If I’m not careful, my diaper
bag backpack gets heavily overloaded with unnecessary items. About once a week, I bring it in from the house and look to see what nonsense is in there that shouldn’t be. Most of the time it’s extra (non-used) diapers, miscellaneous toys and blankets.
Then, I cut it back to the essentials and my back breaths a big sigh of relief. Plus, my older two girls are more likely to help carry it when it doesn’t weigh a million pounds.
So, what’s included?
Diapers + wipes. We use cloth diapers (and the occasional disposal when traveling overnight). Always have more than you think you will need.
Wet Bag. This is great for soiled diapers or clothes or anything in general that needs to be taken home. We even use it when we are traveling to hold dirty burp rags or diapers when there’s no access to a trash can.
Burp rags. Babies spit up. And drool and just overall leak. Bonus is, in a pinch, it can be used as a diaper!
First Aid Kit. We need something out of this nearly every week. The older kids get bumps, mom and dad need headache medicine or a wound needs cleaning.
Change of clothes. Babies leak and drool and sometimes a burp rag isn’t enough.
Blanket. Good for a nursing cover, to keep baby warm or shaded or even for the older kids if they get cold.
Feeding “things.” This sort of depends on the age. We are at the breast-feeding age, so breastpads and lanolin are a must. In a bit, we will need bibs and snacking foods.
Angel Soft® Facial Tissue Soft Packs. Have I mentioned that kids leak? Because they do. We have some pretty infamous “double-barrel-snot-rocket” sneezes around here and they need to be quickly remedied. Between the 4 girls and Mr. Serious and I, We use quite a few tissues daily. We need them handy everywhere. They are in the bathroom, the car and the diaper bag. The on-the-go back has 72 sheets, which is seven times more than the stander pocket-sized packs! So, it might actually last us longer than a cold!
The soft packs are super easy to take on the go but they also come in full-size for your bathroom, kitchen, desk drawer and more. Both size packs, amazingly, are both crush and water-resistant so the kids can’t easily destroy the packaging. You can choose from five stylish designs that match your personality.
What’s in your diaper bag?