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With two babies still in diapers and only twenty-three months apart, a shared diaper bag became something that I had to figure out quickly.
It takes tremendous skill and talent to pack a diaper bag, you guys. There’s a fine line between WAY too much stuff and being caught with not enough supplies in a baby crisis. A couple of years ago, I talked about my diaper bag for just Charlie as a baby. This time, I am spilling how to pack a bag that your toddler and baby can share. I think I have found the perfect list and I am happy to share it!
The first important thing is choosing the right diaper bag. After my second baby, I learned that a backpack style bag was the most convenient for me. It was easy to carry everything and still be hands free. It’s also convenient when wearing a baby on the front, which I commonly do.
Next up: CONTENTS.
Again, I tried to make this list the bare bones necessities based on my experience. I thought to myself: what do you need IMMEDIATELY when you need it.
1 | Lightweight Blanket
The multi-function must-have! This can be used as an emergency diaper changing pad, a nursing cover, a burp rag, a towel, or- duh- a blanket!
2 | Gas Drops
I was trying to think of which medicine is best to have on hand at all times. Obviously, you can’t carry the whole pharmacy. I decided that gas drops are best when the littlest has a bout of gas pains.
3 | Emergency Bottle and Formula
Lincoln is breastfed, but I keep a bottle and a serving of formula in the bag, just in case. Back story: I had a crazy health incident when Charlie was a newborn and was solely breastfed. I went to the hospital in an ambulance and left my family scrambling to find formula to give her. Now, I am paranoid and have it on deck.
4 | Toddler Snack and Water Bottle
Hell hath no fury like a toddler without a snack and drink. Packaged snacks last longer than something you might throw in a sandwich bag, and reusable water bottles are best!
5 | Pacifiers
If your babes don’t love a pacifier, you can skip this one- but mine do, and we CANNOT wind up somewhere without a backup. We have been known to lose them like crazy.
6 | Hand Sanitizer
Because the outside world is disgusting.
7 | “Burp Cloths”
Veteran mom hack: I use these pre-fold cloth diapers as burp cloths. They are cheaper and better, in my opinion! Babies are MESSY, so I always keep a few in the bag.
9 | A Change of Clothes
As soon as you choose not to pack a change of clothes, I PROMISE they will ruin what they have on. I pack a footed sleeper for each of them, in case it’s cool wherever they are when they ruin their clothes.
10 | Diapers
Of course, you need diapers! I usually keep about four per kid in the bag.
11 | Wipes
If you have diapers, ya gotta have wipes. I keep quite a few of these in the diaper bag, because they are so necessary for so many different things!
12 | Diaper Cream
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What’s in YOUR diaper bag?!