A well-stocked diaper bag is a must have when you have a baby. Having two little ones means I have to be prepared to keep both of them clean, fed and entertained when we are out. Being organized is super important and packing all the essentials is imperative. Here are some of my tips and some tips from Disney Baby for preparing your diaper bag, so you have one less thing to worry about on your way out the door.
- Diapers, diapers and more diapers
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to keep plenty of diapers on hand. Bring one for every hour you’ll be out, plus one more – you don’t want to get caught without! If you use cloth diapers then don’t forget to pack a small wet bag to pack the dirty diapers! Super important.
- Don’t be without wipes
Keep some wipes in a plastic bag, or get a set in handy travel size. These are great for keeping baby clean post changing and are useful for wiping down sticky fingers and faces, dirty surfaces and changing pads as well. I carry a pack of wipes with me inside of the diaper bag and I always keep another one inside the car for emergencies.
- Diaper Rash Cream
Pick up a small tube and keep it ready at hand. You never know when diaper rash could develop, and you don’t want your baby to be uncomfortable when you’re nowhere near home!
- Pack a changing pad
Many diaper bags, including this Mickey Mouse one, come with changing pads inside. Changing pads make dealing with diapers a clean and comfortable experience, especially when there isn’t a changing table available. They will also protect your baby when using public change tables.
- Extra clothing
No matter how prepared you are, accidents can happen. When you’re on the move with a baby, any number of things could necessitate a wardrobe change. Disney Baby has plenty of adorable Layette sets, available at all major retail locations – check out these super cute body suits for inspiration! They will fit neatly in your bag, so your baby can stay stylish, even on the run. And don’t forget to pack something for your older child as well. They can get pretty messy while at the park as well or have an accident if you are in the middle of potty-training.
- Bring a selection of snacks
If your baby is bottle feeding, keep some milk ready at hand. These Mickey bottles are a great option. If your baby is older, take some snacks in a reusable container and fill a learner cup with water. I usually have to pack a puree for my 9-month old when we are out as well. Be sure to pack a snack for yourself and your toddler!
- Carry creature comforts
If your little ones uses a pacifier pack it and bring it with you. Same with teething toys and blankets.
- Tons of toys
Keep children occupied while you’re out and about with board books, rattles and other toys. They will have fun and you’ll be able to get your errands done. I always makes sure to pack something for my toddler as well, keeps him happy and entertained while we are waiting.
What essentials do you have to carry with you when on the go?
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