I’ve been trying to figure out how to pack the perfect diaper bag. I always over pack or I don’t pack enough. But that’s true for my day to day packing as well. I go from carrying a huge bag, to just carry a little diaper clutch. There’s just so many things you need, when you have a baby, and so many things that you could possibly need. You never know!
- Make a list. First thing I would recommend is making a list of the things you need, the things you think you’ll need, and the things you want to bring. I am an overpacker. I pack so much and I totally don’t need half the stuff I bring. So if you have a list, it makes it easier to cross some items off the list that you really don’t need.
- Designate locations. If your items have a specific spot, you’re less likely to overpack. Then you know where everything is, when you need it… And it will be easier to know when you need to replace something.
- Clean out your bag. Regularly clean out your bag. Half eaten food, old receipts — they aren’t necessary in your bag. Plus the bag starts to feel heavy and weighs down on your shoulder. Clean it out so you don’t have any unnecessary items in your bag! I also end up finding extra toys or things that my littles throw in my bag when I’m not looking.
- Efficiency is key. You don’t need the entire pack of 500 wipes. Pack only a few in a travel container or a ziploc bag. You don’t need 10 diapers. Keep it to the amount that you need.
I also keep little containers in the trunk of my car with a change of clothes, Huggies Little Snugglers, and everything else that I might need so I’m not lugging around a diaper bag that will rival my suitcase.