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Secrets of a smart diaper bag

Once you get the diaper bag, you may wonder: What do I put in here? And will I ever really use all this stuff? Let's prioritize.
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The essentials

  • 2-4 spare diapers (if using cloth, also add wraps or pins/covers)
  • Diaper wipes
  • Plastic bags for used diapers/dirty clothes
  • 1-2 changes of clothes for baby
  • Formula/bottles (if not nursing)
  • Any prescription medication

The extras

  • Extra formula (or powder and water)
  • Extra pacifier (keep clean in a baggie)
  • Burp cloth
  • Sweater or coat for baby
  • No-spill cup/bottle or a juice box
  • Pacifier and holder
  • Bib
  • Hat
  • Blanket (for warmth or nursing privacy)
  • Children's acetaminophen
  • Small package of facial tissues
  • Camera
  • Photos/brag book
  • Toys/books
  • Snacks (for baby and you)

Just for mom

  • Clean shirt (in case of poop explosions, spitup, etc.)
  • Breast pads
  • Bottle of water
  • Cell phone

Note: Of course, the contents of your diaper bag will vary depending on the age of your baby, whether or not you have other kids, and your parenting style. It will take you some time to figure out just what you need... and then your baby will grow up a little more, and everything will change again!

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  • Rated 0 out of 5 by 2520reviewers.
    Rated 0 out of 5 THIS IS REALLY GREAT INFORMATION FOR NEW MOTHERS ESPECIALLY OR MOTHERS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN MOTHERS FOR A VERY LONG TIME. I KNOW THAT A REFRESHER ON ANYTHING WILL BE GREAT RIGHT ABOUT NOW. THANK YOU FOR THIS WHOEVER WROTE THIS November 23, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 This list is so helpful! I went to pack the diaper bag and my mind when blank when it came to putting anything in it other than Diapers and wipes! :) I also added a set of PeePee Tee Pee's I bought off of Etsy! Perfect for my baby boy! November 22, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 I TOOK ONE LOOKE AT THE DIAPERBAG AND DEFINATLY WAS WONDERING WHAT I WAS GOING TO PUT IN IT. THEN WHEN I STARTED PUTTING THINGS IN THE DIAPER BAG I PUT SOME EXTRA THINGS LIKE DIAPER RASH CREAM, BABY WASH, AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE. NOW I BET YOU ARE WONDERING HOW TO PUT IT ALL IN THERE. YEAH ME TOO SO I DOWNSIZED TO THE TRAVEL SIZE IN THINGS THAT ARE NOT GOING TO BE USED ALOT, LIKE THE BABY WASH, BABY POWDER, DIAPER RASH CREAM AND SUCH. I FOUND THAT THIS ARTICLE WAS HELPFUL IN GIVING ME MORE THINGS TO PUT IN THE DIAPER BAG NOW WHAT I NEED TO KNOW IS HOW BIG OF A BAG DO I NEED SEEMS LIKE A SMALL SUIT CASE. November 22, 2014
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