When I was a mom of 1, I was an extreme over packer when it came to the diaper bag. I packed and was prepared for every possible scenario when I was out and about with my daughter.
Now that I have 2 kids there’s no way in the world that I can pack everything that I used to and comfortably hold the diaper bag while being out with my kids.
I’m excited to share that I’ve put together a list of what’s in my diaper bag for both kids. Everything that is packed fits comfortably in our Blush Fawn Design Diaper Bag, that is easy to carry and handle while I am on the go with my 2 little ones.
Favorite features of the Blush Fawn Design Diaper Bag:
- High Quality: This bag is large, durable, made of thick faux leather that is sturdy and easy to wipe clean.
- Spacious with lots of pockets: With all of the pockets outside & inside there is so much space to fit everything I need for 2 kids and myself.
- Functional: The top of the bag opens wide for easy to the inside and its easy to do with one hand.
- Comfortable to wear: You can wear it as a backpack, messenger bag or shoulder carry and all 3 ways are comfortable.
- Cute & Stylish: These bags come in so many beautiful colors and the gold details are gorgeous.
Diaper Bag Essentials
Wallet – Can’t go anywhere without my wallet. Anything I need for myself goes into the diaper bag.
Diapers – These Pampers Pure diapers are our favorite. I pack 5 for my newborn & 5 for my 2 year old.
Baby Wipes – I make sure to bring an entire pack of these Pampers Pure wipes for diaper changes, messes and spills. They are gentle on babies skin and perfect for cleaning up small accidents.
Baby Shusher – When our little one is taking a nap and we are out and about this sound machine is a lifesaver.
Bottle – I breastfeed my baby but also make sure to bring a our Boon bottle with us just in case.
Diaper Rash Cream – Our Pinxav healing cream is always with us. It’s good for Diaper Rash, Eczema, Chafing, Bed Sores, Acne, Minor Cuts & Burns
Extra Clothes – An extra outfit for both kids is a must have. From poop explosions to food or dirt messes a change of clothes is always with us.
Disposable Diaper Bags – Just in case there’s not a trash can around I bring a roll of these bags with us.
Snacks – I always keep snacks in the bag for my toddler.
Sip Cup – These travel tumblers are a must have for my 2 year old. They are durable, lightweight and leakproof.
Bottle Of Water – I always have a bottle of water on hand.
Changing Clutch – This changing clutch from Fawn Design is perfect for changing diapers while on the go. It has a changing mat & a wipes case and it can be worn as a wristlet.
Books – To keep my toddler entertained during car rides.
Travel First Aid Kit – I always make sure to have some type of first aid supplies on hand. This kit from Welly is perfect for on the go.
Chap Stick – I never leave home without a bottle of Carmex.
Pacifier – These pacifiers from Ryan and Rose are the only ones my son will take. They are perfect for soothing and helping him to nap while we are out and about.
Blanket – This blanket from Milksnob is one of my favorites because it’s soft, cool to the touch, perfect for any climate and designed to grow with your little one. It can also be used as a nursing cover or carseat cover for baby.
Baby Rattle – A cute noisemaking rattle for the little one while we are out.
Not overpacking has helped so much when I’m out with my kids. Of course I don’t use everything that I carry on a daily basis but we I keep them with us because they are important essentials I need for my kids and myself. If you are a first time mom, make sure to check out my post on: The Only 12 Things You Need For A Newborn.
I love all of these picks. They were all in my diaper bag when my kids were little, too. You have to be prepared when you’re out and about.
Christine Weis says
Yep, all of those things look familiar! Such must-haves and it’s better to overpack than underpack. I love bag in itself!
“I was an extreme over packer when it came to the diaper bag. I packed and was prepared for every possible scenario when I was out and about with my daughter.” YES, me too! I quickly pared it down though, lol! I agree about the disposable diaper bags. I love mine. Even if you do cloth diapers, they are good to store them in til you get home to put them in your diaper pail.
Matt Taylor says
Awesome diaper bag supplies. I bet it feels good to always be prepared with the things you need, when you need them. I will keep this in mind when I have kids.
Is it weird that I miss the diaper bag days? I used to dread packing it and carrying it everywhere but now that my girls are older, I miss it!
Great ideas!! I love my fawn diaper bag and you have packed it well.
These are definitely the essentials! Pacifiers and a blanket are definitely always needed along with spare bottles!
cute & little
Diaper bags are so much betther today than what it was when my kid was a toddler, I always just used a regular bag instead…
These are clever and minimalist packing! I’m a n overpacker! hahaha I just can’t help it. New moms can surely take these tips to consideration.
Krysten Quiles says
I have a friend who is just about to have a baby, totally sharing this with her. Thanks for the great info friend!
I can’t even believe that diaper bag holds all that stuff. You are like an expert at this! Also the bag is beautiful.
Marie Phillips says
I love how far diaper bags have come over the past several years! They are so elegant and sophisticated now! For my last few babies, I stopped using them and started using other bags without the tacky designs. I am glad to see today’s families have such better options! And I never heard of the baby shusher but I love it!
Kristine Nicole Alessandra says
This post made me remember when my kids were still little. It always seemed that I was bringing the whole house with me! Haha. You have listed all the “must haves.” This post is a good resource especially for brand new moms.
Meki (Redefining Us) says
Taking note for when I become a mom soon! I’m so in love with the color of that diaper bag!
Kathy Kenny Ngo says
On my second child now and I still overpack. I notice that the one thing I forget is the one scenario that plays out al the time.
Mosaics Lab says
I don’t have kids but everytime my friend and I go out, she’s always packing essentials for her baby. Love the diaper bag.
Excellent run down of what to put into your diaper bag. Plus, that bag is sooo cute! Way cuter than the one I had ten years ago.
Lucy Clarke says
How pretty could this diaper bag get? These are the essentials that are best to have on the go, especially water and the first aid kit.
The Joyous Living says
wow. your bag is so full i don’t know how you can get to anything. but not being a parent, i had never realized just how much my friends were lugging around.
Sonia Seivwright says
Aww these pictures are making me feel brody. I want to have another baby ASAP. Love the tips.
You’re not a mom if you don’t have these kinds of bags. My wife would always have lots of things on her bag whenever we go out even just on malls.
Emman Damian says
Blush Fawn Design Diaper Bag looks fantastic! I love the color. I think it’s also very functional and chic.
Renata Feyen says
So many significant items that we didn’t have in our days – it’s good that things have improved so much 🙂
Autumn Murray says
Looks like you are prepared and have the essentials in your diaper bag! I miss when my babies were little and I had to carry a diaper bag. Treasure every moment!
These are all perfect diaper bag essentials! Thanks for sharing your list. So helpful for new moms.
this would be so helpful! thank you for sharing this such great information! im so glad i read it❤
Shayla Marie says
Not only is this post helpful, but oh my goodness, that diaper bag is gorgeous!
Heather Behrends says
Diaper bags have come a long way in just 10-12 years! This post is so helpful for new moms, and I wish there had been one like it when my kids were that age – I had no idea what to put in the diaper bag!
Ambuj Saxena says
So many things in just one Diaper bag! It’s amazing! I would love to have one when i have a baby (that happiness is a bit far away!)
It’s been a few years I’ve carried a diaper bag but I love how organized yours is
Rose Ann Sales says
Great article.. I overpack too before.. hehe
What a nicely organized diaper bag! I love the items you keep on you, very minimal and chosen wisely.
Elizabeth O says
With little ones in tow, it’s imperative to have those kiddie essentials at our fingertips. I totally agree with you