The learning curve of parenthood is insane. The things I know that I never thought I’d have to know blow my mind on a daily basis. One of those things is what to put in a diaper bag. I remember packing Amalia’s before she was born, thinking I was so prepared. And then we had our first blow out poopsplosion and there was no plastic bag for me to put her dirty clothes. On top of that, we had an extra oneise but no extra pants or socks so the poor kid had to ride home pantless.
Another time I had to change her in a gas station and they were out of hand soap. Ew! Hand sanitizer was quickly added to the list.
With each little incident, we learn something new but I think we have our diaper game down for now. If I’m missing anything, please let me know!
As far as the actual bag goes, I use the ToteSavvy insert and move it from bag to bag. At first I was using a Vineyard Vines diaper bag (they don’t carry it anymore) all the time, but it’s very stiff so doesn’t always fit in a stroller. I like it, but I also like options. I like the insert because everything has a place (hello Type A friends!) and it fits in almost all of my totes.
One more fun fact before I list the contents of our bag, I’ve learned that as soon as you get home, you should restock it with diapers, a clean outfit, etc. That way when you go to leave the next time, it’s ready to go and you’re not scrambling at the last minute to pack it up.
What’s in our diaper bag:
Travel-sized pack of wipes
Extra outfit (onesie, pants, socks)
Ziplock bag for blow outs
Changing pad (We love this one because it’s sturdy and has pockets for extra wipes, etc)
Nursing cover/Car seat cover
Sophie the Giraffe
Travel white noise machine (I highly recommend this one because it’s tiny and can get super loud)
Ok mamas, what am I missing here to avoid future #momfails?