What Do I Need in My Baby's Diaper Bag

What Items Should I Have in my Baby’s Diaper Bag?

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A diaper bag is an absolute must have when you have a baby.  In fact, there were several times when my children were very young that their diaper bag also became my purse.  I would toss my wallet and a few essential items into the diaper bag so that I would only have to carry one bag when I was out and about with my baby.  I found that carrying a purse and a diaper bag was way too much to handle with a baby, stroller, blanket, and a diaper bag.  Diaper bags come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, so most mom’s can find one that they are comfortable carrying around and could double as a purse too.

Disclosure:  All opinions reflected in this post are my own and may differ from your own. 

Many mom’s often wonder what they should carry in their diaper bag, especially, first time mom’s.  I remember packing these items in my daughter’s diaper bag when I was pregnant with her(she was my first child).  I had a general idea on what items that I would need to carry in the diaper bag for my baby because my younger sisters were born a few year earlier and my mom always seemed to have it together.

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12 responses to “What Items Should I Have in my Baby’s Diaper Bag?”

  1. Dawn Reber Avatar
    Dawn Reber

    Some sort of non-perishable snack is also handy (even just a few digestive crackers) and a small toy. Along with your list, that's what you could find in my diaper bag. I have 3 children. My oldest is 25 and my youngest is 3!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I totally forgot about toy’s to entertain with. 🙂

  2. Jennifer Wolfe Avatar

    My kids are kids are teens now, but I always carried those board books to entertain them!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Books are a great way to entertain your child while waiting in at the doctors office, ect.

  3. Sara Avatar

    This is a great list! I’m so glad I’m not the only one who recycles the grocery bags like that. My hubby always laughs at me when I grab a handful to throw in the diaper bag but boy do they come in handy! =)

    1. Christy Avatar

      I am glad that I am not the only one who recycles the plastic bags but you never know when your child is going to have a blow out. Blow outs are gross and usually include soiled clothes. The plastic bag keeps everything else in your diaper bag from getting icky.

  4. Courtney~Club-Content Avatar

    Can they make one big enough to really hold everything you need? I’m not sure;) I tend to like the ones I find on Etsy, just because they are more stylish than the typical. They are not the most attractive things always, huh;)

    1. Christy Avatar

      I agree it feels as if you need to carry the kitchen sink with you every where you go when you have a baby.

  5. Rebel Sweetheart Avatar

    Same here, I also used to bring along a plushie or a ball, or anything to keep the little one busy and entertained. 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      Thank you for sharing Rebel. 🙂

  6. Gina Jacobs Thomas (@totallyfullofit) Avatar

    What a great list! We’ve been out of diapers for over a year now, so I can’t really say I miss having to pack all of that stuff. And this list can ebb and flow as your baby ages. I agree with the non-perishable snack (I STILL carry that!) as well as some kid-safe anti-bacterial wipe/spray.

    1. Christy Avatar

      I agree Gina. I mostly carry diapers and a change of clothes for my son now.