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Lydia had a pediatrician appointment yesterday morning. As I parked, I chuckled to myself remembering her first pediatrician appointment after we took her home from the hospital. Her diaper leaked. We totally forgot to a pack a change of clothes and ended up wrapping her in a blanket in her car seat. First time parent mistake, right? Since then, I've learned a few things. We've got our diaper bag contents down to a science. Plus, I've learned to prep our bag at night If we're trying to get out the door and I'm packing the diaper bag last minute……something gets forgotten every single time. I have a checklist on my phone, and restock the diaper bag each evening to be sure that we're ready for any and all day trips.
So, what's in our diaper bag?
We always pack the following:
Diapers– We keep at least 5 diapers with us at all times. Do we use five diapers during an outing? Of course not. But Murphy's Law….if we don't have them, we'll need them!
Diaper Wipes– Obviously needed, right? We store ours in a small tupperware container so that they stay moist.
Sunscreen– Lydia is about the palest baby on earth. The only way to prevent sunburns? Apply sunscreen EVERY single day and reapply often. We keep some at home, and a separate bottle in our diaper bag.
Sippy Cup– Our little one drinks ton of water. Tons. While we can always buy a bottle of water when we're out and about, Lydia still drinks from a sippy cup (we're working on using a straw). So we keep a clean one in our diaper bag at all times.
Snacks– A hungry toddler is about the worst thing ever. Yup, it's melt down central. We keep organic snack bars, crackers, and banana chips packed at all times.
Glad Press'n Seal– Seriously, this is probably the smartest thing a more experienced mom told me about toddlerhood. Eating out? You need placemats, right? Or at the park? Well, those lovely disposable ones we were buying? Not cheap. My mommy guru told me to throw a container of Glad Press'n Seal into our diaper bag. It's perfect to use as a disposable placemat anywhere we go….and WAY less expensive (under $5 at Walmart). Bonus? I don't have to restock each time. It lasts for MONTHS!
Books– Lydia is a huge reader. Keeping a couple board books in our diaper bag has gotten us through doctor's waiting rooms, traffic, and shopping trips.
Toys– See above. Bubbles are about the easiest thing to distract a toddler. We keep a bottler in our diaper bag, plus a couple small toys.