When I had my first baby, packing my diaper bag was a headache!

It seemed like I was always forgetting something, and inevitably emergencies would happen.

Then my daughter got older, and I hardly had to even pack anything in my diaper bag. 

Life was simple.

Then I decided to have another kid. Lol.

Packing a diaper bag with two kids is a whole ‘nother beast! 

I think I’ve nailed down the perfect recipe though, and haven’t been caught slacking since!

1. Changing Pad

You haven’t seen gross until you’ve seen the changing tables in public restrooms. Ew. 

One of my favorite, and most used as you can tell, things ever is my changing pad! It keeps my baby’s butt from ever touching that thing.

Would you ever sit your butt on a bare toilet seat in a public bathroom? No. So, neither should your baby! 

2. Diapers

I think this one is self-explanatory!

I promise you, if you leave the house without diapers, the worst possible diaper blowouts will happen. It’s scientifically proven.

3. Sunscreen

To be 100% honest, I never used to wear sunscreen, and I still don’t! I know, I know, I plan on starting.

My kids on the other hand, have to have it! Especially my youngest.

The last thing I want to deal with is two cranky sun burnt kids. So, I bring this stuff everywhere in case they just happen to spend some extended time in the sun.

4. Bribes

I never go anywhere without ’em! 

These are my meltdown-free outing guarantees, right here. They’ve gotten me through some really sticky situations. (no pun intended)

5. A Change Of Clothes

I’m currently in the process of potty training my oldest, so a change of clothes for her is a must!

My youngest is just a teething slob kabob so she soaks literally everything she comes in contact with!  

I make sure that they’re both comfortable with an extra set of clothes.

6. Socks

Never know when an impromptu bouncy house opportunity might happen.

Or maybe you’re at chik-fil-a and your kid zeroed in on the tubes.

Either way, being sos (sh*$ outta socks) is not the position you wanna be in mama! Believe me, the meltdowns aren’t worth it!

7. Formula Canister

This is one of the greatest things ever invented. 

It basically comes with four different compartments where you can premeasure out up to 6 oz. of formula in each. 

It makes it so easy when you’re out and about and the baby is starting to get a little hungry. 

To make it even better, it’s mess-free! You just rotate the top and dump out the 6 oz. into the bottle, and add water.

8. Wipes

Wipes are the answer to everything!

Kids had a blowout? Wipes can fix that. Spit up on your shirt? Wipes! Out of makeup wipes? Soak your wipes in micellular water and boom!

Bonus: A Freshly Cleaned Bottle

Don’t be like me and walk out of the house with a dirty bottle, assuming that you’ll get around to cleaning it before they need it.

You won’t.

Then you’ll have a screaming hungry baby, while you take 10 years to thoroughly clean old milk out of a bottle.

Hope you guys enjoyed this little sneak peek into what I lug around all day! Let me know in the comments what you have to have in your diaper bag!

66 Responses

  1. Wish I knew this when my kids were younger! I packed my diaper bag with things that was useless!😂

  2. Those bribes are definitely needed. I keep like 3 different types of sunscreen because I always live in tropical locations.

  3. Bribes is so funny and so essential! So helpful to have a lollipop when things start to go downhill while you are out!

  4. Great list. I also always brought a muslin with me when the kids were younger. Came in handy many times. And a water bottle.

  5. Yes! I love these all, especially never forgetting the bribes. I’m completely with you on that one!!

  6. It is so true that your diaper bag changes when you have a second little one after a toddler, I love the breakdown of this!

  7. I have the same things! Although I did add a change of clothes for me in case I get vomit or other stuff on me from my toddler. 🙂

  8. Love this! I haven’t been able to go many places with my little one since he was born during COVID-19, but I’ll need this soon!

  9. Can’t go anywhere without snacks and bottled water. My kids are older, 8 and 5, but I still bring a complete change of clothes, you never know when you are going to need them.

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