I’ve learned how to pack a diaper bag over time. There is much to do with what to put inside, because a child’s life pretty much depends on it. Diaper bags are big as it is and yet there is still a pile of stuff to pack and then some. Many times I sported two bags one of them I wouldn’t even be able to close and then my purse just because there was no room to fit bottles, food, toys, diapers, wipes, clothes, etc. Unfortunately, bags aren’t made to be like Mary Poppins’.
My mom often told me to arrange items in clear, individual bags so it would be easier for anyone to find when the time comes. There are many tools in shops to help organize a bag so you can switch contents between bags. Zip-loc bags, makeup bags, school pencil bags also work. Some baby products already come in clear packages which can be reused for storage. Taking the time to organize can help reduce stress. As a kid gets older, there is less and less things to pack:
- Changing clothes
- Diapers and trash bags
- Snacks, food, spoons, etc.
- Bibs and towels
- Charging batteries for iphone
- Toy Box Kit
- Mini purse for mom (I put one with a handle so it doesn’t get misplaced somewhere)
- First Aid Kit
I usually tie a scarf to mine so wherever I go I can easily find it among the midst of other diaper bags.