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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