Being a new mommy in the blogosphere, I’ve had many of you ask me questions about schedules, sleeping, working out after baby and more but one of the most common questions I get is, “What Should I Keep in my Diaper Bag?” and “What should I Register for?” I’m answering the first question today about diaper bag essentials and will do a What to Register For post soon! It’s a lot of info so I’ve got to wrap my head around it. But first, let’s all take a moment and soak in this cute little baby face I get to stare at each day. 😉
Diaper Bag Essentials for Newborns:
1. Diapers: You may think this is a DUH, Heather moment…but I’ve panicked before thinking I only had 1 diaper and then we had a blow out. Thank God there was one buried underneath everything so I could avoid my panic attack. Have at least 2-3 diapers with you at all times!
2. Wipes: Get the little re-fillable container that is soft and has a zip pouch.
3. Momma’s Needs: I have a lip color, sunglasses, hair tie and a Burt’s Bee’s Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm in my bag at all times. That way I’m always prepared in case I forget my makeup bag (which inevitably gets left in my purse). I’m loving this new Pumpkin Spice lip balm. It has a refreshing smell plus it’s Burt’s Bee’s and I like their all natural products! You can find this little gem at Target (Bonus: It makes a great stocking stuffer!) And if I’m being totally honest, I’m a bit of an addict. I can’t go anywhere without my lip balm! Available Only at Target
4. Burp Cloth/Swaddle/Catch All: I have either a burp cloth, swaddle, or blanket with me at all times. It’s great for when we go into a cold store to cover Leyton’s legs, to wipe up unexpected spit up or drool and can be used as a nursing cover up in a pinch!
5. Change of Clothes: Do NOT. I repeat, Do NOT leave the house without a change of clothes. Inevitably, your adorable baby will decide it’s time to have a blowout when you don’t have a change of clothes. Just don’t tempt fate, it’s not worth it.
6. Hand Sanitizer: I get grossed out taking our newborn to the doctor’s office all the time and with cold and flu season upon us, I have this in the very front pocket for quick access no matter where I go.
7. Cute Diaper Bag: You are going to be taking that thing with you everywhere so you might as well get one you like! I love this Skip Hop bag I got at Swaddle in Homewood with the built in changing pad which is also a necessity.
Now, you tell me, what’s in your diaper bag?
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I second everything you said Heather! The only thing I will add is that I always keep my A couple Roll on bottles I have made with YL EOs in them! I never leave the house without Frankinsence for my little bc it protects her from all the germs!
Chelsea, I need to learn more about using YLEOS with littles. I use lavender myself. What do you do with the Frankincense? And THANKS for leaving a comment. xo
Great tips – and the cutest, sweetest baby ever 🙂
I also keep pacifiers and a few toys in my diaper bag. Sometimes I also throw in the gas drops if she is having one of those days.
Good call! I have a paci that I keep on the top of his car seat. 😉 Thanks for your comment and for reading MLWL!