What’s Inside A Mommy Should-Have Baby Bag

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By Mommy Aurora
April 24, 2020

When you’re a mom, every time you leave the house with your little one is like going on an outing just by looking at your list of essential things to bring. And you don’t want to make the mistake of leaving anything behind. So, make sure you’ve got a well-stocked baby kit with all the baby essentials that will save you from a lot of trouble during your day out!

Here’s a list of essentials you shouldn’t forget to put in your Mommy Should-Have Baby Bag:

  1. Diapers. This is the most obvious one out of all the essential items you’ll put in your baby bag. For a mom who is still observing her baby’s potty pattern, having a stock of diapers in your baby kit is very important.

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    • Prepare one for each hour you’ll be out, and a few extras just in case there are unexpected incidents or if your trip suddenly extends a little longer.

  2. Wipes. This has a lot of purposes in your baby bag, and no matter the age of your kids, there would always be use for this. It is advised to include a whole pack or two in your baby kit.
    • Anti-bacterial wipes – This could be an option for use if you’re just going to use it to wipe your hands, wipe dirty surfaces, and wipe your little one’s hands after eating or playing.

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    • Baby wipes – This would be a better option to use for diaper changing and wiping your baby’s bum, so you’re sure that there are no harsh chemicals and that it’s hypoallergenic.

  3. Baby Rash Cream (or Powder). During diaper changing, make sure to apply baby rash cream (or ointment or powder) on your baby’s bum and genitals before putting on a new diaper. This would help avoid diaper rash that could cause discomfort and irritation to your little one.

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  4. Blanket. This is another item with a lot of uses during your day out. It could be used as a sling, wrap, or cloth to cover your baby. It could also be used as a changing pad, a bib, or a burp cloth. While traveling, it could also be your little one’s blankie to keep him/her warm.

  5. Changing Pad. A lot of baby bags come with a changing pad, however, sometimes, packing more than one can help you have a smooth diaper change with your baby. A changing pad would ensure that your little one would be comfortable during diaper changing and that the comfort room (or changing place) would stay clean as well.

  6. Disposable Plastic Bags. After diaper changing, toss in the soiled diapers in these bags before throwing in a trash bin. This would save others from the foul odor of dirty diapers. You can also use this as a puke bag or where you can toss your soiled clothes.

  7. Hand Sanitizer. This is to ensure that your hands are clean before changing and feeding your baby, especially when you’re in a place where water is not quickly accessible or available. Also, you need to remember that kids touch anything and everything, so if the water isn’t accessible, apply alcohol-based sanitizer or use wipes to clean their hands.

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  8. Burp Cloths (or Washcloths). Any soft cloth would do as a burp cloth, and this would help you in cleanups during meal times. So, put as many as you think you’ll need during the day.

  9. Change of Clothes.
    • For Your baby – At least have one or two sets of clothes for your little in case of spit-ups, drools, spills, and poop explosions.

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    • For Yourself – Your little one may cause accidents on your clothes as well, such as vomiting or diaper leaks, so a shirt or two and a pair of bottoms would do.

  10. Meal Time. Depending on your child’s age, pack accordingly. However, if you plan on breastfeeding your infant during the day, make sure not to forget your Nursing Cover if you use one to cover up when you breastfeed your baby in public.

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    • For Infants – You need to estimate out how many bottles you’ll need and then include a few extras as well.
      • For infant formula, it’s best to pre-measure the water into each bottle, and also have separate containers for the pre-measured formula. Mix the formula into the bottle only when you’ll be feeding your baby already.

      • For breast milk, have a portable cooler where you can keep your pre-filled bottles, especially if you’ll be out the whole day.

    • For Older KidsPacked food that you’ve prepared yourself may be a good idea so you already know that your kids would want to eat. This would help avoid tantrums from picky eaters.

  11. Toys and Pacifiers. A baby kit wouldn’t be complete without your child’s toys. This would be your little one’s comfort item and entertainment. Bring your baby’s favorite rattle toys, teethers, and stuffed toys. You can bring coloring materials as a distraction to them as well.

  12. Snacks and Water.

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    • Light Snacks - This would serve as your bribe for your little ones to behave, especially when they’re already showing other signs of a pre-tantrum. Make sure that they love the snack and that the snacks won’t keep them from eating the packed meals you’ve prepared as well.

    • Sippy Cup of BeverageWhen your baby reaches 6 months old, keeping your little one’s favorite sippy cup and drink inside your baby bag would be a huge help.

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