Diaper Bag Checklist

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As a new mother and self-proclaimed fashionista, I have been shopping for a diaper bag since I found out I was pregnant. I bought a Kate Spade Polka Dot diaper bag, was given the Coach Bag pictured below by my dad, and was give a red bowler by Lassig. My husband received a manly diaper bag by Skip Hop at the shower from some friends. I think this covers me for all my diaper bag needs. Luckily, they are all cute enough to be worn again as regular bags. The Kate Spade bag is the largest and could easily fit all the stuff listed on my diaper bag check list. If I am going to be out all day, I will be taking the Kate Spade diaper bag, but if I only going to be out for a few hours, I can use the Coach or the Lassig bag. As you can see from my check list, the longer you will be out, the more diapers and stuff you will need.

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Infant Baby Diaper Bag Checklist

  • Diapers (1 for every hour your out)
  • Wipes (more than 1 per diaper)
  • Wipe Warmer (if your baby prefers warm wipes)
  • Changing Pad (comes with most diaper bags)
  • Hand Sanitizer for Mom and Dad
  • Plastic Bags for Diaper Disposal (Portable Diaper Genie or Diaper Disposal Bags from Dollar Tree)
  • Full Bottles with Bottle Cooler (do the calculation based on how many ounces your baby eats per feeding and how long you will be out)
  • 2 Blankets
  • 2 Burp Cloths for every feeding you will do
  • Pacifier with Case (if you use one)
  • Extra Clothes for the Baby
  • Emergency Contact Info
  • Sling or Wrap for Carrying Baby
  • First Aid Kit (band-aids, diaper rash cream, etc…)
  • Camera (to capture precious moments of your new baby)
  • Bed Pads to cover Changing Pad (these are awesome for keeping surfaces clean like the back seat of your car)
  • Wet Storage Bag (for dirty or wet clothes)
  • Toys
  • Mommy/Daddy Bag (see list of items to include therein) (my husband bought me the Toiletry Pouch 26 from Louis Vuitton (used LVs can be found on Bag, Borrow or Steal)

Infant Diaper Bag Checklist for Nursing Mother

  • Breast Pads
  • Nursing Cove or Cover
  • Breast Pump if the baby has trouble latching (usually has it’s own bag)
  • Hand held breast pump (just in case the battery is not charged or you cannot find an outlet)

Mommy & Daddy Insert Bag

    • Cellphone
    • Keys
    • Wallet
    • Sunglasses and Case
    • Snacks for Mommy & Daddy (1 per every 3 hours you will be out)
    • Bottled Water (1 per feeding; nursing mother need a ton of water!)
    • Book or Magazine
    • New Shirt for Mommy & Daddy in case of spill or Explosion!

Check out my fave Diaper Bags

Marc by Marc Jacobs Diaper Bag Totes · Tory Burch Diaper Bag Totes · Marc by Marc Jacobs Diaper Bags

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What do you think of my diaper bag checklist? Do you have any suggestions for items I should add or remove?

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16 thoughts on “Diaper Bag Checklist”

  1. I have a Coach diaper bag (not the same one as yours from what I can see). It has held up really well, but it really doesn’t hold as much as I like. I think using it for short trips (like you want) is good, but if we’re going somewhere and I needed a lot then I had to pack a second bag. It’s amazing how much stuff little kids need! I can’t think of a single thing in my bag that isn’t on your list.

  2. I think you are going to have a backache from carrying all of that around! But, I do remember those days – and we carried it all, too.

    My tip, if you aren’t going to be too far from your car, have a second bag where you keep the “in-case-of…” supplies – like extra clothes for you. That way, you aren’t carrying it all. Everyone who has kids understands when they see the spit-up stain on your clothes anyway.:)

    Sounds like you’ve definitely got some nice bags, though. You definitely have your bases covered.

  3. That coach bag is gorgeous. After a few weeks you’ll figure out what you need and what you can leave in the car. It’s good to have lots of stuff in the car and then just take a few things in with you when you go places.

  4. I love your Coach bag! I have a skull Skip Hop Jump one that my husband and I share but as the little one gets older, I just toss things in my Louis Vuitton.

  5. I had the hardest time picking out a diaper bag but finally found a backpack I love. I need lots of pockets!

  6. That’s a great list!

    But it’s been about 4 years since there was an infant in my house. How does one carry abround a Wipe Warmer in a diaper bag?

  7. I love that Coach bag! And wow, that is quite the list. I don’t even remember if I had a diaper bag when my daughter was a baby lol


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