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Diaper Bag Essentials From an Atlanta Newborn Photographer

As a mom of five, I can definitely call myself a veteran when it comes to packing a diaper bag. I've learned what was unnecessary for my family and what things were absolute must haves. This list is just a guide on what you can pack, but make sure to tailor to your families needs!

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Diapering Essentials:

  • Diapers: Pack at least 5-7 diapers, depending on the length of your outing.

  • Wipes: A travel pack of baby wipes for quick and easy cleanups.

  • Diaper Cream or Ointment: To prevent or soothe diaper rash.

Feeding Essentials:

  • Formula or Breast Milk: Carry pre-measured formula in a dispenser or a bottle of expressed breast milk if you're not breastfeeding directly. If formula feeding with powder, make sure you have bottled water to mix the formula.

  • Bottles: Bring one or two clean bottles and nipples.

  • Burp Cloths: For cleaning up after feeding.

  • Clothing:

  • Onesies and Extra Outfits: Pack one or two extra sets of clothing in case of spit-ups or diaper leaks.

  • Socks and Booties: Keep your baby's feet warm.

  • Comfort and Sleep:

  • Pacifiers: If your baby uses them for comfort.

  • Swaddle Blanket or Sleep Sack: For naps on the go.

  • Nursing Cover: If you're breastfeeding and want some privacy.


Health and Safety:

  • Baby Blanket: For warmth or as a clean surface for diaper changes.

  • Hand Sanitizer: Keep your hands clean before handling your baby.

  • First Aid Kit: Include items like baby pain reliever, thermometer, and any necessary medications.

  • Changing Station:

  • Portable Changing Pad: For hygienic diaper changes on the go.

  • Disposable Diaper Bags: To dispose of dirty diapers discreetly.

Extras:

  • Toys or Rattles: Keep your baby entertained during diaper changes or waiting times.

  • Small Blanket or Lovey: For comfort and security.

  • Parent's Essentials: Wallet, keys, phone, and any personal items you may need.

  • Important Documents:

  • Emergency Information: Carry a copy of your baby's health insurance card, and emergency contact information.

  • Snacks: If you have little ones, its always a good idea to pack snacks, just in case.

  • Remember to tailor your diaper bag contents based on the length of your outing and your baby's specific needs. Regularly check and replenish your supplies to ensure you're always prepared for unexpected situations.


I hope this guide helps you when you're out shopping for your sweet new baby or getting ready for your next outing!

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