:I find that most other parents overpack in their worry that they forget something. My twins are now 4 months old and so far all I had in their diaper bag is spare diapers, wipes, a burp cloth, a change of clothes for each and their bottles and portable formula (in individually wrapped packets.) That all they really needed. Babies are enough work without loading yourself down with a huge diaper bag!
May 21, 2006 at 1:40 pm
adidas shoes (5) Elizabeth says:For infants, this is what I carried for short trips:water bottle and dry formula (to mix as necessary)
As the baby gets older 1 yr+ you can predict mealtimes so maybe you just need a little snack and water or juice, along with change of clothes and diaper/wipes. Now that my son th adidas shoes ree and newly potty trained, I down to just change of undies/shorts, snack and water bottle.
May 21, 2006 at 1:47 pm
(6) Beth says:I traveled very, very lightly with my son. I much preferred my Bjorn to the bulky stroller so I had to really be picky about what I carried with me as a diaper bag over one shoulder weighed me down too much.
So, I had one of those and go changing mats that holds 1 2 diapers, a baggie, a few wipes and had a zippered pocket for keys, ID and money.
I breastfed exclusively so I always had the right amount of food for any case. It very easy to be spontaneous and travel light if bf always had our car near by (parking lot or home) and I kept all that extra stuff in there (changes of clothes, blanket, toys, hat I honestly never missed that stuff.
There are very few emergencies that will come up in a 30 minute trip inside Target with a baby or even a 1.5 hour mall outing. Wet diaper? It can wait (we used cloth and he peed as soon as he got a new diaper anyway so we were mellow about that).
As a mom of just one I also had the luxury of usually being able to plan my day. We woul adidas shoes d go on outings right after he nursed at home. We change the diaper before we left.
As he got older I started carrying more, but still not a ton. My friends all carry gigantic diaper bags. In my little tote I always have just what I need. And if I don then home or the car are close enough that it really doesn matter.
Get a bag for restaurants that have snacks or activities, something to put on the table and misc stuff no reason to have all that crap in your everyday bag.
I would stick with a bag like the Lands End Little Tripper. I just think with some planning (and with breastfeeding ) you can get by with a lot less stuff. And if you forget something it probably won be as big a deal as you expect.
May 21, 2006 at 11:24 pm
(7) Rosie’s Mom says:I carry diapers, wipes, an easy to wear outfit, and an empty, clean sippy cup (to get water or juice). Also, I bought a small carrying case that zips, it carries a thermometer, nose aspirator, and has room to put a small bottle of infant tylenol, orajel, and travel sunscreen if necessary. I think it cost like $6. We have toys and books in our car to entertain our daughter to and from our destination, so I just grab a few of those if I know she likely to get bored. When she was younger and using a bottle, I usually pack the above items, and add a very small lunchbox type insulated bag (ANY lunchbox will do actually) with an ice pack and her bottles. This works for formula babies and for breastmilk babies if you in an inconvenient situation for nursing.