What is in the Diaper Bag?
What’s in the diaper bag:
1 diaper per 45 minutes you are out and about. During the early days I had a few Oh-No moments where I went through more diapers than I had expected so pack for every 45 minutes and you should be good. If you are using cloth diapers then think about bringing a big enough wet-bag for dirty items. I have had to stuff a wet diaper into my purse on occasion and if it comes to it I roll the wet section inside the direr sides of the diaper so pee is not directly touching the inside of the purse.
Ignore those tiny burp clothes and buy flannel, lightweight receiving blankets. I suggest you pack 3 for spit up incidents. If you have a reflux baby pack two bibs so your little sweet pea is always wearing a bib to protect himself and the car seat or stroller/ baby carrier.
Two binkies with clips. I had to hunt for small enough binkies because my son was so small. My tip is to try and sign up for free registries and get samples of binkies. I have wound up ordering ten or so more from the free one I got in a target baby registry bag.
One extra hat if it is cool out. Bram was born in October and while in my area it was still super hot on cooler nights it was very helpful to have a layer to keep his little nog all warm and toasty. Especially because if my son got cold he would scream bloody murder.
Extra onesies for accidents. You never know what kind of exploding poops, projectile vomit or roaming goo will find its way onto your baby.
Olive oil for tarry newborn poo. You will be amazed at how sticky a new baby's poop is. You can end up rubbing your little human's bottom raw trying to scrub at it so just spray a bit of oil on the butt as you change diapers to add a slick layer for the poop to slide off.
Colic tablets. You can read my own suggestions for colic on I Citizen or purchase natural colic tablets to calm down a fussy baby when you can not just race home as the newborn starts crying.