Five Must Have Items for the Diaper Bag

I'm going to be an aunt soon, and it's got me thinking about all things baby. There are so many amazing items to choose from, and sometimes it can be overwhelming to a first time parent when you walk into a huge baby store. When I had my first child, I had an idea of what to pack in the diaper bag. A couple changes of clothing, diapers, wipes, bibs, and a bottle where pretty much a no brainer to me. The problem was that I didn't know what to expect while I was out, and I would pack every thing. After having three children, I have narrowed down the list of must have items (besides clothing, diapers etc). These are items that you might not think to include in your diaper bag.

I was introduced to Arm & Hammer Diaper Bags and Refills at my first baby shower. They are at the top of my list for a reason. When you change a poopy diaper and there is no where to dispose of it, or your infant throws up all over his clothing, these bags come in handy. You can put the smelly thing in the bag, tie it, and the smell is contained. They are amazing, and every mom should have them in her diaper bag! You might want to put a roll in the car as well.

Pacifier Wipes are a wonderful invention. It never fails, your baby will drop her bottle on the nasty play ground bench or her pacifier on the floor. These wipes are great for cleaning pacifiers and bottles, and spoons when you are on the go.

 As a first time mom, I learned quickly that I needed a pacifier clip. You can buy several and use them for clipping on the baby's pacifier and toys. This pacifier clip is from Shailee Boutique.

Carrying one bag for you and another for baby is craziness. You already have to load up half the house before leaving, so take this mommy bag from Raedas Sunshine with you. I put lip gloss, hand sanitizer, mirror, floss, breath mints, and whatever else I need in a little make up bag. Everything I need except for my wallet goes in the bag. I put the mommy bag inside the diaper bag when running errands with my kiddos, and I put it in my purse when I head out by myself. The great thing is that I don't have to take each individual item out every time. I just grab the bag and go.

Disposable Bibs are a must. Before you think I am poor at recycling, hear me out. My first born had sever acid reflux. He would go through five to six bibs every time we left the house. I was to the point of getting a suitcase for his things or getting disposable bibs. I would use the cloth bibs first, and if I ran out, the disposable ones came in handy.

What items would you add to the must have list?


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