Will the House Fit in Bag?
Stocking the diaper bag can make or break a day out. Do you pack up the whole house and try to carry it on your back? Do you pack minimally? What do you really need in your bag? So many things factor into how you pack your diaper bag for any given day. Where you are going, how long you will be gone, and age-specific items. Your diaper bag packing skills can help you manage the mini-crisis throughout the day. It can also be helpful to the parents too. No napkin no problem wet wipes are in the side pocket. Hiding mom snacks in the bottom of the bag no problem, gummies are in the front pocket at the bottom. The perfectly packed diaper bag can really save the day.
Bye Bye Purse
When I had my son I ditched my purse and slowly transferred the contents to the diaper bag. Tried to carry my purse but between the diaper bag, purse, and baby in the car seat, it just was not necessary and had to be retired for a bit. I just consider it as a mini vacation for my purse, it still gets taken out on date nights and honestly feels weird to me not to have the diaper bag around. It is like my multi-tool, great for many things. Below is my basic checklist for my son’s diaper bag. This list is based on baby's 0-8 months of age. Packing will differ for all age groups.
Honestly, I’m not a light packer, I am guilty of overpacking for everything. Others may pack less or more. If you pack anything you consider essential that I don’t have on the list feel free to comment it below. If you have any tips on packing lighter comment below we would love to hear from you. The Mom Strong Crew loves to hear different diaper bag packing ideas. Thanks and remember stay Mom Strong!