The contents of my diaper bag always change with the season and the type of excursions I have planned with the kids. Since I am on my second baby, I know how to pack a diaper bag. Since we are going to find ourselves outdoors quite a bit this spring, here is how to pack a diaper bag for spring.
What to Pack in a Diaper Bag for Spring
a variety of wipes.
I always carry three different kinds of wipes – boogie wipes (spring allergies = runny noses), sanitizing wipes, and regular old heiny wipes. Sometimes I have a sanitizing spray if I run out of wipes. You never know what kind of mess you’re going to encounter on an adventure, especially if its springtime and you’re outdoors.
There’s nothing worse than being stuck with a poopy diaper while you’re at the park and no trash can in sight. I love these disposable diaper bags that are scented to hold in the stink. The diaper bags work awesome for dirty clothes too – if your little one falls in a muddy puddle or somehow manages to cover herself in the granola bar you gave her as a snack. I also have a couple of ziplock bags in the sides of my bag organizer.
a changing mat.
Whenever I leave the safety of my home, I know there is a chance I’ll have to change the baby somewhere new. I’ve probably changed more diapers in the trunk of my car than the changing table in a public bathroom though, since they really gross me out. Carrying a changing mat that you can wash or spray down with baby safe sanitizer will keep some of those germs away.
Toddlers are easy to take outdoors because they like to eat all the snacks… but babies are a little more difficult. I also make sure I pack a nursing cover in my diaper bag. This spring nursing cover can be used six ways: car seat cover, nursing cover, cart cover, swing cover, high chair cover or infinity scarf.
More often than not, one of my girls ends up needing to change her clothes while we are out and about. It’s usually the baby, but sometimes my toddler ends up with something on her outfit that is so distracting she must put on something new – especially when we are playing outside. Make sure you have extras for every part of an outfit – socks, undies, shorts, a shirt – or if you’re just with baby, pack an easy one-piece romper.
My go-to snack for the diaper bag (or myself or the toddler) are mini Larabars and fig bars. I always have a few on hand in case someone gets hangry and I’ve forgotten to bring food.
Don’t forget chapstick, sunglasses, your wallet, and sunscreen for Mommy and baby. Plus a few extra toys in case baby (or big sister) throws their stroller toy on the ground.
a hidden diaper.
One of the most obvious items in a diaper bag are diapers, but how many times have you been somewhere to discover you’re OUT? Hopefully it’s not a frequent event, but I’ve been in the situation before, only to magically discover a hidden diaper somewhere in my bag. My changing mat has a pocket where I keep hidden diapers for emergencies
Note. I also love to keep a small pack of diapers in my trunk in case of an emergency.