If you’re getting ready for baby’s arrival and trying to figure out the puzzle of fitting everything into your diaper bag, you might be getting overwhelmed. So many things; so little space. Don’t let the big, empty cavity of a diaper bag or backpack scare you. There are some simple ways to fit in all the essentials, while also maintaining some organization and sanity. As you get ready for baby, try these foolproof tips for putting your diaper bag together.
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A great way to tackle the diaper bag situation is by sorting items into pouches. You can use small, clear containers to organize the contents of your bigger bag. Use a pouch for toiletry items like hand sanitizer, lotion, pain reliever, and tissues. Store all your small toys in one container. And don’t forget to include a pouch for mom or dad with your wallet and any other helpful items you don’t want to lose track of. Sorting your bag into smaller categories will help you keep track of important items and will help cut down on clutter.
Every diaper bag needs that one essential item: diapers. With diapers, you’ll also need wipes, cream, and possibly a wet/dry bag. To make your life a bit easier, organize all your changing items together. Use a pouch to combine everything in one place. Or, invest in a portable changing pad. Many of these mobile changing stations offer compartments for diapers and wipes, as well as a handy mat for baby to rest on. It’s a big headache to have to search through the diaper bag looking for every item before heading into a bathroom. Simplify things, and create a bundle of diaper-changing essentials.How To Organize The Perfect Diaper Bag In 5 Easy Steps Click To Tweet
Depending on your diaper bag, you may have a variety of pockets and compartments. Use these built-in organizers to your advantage. If you have exterior pockets, place the most frequently used items there. Then consider what is least often used. Place an extra set of clothes near the bottom of the bag, and set your changing bundle near the top. Each child’s needs are different, but all parents quickly find out what items are most important. Set yourself up for success!
In any good diaper bag system, there must be snacks. Whether your little one is still taking a bottle or is eating everything in sight, you can organize your bag in a helpful way. You can use insulated bags for keeping bottles cold or purchase one of these clever backpacks with its own compartment for your bottles. When packing snacks, think simple and easy. Grab some inexpensive snack cups for something to fill up and toss in your bag when you’re on the go. Keep granola bars and pouches in front pockets for kids to grab on their own (with your ok, of course).
If nothing else, just remember to pack a few essential items. Pack diapers and wipes, any necessary food for the occasion (bottles or solids), an extra pair of clothes, and their comfort items (pacifier, blanket, stuffed animal, etc.). You can get by with the essentials – everything else is an added bonus. Don’t worry, Mom and Dad. You’ll get the hang of it. Organizing this diaper bag will make life a lot smoother – for you and for baby.