It’s the blanket cover for new moms- The baby diaper bag. Stock it well, so that you can deal with sudden requirements that could otherwise leave you in a mess.
How you stock the diaper bag depends on a lot of factors. How old your baby is, and how long would you be traveling, also; where exactly are you headed to. I bring you some handy suggestions on what items are a must in your diaper bag.
Baby Diaper bag essentials
You will need one for every two hours. Also, keep extras for unforeseen pooping sessions. Keep your baby diaper bag well stocked to be on the safe side.
From wiping the baby’s bum, cleaning your hands to swabbing dirty surfaces of the public restrooms, wipes are a must in the diaper bag.
- Baby Lotion & Diaper Rash Cream
- Changing pads
The changing tables in public restrooms are dirty and not suitable for use. Most of the diaper bags come with changing pads; Check the pad size. If it seems small, carry a bigger changing pad to lay your baby comfortably during a diaper/clothes change.
You won’t always get access to a water source for washing your hands while traveling. Keep a sanitizer handy, in your diaper bag.
- Feeding bottles, sipping cups for older babies
Along with the feeding bottles, you will need to carry formula milk and supplies. Carry expressed milk in bottles, if you are breastfeeding.
- Snacks, spoons, baby food
You must stock up your food supplies as per your baby’s age. You can ascertain the number of feeds required and pack them, accordingly. Extras are always recommended.
- Bibs, napkins, small towel, washcloths
Toss in as many as you need, preferably a few extras, to use while the baby is eating, playing, and burping.
- Clothes and a light blanket
Pack in a few extras. Leaky diapers, dripping bottles and spills during meals – babies need no excuse to soil their clothes! A light blanket is handy in case it gets chilly or breezy outdoors.
- Sunscreen, caps, and hat
Baby Sunscreen is used for infants above six months of age. Caps and hats can be used to protect the baby while out on a sunny day.
A quick check on some other requisites
- Band-Aids and medicines( saline nasal drops, colic pain, and more)
- Extra clothes for yourself
- Nursing pads and sanitary pads(for you)
One small note…
For new moms the diaper bag seamlessly replaces her stylish hand bags. I carried my wallet and phone in it. I even kept my sanitary pads, makeup, and comb in my baby’s bag. The diaper bag is the mom’s survival kit, dress it up just the way you like it!