I always err on the side of caution when it comes to packing my diaper bag. I would rather have a few extra items than I need than not have enough of something. Now that I’ll be packing my bag for both a toddler and an infant, I really needed a bag that could handle it all.
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- Pull Ups
- Change of clothes [full outfit: shirt, pants, underwear]
- Changing pad
- Sippy cup filled with juice
- Water bottle
- Snack bags
- Toddler utensils
- A few toys
- Chargers for phone and tablet
Diapering and clothing items
Even though my almost 3 year old is potty trained, he still has some trouble at nap times. He’s also had an accident while we were out at the park, simply because he refused to stop playing even though he told me he had to go. Whoops! So because of this, I still keep a pull-up handy as well as a complete change of clothes. Just in case. They don’t take up much space in a diaper bag anyways.
For little ones, I always bring along a changing pad, because who wants to put your baby’s skin on a nasty, used 10000 times and never cleaned changing table inside a public bathroom. Or worse, the sink area or FLOOR of a public bathroom. Gross. Kiko Miami diaper bags all come with matching changing pads that store neatly inside your bag. Life saver.
Food and drink items
I’m one of the worst water drinkers around. I just don’t drink throughout the day unless I’m totally parched. This is bad for me, but also bad for my little one, because I forget to remind him to drink as well. It’s so important that kids stay hydrated, so I always pack a full size water bottle and a sippy cup with juice. The water is for both of us.
Also, my kid gets HANGRY. Keeping snacks in my diaper bag saves everyone from a pre-meal meltdown. The utensils are great to have on hand because most restaurants shockingly don’t carry smaller sized silverware. Those forks and spoons are massive for little mouths, and using disposable plastic-ware is just bad for the environment. Pack your toddler-sized utensils from home for an eco-friendly and practical meal accessory.
Toys and entertainment items
Kids get bored, this we all know. Curb the inevitable tantrums by packing a few small favorites (hot wheels cars and a dinosaur for us) along with a kid-friendly tablet if you’ve got one. We reserve the tablet for dinners out of the house and other trips because then he is 100% attentive to it. Also, lots of screen time isn’t great for their little brains and eyes, so the tablet only joins us outside of the house.
Phone, keys, wallet and chargers. What good is a diaper bag if you’re carrying around your purse too?! Don’t do that, pack your necessities in the diaper bag too. A good diaper bag will have plenty of space and pockets to keep your things easy to find, probably even easier to find than in your bottomless pit of a purse!
Features you want in a diaper bag
- Stroller Straps
- Matching changing pad
- Insulated bottle holder
- Large pockets
- Waterproof interior
- Shoulder strap
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