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Checklist: Packing A Diaper Bag

Okay, so you threw in the wipes. Here's everything else you'll need in your diaper bag.

Okay, so you threw in the wipes. Here's everything else you'll need in your diaper bag.

You’ll soon find a formula that works for you, but until then, here’s a guide for packing the diaper bag. Adjust according to season, the length of your trip (around the block or around the world?), and baby’s age and special needs.

[ ] Diapers (one for every two hours and a few extra)

[ ] Diaper wipes in a zipper bag (these also work as hand wipes for mommy)

[ ] Changing pad

[ ] Diaper cream

[ ] Plastic bags for dirty clothes and diapers

[ ] 1-2 changes of clothes

[ ] Shirt or jacket for baby and mommy

[ ] Blanket

[ ] Hat for sun or cold

[ ] Bottles and formula (for a lighter load, measure powdered formula into clean bottles and mix with tap water at the destination, or pack bottled water)

[ ] Baby food and spoons

[ ] Burp cloths and bibs

[ ] Teething gel or rings

[ ] Pacifiers (pack with nipples in a clean bag)

[ ] Toys for comfort and distraction

[ ] Hand sanitizer

[ ] Sunblock (if baby is over six months)

[ ] Antibiotic cream, fever and pain reducer, antihistamine

[ ] Emergency phone numbers and information

By Paula Kashtan