What's in Your Diaper Bag?

Parenting

When I was pregnant with my first son, I knew I needed a good diaper bag. I got a nice shoulder bag and proceeded to overfill it all of the time. It took a few months to really hone in on what I needed on a regular basis and what needed to be in the bag. Eventually, I switched to a backpack for mobility-sake and was able to downsize a bit once my son got older.


Welp, the downsizing had to go out the window when I got pregnant with number two. I knew I’d need something to hold enough for two kids. And let me tell you, it has definitely taken some tweaking and organization to truly get everything I need into a good diaper bag.


So with that, I thought I’d share what a mom of two brings with her on the regular. And before you ask - yes, my diaper bag is kind of heavy. Between a toddler, a four month old in a car seat and my diaper bag, I’m getting a pretty good work out.


And here we go, my diaper bag:


The essentials:
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Diapers: Lots of diapers! I feel like I can never have enough in my bag as my newborn goes through diapers quickly and my toddler is not quite potty-trained.

Diaper cream.

Wipes: I will probably carry wipes even once my kids are out of diapers. They’re great for everything.

Spare clothes: A set for each kid, because you never know.

Wet bag: Because when spare clothes are needed, a wet bag probably is too.

Changing pad.

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The extras:
Snacks
Toy Cars
Crayons
Coloring Book
Rattles & Teething toy

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For Me:
Chapstick: I’m a bit of a chapstick fiend so I always need to have one on-hand.

Tissue: I’m also a sneezer, so having them around is always helpful.

Deodorant: Chasing a toddler around all day and carrying a baby is hard work. It’s also sweaty work. So occasionally I need to re-apply as the day goes on.

Socks: I rarely wear socks so I always bring a pair in case we go to somewhere that requires them.

Gum

Shout Wipes


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Health:
Hand Sanitizer: Kids get their hands dirty all of the time. And I feel like as a parent, my hands are always getting dirty. Having hand sanitizer to-go helps prevent the spread of germs.

Thermometer: This may seem a bit crazy, but I keep the Kinsa QuickCare in my diaper bag because sometimes you just want to track those temps on the go. It’s small enough that it doesn’t take up much room and it eases my worries whenever my kid does happen to get sick. He also enjoys playing with it when he pretends to be doctor, so it’s a win for everyone.

Sunscreen: I always apply sunscreen before we leave the house, but I like having a spare container in the bag as well to re-apply if we’re going to be out for a while.


Admittedly I sort of feel like Mary Poppins when I carry my diaper bag, which I see as an added bonus!


So, what’s in your diaper bag?