Monday, April 30, 2018

Mommy Monday: Diaper Bag Must Haves

Happy Mommy Monday to one and all.

Today I thought we would go through what I feel is one of the most essential tools in the parent toolkit...the trusty diaper bag, which also doubles as my 'going out' purse, haha. I carry this bag everywhere I go when I have my wee boy with me. One time I forgot it and I felt lost, a truly horrible feeling. I am lucky that my sweet baby is not a very messy baby. He doesn't spit up much, really does not ever have blow outs...but one can not be too prepared. So here are the items I must have in the bag at all times.

Receiving Blanket

Whether you call it a blanket, a flannel, a burp blanket or a spit up catcher, its very important. My babe is going through a very drooly stage and I use this to keep drool and any other unfortunate bodily fluids off my shoulder. If its cold outside I also use it as a blanket (if its clean of course). These blankets by Lulujo are some of my favourites! They are super soft and wash very well.

Extra Clothes
 I do not like packing a bunch of clothes in my bag, so I find putting an extra sleeper in the bag to be extremely helpful. If its cold outside I will also toss in an extra sweater but I find the full sleepers just easy. If its warm out I make sure to was a few t-shirt onesies. I love the ones that come in a pack of 4-6 from Carters! Great bang for your buck, and we use them everyday.

Diapers and Wipes

I do not think I need to tell you why these are a must. I try to keep 3 in my bag at all times for a small outing but if we are gone all day, you better believe my bag is packin' the diapers. (TIP: I also keep dog poop bags so if baby has a nasty poop I can wrap up the diaper in a poo poo bag to help block the smell). So far my favourite brand of Diapers has been Huggies, I find they leak less than the Pampers, but its all in personal preference. We also purchase our wipes from Costco, but if you do not have one near by, I really enjoy the Pampers Big Box. They are unscented and will not irritate your lil ones skin.

Toiletry Bag

 This is my favourite item in the bag. I keep all the little things in here like a travel size bum cream, baby powder, comb, clippers, thermometer, alcohol wipes etc. I have found this little bag to be extremely helpful, and it keeps all the little items together rather then buried deep within the diaper bag itself. I fid it helpful to keep his health card I here as well, just so I remember where I put it.  I also keep an extra pacifier in here just incase we lose the other one. There are so many great ones to chose from. I currently have one that came in a kit with a bunch of useful items like a thermometer, brush, nasal aspirator etc.

 Bibs and Cloths

 As I said my babe is going through a phase where he is drooling constantly. If it were not for the bib we would go through many more outfits then we do. I make sure to always have a clean bib in my bag, along with a soft cloth for any messes that we may encounter. You can find value packs of bibs and cloths at most stores that sell baby items. I love the value packs because we go through a LOT of bibs, between meals and teething!

These items are what's consistently in the bag. When its warm out I would add things such as a hat and some shades. When its cold I would maybe add an extra blanket, a hat and mitts etc. I also add my personal things such as a wallet because I am not going to carry around 2 bags AND a baby. I am not superwomen, haha.

The bag in my first photo is not being sold anywhere that I can find, so here is a great replacement. Same size and comes with a change matt as well. Plus the grey colour is beautiful and gender neutral.

Did I miss anything that you feel is essential in your bag? Let me know below.


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  1. Love this! I find myself always restocking the same things for forgetting to put more burp cloths and a clean blanket etc, this list is perfect!

    1. Thanks for the comment! I take pride in my diaper bag haha. That’s why I love receiving blankets, so many uses!

  2. Girl you are on it. I think in my diaper bag right now there is like 2 diapers, some wipes, and maybe a shirt! LOL I have 3 kids so this is good for me. I am surprised I still have or remember to grab it for that matter! Great Post!

  3. These are great tips! When my babies were little I always needed little things and never remembered to pack them. Now with two toddlers I just throw some diapers, wipes and a change of clothes and were good to go.

  4. Great list! This is exactly the kind of list I was looking for when I had my daughter.

  5. This is a reminder that when I have our next baby, nail clippers might be something to add to the diaper bag. I am great at organizing, but I haven't ever thought of toiletry items.

    1. I live the little bag. Filled with stuff you never thought u would need but when you do bed then, they are there!

  6. I just did a similar post! One thing that I would add to this for older kiddos is a sippy cup and snack cup! And, a nursing cover if you are breastfeeding. Great roundup of items!

  7. I love everything! This is not too much for a Monday and for an active Mama, this is ideal. I remember me, being caught up during the first weeks of my daughter, what to bring, and worst is forgot the bag at home! Unbelievable, but mother and hormones made that Haha! This is helpful for me! Thank you for this post!

  8. I like the skip hop backpack, and my kids are 15 months apart so managing to carry for 2 plus my personal items and not breaking my shoulders is ideal! This list is great but some things slightly change as our babies grow, I still carry most of these essentials for both of mine as toddlers just because we have had emergencies where I stopped being prepared.

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