Packing your diaper bag like a Pro!
Packing your diaper bag sounds so simple! Guess what, it wasn’t.
As a First Time Mom, I was already terrified and couldn’t imagine taking my baby on errands. After a period of time there is only so much you can have delivered and you cannot stay cooped up anymore! My post pardum depression would get increasingly worse as each day passed without getting outside.
Ultimately you end up having to leave the house and although it sounds so simple it can make or break your entire on-the-go experience.
Packing your first diaper bag you find yourself either packing the entire nursery, excluding the glider, or missing things that would have made the mom-on-the-go easier.
When David was a newborn it would take me over 30 minutes to pack his diaper bag for simple errands. Following the advice of other moms to pack the diaper bag the night before is brilliant! Personally, I would pass out from exhaustion and not give the diaper bag a second thought.
Having prepared a kit in the car and having a list in the diaper bag (consider putting it in a zip loc bag so it lasts) were lifesavers for me. I can never remember everything and trust me, ‘baby brain’ it’s a real thing!
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Here are the essentials in my diaper bag for a mom-on-the-go;
Stocking the bag to have 8 diapers will ensure that even on the worst days, you have more.
Utilizing a baby wipe container is great however I never felt like there was enough so I would buy the packages that were pre-prepared.
After you see a public restroom-changing table, you’ll want one! I also kept one in the car because 90 percent of our diaper changes while out and about happened in the car.
Pacifier (x2), Pacifier Clip, Pacifier Protector
If your baby does not like pacifiers such as our son, I still kept them on hand. There would be instances it did calm him and others where he liked playing with the Pacifier Clip. These are the best because it can also be used as a teether!
Change of Clothes (x2)
Consider the weather and always include a blanket or heavy weight shirt if you’re out later than expected. Don’t forget the socks!
Include 1 bib for every feeding you anticipate having with no less than 2 in the bag.
Diaper Rash Cream
There is nothing worse than an uncomfortable baby and often the rashes will start unpredictably. Our FAVORITE diaper cream has always been Boudreaux’s Butt Paste. They have travel versions and they have several options including;They have travel versions and they have several options including; Original, Maximum Strength and NATURAL!
Boudreaux’s Butt Paste
If you are taking the baby in the carrier there are a lot of options for toys to keep on the handle as well as stand-alone for those fussy moments you need something immediately.
The joys of teething, sigh. Here are a few that are extremely popular;
Itzy Ritzy Teething Happens – Necklace and Bracelets!
If you are breastfeeding, keep a pouch of items just for you in the diaper bag. Including nipple cream, breastfeeding cover and nursing pads.
If you are formula feeding consider this to hold the formula, it was a nightmare without it! 3 Bottles and 2 Bottled Waters to mix along the way.