When you’re in a hurry, it might be difficult to remember the necessary items to take along with your baby. Here is a quick checklist that you might want to print out just in case you’d like to quickly have a run through and to eliminate “forgetting” important items.
◻ Wipes – of course this must go together with the diapers situation. Plus, these wipes can clean almost anything, even some furniture. They are extremely gentle on the skin too!
◻ Baby/Toddler Food – Another reason your baby or toddler could potentially get cranky is if they were hungry. So be sure you take something along that could settle their little tummies for a a little while.
◻ At Least 2 Changes of Clothes – Why 2 you ask? Well, sometimes a situation can go very badly, where you wouldn’t know if a change of clothes is necessary. And what happens if you’ve just changed their clothes 10 minutes after you’ve left? What would happen the rest of the time?
◻ Blanket – Blankets can be used to sleep on, change on, or as a wrap around. Any of these situations might come up at any time.
◻ Toys – A distraction is always great to have along. Try not to give this to them before or at the beginning of the trip, because some babies/toddlers have short attention spans and can get bored very easily. So be sure to save this until it is most necessary.
◻ Bag for trash or dirty things that get dirty – A really stinky diaper might not be a pleasant thing to have in a car, especially if you are traveling a long way. Taking a bag along for trash might be helpful to eliminate the smell or just to keep the clean and dirty items apart.
Having a diaper bag shouldn’t be an excuse to have extra space to stuff our own personal items in it. It should be limited to having the child’s stuff and not anything else to eliminate having items lost, damaged, or even just making it difficult to carry around.
Are there necessary items you feel could be added to this list?