What’s in My Diaper Bag
Researching was definitely not my strong suit before I had a baby. I had Andy make most of the lists of what we “needed” before Lily was born. He loves comparing products and finding the best deals. But, because my love for any type of handbag runs deep, I was totally okay with researching diaper bags & what should go inside. I probably looked at 20 different websites and blogs to get a bunch of opinions on what you should pack, then I compiled it all into one solid list.
Below I’ll show you what’s in my bag and I’ll also write out a checklist for you new mamas. Keep in mind your diaper bag components will change as your child gets older. What’s in my bag now will be reflective of Lily being a year and a half, but I will include most of what we had when she was a newborn, too!
There is A LOT on this list, so it’s important you decide what products are best for you and your baby. I am always under the impression you should start by over-packing and eliminate from there!
The Imperfectionist Mom Fully Loaded Diaper Bag Checklist (click on items to shop my favorites)
–Face and hand wipes
–Hand sanitizer or sanitizing wipes
–Disposable changing pads
–Disposable diaper bags
–First Aid kit
–Toys or stuffed animals
–Nail clippers & a file
–Nursing cover that can double as car seat cover
–Change of clothes for baby
-Change of shirt for mommy in case baby spits up
–Sun hat or winter hat
–Sling or wrap for babywearing
–Badger Baby Balm or another healing ointment
-bottle of milk/formula if you’ll be gone long
-Baby’s birth certificate
-Baby’s insurance card
Additional Items For Babies & Toddlers 6 months +
–Bug spray in the spring & summer months
–Spoon in a case or ziplock bag
–Highchair floor mat
–Silicon placemat or disposable placemat
-iPad or tablet for longer outings
You can download & print my checklist to keep it handy HERE
Is there anything you think I’m missing? What are your MUST HAVE diaper bag items? Let me know in the comments below!