Copper Pearl 5-in-1 cover
- Aim to have at least one diaper for every 1.5 hours you are out of the house, plus a couple extras (though I like to start with even more so that I do not have to restock my bag as often.) Never leave the house without at least three diapers, even. You never know when you are going to end up going through three diapers in a single hour.
- I find that I go through the very small travel packs rather fast, so I like to carry a slightly bigger pack when I have my big diaper bag. Even though we typically use Honest Company or Water Wipes in your home, Babyganics creates a 40-count wipes bundle that’s really great for this purpose. I also recently found Noodle & Boo wipes and they have become my favorite for wiping sticky faces and hands. They feel moisturizing and cleansing than any other baby wipes I’ve used.
- Changing pad. Many diaper bags come equipped with changing pads, but if you need to buy one separately these Gathre leather baby changing mats are a chic choice.
- Diaper disposal bags. If you are out in public and want to dispose of a dirty diaper, you’ll want to place it in a plastic bag first as a courtesy to everyone around you, so that it doesn’t stink up the garbage can. You could use soiled clothing to transport home in.
- Bottles or cups. If you are bottle-feeding, do not overlook that your bottles of pumped breast milk or formula and your cups for older infants or toddlers. I really like The Honest Company’s convenient 2 oz. Hand sanitizer sprays–they smell great and aren’t in any way sticky.
- If your child is over 6 months old (sunscreen isn’t recommended for younger babies), be sure to have sunscreen packed to protect your baby from harmful UV rays. My preferred baby-safe sunscreens are Alba Botanica (our whole family uses this one), Babyganics Mineral Based Sunscreen (the 2 ounce) Tube is especially convenient for diaper bags), and the Babyganics Pure Mineral Sunscreen Stick (perfect for quickly applying sunscreen to an active kiddo’s face).
- Diaper rash cream. It can help to have some on hand in case you have space for it.
- Lip balm. I’m obsessed with Erbaviva’s Organic Lip & Cheek Balm. It is meant for baby, but it’s also my favourite beauty product that was new. This chunky stick is perfect for healing cheeks, lips or hands in windy or dry weather. It is incredibly soothing and smells divine, with chamomile and lavender extracts.
- If your little one takes a paci, then you’ll want to make sure that you pack a spare. Natursutten pacifiers, which are made from 100 percent natural rubber, are top of the line in regards to pacis. Another great option–especially when you are out and about–is The Pop–which comes with an ingenious design where the nipple pops into a protective bubble when it’s dropped.
- Whether you have a drooler or a sloppy eater, a adorable bib is crucial for protecting infant’s clothers.
- A weather appropriate outfit change for baby (or two!) . Because blowouts happen to the best people… So in the event you receive some clothing as a gift that you are not mad about, you do not necessarily have to return them. Keep a couple of those less desirable outfits available as “backup clothes.” I pack a sunhat for summer and a knit hat in the winter.
- A spare shirt for yourself. In case baby spits up all over your shirt, you’ll be glad you have something to change into. If you are breastfeeding and need them. Copper Pearl’s multitasking 5-in-1 cover may be utilised as a car seat cover, a nursing cover, a shopping cart cover, a high chair cover, and an infinity scarf. Additionally, it comes in so many adorable prints. I always pack an Aden and Anais swaddle that I use for everything from laying baby down in the park to protecting baby from the sun in the stroller.
- Receiving blanket. If I have space for it, I also like to pack a slightly thicker swaddle or receiving blanket to have with me on outings for added warmth or padding in the park. Simple cotton or modal blankets such as Max + Moose or Solly Baby swaddles work nicely. I always pack a wrapping or sling in my bag regardless of where I am going. Errands are made by wearing baby so much simpler and is also the only way I can get him to rest while we’re out and about. I am quite faithful to Solly Baby wraps so far as comfort and compactness goes, but I’ve also recently gotten into ring slings for quick pit stops because they are somewhat faster and easier to get baby in and out of (I really like both WildBird and Sakura Bloom slings).
- Rule No. 1 of parenthood: never leave the house without snacks for both baby and you! My go-to for me is RxBars and for baby it’s always a great idea to have a squeeze pouch available (Baby Brezza’s reusable food components are a much more eco-friendly option.)
- If you prefer to eat out a lot, you’ll want to keep one of EZPZ’s adorable Mini Mats packed in your bag. It is an placemat and plate that suctions making a lot less cluttered.
- It’s nice to be able to keep your little one amused, wherever you are.
Fawn Design Mini Diaper Bag in Brown