This post is sponsored by Huggies Clutch ‘n’ Clean* Wipes.
As we’ve gone from 1, to 2, and now 7 children, our diaper bag has gotten a little lighter each time around. Over the past 11 years, we’ve learned what the necessities are (at least for our family) when it comes to leaving the house with a baby (or babies) in tow.
With our first baby we were prepared for any situation under the sun. As our family has grown, we have learned what we can do without, and what we absolutely must have in our diaper bag.
Here are the top 10 things I must have when leaving the house with my littles –
This is obvious. They don’t call it a diaper bag for nothin’. Just be sure to replenish your supply after your outings. I’ve made the mistake of NOT doing that and have been stranded at a restaurant with no diapers. I had to scout the restaurant for someone that had a baby similar in age to mine and then sheepishly ask if they had a diaper to spare.
Diapers and wipes go hand-in-hand, so it only makes sense that wipes would be next on my list. I’ve been a Huggies wipes fan from the beginning, so I was pretty delighted to see their new stylish baby wipes, Huggies Clutch ‘n’ Clean* Wipes.
These new portable wipes come in 3 stylish designs, allow for easy refill, and have a handy strap that you can attach to your diaper bag, stroller, purse, or car seat. You can purchase the new Huggies Clutch ‘n’ Clean* Wipes at retailers nationwide (suggested retail price – $3.99).
Change of Clothes
Pack a change of clothes (or 2) for your diaper-wearing child – for obvious reasons. It never fails – the blow-outs always happen when you are away from home.
We take hand sanitizer and hand sanitizing wipes when we are out and about for use after diaper changes or before meals/snacks.
We always take a sippy cup filled with water. If we go out to eat, we can always get a refill, or fill it with juice or milk.
When going anywhere with kids you need to take snacks. Hunger often leads to crankiness, and you want to avoid that at all costs when you are out in public. Snacks also come in handy as a form of distraction or bribery.
Disposable Bibs & Placemats
I like to have these on hand in case we need to stop to grab a bite to eat. I like the convenience of the disposable bibs and the placemats provide a clean place for baby/toddler to eat.
When I nurse in public I like to be covered up – for my own comfort, as well as for those around me. So this is a must in my diaper bag.
You never know when or how a blanket might come in handy, so I always carry one in the diaper bag.
We take along a toy and/or book in case we need some form of entertainment. I try to take something that can easily be clipped to the car seat or stroller.
What is a must-have in your diaper bag?
What do you NOT leave home without?
Thank you to Huggies for sponsoring today’s post. All opinions are my own.