BerryTree’s Guide to Packing the Perfect Diaper Bag.

Ask any parent and they’ll tell you – a diaper bag is not merely a bag, but a route to ensure your tiny tot’s and indeed, your comfort and peace of mind. Often described as a parent’s best friend, having a properly stocked diaper bag at hand means that you’re well-equipped to tackle any problems coming your way, especially when you venture outside with your little one. 

Keeping the importance of a diaper bag in mind, read on to find out how you can come up with the perfect diaper bag, so no situation, no matter how messy and complicated, can ever catch you unawares! 

Your Complete Diaper Bag Checklist

While devising your diaper bag checklist, make sure to consider as many potential problems as you can. This presents you with a good starting point, and you can figure out the diaper bag essentials you’re most likely to need from there. Your diaper bag needs to be adaptable and flexible, as the essentials will vary according to the situation. Diaper bag essentials for travel may even include earphones, which can help keep you amused while the baby takes a stroller nap. 

Although several factors such as age, location, your preferences determine the essentials you’re going to need, here’s a checklist curated by BerryTree you can use as an outline while packing your diaper bag. 

  • For starters, diapers and wipes 
  • Poop bags
  • Spare clothes
  • A soft blanket and a burp cloth 
  • A portable changing pad
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Formula and Pumped Breast Milk or Solid food, depending on the age of your little one
  • Accessories that depend on the climate. For example, sunscreen and a sun hat when the sun’s bearing down outside, and mittens and gloves for the winter
  • If old enough, snacks for baby and parents alike to munch on
  • A first aid kit including basic medication and Band-Aids, and anything else you might need
  • A few items for the parents (sanitisers, creams, a book to keep themselves entertained, etc.)

The Best Diaper Bag Essentials to Have on Hand

Now that we’ve covered the essentials you should include in any diaper bag, (hope you’ve been taking notes!) let’s check out a few must-have diaper bag essentials, recommended by BerryTree! 

Diapers – Pampers Baby-Dry Diapers

The most essential item in your diaper bag is (you guessed it) diapers! Pampers Baby-Dry Diapers are a perfect choice, as they’re highly absorbent, hypoallergenic and provide up to 12 hours of protection from dryness. 

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Poop Bags – Doggy Do Good Biodegradable Poop Bags

Technically for pets, you’re soon going to look past that little hurdle when you find out that they work just as well for disposing of diapers too. Plus, they’re biodegradable, so you can care for your baby and the environment all at once! 

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Diaper Rash Cream – Sebamed Baby Rash Cream

One of the best rash creams out there, Sebamed Baby Rash Cream can help nourish baby’s skin and heal inflammation. Importantly. it also balances the skin’s pH level and is rated 5.5 on the pH scale. The cream contains titanium dioxide, an ingredient that protects baby’s skin from most irritants. All of this makes it one of the most useful everyday diaper bag essentials. 

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An Extra Set of Clothes for Your Little One – BerryTree Organic Cotton Starry White Onesie

Our organic cotton onesie aids in the unrestricted movement of the baby and its super soft material helps keep baby comfortable all day. It is also fully hypoallergenic and germ-free, so it protects your angel’s skin from harm. Bonus? It is compact to pack and carry around!

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An Easy-To-Carry Blanket – BerryTree Newborn Swaddle/Baby Wrapper Muslin Cloth Clouds

An item that should always feature in your list of diaper bag essentials for newborns is this Newborn Swaddle by BerryTree. Being easily breathable and comfortable for babies, the blanket is also naturally germ-free. It’s cute, appealing design means that it can also act as a picnic blanket when needed. 

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Tips for Packing Diaper Bag.

Once you have the best diaper bag essentials at hand, implementing these tips can help you deal with things quickly and carefully. Let’s take a look:

  • Organise your Essentials.

When you’re out and your baby has just thrown up, sorting different essentials by category and then smaller bags can help you find things in a jiffy and alleviate a small part of the stress. You can place feeding items in a separate section, diaper change items in another, and so on. 

  • Bid leaks adieu.

You can double-check or even triple-check that bottle of milk all you want, but it still somehow finds a way to loosen up and spill all over. A way to avert this? Pack the milk, water or sunscreen containers in a sealed plastic bag. 

With the above diaper bag checklist, a little preparation and packing, your diaper bag will soon become your go-to solution for any problem you encounter while on-the-go with your baby.