What Do I Need in My Baby's Diaper Bag

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

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

Some of the items seem like they would be common sense; however, as a mom I made mistakes and sometimes forgot to make sure that the bag was restocked before leaving the house.  Here is a list of items that you could find in my child’s diaper bag:

  • diapers
  • wipes
  • diaper rash cream
  • changing mat – great for protecting your back seat during an emergency diaper change or in public restrooms
  • change of clothes – if your caught without a change of clothes you might have to buy your child new clothes while you are out and about, in fact, I actually had to do this with my first child
  • plastic bags – this is a great way to recycle those grocery bags because you can wrap up soiled clothes or place a dirty diaper in it if there isn’t a trash can handy.
  • gas drops
  • nail clippers
  • Tylenol
  • blanket or nursing cover – a blanket is a must have if your nursing
  • extra pacifiers
  • bottle/water/formula if your child isn’t breastfed
  • baby food/spoon for an older toddler
  • burp clothes
  • bib
  • sippy cup for your older baby

This is a basic list of things that you may need while you are out and about with your baby.  As you can see, this is a pretty lengthy list.

What item do you always make sure that you have in your baby’s diaper bag?


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.