What to Pack in your Toddler Diaper Bag
Now that my daughter is a toddler, it is time to change what I am carrying in my diaper bag. It is no longer filled it with breast milk and baby food. She now can eat at any restaurant that I eat at so we eat together most meals. The new items in my bag are based on changes in her habits and general attitude. The terrible twos are coming!
-Diapers: You should bring 1 for every 2 hours that you will be out of the house. I also keep some extra in my car just in case I forget to reload.
-Wipes: One package of wipes.
–Diaper Cream: Yes, we still need this, but you can save space by purchasing a travel size.
-Large Changing Pad: You can use a large changing pad or use the large size one in the TWELVElittle Diaper Bag as the original one is probably not large enough anymore.
-Disposable Sippy Cups or Straw Cups: I always keep at least two in the diapers bag, one for milk and one for water. Also, extras in the car just in case.
-Snacks: You will be prepared for any breakdowns if you have a variety of snacks on hand. Goldfish crackers, string cheese, apple slices and Cheerios are easy to pack and won’t make a mess.
-Toys. If it stows easy and makes your toddler smile, then bring it. Hasbro just came out with toys that are meant for the diaper bag. We have Elmo On the Go Letters, Roll ‘n Gear Car, and Stack ‘n Stow Cups. Little cars and books are also great choices.
-Ditty Bag: You can use a ditty bag to store everything from dirty diapers to wet clothes.
-Change of Clothes: You child still gets dirty so you still bring a change of clothes and a bib.
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167 thoughts on “What to Pack in your Toddler Diaper Bag”
a pair of clothes, new diapers, milk or water bottle.
well I’m a first time mama to a two month so i still am learning and haven’t been packing a diaper bag that long. but one of my favorite things to pack is a compact baby sling. sometimes my babe enjoys being carried in that vs. in his infant carseat if we go out grocery shopping or what not. 🙂
Make sure to have lots of wipes in the diaper bag.
Toys! They make shopping and outings easier!!
An extra pair of clothes and tons of wipes, little one love making messes.
Wipes seem to come in handy for so many things. Whether it is for baby, toddler, kids, mommy and daddy, they just seem like they are always needed!
have to remember the wipes for sure.
Always remember to keep water for yourself in there!
I always carry non-alcohol hand sanitizer in case we aren’t near a restroom or sink and a need arises for a quick clean
Always carry a bottle of water and wipes.
Lots of wipes!
Wipes always carry extra wipes!
You can never have enough wipes.
Lots of pacifiers!
Always a change of clothes!
Extra food! never know when you get caught and not being able to get home on time!
Extra clothes and wipes.
extra clothes, wipes, snacks for me and them lol
Sunscreen is always good to keep on hand.
clothes wipes and snacks
Extra clothes always!!!
Definitely hand sanitizer!
WIPES. I stash a pack in every bag…even my purse.
Snacks are my best advice. It seems like we are always hungry and its better to have a little healthy snack than get fast food when we are out.
I would have to say diapers and an extra set of clothes and snacks.
gonna be a grandmother again….got to get ready 🙂
What a great bag I wish I had one.
This bag is really nice, a diaper bag is one of the only things left that I need to get for my baby’s arrival in June. I hope I win!
I recommend keeping scotch tape, extra towels, extra wipes and snacks in your diaper bag.
My husband would love this. Right now our diaper bag is pretty girly so he’s not to found of taking it with him places, silly I know.
Always carry a snack and a change of clothes
Make sure you have enough clothes and diapers to last for your outing or wherever you are going. Also have some snacks as well.
Always keep extra clothes, wipes, and a first aid kit in your bag. Also always keep snacks and water on hand as well.
Definitely extra clothing, burp cloths and bibs.
Its always best to pack wipes and diapers and extra clothing in case of accidents.
teething meds are a must
DIAPERS WIPES DIAPER CREME ECTRA CLOTHES TOYS AND SNACKS
I always kept a container with Cheerios in it!
A wet bag is handy, it handles messes to keep the rest of the bag cleaner!
Some bandaids and neosporin is always good to have in a diaper bag when outing with little kids.
I always keep a small amount of cash tucked in the diaper bag for an emergency. If I lost my wallet, I’d still have access to emergency funds.
I always pack a change of clothes. You never know when you’re going to need it!
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can’t forget a tube of Aquaphor! you never know when someone will get chapped lips, hands, or a scratch!
Emergency hair ties and sunblock have been added to the diaper bag with the weather getting nice!
Wow this would be SO helpful!! I always make sure to have antibacterial wipes in my bag!
Boogie Wipes and hair accessories… we always need those!
My best advice is to never, ever forget diapers, wipes or a change of clothes! It’s not fun!
Always have extra diapers and wipes!
Extra wipes and a change of clothing!
Chapstick and an extra shirt for mama!
extra clothes and snacks
We like to carry along the essentials (diapers, wipes, snacks, hand sanitizer, sunscreen and water) and LOVE our Tegu magnetic blocks along with a few books and a old cell phone with the battery removed. My not so little one has outgrown her baby diaper bag and is ready to move on to something where mommy has both her hands free and looks cool too. This is it
plastic sandwich bags for emergency trash or storage
spares of everything…. and communication devices
Put in 2 extra outfits and a pair of Pjs. Also put in everything else you can think of — be prepared for anything.
Swimsuits for the pool
Extra clothes, lots of extra diapers as one never knows when an accident will happen. Plenty of wipes, powdered formula. Be prepared for anything.
Sunscreen, a hat and paper towels.
Extra clothes, socks, a hat for the sun. Maybe a camera for the cute moments!
This bag looks amazing and do well constructed for all the crap I’d need to carry for baby.
Loving the color scheme, would definitely use this
I like to carry the individual packets of Pedialite powder, an extra change of clothes, and some plastic bags (in case of messy clothes, or diaper)
Diapers, burping rags, formula, the usual!
I put in snacks that both my daughter and I will eat. Sometimes I get hungry before she does!
I always carry little packs of raisins. They are great for on the go! Always have enough wipes and pampers and a set of clothes if going far.
I put hand sanitizer, sun screen, and lotion. Just essentials .
Change of clothes, diapers, wipes hand sanitizer, snacks, ziplocs
Little baggies to put dirty clothes in. I put each outfit in a ziplock back. When I had to change the kids. I would just put in the soiled clothes back in the bag.
Organic fruit pouches, extra socks because my 17 month old somehow manages to get his feet out of both his shoes and socks and LOSE at least one sock per car trip!
i could use this lol ! got twin boys
Wipes, hand sanitizer, extra clothing, sunscreen and a visor/hat. Great bag, would love to win!
great size and love your suggestions
Wow.. Love this bag. I am currently using one of those little string bags for him but it is such a pain!! This one looks so organized.
Extra cell batteries just in case of emergency!
Of course diapers and wipes, plus snacks, sippy cup/bottles, toys, change of clothes, charger, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bottle of water and formula if needed.
Diapers,Desitin,and medicine for Colic
Looks like an awesome bag.
A footed sleeper for the little one, this way it’ll work in a pinch for a change of clothes and if you end up out late you can change them so they’re comfortable for bed.
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I think its important to always have one extra set of clothing for baby and a change of shirt of mom in your bag.
getting ready to have twins and could really use an awesome diaper bag.
Functional AND stylish.
My advice is to always pack a damp wash cloth (inside a glad bag) for those days when wipes just won’t do the trick.
Extra set of clothing and plenty of diapers is my advice.
Extra set of clothes and some snacks
water bottle and a snack (including emergency chocolate–tantrum tamer!)
Those are all really great suggestions, you can also toss in a change of clothes because, well, you never know!
nice bag! Also, good to have a change of clothes
Great bag, with lots of pockets even big enough for a change of clothes and some extra bibs
I always make sure I have a change of clothes, toys, and snacks.
lots of places to put baby’s stuff (and moms!) love it
chargers for you electronics. Nothing worse then being without a means of communication to answer the questions we always have.
wipes and sanitizer. If it is summer, always have sunscreen.
You should always put more diapers than you would like you need.
Lotion for the dry days
Wet bags for soiled clothes and diapers.
Such a cute bag!
I always pack a water bottle!
Plastic bag for diapers and clothes in case of an accident.
Extra clothes,snacks,water bottles and medicine.
plastic bags!!! for diapers and soiled clothes!
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This is a great bag!
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I always keep the normal items you would and also I keep snacks,drinks, and extra clothes. I also keep a blanket!
Diapers, wipes, hand sanitizer, snacks, bottles, the usual!
I need this
I’m loving all the suggestions here and I’m bookmarking this page! I’m a first time mom due in October, so would LOVE to win this bag for my husband. Thanks for the great information!
Several gallon-size sturdy zip-closing plastic bags will come in handy for dirty/wet clothes, used toddler eating utensils, etc!
LOL, My Mother always said to pack “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” & I AGREE!! Better to be prepared to bring to much than not enough.
Water bottle and snacks
Snacks, toys, extra set of clothes, wipe/diapers, ziplocks or plastic bags and a few small toys. If your child uses a pacifier, its always helpful to have an extra one in the diaper bag.
cloth diapers, cloth wipes, extra outfit, binky, snacks, drink, keys, wallet, lip gloss, a toy or two,
Diapers, wipes, change of clothes, snacks
Would love to win this! Expecting September 2015!
This is a great diaper bag!! The only things I ever put in our diaper bag are 1) Diapers and wipes 2)Change of clothes for baby
Oh this would be perfect for my tot & baby # 2 arriving on Mother’s Day 🙂 I’m a working mama so this bag looks great !
Diapers, wipes, extra clothes, snacks/drinks and a few extra toys!
You definetly need diapers, wipes, extra set of clothes, teether, toy, book, medical card and id and snacks.
First of all, get a bag that Hubby will not mind carrying. Then make sure you have lots of diapers, wipes,and a couple of changing pads (nothing is worse than having no clean place to change baby and I hate to see parents just flop a baby down on any surface to make a clean up and change).
Extra clothes,snacks,diapers,wipes and toys .
I always pack wipes, change of clothes, extra sippy cup, small insulated lunch bag for drinks and snacks and toys
Diapers, wipes, snacks, extra change of clothes, plastic bag for soiled items, bottle/cup, toys and I try to have Tylenol , diaper rash ointment, bee sting / bug bite medicine too just to be prepared
Tylenol for parent, extra clothes, water/juice
Make sure you have teething gel and lots of wet wipes and burp towels!
Aquaphor baby is a must have for people anywhere where it gets cold. no chapped lips EVER. You’ll probably get a bunch for yourself after cx
Diapers and wipes, never leave home with out them! Also a bottle and burp cloth!
wipes, water, snacks
Diapers and wipes 🙂
toys, lots of toys.
Wipes and snacks!
Wet wipes, wet wipes and more wet wipes – seriously! 😀
I would say wet ones and extra clothes for baby and daddy lol you never know when you will need them.
I think you should have plenty of snacks and drinks.
No idea as I’m expecting my baby in July! But I’ll read other people’s comments and take mental notes 🙂
change of clothes is a MUST, I also like to carry hand sanitizer.
Wipes Snacks, Clothes
Always carry an extra outfit
Extra wipes, snacks, clothes
Snacks and extra clothing!!
Snacks, wipes and an extra outfit! Gotta love boys!
I will never leave the house without: diapers, wipes, sunscreen, water, food, snacks, binkies and a toy and book. I would much rather overpack in the case of a baby!
Lots of diapers, wipes, extra clothes, snacks.
Stain stick or shout wipes.
I always have snacks and an extra set of clothing.
I take lots of wipes, snacks, clothing, diapers and a few toys.
Diapers, wipes, extra clothes, food, water, and a toy.
lots of wipes and a few plastic bags!
everything but the kitchen sink
Wipes, diapers & an extra pacifier!
tylenol for mom and dad. Hey it works miracles. Thank you
We carry a small first aid kit, a change of clothes for the kids, and sunscreen, as well as the regular wipes, diapers, sippy cup, etc.