9 genius things you need in your diaper bag

Your diaper bag is your go-to resource for the next few years, so it’s important to make sure you pack wisely. Once you’ve got your must-haves (diapers, bottles, spare outfit, diaper dream) packed, check out this list of genius items you may have forgotten (or didn’t know you needed). 

Lactation cookies

If you’re breastfeeding, it’s important to maintain your energy. Lactation cookies provide a powerful punch of nutrients that will keep you going throughout the day. Even if you’re not breastfeeding (or you’re on daddy duty), you can still snack on these cookies for a nice boost. Check out our list of homemade lactation cookie recipes for more information. 

Babyganics alcohol-free foaming hand sanitizer

This hand sanitizer is both parent and baby friendly. It has no strong alcohol smell. Plus, with this in your bag, there’s no excuse for people forgo sanitizing their hands before touching baby. 

Buy it on Amazon – $15.09

Doddle & Co pop-up pacifier

The pop-up pacifier by Doddle & Co is genius because you’ll never have to worry about washing the pacifier if baby drops it into a germ-infested area. When this pacifier isn’t in baby’s mouth, it automatically retracts into its protective shell. 

Buy it on Amazon – $21.99 (3-pack)

Indestructibles books

If you want to keep baby entertained without worrying about them breaking anything, try a story from Indestructibles. They are rip-proof, water-proof, and features bright colors and words for a fun story time session.

Buy it on Amazon – $4.99

Sassy Baby disposable diaper sacks

If you’re visiting a friend or stuck in an environment where you’re not comfortable leaving a dirty diaper at the top of the trash bin, pack a few of these diaper sacks in our bag. They sort of act like doggy poop bags but for a messy diaper (and it’ll leaves the smell behind). 

Buy it on Amazon – $6.24

Neutrogena pure & free baby sunscreen

If your little one is at least 6 months old, you can apply sunscreen to their sensitive skin. Adding sunscreen to your diaper bag is a great idea because even if it’s cloudy or cold weather, baby still needs protection from harmful UV rays. Here are more tips to ensure your baby’s safety from the sun.  

Buy it on Amazon – $7.57

Summer Infant portable changing pad

This fully padded changing mat is perfect for on-the-go. It provides plenty of room for baby and it easy to sanitize after. 

Buy it on Amazon – $7.20

Covered Goods 4-in-1 nursing cover

You can use this cover for nursing, car seat cover, grocery cart cover, and an infinity scarf. You could even use it as a small blanket if you need to place baby down. 

Buy it on Amazon – $36.95

Baby Banana infant teether

With over 8,000 reviews on Amazon, it’s safe to say this teether is like magic. It massages baby’s sore gums, which will hopefully take some fussiness away. 

Buy it on Amazon – $7.59

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