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What's in Your Diaper Bag??

In a last ditch effort to have something for DH for Christmas that he doesn't know about, I've decided to get him his own diaper bag. I'm going to actually get him a decent bookbag (a Swiss gear one), because he's tried a few of the bookbag style diaper bags but they look so small on him that I have to laugh, and use organizing bags to keep everything together. But that being said, short of diapers, wipes, and some hand sanitizer and diaper cream, what do I put?

I also got a small 'lunchbag' to keep bottles cold. I thought about a toy football or something more stereotypically 'dad/boy' than just a rattle or soft toy. And maybe a very masculine blanket to use as a changing pad of sorts.

Any suggestions, ladies??

Re: What's in Your Diaper Bag??

  • My diaper bag:

    -Changing pad (thin one that came with diaper bag)
    -Receiving blanket
    -Soft/warm blanket
    -Thin/lightweight blanket
    -Full outfit change (onesie, shirt, pants, socks, hat, jacket)
    -5 diapers
    -Pack of wipes
    -Diaper bags (for poop diapers, so I don't stink up public trash cans, or so that I can keep it in the car until I get home without having to smell it)
    -Diaper rash cream
    -Nursing cover
    -Sunscreen (mainly for summer months, but I was too lazy to take it out)
    -Small "first aid" kit (I have never used it, but you never know)
    -Nursing pads
    -K'tan wrap

    In a separate bag (cooler style), I have snacks and a sippy cup. When she was younger, I would toss in her bottle and my manual pump. I also have a few spoons and bibs in there.


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  • I nanny an almost-3-year-old, so obviously this list is different than with a newborn, but I make sure we have: diapers, wipes, full change of clothes, water bottle, snack(s), and in cold weather, hat, mittens, and an extra layer of warmth. Her mom also keeps activity books in there, which I rarely need to use because I don't usually have to take her anywhere boring. :)


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    Depends on which bag I take and where we're going.

    Out for a quick trip I take our smaller bag that has:
    - diapers
    - wipes
    - trash bags
    - hand sanitizer
    - disposable changing pad (the paper ones to put on top of the changing areas at stores)
    - bib
    - burp cloth

    Longer trips and visiting people I take our larger one:
    - diapers
    - wipes
    - trash bags
    - hand sanitizer
    - 2 bibs
    - 2 burp cloths
    - change of clothes
    - first aid kit
    - nursing cover
    - bottle in case he gets too distracted to nurse
    - teethers
    - a couple of small toys (Sophie, rattle)
    - extra pacifier or two
    - now that he's eating solids, I usually have to pack his food, too

    I always keep a soft/warm blanket in each of the cars for colder weather.  We also keep a sun hat in each car during the sunny months in case we forget to put his on before we leave the house.  We also have a pacifier with clip in each car attached to each seat and that the one that goes with him while we're out.

    I also keep most of these items in each of the bags and also put some Kleenex in the outer pockets in case he gets some nasty boogers.
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  • Another idea is to give him a "Daddy Doody Kit". If you Google that, you will see all sorts of cute ideas. I did this for my brother a few years ago at the baby shower, and it was a bit hit.
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