Prepared on the Go—The Ultimate Diaper Bag Checklist

August 02, 2019 3 min read

Prepared on the Go—The Ultimate Diaper Bag Checklist-b.bear

Whether you’re taking a stroll to the park or have to venture out on a longer car ride, a well-packed diaper back will ensure you’re always prepared on the go.

Here are the top 10 must-have items for your diaper bag!

1. Diapers

Diapers, diapers, and more diapers is the key to a successful trip away from home. You don’t want to be in a sticky situation that forces you to go back home or make an emergency pit stop at the store.

If you’re going to be away from home for a few hours, estimate two diapers per hour, just to be safe.

2. Wipes

If you've opted for a fashionable diaper bag, you might want a chic wipe cover to match, like this beauty from Candy Unraveled.

Diapers aren’t much help if you don’t have wipes to go with them. You need a whole pack at all times. You’ll realize that you won’t only use wipes to clean your baby’s bottom, but you’ll be using them for yourself as well.

They make excellent hand and foot washers, face scrubbers, booger blotters, and spit up mops!

3. Plastic Bags & Wet Bags

Want to be an Eco-friendly momma? Wet bags like this one from Berry Bug are perfect for soiled clothes and dirty cloth diapers.

Many veteran moms feel that a few plastic bags are a necessity. They not only hold soiled diapers—making it more sanitary to toss them in the trash—but they can keep wet and soiled clothes separate from your essential items.

4. Bottles

If you’re not nursing on command, you’ll need to bring your breast milk bottles or formula with you. The last thing you want is a hungry, unhappy baby on your hands.

Make sure you have bottles of water to mix the formula, and you can even stick an insulated soft cooler inside your diaper bag to keep your bottles safe and cold.

5. Muslin Blanket

Not only can this stylish anchor muslin blanket from b.bear keep your baby cozy, but it is made from extra-soft organic cotton.

It’s smart to have a muslin blanket in your bag. Not only can you use them as a burp cloth, but they also make a great barrier between the ground and your baby during diaper changes.

You can use it as a nursing cover, a blanket to keep them warm, or even as a sun shield.

6. Pacifier

A pacifier is a must to keep your baby content. Not only will it help them to doze off, it will soothe them in unfamiliar settings.

7. Teether

This modern teether from Peekaboo Chew makes a great addition to any diaper bag.  

Once your baby hits teething age, two teethers are great to pack in your bag to ease their gum pain. They don’t take up much space and they usually double as a toy.  

8. Snacks

We aren't saying snacks will lead to super cute photo opportunities like this, but they will keep your baby happy!

Puffs and other safe snacks for your baby to nosh on will keep them busy and keep their bellies full. The last thing that you want on your outing is a hangry baby!

9. Attachable Toy

A clip on toy like this fox from Sew-D-Pop Shop provides lots of entertainment, plus it's machine washable.

Bring a toy that you can clip onto your bag so that it doesn’t take up a lot of room. It will be an accessory to engage your little one if waiting in line, or to distract them during diaper changes.

10. Change of Clothes

Pack everything from a matching outfit down to the onesie. If it's super adorable like this one from Milk Basics, that's always a bonus!

Accidents happen—a lot! Always make sure to have an extra set of clothes in your bag. That way you never have to worry about being the mom that walks around with a half-naked baby who peed through everything.


Diaper bags are essential for ensuring that you have everything you need from home when you’re away.

You can venture out slowly and for short periods until you feel fully confident in your feeding on the go abilities, but being bound to the house with a baby is simply no fun. Don’t be afraid to get out there and show off your bundle of joy—and don't forget the diaper bag!

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