Packing a Diaper Bag

Essential diaper bag items

  • Changing pad

  • Diapers

  • Wipes (for baby)

  • Diaper cream

  • Spare outfit

  • Bib and burp cloth

  • Pod, clip, and pacifier

  • Bottle

  • Formula

  • Distractions

  • Wipes (for you)

  • Medicines

  • Disposable placemats

  • Grocery bags

Optional items based on childs age

  • Blankets

  • Swimsuits

  • Socks

  • Sunscreen

  • Coloring books and crayons

  • Tablets, e-readers, handheld games, etc. (for going places with a long wait)

  • Hats/sunglasses

  • Sippy cups, snacks/baby food

  • Hand sanitizer, lotion/lip balm

  • Nursing cover

  • Water bottle

  • Camera/video camera

Click here to view a printable PDF list of what to put in your diaper bag.