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March 24th, 2013, 07:57 PM
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I'm trying to decide on a diaper bag and how big it needs to be. As a first time mom, I'm probably not thinking of everything that I'll be carrying inside. Someone give me a list of what you carry everyday in yours.

Please and thank you!
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March 24th, 2013, 07:58 PM
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Watch "what's in my diaper bag?" Videos on you tube. It will give you some good ideas!
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March 24th, 2013, 08:40 PM
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Here's what I did for a newborn/small infant in my Diaper Dude: (CDing and EBFing)

Outer pockets:
Spare breast pads, burp cloths
1-2 changes of outfits/onesies
Extra receiving blanket or two
Several prefolds, extra snappi, 1-2 covers
Wet bag, changing pad, large receiving blanket or flat diaper
5-10 cloth wipes and travel spray bottle of water

Later on I added a baby toy or two to the outer key holder thingy for diaper change distractions and started carrying extra layers of clothing in case we went someplace cold, and stopped carrying the breast pads since I didn't leak as much.

I usually kept my wallet, phone and keys in the baby carrier's small pocket, not the diaper bag.

Hope that helps For LONG trips like the plane flight we took when M was 4 months, I also included a spare shirt for me and many extra burp clothes (she would spit up a lot). And over time I found some sposie wipes she didn't react to and started using hybrids, then eco sposies when we travelled, so that lightened the load a bit (didn't have wet/dirty stuff to carry around). But I still kept a wet bag for dirty clothes.

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March 24th, 2013, 09:26 PM
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Diapers (Disposables for me) (Usually like 6)
Wipes( Usually a whole package)
A change of clothes
A few rattles and teething type toys
Bottles(or sippy cups as they get older)
Bibs...usually two or three
Burp Cloths(Receiving Blankets)
A Extra Shirt for yourself.(For spit up accidents)
And as they get older some sort of snack like cheerios or goldfish

Those are the average every day things in my diaperbag...day trips and vacations the list is longer of course.

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March 24th, 2013, 09:59 PM
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Well from my experience. At first when the baby is a newborn I suggest:
-a couple change of clothes
-burp cloths
-bottles/formula if bottle feeding
-breast pads if breast feeding
-baby medical kit with Tylenol and stuff like that, you'll never know when you'll need it
The rest is up to u and what yo think you might need besides the stuff I mentioned.

As they get older you'll need snacks and some toys and probably won't need burp cloths as much.
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March 25th, 2013, 07:44 AM
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Pretty much what everyone else said. You'll also want a small bottle of hand sanitizer for the times when you're someplace that you can't wash your hands after you change a diaper.
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March 25th, 2013, 01:56 PM
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For Me:

-Diapers (always a couple more than you THINK you will need. Seriously the one time you don't have enough with you is the time a poo explosion will happen.)
-Formula/Bottle/Water (obviously you won't need that for breast feeding)
-Hand Sanitizer
-Burp Cloth
-Extra change of clothes
-Snacks when they are a little older and can have them, when they are newborn, snacks for me! And a bottle of water!
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March 25th, 2013, 02:20 PM
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My newborn standard packed diaper bag (and we keep it packed at all times, so no transferring of items)

*6 diapers, disposables
*pack of wipes
*Wet bag for poopsplosions
*2 outfit changes, including socks
*swimsuit/rashguard shirt/sunblock for summer time
*Outfit change for me
*changing pad
*nursing pads/lanolin if nips are sore
*Tube of California baby diaper rash cream
*California baby bug spray (I live in TX - the mosquitoes are bigger than my children)

We also keep several plastic grocery bags in both vehicles to dispose of dirty diapers/wipes
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March 25th, 2013, 03:43 PM
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If your child has reflux you will need an extra top for yourself.
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March 25th, 2013, 05:22 PM
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For me:
diapers (cloth)
wetbag for dirty diapers
breast pads
nursing cover (I don't always cover, but doesn't hurt to have just in case and can be used as a burp cloth/blanket if you get in a bind)
wipes (disposable)
2 pacifiers
2 burp cloths (for normal baby, 2-3 extra each in the car and stroller for reflux baby)
2 onesies

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March 25th, 2013, 05:55 PM
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As a young mom I think I was more likely to OVERpack than miss things I needed. When Mary and Lucy were newborn I just packed diapers and cover, wipes, wetbag, a blanket, and a change of clothes.
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March 25th, 2013, 06:17 PM
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I was pretty minimalist too...but babies are different and so I guess their diaper bag needs are no different too

For an average day out with DS, I had:
Extra set of clothes for him
2 bottles
formula dispenser (had slots for 6 serv.)
24ounce waterbottle
Travel size toiletry kit (hand sanitizer, baby powder, lotion)

And I used his bag as my purse as well so I didnt have to carry a 2nd bag everywhere.

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