A diaper bag is more than just a bag — it’s freedom, convenience and peace of mind all rolled into one.

Keeping your diaper bag stocked and ready to go at all times means you don’t have to worry about whether you have everything you need to have a (hopefully) stress-free time out with baby.

When deciding what to pack in your diaper bag, think of possible scenarios you’ll encounter (or problems you’ll need to solve) and work backwards from there. Of course, you’ll need diapers and wipes, but what about an extra onesie? Earphones so you can entertain yourself while baby takes a much-needed stroller nap? Snacks for grown ups and kids alike in case you get stuck in traffic? We’ve got all bases covered with our diaper bag essentials.

Diaper bag checklist

You know you need diapers (hence the name of the bag), but don’t forget about other diapering products like wipes and diaper rash cream. Since accidents happen, back-ups (of diapers, wipes, baby clothes) are smart to pack, too. Also important: Nourishment for parents! Packing more snacks than you think you’ll need is never a bad idea.

  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Bags for odour control
  • Portable changing pad
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Extra clothes for baby
  • Snack containers (for older babies)
  • Soft blankets
  • A baby teether
  • Personal care products for parents
  • Snacks for parents
  • Entertainment for parents
  • Water bottle

Source: whattoexpect