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4 Tips for Organizing Your Diaper Bag
A clean, well-organized diaper bag isn’t just a fairy tale. You, too, can be that organized Mom. It can be easy to let your diaper bag organization get out of hand, especially after a long day on the go, constantly searching for whatever you need, and then stuffing it right back in. If you’re sick of the constant fight between you and your diaper bag, keep reading our top for tips for organizing your diaper bag to make your life easier, and the stackable containers that will help do it all!
Use Travel Size for Your Diaper Bag
One way you can save space in your diaper bag is by using small, travel-size items only. This means stocking your diaper bag with its own set of essentials, instead of grabbing and going while you’re rushing out the door. Keep everything in a small plastic bag (in case anything spills or explodes) or plastic stackable containers to keep it clean, organized, and all in one spot.
- Some of the items on your diaper bag checklist should include:
- Baby food or your diaper bag’s own storage of formula
- Baby lotion
- Baby wipes (Yes—you can buy travel-sized baby wipes, too!)
- Baby shampoo or soap
- Bottles Diaper rash cream
- Diapers (Duh! Make sure you have at least one for every hour you’re gone)
- Extra change of clothes, including pajamas
- Extra plastic bag (to hold any wet or dirty clothes)
- Hand sanitizer
- Sippy cup or straw cup
Utilize Pockets and Compartments - And Label Them
One of the great things about a really good diaper bag is that they are chock-full of compartments, pouches, and pockets. While this is one of the best and most sought-after features of a great diaper bag, it can easily mean that you forget exactly where you packed everything. This can equal panic when you’re in a situation where you really need something ASAP but—ugh!—can’t find it.
Eliminate this madness by setting aside 20 minutes to completely empty your diaper bag, repack it, and label each pocket and pouch with what’s inside. This can be helpful even if the pouches and pockets are clear or mesh because, well, let’s face it—you just never know if you might need to change a diaper or search for something when it’s dark. Don’t have a fancy diaper bag with a ton of pockets and compartments? An easy way is to keep everything organized with space-saving stackable containers!
Another space-saving tip is to do your best to keep as many things as possible inside of pouches and pockets, allowing for plenty of space within your diaper bag for other things. Whether your little one needs to take their jacket off, wants you to hold their special bunny stuffie, or can’t live without that thing they saw in the dollar section at Target, you can have plenty of room in your bag to hold whatever life brings your way that day.
Once you get home, you will want to spend five minutes repacking your bag again. Everything you used that day will be fresh in your mind and easy to grab without having to guess, and it will also make your life easier if you end up having to leave in a hurry with your diaper bag next time.
Claim a Section for Yourself
Make sure you make room for yourself in your diaper bag! It is so much easier than having to carry a diaper bag and a purse and needing to shuffle between the two of them. Bonus points if your “Mommy And Daddy Pocket” is located on the front face of the diaper bag so that you can quickly reach for your chapstick or wallet when you need it. You also want to make sure that you don’t confuse your cream for your baby’s—that could get messy!
Use Space-Saving Stackable Containers
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, it can be impossible to be that mom with the labeled pouches, Cheerio-free diaper bag bottom, and fully restocked essentials. One of the ways you can not only save space in your diaper bag but also up your organization game is by using Innobaby Packin' SMART Stackables.
These super handy stackable containers are an all-in-one storage solution for all parents on the go. A diaper bag must-have, these little containers store, dispense and organize all of your essentials. Store measured powdered formula, cereal, puffs, sweet treats, or even pacifiers, bandaids, cotton balls, hair ties, and other little things you may need that you don’t want to endlessly search for at the bottom of your bag. Easy to throw in your bag and see at a glance what you may need to refill at the end of the day, it’s the perfect diaper bag organization solution!
It’s not just for diaper bags, either—You can use these at home, too! Store ice cream toppings, spices, crafts, coins, hair products, earrings, or even paperclips and other office supplies in these handy twistable, stackable containers.
They work with a patented click system to ensure they’re all together. If you need one, take one. If you need five, take five! You get to customize exactly what you need for the day, in whatever fun color or design you’d like. This is one of the original, award-winning Innobaby products to help make you that mom.
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