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What's in YOUR Diaper Bag?

What's in YOUR Diaper Bag?

Hopefully, NOT your Toddler's Stuff!

A new baby sister is coming, and your toddler is getting excited (mostly because you're telling him to!) One of the many joys of parenting is watching your children interact with each other. Family adventures are the best times to see this, because there are no other kids around and they HAVE to interact.

However, if YOU have to carry everything, everywhere, at all times, you're not going to be skipping, hopping and running around the park! You're likely to lose your upbeat, positive, 'let's-do-this' attitude and instead feel like a pack mule.

We don't want that for you!

So, Let’s Get Practical.

The new baby means that whenever you go anywhere with the both kids, many other items must go, too. We pack everything in a piece of luggage we call the “Diaper Bag.” But every parent knows, the diapers are only a very small part of what actually goes into this bag!

You need wipes, a changing or nap mat, ointment, a change of clothes, spit up towels, pacifiers, sunscreen etc. (we break it down for you below)
When you only had to worry about the needs of one child, you only needed things for that child. Now, as your family grows, you have to think about and anticipate the needs of an infant and a toddler, or maybe more! Obviously, this is an easy task for any Mom or Dad, but who wants to actually carry all that stuff?

Independence in Baby Steps.....

So, why not teach them that carrying their own stuff is fun? They can be big boys and big girls by carrying everything they need in their very own (lightweight, washable) animal backpack!

A day trip to the grocery store, a visit to the park or an afternoon at the splash pad means that Mom or Dad has to plan ahead.
  • What exactly is needed for these few hours?
  • Will it all fit in Mom’s bag?
  • Even if it will, can she carry all of that PLUS the baby, too?
  • Where will she put HER stuff?
See our animal backpacks!

Diaper Bag contents:
infant PLUS 1 Toddler

1. Diapers for the infant (4 - 5?)
2. Diapers for the toddler (2 should suffice)
3. Wipes
4. Hand sanitizer
5. Changing pad or small nap mat
6. Diaper creams, lotions
7. Plastic or biodegradable bags
8. Bottle(s) of formula (if needed)
9. Snacks for the toddler
10. Sippy cup of milk, water, or juice for toddlers
11. Blanket for the baby
12. Blanket for the toddler
13. Extra clothes for the baby
14. Extra clothes for the toddler
15. Pacifier for the baby
16. Pacifier for the toddler
17. Sunscreen or hat for baby
18. Sunscreen or hat for the toddler
19. Emergency information
20. Toys – books, small toys, favorite stuffed animal

Diaper Bag contents:
infant only

1. Diapers for the infant (4 - 5?)
2. Wipes
3. Hand sanitizer
4. Changing pad or small nap mat
5. Diaper creams, lotions
6. Plastic or biodegradable bags
7. Bottle(s) of formula (if needed)
8. Blanket for the baby
9. Extra clothes for both the baby
10. Pacifier for the baby
11. Sunscreen or hat for baby
12. Emergency information

Toddler carries:
1. Diapers for the toddler
2. Snacks for the toddler
3. Sippy cup of milk, water, or juice for toddlers
4. Blanket for the toddler
5. Extra clothes for the toddler
6. Pacifier for the toddler
7. Sunscreen or hat for the toddler
8. Toys – books, small toys, favorite stuffed animal

This is a LOT of stuff, and doesn’t even include Mom’s or Dad's stuff!!

One of our goals with our animal backpacks is to remove as much as possible from the Diaper bag, and put it in the Toddler’s backpack! If he carries his own little backpack full of his own stuff (as shown above) it will only weigh about 3 pounds, and because our animal backpacks are so lightweight, he may not even notice he's carrying anything.

We know that "Adulting" is over-rated, but kids love and embrace their growing independence, so giving it to them a little at a time is good parenting!

(But you already knew that!)

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