Monday, July 7, 2014

14 Ultimate Diaper Bag Essentials

Thanks to Huggies for sponsoring today's discussion.


It has been awhile since I have carried a diaper bag. When my 2-month-old was born, my oldest had been out of diapers for more than three years. This time around, I decided to pack my ultimate diaper bag. No being stranded at the store without a plastic sack to put wet clothes in, these are my essentials when it comes to my diaper bag.
  • Diapers. The most important thing in any diaper bag is of course, diapers. I like to make sure I have at least three with me before I leave the house. 

  • Wipes. I love Huggies wipes because they are thick and durable. You can use less of them to get the job done. The new Clutch N' Clean wipes have an awesome strap that you can hook onto your diaper bag for easy access. I also love how cute they are! You can refill them and they are perfect for on the go. 
  • Changing pad. Bringing a changing pad with you makes it so you can make just about anywhere a changing area without having to lay your baby somewhere germy. 
  • Hand sanitizer. I love having hand sanitizer in my diaper bag to clean up my kid's hands after the play at the park, before we sit down for lunch while we are out and about and about a million other scenarios. We use it every single day and I found a small travel container with a clip on it and clipped it to the strap of my diaper bag, so it is always easy to get to. 
  • Plastic bags. These can be either grocery sacks or Ziploc type bags. This will give you a place to put wet clothes after a blow out or dirty diapers until you can find a garbage can. 
  • An extra pacifier. If you baby is the pacifier type, carrying an extra will help ensure you have one if the first one falls on the ground. 
  • Diaper rash cream. 

  • Feeding supplies. If you are formula feeding bring formula and bottles full of water to make a bottle easily. If you a breastfeeding bring whatever you need to fit your comfort level, expressed milk, a cover or simply nothing at all. I also carry a hand pump with me wherever I go, but that is just my preference. 
  • Snacks and bibs for older babies. I always carry puffs once my little ones are big enough for a snack. 
  • Burp Cloths

  • Baby Blanket. Even if it is hot out, you need a blanket. You can lay the baby on it, use it to change a diaper, a nursing cover and to keep baby out of the sun. I have also noticed that when it is hot outside, sometimes the air conditioning inside is freezing and baby still needs a blanket. 
  • Extra clothes. Every baby is going to need a change of clothing now and again. I don't like to take up my diaper bag with entire outfits, so in the summer, I just carry an extra onesie and a pair of socks. In the winter, I will carry a full outfit just to make sure baby stays warm.
  • Wrap. I like to wrap my baby against me whenever we go out, it helps her sleep while we are out an about, leaves my hands free and generally keeps strangers from touching her. 
  • Mom essentials. I don't usually carry a purse when I have a little one. I just stash my wallet in the diaper bag and I am good to go. 

As well as their new Clutch N' Clean wipes for easy on the go cleaning, Huggies also has new designer tubs to make having wipes around your house a little more stylish. The Designer Tubs have easy snap tops and are refillable. I already love Huggies wipes, so it is fun to now have stylish ones! Find more about the new wipes here. What do you carry in your diaper bag? 
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20 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

I don't miss having to bring a diaper bag with me everywhere, but you thought of everything it sounds like :)

Lorene Nance said...

So smart! Our basic essentials are diaper/wipes, blanket, burp cloth, change of clothes and a pacifier. Anything beyond that we've found we can live without, although everything you listed is definitely awesome for being prepared. Especially the plastic bags. I think I need to add that to my essentials ;)

Mistee Dawn said...

I usually always forget to take wipes. Or end up forgetting the bibs. Thanks for the list.

Dan from Platter Talk said...

Nice job organizing the essentials of a diaper bag!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Those Huggies wipes are so trendy!

Amber Nelson said...

I never forget my hand sanitizer! Great list!

Janelle Shank said...

they have the coolest and cutest things for kids these days!

Annemarie Leblanc said...

Wish I knew about this when I had my daughter.

Heather Jones said...

I love the new huggies travel wipes! Its so convenient!

Kung Phoo said...

I cannot even remember what our diaper bag had in it.. there is so much a baby needs and you must be prepared.

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

this is so helpful. And a strap on the wipes is brilliant I can't name the times I'm trying to juggle just the necessities under my armpit with a squirmy hopefully not leaky baby to the bathroom by myself!

Terri | Sugar Free Glow said...

Love the patterns on the bags. I always seemed to forget something with my diaper bags!

Stacey Werner said...

Great (and comprehensive) list! I am going to use this list to get some essentials for a friend of mine!

Debi @ Life Currents said...

What a great resource. My niece is still in diapers, so this may help her parents. I'll forward it along to them. Thanks!

Maddi'sMommy said...

My daughter isn't even in diapers anymore and I still carry these!

Mama to 5 said...

I have this too, it's very handy but bummed that the plastic opening keeps falling off. It is great to attache to the stroller!

Krystal Butherus said...

Great tips! We have one of these everywhere!

Payal Bansal said...

This is an amazing list.. new moms keep forgetting something or the other. But this list is a complete hit

Caitlin Fore said...

This looks like a great list - thank you for sharing!

Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack said...

Brilliant. I remember those days of carrying a thousand things I didn't need

 
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