Your Ultimate Diaper Bag Checklist

Before you hit the road with your wee one, double check your diaper bag for these must-have items

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Picture this: you’re out and about with your little one when, at a crucial moment, you discover that you forgot to re-stock your diaper bag with wipes. Cue panic.

While it doesn’t make things any less frustrating at the time, it’s important to remember that these things happen—you’re not the first parent to forget the wipes, so don’t beat yourself up over it! To make sure that you’re well prepared for your next outing, try this simple trick: print your diaper bag must-haves onto a little piece of paper, laminate (at an office supply store, or with some clear contact paper from the dollar store) and attach to your bag. Then you can quickly run through the checklist before you leave the house, and avoid any diaper shortage mishaps all together.

What you’ll need:

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Diaper cream
  • Changing pad
  • Plastic bags/wet bag
  • Bottle
  • Bib
  • Burp cloth
  • Snacks
  • Tissues
  • Soother
  • Lovey
  • Change of clothes (onesie, pants, socks, top)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Epi Pen and/or other medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat

While the basics won’t change very much, some of your diaper bag items will change with the seasons. One thing you might also want to include in your diaper bag is an extra T-shirt for yourself—no more walking around with spit up on your shirt all afternoon!

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