How to Assemble the Perfect Diaper Bag For Day Trips
One problem that I always seem to have when packing for the day is that I over pack! For some reason I think I day trip requires that everything needs to be included in my back, which is not the case. If you are going to a playdate, shopping for the day, or spending the afternoon at the park, there are only a few essentials that you should bring along. After 9+ years of packing diaper bags, I finally think I have a good idea on what to pack. So here it is my amazing followers, tips on how to assemble the perfect diaper bag for day trips.
When packing your diaper bag for the day, keep in mind that you are also going to have to carry it quite a bit. You don’t want to overload it with unnecessary items, really try to only pack the essentials. The only item I suggest over packing is diapers… seriously, you can never have too many diapers! Expect the unexpected! I keep diapers stashed every where, in every bag, even in the trunk of my car. In addition to diapers, let’s check out the other items I have in my bag!
If you have a wiggly toddler (such as myself) who gets easily distracted in new places, then make sure to pack a few items for them to play with. I keep a maraca and teething toy in my bag and hand it to my daughter while giving her a diaper change. This ensures that she will stay still and distracted and you can get the job done faster and more efficiently.
I also make sure to keep a few toddler books and a snack in my bag for when we are in places where my little one may need to wait or be quite. I have always found that these items are perfect for when we are getting some lunch. The last item I keep in my bag is a water bottle, mainly because there is no such thing as a leak proof sippy cup and they are easy to store in my bag! I keep a case of bottled water in the trunk of my car and always toss few in my bag so we don’t have to wait in line for a drink and I don’t have to worry about leaky cups.
Baby wipes and diaper rash cream are also my must have products. Chances are your little one is going to be in their wet diaper longer than usual, simply because you won’t always find yourself in a place that is accessible for diaper changing. Diaper rash cream will help to keep your baby protected from prolonged wet diaper wearing. Also make sure to pack some plastic bags to put the dirty diapers in, just in case you find yourself changing your baby where you can’t toss out the diaper. I have tossed dirty diapers in my bag several times and have forgotten… what a awful thing to discover a few weeks later (I am a diaper bag hoarder so I switch bags often, haha.) Have I mentioned to make sure you pack lots of diapers? You just never know! It’s always best to have too many than not enough. I recently discover the new Huggies Little Movers and oh my word… how amazing! They have designed them with flexibility in mind, my daughter can jump, run crawl, climb and all the other cray things toddlers do without any discomfort.The • DryTouch® liner absorbs on contact, this is part of Huggie’s new “Moving Baby System” which makes it so your baby stays dry (up to 12 hours) throughout all of their little adventures. You will also notice the impressive double grip strips made for a comfy fit that is going to last. My favorite feature however has to be the SnugFit Waistband! This makes it so the diapers stay in place, the unique contoured shape provides a comfortable fit and stays in place as babies move and play. You can find these amazing new diapers at your local Sam’s Club, we have been a member there for years and they always have Huggies well supplied! Make sure to check out the Sam’s Club Membership page if you are curious about joining.
I hope these tips have been helpful to you, I would love to know in the comments below what your essentials are when packing your diaper bag for a day trip!