After becoming a mother, diaper bag becomes one of your main accessories. You can’t imagine leaving your house without the ‘diaper bag’. A diaper bag contains all the essential and important things that a mother needs for her baby. Though, a diaper bag is primarily for the things of the baby, but a mother can tuck in her things too and carry a single bag.
Diaper bags are no longer boring, now they have become stylish and designer. What you want to carry in a bag is your personal choice, but some things remain constant for all mothers.
Let’s Take A Look At The Essentials In The Diaper Bag.
Of course, this goes without saying. Take an sample amount of diapers as a change because you never know how many times your baby will pee and poop.
This is one more important thing. Other than cleaning your baby’s poop, you can also use one or two for yourself for wiping hands and face.
This is important because you wouldn’t want your baby to lie on any unclean surface while changing diapers.
Pack in an extra pair of clothes, when travelling outside in case your baby spoils the clothes or vomits.
Hand And Face Towels:
It is important to carry clean, baby soft clothes of their own for wiping their hands and face. Always carry 2 or 3, so that you don’t have to use a dirty one, the next time.
Due to diapers, babies tend to get a lot of rashes in and around the diaper area. So, keep a rash cream handy so that you can apply the cream every time you diaper your baby outdoors.
Bottle And Food:
Feeding bottle is a must. You can also carry formula milk and warm water in a flask so that you make an instant formula feed for your baby. If your baby is older, then you can also carry biscuits or some other munchies, which your baby likes.
Important Medicines (if any):
Don’t forget to put in important medicines for your baby. It will be handy in case of emergency and save you a trip to the pharmacy.
Carry caps, hats or sunscreen lotion if you are going out in the sun. Put in teethers or pacifiers if your baby is teething. If you plan to go for swimming with your baby, carry swimwear and floaters.
One of the most important things is your baby’s toys, which are his/her favourite. It is also a great pacifier and kids love to carry them when they are going out. You can also carry some musical toys to calm the baby down in case they are cranky.
There can be other things as well, according to your baby’s needs. You can also carry your essentials like mobile phone, car and house keys, etc. There are smaller pouches inside so that you can dedicate each to a certain thing. It is also very important to tag your diaper bag so that it doesn’t get messed up.
A diaper bag should be packed and ready to go all the time, especially when you have an infant, that way you can throw in your purse and keys in the bag and you are good to go.