Diaper Bag Essentials You Should Never Be Without {Disney Baby Giveaway}

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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?

THE GIVEAWAY

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Disclosure: I am a Disney Baby Mom Ambassador and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group; however all opinions expressed here are entirely my own.

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74 responses to “Diaper Bag Essentials You Should Never Be Without {Disney Baby Giveaway}”

  1. Nicky J — September 22, 2014 @ 9:47 pm (#)

    book or toy, snack, extra clothes, blanket, pacifier, and diaper changing supplies

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  2. Casey Everidge — September 22, 2014 @ 10:13 pm (#)

    diapers, wipes, and snacks!

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  3. Miriam+Wilton — September 22, 2014 @ 10:30 pm (#)

    diapers, wipes, a binky and a blankey

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  4. Ashleigh Swerdfeger — September 22, 2014 @ 10:31 pm (#)

    diapers, wipes, change of clothes and snacks for my toddler.

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  5. Angela+Mitchell — September 22, 2014 @ 10:34 pm (#)

    I always have a sippy cup, toys, snacks, a change of clothes, in addition to the diapers and wipes.

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  6. Austin+Baroudi — September 22, 2014 @ 10:56 pm (#)

    Diapers, wipes, ointment, toys, snacks, a sippy, and a change of cloths.

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  7. Laurie P — September 23, 2014 @ 5:40 am (#)

    We always have extra clothes and a sippy cup for water. NEVER leave the house without the cup lol.

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  8. Nicole B — September 23, 2014 @ 6:58 am (#)

    diapers, change of clothing, snacks, bottle and wipes!

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  9. Jody+D — September 23, 2014 @ 8:29 am (#)

    Snacks and wipes are a must!

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  10. Jennifer+P. — September 23, 2014 @ 11:16 am (#)

    My essentials are diapers, wipes, change pad, extra set of clothes for the baby, sippy cup, snack cup, Bum Bum Balm, extra hair bow (to keep her hair out of her eyes when she pulls out and drops the bow I already put on before we left the house!).

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  11. Nicky — September 23, 2014 @ 11:33 am (#)

    wipes and a change of clothes (both for me and baby!)

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  12. Maegan Morin — September 23, 2014 @ 12:37 pm (#)

    Baby wipes! I no longer need to carry a diaper bag with me. My kids are old enough. But I can never ever even think of going without wipes!

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  13. SweetPanda — September 23, 2014 @ 1:07 pm (#)

    Diapers and wipes are must have in my bag

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  14. Marla — September 23, 2014 @ 2:48 pm (#)

    Wipes 🙂

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  15. Kate Hearn — September 23, 2014 @ 2:55 pm (#)

    As odd as it sounds, I always carried a shirt for mommy too. Never fail, I’d end up more messy than my kiddo did

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  16. Jeanette Jackson — September 23, 2014 @ 5:18 pm (#)

    Toys, diapers, wipes, snacks

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  17. marie catherine — September 23, 2014 @ 6:36 pm (#)

    Diapers/wipes and snacks are key essentials.. especially to occupy them during shopping

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  18. Dayna Wilson — September 23, 2014 @ 8:19 pm (#)

    Diapers, wipes, snacks, water, and hand sanitizer!

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  19. Alison K — September 23, 2014 @ 8:30 pm (#)

    When on the go, the essentials I have to carry with me are wipes, lotion & a change of clothes ‘cos you never know.

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  20. Holly Marie — September 23, 2014 @ 8:30 pm (#)

    I bring a ton of snacks, three wet bags, and water bottles… and always, always, always two changes of clothes for both babies!

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  21. Danielle — September 23, 2014 @ 10:41 pm (#)

    For baby- LOTS of wipes, a change of clothes, at least twice as many diapers as I think I might need, and things to entertain my oldest as well.

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  22. Amie — September 24, 2014 @ 5:33 am (#)

    Extra clothes , snacks , blankets , ext

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  23. lori b — September 24, 2014 @ 9:01 am (#)

    extra clothes, wet wipes,

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  24. Silvia D — September 24, 2014 @ 9:31 am (#)

    Snacks,toys,blankets,wet wipes

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  25. Kristine Ewald — September 24, 2014 @ 12:35 pm (#)

    Diapers, wipes snacks and diaper cream!

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  26. Florence C — September 24, 2014 @ 7:13 pm (#)

    Water, wipes and snacks.

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  27. kimm coleman — September 25, 2014 @ 2:36 am (#)

    snacks, extra clothes , wipes and diapers

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  28. Anna+W — September 25, 2014 @ 4:00 pm (#)

    Lots of snacks and wipes for messy hands and faces.

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  29. Kayla Gilbert — September 25, 2014 @ 7:22 pm (#)

    Snacks, water, wipes…

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  30. Marilyn Nawara — September 26, 2014 @ 2:33 pm (#)

    I carry a lot of stuff — try to be prepared for everything…. diapers, wipes, lotion, extra clothes, food/snacks and first aid kit.

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  31. rondah — September 27, 2014 @ 2:38 pm (#)

    I take wipes with me everywhere

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  32. Denise+M — September 28, 2014 @ 6:48 am (#)

    Always have a diaper, wipes, and a change of clothes.

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  33. Belinda+McNabb — September 28, 2014 @ 10:07 am (#)

    Always make sure to have wipes and a change of clothing

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  34. eleanor — September 28, 2014 @ 7:58 pm (#)

    I always bring diapers, wipes, diaper cream, tissues, change of clothes, blanket, formula and bottles and one toy if there us any room left.

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  35. Carole+Dube — September 28, 2014 @ 8:30 pm (#)

    As a grandmother I always carry Snacks and wipes. My daughter carries diaper, wipes, change pad, extra set of clothes for the baby, sippy cup, snack cup and more.

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  36. angela+m — September 29, 2014 @ 6:28 am (#)

    Wipes and snacks

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  37. Karine — September 29, 2014 @ 8:30 am (#)

    My sister-in-law carries wipes, diapers, snacks and games

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  38. Julie+G. — September 30, 2014 @ 6:37 am (#)

    Wet Wipes are my essential.

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  39. Angela — September 30, 2014 @ 10:25 am (#)

    diapers, wipes, extra clothing

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  40. kathy+downey — September 30, 2014 @ 2:33 pm (#)

    snack.wipes and change clothes

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  41. Aarti Missra — September 30, 2014 @ 8:55 pm (#)

    Essentials to carry on the go: diapers, wipes, extra clothes and snacks.

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  42. Viv+Sluys — September 30, 2014 @ 9:16 pm (#)

    My diaper bag essentials are diapers, change of pants for baby, change of shirt for me, snacks, wipes, water bottle, and chapstick.

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  43. SueSueper — October 1, 2014 @ 12:28 pm (#)

    Babywipes is a must for me.

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  44. Kateryna+K — October 7, 2014 @ 5:47 pm (#)

    lots of snacks

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  45. Sunshine+G — October 8, 2014 @ 6:06 am (#)

    Entertainment supplies!

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  46. Tammy — October 8, 2014 @ 12:13 pm (#)

    Diapers,bottle,snacks,wipes,change of clothes,boogie wipes and washcloth

    Reply

  47. Dawn Rader — October 8, 2014 @ 6:25 pm (#)

    this would be wonderful for my new nephew….diapers, wipes, extra clothes, bibs, blankets and his soother. I’m pretty sure she always has tempra and gripe water just in case

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  48. francine — October 9, 2014 @ 4:14 am (#)

    wipes they are good for so much not just diaper changes.

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  49. kristen+visser — October 9, 2014 @ 6:59 am (#)

    diapers, wipes, change of clothes, snacks, liquids, couple books and a couple toys

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  50. Judy+Cowan — October 10, 2014 @ 8:00 am (#)

    Diapers, wipes, change of clothes, toy and snacks

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  51. Stephanie+LaPlante — October 11, 2014 @ 4:32 pm (#)

    Wipes & snacks

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  52. Doreen+Lamoureux — October 13, 2014 @ 5:02 am (#)

    Must have are Kleenex, wet wipes, energy bars and water.

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  53. Angie Andrews — October 13, 2014 @ 8:15 am (#)

    soothers, diapers, wipes and toys

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  54. holly+o'gorman — October 14, 2014 @ 12:25 pm (#)

    Diapers, wipes, change of clothes!

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  55. Danita Frost-Arey — October 14, 2014 @ 10:41 pm (#)

    Bottles, pump/milk. wipes & diapers

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  56. Natasha — October 15, 2014 @ 3:23 pm (#)

    Wipes and a snack or toy is what i bring for my son

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  57. D — October 15, 2014 @ 4:22 pm (#)

    yes please

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  58. Heather Knight — October 15, 2014 @ 10:09 pm (#)

    pampers, wipes, bottle, sippy cup, snacks, pacifier

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  59. fionpu — October 16, 2014 @ 2:32 am (#)

    Diapers, Wipes, Hand sanitizer, Changing pad , A hand towel, blankets, Bottle(s) of formula or expressed breast milk, Extra clothes and Pacifier etc

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  60. Carol Denny — October 16, 2014 @ 5:35 am (#)

    Lots of snacks

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  61. ron — October 16, 2014 @ 6:04 am (#)

    Toys and fully packed diaper bag

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  62. Janelle Bartosek — October 16, 2014 @ 6:48 am (#)

    So excited to have my new miracle joining our family in April 2015

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  63. Lynnette — October 16, 2014 @ 7:38 am (#)

    I always have diapers, wipes, clothes (i have been caught 1 too many times with no extras) and health cards

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  64. Jamie+Bertrand — October 16, 2014 @ 10:31 am (#)

    Thanks, shared with my fans

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  65. Tannis F. — October 16, 2014 @ 1:59 pm (#)

    Snacks, toys and a blanket!!!

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  66. Sandy Barlow — October 16, 2014 @ 9:09 pm (#)

    I carry diapers, cream, pad and an extra clean sleeper

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  67. Rhiane — October 17, 2014 @ 6:53 am (#)

    I carry diapers wipes extra clothes wash cloths bibs, 3 bottles, towel

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  68. Carolle H — October 17, 2014 @ 11:06 am (#)

    I always have wipes with Me

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  69. Joni W — October 17, 2014 @ 11:46 am (#)

    For sure an extra set of clothes. because …. well you know…
    diapers, wipes. and snacks

    Reply

  70. Elva Roberts — November 6, 2014 @ 6:01 am (#)

    Since I have three granddaughters with babies and toddlers, I am interested in this post. I agree with you that diapers are a no-brainer and, of course, a plastic bag of some sort to keep soiled cloth diapers in, and for used paper diapers as well. I like your idea of keeping wipes in the car as well as in the diaper bag. I still keep wipes in our glove compartment for spills, wiping little hands, etc.

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  71. Elva Roberts — November 8, 2014 @ 7:28 am (#)

    Diaper Bag essentials-diaper rash essentials. I used cloth diapers for all my babies. Of course, this was back in the ‘dark ages’. My first baby, a boy, had very sensitive skin so my druggist mixed up a formula for me and it worked wonderfully. I think it was a mixture of zinc oxide and mineral oil. I am just guessing as we did not have the myriad of diaper creams available today. I always carried it with me.
    Things have not really changed is some ways. My grandson had his druggist mix up a diaper cream for his son who had exzema so the present brought it back to the past and my diaper cream mixture.

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  72. Elva Roberts — November 10, 2014 @ 5:45 am (#)

    DiaperBag Essentials-Bring plenty of extra clothing.– Again, this is a no brainer. Anyone, who knows ‘Murphy’s Law’and has a small baby and /or a toddler, knows that it applies to this type of family better than almost anywhere else. The odds are that one or both of your little ones are going to need at least one clothing change per outing. How do I know this? I know this from personal(sigh)experience and from having to improvise when visiting Mommies do not know this.
    I wish we had posts like this when I had my babies and you are doing a very valuable and helpful service to all present and future Moms who read your posts.

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  73. Elva Roberts — November 11, 2014 @ 9:39 am (#)

    DiaperBags Essentials-Bring a selection of snacks–This is so important for Baby’s comfort and your own. Bring your breast milk in a bottle if you are going to be somewhere you don’t really feel comfortable breast-feeding. Also take water and if, your baby is older, some pureed babyfood. The containers are so convenient now. Your suggestion of snacks for yourself is a good one, if you are not visiting family who will probably offer you one.
    Bring a blanket for baby for his/her comfort as well.
    I find most young mothers are very well prepared for a visit-a few, not so much.
    Thank you for all your suggestions in this area.

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  74. Elva Roberts — November 12, 2014 @ 7:49 am (#)

    I agree with you that pacifiers and teething helpers as well as blankets are essentials..Some of their own toys is a good idea as well as something for the older child to entertain him/herself.
    I was a Mother in another era. I always brought milk, diapers, plastic bag for soiled diapers, extra outfit and diaper rash cream.
    I usually visited only grandparents on each side. I limited visits in winter when colds, flu and communicable diseases were on the go. My children were seldom sick. Three suffered from croup, which is scary but, with help from my doctor, I learned to deal with it.
    Thank you for all these tips, They will be invaluable to new moms and grandmoms.

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