This is a sponsored post on behalf of Beech-Nut. All opinions are my own.
It’s been a few years since I had a toddler, so switching from a purse back to a diaper bag was a change. I have to remember so much stuff when I head out with the baby. The first few days out of the hospital, I felt like I was a carrying a suitcase, but now I can’t live without the diaper bag.
Baby blankets. I always keep more than one in the diaper bag, even in the summer. I love those lightweight gauze blankets. Not only are they good for cold A/C in stores or restaurants, but they make it easy for a quick little cover when I’m nursing. They are perfect to throw over my shoulder and cover just me and leave the babies head out. Plus, they make great burp clothes and so much more.
Diapers, wipes, and little baggies. All of my kids had allergies to baby wipes, so I stick with the ones that are almost completely water. They are the most gentle for them. Diapers are definitely a must have. We prefer the unbleached and cotton disposable ones in the first few weeks, and then we move to cloth diapers, even when we go out. After we move to cloth, the only time we use disposables are on vacations.
Changing pad. Luckily, my diaper bag comes with a changing pad that’s attached with snaps. You can just fold it out of a zipper pocket, or you can just totally un-snap and remove it. Plus, it’s waterproof, which makes it so easy to clean up if we have a little accident.
Pacifier. My babies tend to hate pacifiers because they are all exclusively breastfed. Ivy is not different. She spits it out as soon as I give it to her. But, if my husband is on baby duty when I’m at a doctor’s appointment or something and needs to soothe, she will take her binky for a little while.
More than one set of extra clothes. We were just at the grocery store last night, and I was in the middle of changing her diaper, and between quickly switching out the diapers, she peed on everything. She was wet, the diaper was wet, and her pants and bodysuit were soaking. Thankfully, my changing pad is waterproof.
New Beech-Nut infant and toddler snacks. Ivy is still a new baby, so right now she is exclusively breastfed. But, when she gets a few months older, I am definitely going to carry these Beech-nut products in the diaper bag when we’re on the go. When she just starts out, I’ll be packing the Beech-Nut Cereal pouches in Oatmeal or Multigrain. When she gets a bigger, I’ll definitely be keeping a bottle of the Beech-Nut Cereal Puffs and some of these tasty Beech-Nut Quinoa Crispies for snacking. Beech-Nut makes it easy, and I love that they have the stages and months marked right on the packaging, so I know what’s best for baby when.
These are the things I always bring with me in the diaper bag. What do you keep in the diaper bag that you can’t live without?0