The diaper bag’s checklist

 

The DIAPER BAG.
Have you ever left the house and felt that you are bringing with you the entire nursery? Well, this is ALWAYS happening to me, even after 3 babies.
 I always want to make sure that I have everything, calculate how many diapers I need for that X hours I’ll be out, changes incase a disaster happens, some little toys, wipes, ….. But what do we really need? I love being prepared as a parent so here is my DIAPER BAG LIST. Yep. I love doing lists!! It’s all about being prepared to meet baby’s need right?
Here is with my experience what I find the most practical as for when I leave the house for a short period of time.
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  • DIAPERS : 1/hour that you plan to be away + a few extras (don’t forget the + 1 rule (Add 1 more then you think ou will need)
  • WIPES : lots of companies offer a portable or travel-size version pack or just put them in a resealable plastic bag. They will be useful for diaper changes but also for little sticky fingers or any other mess.
  • BIO BAGS : I always have a few with me so you can put soiled diapers but are also useful for any dirty/soiled clothes and baby blankets)
  • CHANGING PAD : Lots of diaper bags come with a foldaway pad or you can get one seperatly. There are disposable versions of them or ones that are made of material and that are washable. I always have 2 with me, the padded one + 1 extra made of fabric and washable.
Axel Templeton pacie clip
  • EXTRA BABY CLOTHES : I always tend to bring with me at least 2 changes but that’s where it gets tricky. You get 2 changes and then if it’s summer, you get 1 lighter change and a little beanie if it gets colder at night, a little vest, little socks and moccs etc…I feel like I always need an extra luggage just for changes haha)
  • BABY BLANKET : I prefer the organic muslin swaddles) since they are lighter, really soft and take less space in the diaper bag. It can also be used as a burp clothe, swaddle, blankie, car seat cover and even nursing cover.
Modern burlap
  • NURSING COVER : I Always have 1 with me. I have a few at home since I prefer to get one as a car seat cover and the other one that I keep clean as my nursing cover, but it can be used for both if you want to save space in the diaper bag.
  • PACIFIER + CLIP : I usually leave the house and the pacifier is already clipped to my baby’s clothes or car seat strap, and always have at least 1 extra just in case.
  • DIAPER RASH CREAM : I always have an extra in my diaper bag so like this I get sure that I have one if I need to leave the house really fast and forget to take the one from home. The other option you have is a sample version that you can keep in the bag, so it takes less space.
  • BABY SLING/BABY WRAP : I always have one with me, wherever I go. I usually bring the stroller with me but always find practical to have a baby sling with me. If your little one his more fussy then carrying your baby will be a better option or if you visit a more crowed place, then stroller might not be the preferred choice.
  • BABY BOTTLE + MILK : Either in formula or expressed milk, you might need a bottle if you are not breastfeeding baby at the moment of when you need to feed the little one. I breastfeed so I normally never get a bottle with me (except when traveling away). I would recommend to bring single-portion packets formula with water bottle or if already mixed, put them in a little cooler.
  • BABY CUP : I always gave my little ones water as they sometimes get thirsty and it is practical to have a sip cup handy with pre-boiled water.
  • BIBDANAS/BIBS: I always have 1-2 extras so I make sure that the bibdana gets the extra droll but not the clothes, so I can save time on changing baby.
  • TEETHING TOYS/RATTLES: I always leave the house with 1-2 teething rings, toys and/or teething necklace and pacie clip. You will be glad to have these when baby gets bored or has a teething meltdown.
  • VACCINATION BOOKLET + EMERGENCY CONTACTS: I always keep them in the diaper bag. You never know in case of an emergency how that could save. I put my personal identification on a separate card as well as doctors infos and emergency contacts (Grand parents, hubby’s work contacts…)

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Hope it helps. I’ll post shortly details on our favorite products/items brands that we use the most and put in our diaper bag.

xx ,  Stephanie

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My very first blog post.

Hi guys!
Thanks for taking the time to check out my very first blog! I am super excited to sharing my journey through motherhood as a full time working mom and shop owner, as well as my passions and adventures with all of you.
My name is Stephanie, I live in the grand Montréal area (Canada) with my hubby Frank and we are proud parents of 3 lovely boys, Loic 11yo, Liam 4yo and baby Axel 6mo. I work full time as an account manager for an International company in finance and own my baby accessories little shop. (@5.pompoms.co)
My most favorite things in life include:
  •  anything fashion (baby, kids, mom’s looks and working mom styling too)
  •  shopping small (owning a small shop makes me realize all the hard work that is put in small shops driven by moms and dads)
  • anything baby related (accessories, decor, toys, gear …)
  • a good wine + healthy food (lots of fish, grains and veggies)
  • travelling (with and without the kiddos + pleasure or work related)
  • home decor + house renovations (we are in constant renos over here)
  • organization + planning ( I love making lists and need it as working parents )
  • and all of the above on a budget (YES!! it’s possible to live really well and find quality on a budget)
My lifestyle blog will include a little bit of everything  listed above. Stay tuned for more to come. Can’t wait to share with you… and as I’m bilingual I will post in french and english as much as I can.
xo. S.