How to Pack a Diaper Bag

FamilyDiapering & PottyHow to Pack a Diaper Bag
bare feet and bum of newborn baby on changing table

Having a great diaper bag is key for every new parent, but making sure that you’re stocking it with all the right stuff is just as crucial! Here are our top tips on how to pack a diaper bag, courtesy of our friends at Skip Hop.

First things first, you’ll need a great diaper bag. This Skip Hop Duo Signature satchel-style bag is one of our faves, because it’s got plenty of pockets for everything that you’ll need. We love it in this fun triangle print!


Next up, you’ll need to pack your diapering and changing essentials — this is a diaper bag, after all! Make sure you’re including wipes, a wet bag, and, of course, diapers. A compact portable changing station like the Skip Hop Pronto and a Snug Seal sealable case to stash your wipes in are awesome and highly recommended additions. You’ll also want to pack an extra outfit in case of any mishaps that make a quick wardrobe change a necessity.   And don’t forget the hand sanitizer! We love SoapStix because it’s all natural, gentle, and super portable.


Now, it’s time to talk feeding. You’ll need to be sure that you’ve got all of baby’s feeding essentials. In addition to packing bottles (and snacks once your baby has moved on to solids), include bibs, a pouch or pocket to keep pacifiers clean and ready to use, and an insulated bottle bag to keep baby’s bottles warm or chilled.


Also, be sure to pack some things to keep baby happy, and comfortable while you’re on the go. Our top picks are a soft and cozy blanket like the Skip Hop ABC-123 Welcome Blanket, and the Skip Hop Explore & More Mix & Match Book – it’s a teether, rattle, and book all in one to keep baby entertained!


Last but not least, remember to pack some stuff for yourself! A reusable water bottle like a S’well or a Klean Kanteen is a must while you’re on the go, as are your favourite healthy snacks.

What are your diaper bag must-haves? Tell us in the comments!


  • Sophia

    Those are some brilliant accessories for keeping everything super organised for baby! Plus we do love the Skip Hop brand ourselves, might have to invest in a few of these as we travel a lot, so keeping things in place is essential 🙂

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