I remember the days when packing our diaper bag seemed like we packed up our whole house! You know when you pack a million swaddles and outfits because well accidents happen. Soon we will be back to those days. But for now we are enjoying packing our diaper bag on the lighter side. So what do we pack to survive outings with our rambunctious 2 and a half year old?
Lia is not potty trained yet, it was a whole fiasco when we tried and decided to wait until she was ready. We pack 6-7 diapers to prepare for a full day out.
Baby wipes are for more than diaper changes in our home. We use them for just about anything- wiping hands, wiping faces, wiping all sorts of messes for everyone including my husband and I lol.
Diaper Bag Dispenser
You know those little dispensers you hang on your diaper bag for those little plastic bags for dirty diapers- those are hooked onto our diaper bag on the daily! You never know when you will need to toss in dirty clothes, a dirty diaper, or even wet clothes.
A change of clothes
We no longer pack 34,985,483,957 outfits- hallelujah! If we know we will not be back for bedtime we also pack a change of pajamas, this way we can change her before she falls asleep and don’t need to worry about waking her up when we arrive at home. However, I do make sure her outfit is a complete one- socks included.
Sunscreen is a must for us. You don’t know how many times we save the day because no one else seems to carry it with them. Our kiddos are sensitive to the sun and if we can prevent a sunburn we sure will!
Snacks on Snacks on Snacks
Snacks are a must. For my toddler. For my oldest kid. For my husband. And for my very pregnant self! I swear half of what is in my diaper bag is snacks and I’m not even mad about it! We pack plastic bags full of crackers, carrots, trail mix. We also make sure to have some protein and granola bars for my husband and myself. Snacks are our lifesavers!
You can always find a water bottle in our bag. Although I carry a big gallon jug around, you don’t know how many times my toddler or husband randomly decide they HAVE TO HAVE something to drink.
We need entertainment. I pack one book and a few small toys in the bag as well. Whenever push comes to shove I put on something fun for her to do and our trips can continue as peaceful as imaginable with two kids lol.
Aside from having our packing list down, what makes a big difference in what we can pack in our diaper bag is the diaper bag itself. We love our Lily Jade Co Diaper Bags and their removable insert. I can quickly pull out the insert and keep all our items organized and secure. It makes it so easy to find what we need.
We can’t forget the design of Lily Jade Co Diaper Bags as well, they are made of 100% genuine leather and guys- are so durable! One of my favorite features is the flexibility you have with how you wear it. My Lily Jade Co Diaper Bag has the ability to turn into a backpack diaper bag, a tote, or a messenger bag as well. I love to wear it as a backpack to give me free hands to chase my kids around when need be. You can pretty much find a design that works for you! The colors and designs are so beautiful you simply cannot go wrong. You have no idea how many times I am asked where I got my diaper bags because they can pass for a regular bag! Talk about helping mama keep her style!
What are your diaper bag must haves?