Diaper Bag Essentials

Diaper Bag Essentials

All new moms love being 100% prepared for anything when leaving the house with a new baby. As a veteran mom of 3 (oldest being 5) I have shortened my list on what is necessary when leaving the house.  I’ve included the list below! Hope this helps all the mommas out there!

Diapers/Wipes  – Being prepared is important, but being over packed is annoying. My rule of thumb is 3 diapers per child per 2 hours. This is still over packing but being prepared for the worst is usually the best option when it comes to diapers!

2 Receiving Blankets – They are lightweight and can be used as barriers at changing tables or for cleaning up messes. They can also come in handy if one of the younger kids gets cold (if you chose not to bring the thicker blankets inside with you wherever you are going).

Formula Holder – For all my supplementing or formula feeding mammas, this thing is LIFE. It allows making a bottle to be much easier than using the actual tub of formula. They are inexpensive and will last forever. I have the same ones from when my 5 yo was born. I’ve included a link for Amazon and you can find them HERE.

Extra Outfit – Always have an extra outfit for each of the kids with you. Accidents happen.

Butt Paste – For all the kiddos in diapers I think it’s important to just keep extra of this in the bag. Some diaper rashes can be temperamental and you don’t want to deal with a whiny baby because they are irritated down there!

Spill Proof Snack Holders – Again, LIFE.  These things are awesome and I have also had these same ones since my 5 yo was born. I will also include a link for these HERE.

Bottle – Always have a bottle with you! We use TOMMEE TIPPEE.

Sippy for Toddlers – If you are leaving the house with a 1 yo or older, just always have a snack and drink with you. Even if you don’t think they will be hungry, it can become a good distraction for them.


That’s all Folks! Doesn’t seem like much, but these are usually the only things I take with me for trips less than 2 hours long. It helps me not to have multiple of everything and I am usually able to keep a bag packed and ready at all times!

What are some things you include in your diaper bag?! Comment below to share with other moms what you feel is essential!

Look forward to  talking to everyone soon!

  • The Tug Wife

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