Diaper bag checklist: What to pack in a diaper bag
Packing a diaper bag can be just as fun as setting up the crib and nursery. You can use any bag to carry your baby’s essentials, but a diaper bag or backpack will be more comfortable and convenient for long-term use. A well-stocked diaper bag will have just enough items to cover your needs without becoming an overstuffed mess. And a diaper gift set makes a great shower gift!
Diaper bag must-haves for baby:
- Diapers. You’ll want to keep your diaper bag stocked with a day’s worth of regular and/or swim diapers (Zulily sells adorable washable swim diapers)
- Wipes. WaterWipes and Waterful Wipes are great eco-friendly wet wipes for babies and toddlers.
- Changing pad (usually comes with your diaper bag)
- Diaper cream. Noodle & Boo offers a variety of lotions for baby skin and diapering needs.
- Hand sanitizer
- An extra outfit. Pull-on pants, a baby bodysuit and socks are nice!
- Wet bag or plastic bag
- Nursing cover or lightweight blanket
- Burp cloth or small blanket
- Teether or toy
- Insulated bottle bag
- Bottles with milk or formula
Diaper bag essentials for parents:
- Nursing pads (if you’re a breastfeeding mom)
- Water bottle
- Separate adult snacks!
Keep all the baby diaper essentials within reach
When you’re changing your little one on the changing table, the last thing you want to do is have to stop, pick up your baby and reach across the room to get a diaper or a baby wipe. Keep everything handy with a diaper caddy to organize extra diapers and wipes all in one spot. You won’t regret buying a diaper wipe warmer which will help prevent cold wipes from startling your baby, especially during middle-of-the-night diaper changes. There are many types of diaper caddies to consider, including a portable types you can move from room to room for easy diaper changes anywhere in your house.
Dads need diaper bags too
Searching for the ideal diaper bags for dad? Find neutral and unisex diaper bags at Zulily. Explore a variety of modern diaper backpacks with all the perks of a diaper bag – light weight, functional and durable for all the spills and thrills of parenthood. With multiple pockets inside and out, they will stay prepared while venturing out with little ones. From leather to canvas to corduroy designs and beyond, you can find a great diaper bag or tote for every caretaker in the family.
Pro-tip: Keep your eye out for occasional sale events on bulk Pampers and Huggies diapers, noted as a "BOXED" special on our site.
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