Nothing like the chaos of trying to get out the door with a toddler, RIGHT? This list of necessities for a toddler diaper bag will make your life a little bit easier (bonus, there's a printable included)!
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Let's be honest, actually getting out the door with a toddler? It can be a bit of a challenge. For months, I felt like I was constantly forgetting things. So, my solution? A toddler diaper bag checklist. We keep one on our fridge … and the key? When we get HOME, I restock our diaper bag. It sits next to our front door, and I know that it's ready to go whenever we need it. I can't believe what a difference this simple change has made … leaving the house? So easy!
So, what's in our toddler diaper bag? The necessities, and a few items that make days out and about a little more fun.
What To Pack in a Toddler Diaper Bag
Diapers: Obviously, right? We keep six diapers minimum in our bag. Any less and we inevitably run into a diaper emergency.
Simple Truth Baby Wipes: My new obsession. I tried these wipes recently at a friends' house, and I'm a total convert. They're gentle on Lydia's sensitive skin, packed with hydrating vitamins, and are sold for a GREAT price. Total win, right?
Changing Pad: We wash ours after each trip, and leave a clean changing pad in our newly packed diaper bag.
Water Cup: Lydia does drink out of regular cups, but I've learned the hard way … they're not always available. We keep a kid friendly cup and a bottle of water in our diaper bag at all times.
Hand Wipes: I may be a germaphobe. But, Lydia is rarely sick. So, I guess we're doing something right. We wash hands constantly, but also keep hand wipes in our bag in case a sink and soap aren't available.
Diaper Cream, Sunscreen, Lip Protectant: Toddler skin is more sensitive than adult skin. We bring everything necessary to shield her from the sun or wind. Being stuck without these things? Is the WORST.
Small Toys, Crayons, Snacks: Hungry and bored toddlers? NOT FUN. We keep a few small toys in our diaper bag. The best part? Since they stay in the diaper bag, Lydia doesn't get sick of them. And snacks? I'm always glad we have them when stuck in traffic or we're running behind for lunch.
Placemats: Disposable placemats are perfect for eating out … and the ones we use? Also have pictures on them! Perfect for a few minutes of entertainment.
Change of Clothes, Hat: While changes of clothes happen LESS often than when Lydia was a baby … they do happen. We keep a pair of leggings and a tee shirt rolled up and ready for emergencies. We also keep a hat and sunglasses for sunny days.
Disposable Diaper Bags: Be considerate. Smelly diapers in a public trashcan? Not the best. We keep small bags designed for diapers with us. Dirty diapers are wrapped in them before disposal….
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger. The opinions and text are all mine.