It's ALL in the bag!

Posted by Becca on 5/28/2012 to Traveling with Cloth

Is it just me or have you noticed that getting the family out of the house and anywhere on time once you have a child is so much more difficult? The amount of prep time it takes to get your baby fed, changed, and clothed all while preparing your diaper bag is ridiculous! And thats hoping your infant isnt screaming their head off or your toddler isn't taking off his cloth diaper bagshoes and stashing them between the cushions of the couch. Whether you're making a quick trip to the store, a day trip to church, or an overnight to Grandmas, its important to have a well stocked diaper bag if you want to be sure to get to your destination on time. It certainly makes getting out of the house a lot easier.

As a new mom, I wasnt really certain of what to keep in my diaper bag at all times, so I threw ineverything. Breast-feeding was nice because at least I didn't need to bring formula and that certainly cut down on bulk, but I made up for it by packing other, unnecessary things in the bag.

Now, I've got the diaper bag packing down to a science, and it is pretty much always packed and ready to go.

In my diaper bag you will always find:
  • 1 sippy cup
  • 1 plastic container of pretzels and goldfish
  • 1 plastic container of cereal and Teddy Grahams
  • 2-3 cloth diapers lined with disposable liners
  • 1 small wet bag
  • 1 small case of cloth wipes
  • 1 prefold with a changing pad for an absorbent changing surface
  • 1 change of clothes
  • A zippered plastic container that has nail clippers, a comb, bandaids, etc.
  • A toy or book or bothcloth diapers in diaper bag

When my daughter was an infant, we skipped packing food because I was the food. If my husband brought her out, though, he would bring a bottle and a frozen bag of breast milk. When she was old enough to start eating from a spoon, I kept a couple of jars of baby food, a spoon, and a bib in the bag. The jars of baby food kept in our house were only for traveling since I always made my own at home.

I try to keep my diaper bag stocked even when were home. As soon as we arrive at the house from any outing, I empty the travel wetbag into the diaper pail and restock my diapers and wipes. If the wetbag is really gross, Ill throw it in the wash too and grab my spare travel wetbag. If my daughter's containers of snack food are likewise low, I quickly fill them up and throw them back in. Having my diaper bag stocked and ready to go at all times really cuts down on the prep time and makes it easier to just grab the baby and run if were in a hurry.

Comments

Date 5/28/2012 9:51:09 AM
Shaky Mommy
We have all of the same in our diaper bag, except we carry different snacks. I am glad I'm not the only one who carries around bandaids, nail clippers and a comb in a little pouch. I also have tweezers in that little, which has come in handy for getting out little splinters at the park! The only thing we carry that you don't is Cj's spray in case of a red bottom, and Thirsties Booty Luster in case I can't get to water to wet my wipes.
Date 5/28/2012 11:21:39 AM
Carolyn
We used to keep all that, plus baby powder. It gets sand off little feet easily at the beach or at the park. When I was breastfeeding, I would also keep an extra shirt for myself, in case of major spitup or leakage.
Date 5/28/2013
Tanya Trammel
I try to keep an extra change of baby clothes and enough inserts to last a day for my gDiapers since those are my babysitter's favorites :)
Date 5/28/2013
morgan
there are ALWAYS at least 2 cloth diapers, a change of pants, and many pacifiers in my diaper bag. Depending on where we are going and how long we are going to be gone; my diaper bag could include snacks, drinks, etc...
Date 5/28/2013
Tanya P
Prefolds, an extra cover, wipes, change of clothes, paci, bottles, Tommee Tippee travel warmer. And since it's now my purse, my wallet, keys and day planner.
Date 5/28/2013
Heather Groome
Depends on how long we will be out but I usually have with me extra clothes, diapers /wipes, sippy cups, snacks, wet bag, wallet.. With 2 in diapers my diaper bag is usually over flowing.
Date 5/28/2013
Katie
I always have a change of clothes, diapers, wipes, CJ's BUTTer, snacks, and a spare zippy in my diaper bag.
Date 5/28/2013
Mary
Crazy as it sounds, I keep a travel toothbrush/paste in my diaper bag and because I have babies prone to reflux a spare t-shirt and sports bra (just in case my LO throws up on me). Brushing my teeth and having a clean shirt makes me feel refreshed and keeps our family of 6 on the go even when we have moments of chaos!
Date 5/28/2013
Nancy Koop
In my diaper bag I keep a change of clothes for both my 1 year old son & 3 year old daughter, a sippy cup for each of them, at least two containers of snacks, diapers for son (underwear for daughter), disposable wipes, changing pad, wet bag, epi pens (for 3 yr old daughter with severe food allergies), Childrens Benadryl, Childrens Motrin, hand sanitizer, kleenex, pacifiers, and sun hat(s), & sunblock if we plan to be outside.
Date 5/28/2013
Amelia
I have 2-3 prefolds, an extra cover, disposable wipes, a change of clothes for baby (actually two at the moment, one for warm weather and one for cool weather!), a travel wetbag, an embellished prefold to use as a changing pad or burp cloth, a pacifier, a teething toy, and some Cheerios. I keep a disposable diaper and more wipes in my purse, along with bandaids, tissues, and nail clippers. I also keep in the car a Ziploc with a clean bib and baby silverware in it, and there's a Ziploc insi
Date 5/28/2013
Erica Rinehart
A handful of prefolds and an extra cover. We just use disposable wipes on the go and have a few disposable diapers in the car if we get in a pinch. An extra outfit, a couple pacifiers, burp cloth and a blanket and a spare key in the bottom just in case.
Date 5/28/2013
Penny Massing
Now that is Paul is 15 months, we keep a couple cloth diapers, wipes, a wet bag, clothes, snacks, a sippy and a booboo kit :) We also keep his shot records and a copy of his insurance card in the inside pocket.
Date 5/28/2013
Michele B
I keep the extra outfits in a plastic ziplock bag, to help keep the bag organized and then I have something to put the dirty clothes back into too.
Date 5/28/2013
Keela
I keep 2-3 diapers each with a cloth wipe folded inside, wet bag, one change of clothes. All the bibs and burp cloths that will fit, and a small pouch with Benadryl and his epi pen.
Date 5/28/2013
Rachel R.
I'm preparing for my newborn and I'm thinking the basics I will carry are: - 2 AIO diapers - burp clothes - hand sanitizer - wet bag - travel first aid kit - change of outfit - wipes - paci
Date 5/28/2013
Marissa
I always have my nursing cover, diapers, wipes, toys, one extra outfit and chapstick!
Date 5/28/2013
Susan
This blog pretty much describes my diaper bags. I always keep one in the car fully stocked of diaper essentials ( mainly for E.R. use), and one that is my all the time bag which holds the extra snacks. Plus I have another fully stocked one at my moms. Staying on top of preparation for on the go trips is key to actually getting to go some where... especially since having my second baby, I thought I was late with just one kid now I just barely make it LOL!
Date 5/28/2013
Amanda Brand
We always have a prefold and cover for emergencies in our bag, coconut oil, extra clothes, and a sun hat. Then I add stuff as needed :)
Date 5/28/2013
Dace E
Little hairbrush , band aids, epi pen jr for daughter with tree nut allergy
Date 5/28/2013
Linette
Clth diapers, wipes, wet bag, change of clothes, snacks, toys, sunglasses
Date 5/28/2013
Monica b
I keep cloth diapers travel size wipes and a change of clothes... Much less now that he's older!!
Date 5/28/2013
Janine
Even as a mom of 2, I always forget something-usually the change of clothes. Really need to try having the bag ready to go all the time. Great ideas!
Date 5/28/2013
Dana
We carry 3 diapers, wipes and snacks, mommy's wallet among other things.
Date 5/28/2013
Daphne
We started always bringing a light weight blanket. In case we go in a restaurant and it's chilly or I want to put it on the floor so the baby can play.
Date 5/28/2013
Jenn
Same plus a CAMERA. Always have a camera. Sunhat and sunscreen for summertime. I have an extra set of my only clothes in the car. I learned my lesson after a blowout at a church event....
Date 5/28/2013
Patricia B
I carry probably 5-8 pocket or AiO diapers, a change of clothes, snacks, hand sanitizer, wipes, a changing pad, my wallet, toys, my inhaler, strawberry quick powder( my son is picky...), and extra binkies. Oh yeah and a wet bag( when I remember it.) Lol!
Date 5/28/2013
Patricia B
I carry probably 5-8 pocket or AiO diapers, a change of clothes, snacks, hand sanitizer, wipes, a changing pad, my wallet, toys, my inhaler, strawberry quick powder( my son is picky...), and extra binkies. Oh yeah and a wet bag( when I remember it.) Lol!
Date 5/28/2013
Jody
Diapers with and extra cover, wet bag, wipes, hand sanitizer, change of clothes , my wallet :)
Date 5/28/2013
Aja S.
I always have Advil for me and teething tablets for him tucked in there! Amongst the 48 other items in the bag.
Date 5/28/2013
Aurora
Wet bag, CD diapers (type and quantity will depend on were we go), toys, extra change for baby & mom (usually add sweater & leg warmers), pacifier, CJ butter, wipes.
Date 5/28/2013
Elizabeth Glaser
I have a 3 y/o and a 10 month old. I try to always keep my diaper bag packed and ready to go too. I keep things in there for both girls. I keep a couple snacks, a set of utenciles in a little case, hand sanitizer, a spare set of clothes for the big kid (weather appropriate) and 2 changes of clothes for the babe. I also try to keep 1 or 2 disposable diapers as emergency back ups, because I've needed them every now and again! (and they take up less room) and when it's time to go I toss usu
Date 5/28/2013
Kim Hendricks
We keep pretty similar items in ours. I would also add sunscreen, light jacket, & a sun hat in summer & a stocking hat in winter. We also keep our snapshot camera in there as well!
Date 5/28/2013
Casandra Rief
We bring those items you listed x2 since I have 2 in diapers,plus a spare binky, blanket for nursing, and spare nursing pads.
Date 5/28/2013
Anne Jetton
Bum genius elementals are my on-go diapers. We have organic oats (cheerios), sunscreen, a wetbag, hand sanitizer, an extra outfit, and usually a couple of prefolds for good measure.
Date 5/28/2013
emily
I keep a change of clothes for Dean, 2 receiving blankets, cloth diapers, cloth wipes, wipe juice, hand sanitizer, other thing as well but just to list a few
Date 5/28/2013
SUZANNE FAUST
I have a change of clothes, diapers, wipes, a wet bag, bandaids, my wallet, cellphone, and camera in my diaper bag.
Date 5/28/2013
Catherine Stephens
I usually keep most of the extra set of clothes in the car (socks, pants, jacket) but I put a onesie or t-shirt in the diaper bag because that's most likely to need changing.
Date 5/28/2013
Callie Peacher
For quick trips I love my planet wise med. wet dry bay. I keep a cover, a few flip inserts, wipes, nursing cover and a small toy. For longer outings i toss my wet/dry bag in my big bag with extra clothes, sippy cups, more toys, Kleenex, snacks, maybe a bib or burp cloth. I usually have a few Grovia disposable inserts as back ups.
Date 5/28/2013
Callie Peacher
For quick trips I love my planet wise med. wet dry bay. I keep a cover, a few flip inserts, wipes, nursing cover and a small toy. For longer outings i toss my wet/dry bag in my big bag with extra clothes, sippy cups, more toys, Kleenex, snacks, maybe a bib or burp cloth. I usually have a few Grovia disposable inserts as back ups.
Date 5/28/2013
Michelle reeves
I usually keep a sippy cup, cloth diaper, wet bag, wipes, mini first aid kit, random hot wheels, and you can usually find random wrappers, receipts, etc in the bottom.
Date 5/28/2013
Jenn
Same plus a CAMERA. Always have a camera. Sunhat and sunscreen for summertime. I have an extra set of my only clothes in the car. I learned my lesson after a blowout at a church event....
Date 5/28/2013
Renee
Depending on how long we're going to be out I usually just gave 2-3 diapers, sippy cup, a few snacks, prewet wipes, cjs stick, extra change of clothes, some toys and books, hand sanitizer, a blanket (for diaper changes) and my wallet that go in the diaper bag. Oh and now that its warmer out sunscreen.
Date 5/28/2013
kelli j
4pocket diapers as i have two wearing them now, wipes, nuks, small lovey, wallet, small baby toy, a book for my older one, phone, reading nook, and snacks and my wet bag
Date 5/28/2013
megan m
Right now, with my one year old, I pack two or three prefolds, one extra cover or two, and grab my cloth wipes on my way out the door. Sometimes I bring a small blanket to cover up while nursing, depending on what I'm wearing and where I'm going. That's about it. Oh and small wetbag if I remember it.
Date 5/28/2013
Kristen S.
I carry cloth wipes to clean up faces and noses, chapstick for myself, extra panties for my preschooler, several cloth diapers and a wetbag, small hand sanitizer, water and snacks for everyone.
Date 5/28/2013
Amy
We have a lot of the same stuff. Two pocket diapers, wipes, crackers or a snack of some kind, a pouch of veggie/fruit/grain blend food, sippy cup with water, box of milk (still weirds me out that these are shelf stable but they're so handy!) a few mini board books, a small toy or two, hand sanitizer, a wet bag and then my phone, wallet and a travel size advil. Whew, I think that's it.
Date 5/28/2013
Rachael Brenneis
We usually have 2-3 diapers. Mostly I like Flips or a Diaper Rite cover with flips stay dry inserts bc they are so slim. A wet bag, cloth wipes, snacks, and a change of clothes.
Date 5/28/2013
Rachael Brenneis
We usually have 2-3 diapers. Mostly I like Flips or a Diaper Rite cover with flips stay dry inserts bc they are so slim. A wet bag, cloth wipes, snacks, and a change of clothes.
Date 5/28/2013
ashley
I always keep sunscreen, diapers and wipes, socks, a hat, snacks and toys in our diaper bag.
Date 5/28/2013
Sarah Hayes
I like to have a change of clothes, diapers, wipes, toys and hand sanitizer!
Date 5/28/2013
Erica Smith
I always keep extra pacis, diapers, a change of clothes for both kids, wetones, lysol spray, and a wet bag in my diaper bag.
Date 5/28/2013
Breanna Rodriguez
I always have hand sanitizer, CJ's butter & my wallet in my diaper bag.
Date 5/28/2013
Vera Schlabach
I always keep extra paci and the little man's blankie plus snacks!
Date 5/28/2013
sarah olson
Diapers ready with inserts wetbag Change of clothes wipes toys snacks Extra paci
Date 5/28/2013
Nicole link
Thermometer
Date 5/28/2013
Frances roof
Diapers, CJs butter, snacks, 2 books, wipes, wetbag, sanitizer, pens, paper, sippy, socks, my wallet lol!
Date 5/28/2013
Robbi
Right now in our diaper bag we have diapers and covers, coconut oil, cloth wipes, nursing cover, burp cloths, the wet bag, two extra outfits, extra socks, our moby wrap, an extra shirt in case I leak a lot, DD's sunglasses and chapstick....
Date 5/28/2013
Lisa Kuhl
I always have 3 diapers, CJ's BUTTer, hand sanitizer, Wipes, wipe spray amd am extra outfit.
Date 5/28/2013
Julianne Wiebe
We always have cloth wipes in the diaper bag. There used to always be diapers, but now my son's in trainers and we don't have a enough to keep it stocked all the time.
Date 5/28/2013
April
We have wipes, about 4 cloth diapers, burp rags, bottle, bottled water, formula, sippy cup, changing pad, dirty diaper bag, hand sanitizer, change of clothes for each kid
Date 5/28/2013
Kristin Maista
We have our cloth diapers, small wet bag, cloth wipes, cj's BUTTer, a change of clothes for the baby and a hat & socks, changing pad, swaddle blanket, 2 burp clothes, California Baby sunscreen, a few teething toys, antibacterial gel, 2 bottles, plus all my mom stuff! It's a BIG bag!
Date 5/28/2013
Joanna H
It has been so long since I carried a diaper bag, I'm a little unsure the contents. I definitely carried snacks for both of us! This go around will be a different bag packing style - first time being a cd-ing mama. I'm beginning to think I should have purchased a bigger bag! :)
Date 5/28/2013
Kara Quihuis
That sounds similar to our bag! Now, I keep a few plastic shopping bags as a backup for my wet bag. I was out the other day and realized that both of my bags were either at the house/in the laundry! Fortunately, I had a plastic bag for my dirty diapers! In addition to all of the baby items, I make sure to have a few snacks on hand for me! Mommy's get hungry too :)
Date 5/28/2013
Candice McFarland
In my bag I always keep a washcloth for little man to chew on, extra cover fro diapers, prefold, paci, and a change of clothes for both me and him, and my wallet of course :)And most definite my coconut oil cause who can live without that stuff
Date 5/28/2013
Liz Jensen
Pretzels, a sippy cup, baby legs, nursing pads, nursing cover, a sample pack of cloth diaper detergent just in case. I also throw in mascara and concealer incase I forget to do my make up and happen to look in the mirror :)
Date 5/28/2013
Jessica
I always keep my nursing cover, a onsie, bib and wet ones sanitizing wipes in my bag.
Date 5/28/2013
Elizabeth V.
Our diaper bag has morphed into a toddler backpack but it ALWAYS has two changes of pants and underwear (accidents seem to attract more accidents), wipes, snacks, a wetbag, and a book and small toy =)
Date 5/28/2013
Michelle Blackwood
The only thing I always have is a changing pad, wipes and small wet bag. The rest gets packed right before we leave.
Date 5/28/2013
nicole barr
My awesome diaper bag keeps me extra prepared by doubling as a carrier! Love my Sidekick!!
Date 5/28/2013
Rachel williams
Wetbag and diapers
Date 5/28/2013
Christi
Diapers, wipes, spare clothing, and sanitizer
Date 5/28/2013
courtney hambel
I Always have cloth diapers, wipes, wetbag, recieving blanket, burp cloth, extra change of clothes, snacks for momma and older kids, CJs rash cream, cjs chapstick (pumpkin flavor is the best!) Changing pad, hand sanitizer, extra set of breast pads, and a change of shirt just in case. AND BUBBLES IF YOU HAVE A VHILD 1 AND OVER BUBBLES ARE A MUST lol never know when you will be stuck waitting and need something to entertain the little ones! :D
Date 5/28/2013
Paige Snyder
I keep all of the above, as well as our zoo season passes, pool passes, our backup wooby (his lovey) and snacks for the older kids (9 & 7) because a 9 year old boy is ALWAYS hungry!!! I always pack like I might need to survive the end of days!
Date 5/28/2013
Casidey Clements
Anytime I need to make a quick (less prepared) diaper bag I make sure I grab a couple cloth diapers, wipes, extra outfit and a wet bag :-)
Date 5/28/2013
stephanie martinez
My diaper bag is always ready to go, I have my folding changing pad with cloth diapers in the pocket, my nursing cover, ring sling, and a light blanket if the car is too cold. A small bag with pacis breast pads and a teether. The packs around my bag one has a change of clothes, one holds my keys, other a toy, and the last one holds my personal stuff like him or lip stick
Date 5/28/2013
Destiney Pates
I always have a small wet bag, a few diapers (usually pockets), snacks, a sippy, two changes of clothes, a few cloth wipes and wipe solution, changing pad, a brush, pony tail holders, and sunscreen. :)
Date 5/28/2013
Sam Jessica Cole
We always try to keep it ready to go but making sure we have food and sippy always seems to be a chore. We use plastic bags instead of a wet bag so much easier to remember to grab it with a clear bag
Date 5/28/2013
brandi
Snacks and wipes! Even past potty training always have wipes. They come in handy in lots of situatuons!
Date 5/28/2013
Amy W
2 diaper, cloth wipes, change of clothes, wet bag, snacks, crayons, and a small note book
Date 5/28/2013
Valerie
Very similar to above, but I always keep an extra change of clothes for everyone in my car. In winter an extra coat and summer extra swim suits and towels. My car is my back-up diaper bag.
Date 5/28/2013
Casey Salce
I say a mantra while packing us up to go "dipes, wipes, changing pad, changes of clothes, snacks, drinks" and I usually get wherever I need to go with everything in tow for the 2 beasts.
Date 5/28/2013
Jenn
Toys, sippy, diapers, wet bag, butt balm, wallet, keys. Not nearly as much as we carried when she was younger when we thought we might need everything!
Date 5/28/2013
Kerry F
Always have to have snacks and drinks in the diaper bag!
Date 5/28/2013
Tara
We take Sophie the giraffe everywhere and lots of burp rags and bibs. My lo is a teething/breastfeeding mess! :)
Date 5/28/2013
Jaime Calabrese
I'm a total minimalist, I keep a couple diapers, a blanket for nursing, and some wipes in my diaper bag :D
Date 5/28/2013
April Bolivar
In my diaper bag there are toy cars, books, snacks, sippy cup, diapers, coconut oil, a small prefold for drying butt, bib, lotion for me, my wallet, wipes, who knows what else! LOL
Date 5/28/2013
Laura Javier
My diaper bag is always packed: 3 cloth dipes, 2 cloth wipes for each, small bottle of wipe solution, nose drops & nose bulb, and my water bottle (breastfeeding mama here!) :)
Date 5/28/2013
Kirsten Coppin
We always have 2-3 spare diapers/wipes and bottom cream in our SkipHop changing station, "bubbas" (either cheddar or graham cracker bunnies), a sippy cup with water, a can of sparkling water for Mummy, warm weather essentials (sunglasses/hat/light jacket/Neutrogena Pure & Free sunblock), a bib, spare set of clothes, Wet Ones antibac wipes, and usually a book and small "quiet" toy. Phew! =)
Date 5/28/2013
Nicole K
I always have diapers, wipes, wetbag and change of clothes!!!
Date 5/28/2013
Amber Herb
My 3 1/2 year old no longer needs the diapers in the bag, but we have change of clothes and underwear, wet bag, lots of snacks, and water for Momma and boy. We are upgrading to a larger bag since baby brother is due in 6 weeks and we'll be carrying a couple kinds of cloth diapers in the bag.
Date 5/28/2013
kristina ebert
All the diaper stuff, extra change of clothes, food for me to snack on, sling
Date 5/28/2013
RoseMarie Anne Pavlik
Mini first aid kit (never know when someone will get a splinter!) Spare outfit (we also keep one in the car in a ziplock baggie just incase diaper bag isn't handy) Small snack for baby and siblings (don't forget mom!)
Date 5/28/2013
Stacey H
I don't have nearly that much stuff in my bag...but this makes me think I need to add some stuff!
Date 5/28/2013
Jill Hulley
All how things sound familiar. I always tried to keep a receiving blanket and clothes as well.
Date 5/28/2013
Kimberly Hamel
In my diaper bag we keep diapers, wipes, coconut oil, sippy cup and water flavoring.
Date 5/28/2013
Queue
We're only 5 months into life with baby: for now the diaper bag (a Northface day pack) has a couple changes of clothes, 4-5 prefolds, a spare cover, flanel wipes, a wet bag, a jar of coconut oil, a few burp cloths, a ring sling or moby wrap, Sophie the giraffe, her favorite blanket, and a couple bottles.
Date 5/28/2013
Kimberly Hamel
In my diaper bag we keep diapers, wipes, coconut oil, sippy cup and water flavoring.
Date 5/28/2013
Maggie Martin
We keep 3-4 diapers, cloth wipes, covers, change of clothes, grocery sack for dirty diapers, burp rag, blanket (if it's not with my son) sometimes snacks, sometimes more sometimes less, we pack it pretty light.
Date 5/28/2013
Cara F
We keep cloth diapers, cloth wipes, wet bag, swaddle blanket, grandma El's, innobaby teether, and a change of clothes.
Date 5/28/2013
Jesica
I always have a diaper, wipes, Cjs, change of clothes, bib (I don't know why lol), toy, and hat for his little bald head :)
Date 5/28/2013
Jenna
Sippy cups, dipes, disposable wipes, and definitely lip lube!!
Date 5/28/2013
Kristen Burch
Wipes, diapers, sippy, clothes for both boys, hand sanitizer, pacifiers, toys, pacifier wipes, snacks
Date 5/28/2013
Linda Hawes
I never keep enough things in my diaper bag. But you'll always find cloth diapers! :)
Date 5/28/2013
Alexis Bertch
In my son's diaper bag is: 3 Thirsties AIO size 2's, about 6 cloth wipes, a medium wetbag, a changing pad, my Baby K'tan, Sophie the Giraffe, and a sample of CJs Butter. Oh and a pair of sunglasses for both of my daughters. :)
Date 5/28/2013
Patricia
A medium wet bag, diapers,spritz bottle of just plain water, wipes,cj'spritz, an extra pair of clean clothes,hand sanitizer,a few toys and my wallet ;)
Date 5/28/2013
Samantha Fannin
Hand sanitizer!
Date 5/28/2013
Jodi J
I don't keep much in my diaper bag, either - 2-3 stuffed pocket diapers, a small wetbag, extra pacifier, sippy cup of water, and a change of clothes. I always keep a package of baby wipes and snacks in the car so I don't need to pack those.
Date 5/28/2013
Arielle S
I always have one cloth diaper and wipe (at least) - my son's pretty predictable and we rarely leak and I try to leave the house fresh, so diaper changes on the go are rare. I'm learning to keep a snack in there now that he's eating solids more. Most of the time I remember a wetbag. Other than that it's keys, wallet and cell phone. I've been keeping it simple lately.
Date 5/28/2013
Allison O.
I always make sure to carry extra dipes, for both my kiddos, plus a change of clothes, cjs, and socks. We always seem to lose socks...lol
Date 5/28/2013
Nikki Portillo
I'm a minimalist. If I am making a quick grocery trip, I throw a flour sack towel in my dds carseat. Yesterday, we were out from 6am-6pm and packed 10 flats, 6 dry wipes, 1 bottle made, water bottle and premeasured formula, 2 changes of clothes (swim suit was one) a gerber, spoon, bib. Done. :)
Date 5/28/2013
Ashley Y
Aside from many of the items you posted, we always have our Grovia AI2's, cloth wipes, wool breast pads, Burt's bees hand sanitizer and several burp rags.
Date 5/28/2013
Anne B
Always have wipes, snacks, wet bag, and a cloth diaper (usually a freetime)
Date 5/28/2013
Hannah Peterson
I try to keep an extra shirt for myself in case my little guy spits up or poos all over me.
Date 5/28/2013
Maeghen
Depends on the outing but there's usually wipes and an extra snappy and the ever important epipen!
Date 5/28/2013
Bekah
Date 5/28/2013
Christine williams
I have limited my bag down a little since my LO is now 14 months old and we don't travel far from home much anymore currently I have: Snacks(strawberry sticks and raisins) Snack container with Cheerios One full stuffed G diaper Bag of meds (Tylenol , gas drops, band aids, etc) Wipes My wallet 2 bibs Wet bag And changing pad fold up with 8 inserts and 8 snap ins Chapstick Sippy cup I use my diaper bag as my purse and I ALWAYS refill as soon as I get home so no matter when I have t
Date 5/28/2013
Drea
we keep lots of things in our diaper bag at all times, but the latest addition is straws. My daughter loves green smoothies, but the darn stuff gets stuck in a sippy cup so I must bring it in a kleen kanteen with a regular top and use the straw.
Date 5/28/2013
SARA Avila
2 pockets, wipes, small wetbag, snacks, water bottle, teether and warmer clothes if it gets cold
Date 5/28/2013
Kristen H. W.
I always keep diapers wipes extra clothes for baby a few wet bags and snacks.
Date 5/28/2013
Ali
I think I'm the only one who leaves everything in the car and carries sposie wipes and one cloth diaper. Now what's in my car is another story ;)
Date 5/28/2013
LW
I banished a diaper bag with my second baby. I have a big, pretty purse that always has snacks and wipes in it. I just toss diapers in as needed.
Date 5/28/2013
Brecka
Extra cloth wipes, a couple diapers, wet bag, wallet (except today bc I left it in the other car!), sunglasses, baby legs, snacks, and Sophie the giraffe.
Date 5/28/2013
Katrina Booker
I'm not a big fan of diaper bags. I usually just throw whatever I feed into the car with me. That usually includes: 2 cloth diapers 4 cloth wipes Water bottle to wet said wipes Mei tai carrier A change of clothes for the 15mo and the 4yo And an pouch of Plum Organic baby food
Date 5/28/2013
Heather Williams
*change of clothes Haha
Date 5/28/2013
Elizabeth Volker
Let's see...prefolds, covers, wipes, diaper cream, snappi, changing pad, burp cloths, change of clothes for DS, wetbag, hairbrush, bilfold, keys, sunglasses, toys, books, mama cloth. I think that's it! Oh no, wait! Bandaids!
Date 5/28/2013
Lisa
Wipes,diapers (4-6 each kid) hand sanitizer, wet wipes, sippy cup,change of clothes, burp cloths, bottles, formula, nail clippers, sunscreen, bug spray, band aids, neosporan, benadryl, Tylenol, teething supplies, tissues, dirty diaper bag and any supplies mommy may need for the outing!
Date 5/28/2013
Rebecca McParland
Handful of diaper covers and pads, dry cloth wipes, small bottle of water to damp wipes, extra clothes- socks, pants, shirts, shoes, sippy cup, wet bag, cloth shopping bag, toys, toys, toys, spare house key, two bibs, pain reliever for mommy and baby, snacks, and a hair binder.
Date 5/28/2013
Laurie
I got tired of the bulk so now I only take what is necessary. 1 diaper, small bag of wipes, 1 extra underwear & pants for my older child who just toilet trained, hand sanitizer and emergency info. I toss in a couple small toys and snacks if I know I will need them.
Date 5/28/2013
Tanya P
Prefolds, an extra cover, wipes, change of clothes, paci, bottles, Tommee Tippee travel warmer. And since it's now my purse, my wallet, keys and day planner.
Date 5/28/2013
Alicia
A wet bag. At least 3 diapers, two outfits, diaper rash ointment, disposibles wipes, a few disposible smelly bags ( incase you couldn't flush the poop) and some snacks and a cup. Now I keep silverware 2-3 diapers, at least a couple of outfits, a wet bag, and a cup. I almost always forgot toys.
Date 5/28/2013
Lauren Armitage
We keep 3 cloth diapers, cloth wipes, bottle of water, sippy cups, change of clothes, hand sanitizer, wet bag, nursing cover, and a toy or book. I also grab an apple or yogurt drops when we leave the house for snacks. I used to over pack as well. By baby #3 I have learned what is necessary and what is not. :)
Date 5/28/2013
Anna
I keep cloth diapers, cloth wipes, a travel size spray bottle with wipes solution, sunscreen, hat, a burp cloth (used as a changing pad), wet bag, sippy cup, Happy Baby puffs in a small reusable snack bag, applesauce pouches, hand sanitizer, lip balm, extra onesie or dress, toy, and my wallet.
Date 5/28/2013
Amber C
Our diaper bag stash: 3-5 BG 4.0, DR wet bag, disposable wipes, CJ's Butter stick, hand sanitizer, burp cloth, light blanket, breast pads, extra onesie, and I exclusively pump so we have our zipper pack with a few bottles on an ice pack and a thermos of warm water to warm up her milk. I feel like I take everything but the kitchen sink. ;)
Date 5/28/2013
Kalista
I always keep my diaper bag stocked that way if I need to run out I'm mor stressed and worried that I forgot something. Other than the usual wet bag diapers and wipes I have Cj's butter bum genius odor spray nail clipper thermometer hand sanitizer Tylenol breast pads. I have a four year old so I usually have a snack for him and a water bottle.
Date 5/28/2013
Kalista
I always keep my diaper bag stocked that way if I need to run out I'm mor stressed and worried that I forgot something. Other than the usual wet bag diapers and wipes I have Cj's butter bum genius odor spray nail clipper thermometer hand sanitizer Tylenol breast pads. I have a four year old so I usually have a snack for him and a water bottle.
Date 5/28/2013
Cindy Weibley
I keep 2-3 diapers for my daughter, several for my newborn son, wipes, small wet bag, changing pad with extra absorbent piece, nursing cover, burp rags, extra baby blankets, extra clothes for my son, snacks for my daughter, and throw in diaper cream as we head out the door.
Date 5/28/2013
Talysa Iannello
We always have diapers, cloth wipes, wipe solution, wet bag, and a change of clothes for each kid. Usually a couple of snack and a toy but we can go with out those ones :)
Date 5/28/2013
Monica
I have a great looking brown embroidered Petunia Picklebottom bag that I picked up at a consignment store. I can fit quite a few things in it: changing pad and prefold, wet bag, cloth wipes wet bag, diapers (prefolds, grovia inserts or best bottom inserts, whatever we're using), extra pacifier, toys, extra onesie, bottles, and more!
Date 5/28/2013
Breezy Moyer
Extra clothes, wipes, plastic bags for wet diapers or clothes
Date 5/28/2013
Annie Cernohous
Always snacks and bottled water, oh, and sunscreen! :)
Date 5/28/2013
Raina
A few cloth diapers, extra outfit, wipes, wetbag, sippy, and pacifier.
Date 5/28/2013
Mahri-Lyn Stedwell
i always keep some boogie wipes in my diaper bag (along with the essentials!)
Date 5/28/2013
Hannah
A spare diaper or two and a pack of wipes, Grovia Magic Stick, a spare onesie, wet bag (or old Target bags), nursing cover, Orajel for baby and Advil for momma, Sohpie the Giraffe... plus keys, wallet, sunglasses, etc. since te diaper ag is my purse most of the time too.
Date 5/28/2013
Heather Williams
My kids are getting a bit older so we just keep wipes, a couple diapers, a wet bag, and a chance of clothes. Often there will be supplies and snacks too.
Date 5/28/2013
Alta R.
Aside from the basics, we always have a bottle of Manzanilla (Chamomile) oil in our bag. A dab on babe's belly works great for anything from being gassy to overtired.
Date 5/28/2013
Melissa
The various things I keep in my diaper bag: 1) at least 2 bumgenius 4.0 diapers with charcoal bamboo inserts. 2) 2 dr. Browns bottles 3) a can of neosure 4) a few outfits 5) a few kinds of gerber second baby foods 6) a few animalz 7) wipes 8) some sort of teething meds
Date 5/28/2013
Megan
My husband says I pack my life in my diaper bag, lol! I always have my wallet and keys, a wet bag, at least 2 diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer and now a hat and sunscreen since ots getting warmer.
Date 5/28/2013
Lisa Bruce
We welcomed our second child six weeks ago. My husband would prefer two separate bags but one more thing to carry does not appeal to me. To help our bag from becoming a giant mess I use a large Ziploc bag to hold a change of clothes, and two spare diapers, for each child. That way we can easily grab the bag for whichever child needs a change. We always have a sippy and snack cup for the toddler, a pacifier for the newborn. And sunscreen and a mini first aid kit were just added a couple weeks
Date 5/28/2013
Tamara
Diapers and wipes always. Banana and clothing change usually. Sometimes toys and books.
Date 5/28/2013
Lindsay Kaples
There are always at least two extra diapers, wet bag and a few different clothing items. Snacks and toys
Date 5/28/2013
Shandell
Always have extra clothes for both kiddos, at least one book or toy, sunscreen, and sanitizer/wipes.
Date 5/28/2013
Alicia
A wet bag. At least 3 diapers, two outfits, diaper rash ointment, disposibles wipes, a few disposible smelly bags ( incase you couldn't flush the poop) and some snacks and a cup. Now I keep silverware 2-3 diapers, at least a couple of outfits, a wet bag, and a cup. I almost always forgot toys.
Date 5/28/2013
Copper S
I like to keep an extra diaper, a wet bag, some moistened cloth wipes, and some grandma els! Oh, and snacks for my daughter. You never know when you're going to need those!!
Date 5/28/2013
Sheree Garcia
Clothes Cloth Diapers/cloth wipes Booty spray (Diaper area spray) Distractions for my toddler lol Eye drops and bobby pins for me
Date 5/28/2013
Tandalyn Szczurek
I have a Diaper Dude diaper bag, which I love! In it I carry tons of things! A change of clothes for each of my 3 girls, 3-4 pull-ups, 3-4 cloth diapers, wipes, wet bag, a book to read, hand sanitizer, clippers, pads/extra nursing pads, thermometer and chewable Tylenol, bandaids, my wallet, gum, cellphone, camera, liquid Tylenol and dropper, extra hair bands and small comb.
Date 5/29/2013
ANNE SWEDEN
I keep a lot in our diaper bag - enough for 3 in cloth! Plus, skin care items and an extra change of clothes.
Date 5/30/2013
Kristyn Edwards
I use a PPB Weekender, which I LOVE because it's so huge! I keep 2 AIO or pocket cloth diapers, 1 AI2 with an extra insert, 2 prefolds for added stuffing/mess cleanup, a pack of disposable wipes, a "cute" outfit change, a onesie, a couple binkys, a wet bag, changing pad, one of her monogrammed burp cloths, a bottle with a few extra liners, nursing cover, thin blanket, and then my essentials, since I don't carry a purse with it. My daughter is 7 weeks old.
Date 1/16/2014
Caitlin Gramley
As a mom of two I always have a very large heavy bag full to the brim. I over pack all the time because you never know what might happen. I do have two bags now though. A small bag for quick trips that has one change of clothes for each child as well as diapers and wipes. And a bigger bag for when we go to the in laws or a day trip. I have learned to pack several changes and tons of diapers recently because we never know when something may come up and the kids have to spend the night at Grandmas last minute. (my mother got sick a few months back and I never knew when I needed to be at the hospital.) I always feel like I'm bringing my house with me when we go out! haha
Date 6/5/2014
Cassandra deNevers
My bag has all that, plus a potty seat and change of clothes for my toddler. She's potty trained but so tiny she'd fall in without her seat, I hate lugging that thing around though. Lol.

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