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Brown zebra fur diaper bagYour diaper bag is like a portable nursery. It should be stocked with all of the things you will need for your baby when you are out and about. Some items are absolutely essential for a well-stocked diaper bag so that you won’t be stranded without the necessities when the time comes for a diaper change or a feeding.

  • Diapers – Of course, you will need diapers, but make sure that you have a couple more than you think you will need. You never know if your trip will last longer than you anticipated (even if it’s just to the grocery store).
  • Baby wipes – Wipes are essential for a clean bottom. Check to make sure your wipes aren’t about to run out before you leave the house.
  • Rash cream - Diaper rashes can come on quickly. The sooner you treat a diaper rash, the sooner your baby will get relief so make sure to always carry rash cream with you.
  • A changing pad – You’ll need one of these to put under the baby during a diaper change. It keeps anything dirty on the changing surface from touching your baby and it keeps anything messy from your baby from dirtying the changing area.
  • An extra set of clothes for the baby – Babies tend to have a leak or worse, a blow out, at the most inconvenient times. Having an extra set of clothes in your diaper bag will come in handy at these times.
  • Bottles and formula – If you are bottle feeding have enough for your trip plus a little extra. Many formula manufacturers make individual serving packets of formula powder so you can always have some with you in an emergency.
  • A privacy blanket – If you are breastfeeding, you will want to make sure you have a blanket to drape over you for privacy if your baby needs to feed while you are out of the house.
  • Extra pacifiers – If your child uses a pacifier, a lost pacifier could be disastrous. Having an extra one on hand can calm you baby down.
  • Snacks – Older children who can eat solid foods need plenty of in between meal snacks. Little cups of dry cereal, crackers and other toddler friendly foods keep well in a diaper bag and are great to have on hand.
  • A small blanket – Even if you’re just running to the store, it could be chilly in the building, especially near the frozen foods. A small blanket to throw on your baby will keep her comfortable.
  • One or two favorite toys – Make sure one of them is a comfort object such as a stuffed animal. It will keep your baby occupied and calm.
  • Emergency contact information – In case the bag is lost or something happens to you, someone can look in the bag and find the information.

Do you agree or disagree?  Perhaps, I missed something?  Either way, I would just love to hear what your thoughts are on this topic… just let me know your alive!

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