When you have kids you it will seem like you need a bag for every occasion. Those bags include diaper bags, backpacks, “busy/fun” bags, toiletry bags, luggage and even back up bags in the car.
Diaper Bags- Before your baby is even born you should have a diaper bag packed and ready for the drive home from the hospital after birth. This bag should include a few newborn diapers, wipes, hat, mittens, extra clothing, nail clippers, Neosporin for circumcisions, burp cloth, bottle and travel formula unless you are breastfeeding.
Backpacks or “busy/fun bags”- these kinds of bags come in handy when your kids are a little bit older and need to be distracted. Items to include in this bag are snacks, favorite toys, lovie, coloring books and crayons, building blocks, video games, an etch-a-sketch or any other item that your kids enjoying playing with.
Toiletry Bags- When spending the night at grandma’s or a friends you will need to have a toiletry bag of some kind filled with overnight necessities. Those necessities include shampoo, any medicine your child may be taking, nail clippers, diaper rash cream, lotion, band aids, Neosporin, hair brush, wash cloth and I even recommend sunscreen because you never know if they may need it and it is always good to get into the habit of carrying it with you and using it to protect your kids skin.
Luggage- It is so cute to see a little one proud of its very own luggage and excited about their adventure to grandma’s house. If you choose to monogram I would strict to initials only to deter strangers from being able to call out your child’s name. When packing their overnight bag include things like pajamas, extra clothing, shoes, toiletry bag, favorite movie, favorite book, favorite toy, their lovie or blanket and of course lots of extra diapers and wipes.
A Back up Bag- I always have a back up bag packed and ready in my car in case plans change at the last minute. It contains snacks, clothing, shoes, books, movies, toys, a blanket, first aid kit, diapers, wipes, an extra bottle and sippy cup and necessary grooming tools for on the go.
As a new parent you can choose which type of bag suits the needs of your child but it is always best to prepared for the unexpected when it comes to parenthood.