diaper bag essentials when going out
Although compared to going out, staying at home is relatively safe for babies. If your baby always stays in one place, he also will feel bored. Taking your baby out can help him learn new things and expand his horizon. For babies, there is a beautiful world out there. They should go out and reach out to the world beyond.
Babies usually need a lot of gear when going out. Pack all things your baby needs in a diaper bag or your mommy bag. If this is the first time you decide to take your baby out, you may need a recommendation of a diaper bag checklist. What are diaper bag essentials?
1. about eating
According to your baby’s age, the essentials about eating can be divided into three stages.
- 0-6 months: fed by milk
At this stage, mothers mainly feed their babies with milk.
1) breastfeeding baby:
The mother is the source of breast milk. You need to bring a breastfeeding towel. It helps hide your baby in and cover your body in a mother-and-baby room in public places when you are feeding your baby.
2) formula feeding baby:
For a formula feeding baby, you should bring two things: a bottle and a formula box.
- 6-12 months: mainly fed by milk with a few complementary foods
Some babies have added complementary foods since they were six months old. So you can bring some complementary foods while going out. At this stage, your baby has just begun to try complementary foods and has not been weaned yet. So if he is hungry, he can drink some milk.
You can feed your baby some complementary foods between meals for a soothing effect.
- after 12 months
After 12 months, you can bring a little snack for your baby, such as cheese, biscuits, dried cranberries, etc.
Babies are easy to get their clothes dirty while eating. Don’t forget to bring a bib, a silicone bib, and a bib of clothes.
2. about drinking
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies need to lower the use of milk bottles and learn to use water cups from the age of one year old. Moms and dads can try to get their babies to drink from a water cup earlier, at about 11 months. So babies will have more time to get used to it.
It is essential to know that the frequent use of a milk bottle for a long time will lead to tooth decay. As most babies like to hold the milk bottle for a long time and even have the bad habit of sleeping with the pacifier. The sugar contained in milk will easily cause tooth decay.
3. about diapers
Diapers are essential for a diaper bag. Parents should change a new, clean diaper for their babies in time when the old one is dirty or wet. Or it is easy to cause diaper rash. How many diapers should I take? It depends on how long will you be out. Usually, babies need to change one or two diapers every hour.
- baby wipes
Wipes have many uses. You can use it to wipe your baby’s hands, mouth, ass, etc. In their choice of wipes, choose some natural wipes that will not cause skin allergy.
- a diaper rash cream
One of the reasons parents need to change the diapers in time for their babies is that it can avoid causing diaper rash. There is another way to prevent diaper rash is that using a diaper rash cream.
4. about cleaning
- hand sanitizer:
Prepare a hand sanitizer to clean hands at any time.
- alcohol prep pad:
It is mainly used to wipe some items outside, such as tables and chairs.
5. other essentials:
- changing clothes
Most babies are easy to sweat. When their clothes are wet or dirty, you should help them to change into a new cloth. Because the old one will make them feel uncomfortable. And it also affects the health of their skins. Besides, it even can make babies catch a cold.
What kinds of baby clothes do you need to prepare?
When your baby is tired, he/she can sleep in the stroller directly. And this time, he/she needs a suitable sleep sack that can help him/her have a restful sleep. A good sleep sack needs to offer your baby enough warmth. Babies can feel cozy and snug. On hot summer days, a breathable sleep sack is better to wear. It is more relaxed and more comfortable. I suggest you can choose some sleep sacks that are made of bamboo fiber.
Like the newness in our official website: Organic Newborn Sleep Sacks With Mesh Cotton. It is an ideal sleep sack that can meet almost needs of a mother. Firstly, it is 100% organic and natural. Babies can wear it safely without all potential risks. Organic cotton is also a ultra-soft, ultra-comfortable fabric. It is one of the best choices for making a baby sleep sack. Secondly, this sleep sack also has a specific design that is good for newborns. It can give a newborn a sense of security and help the baby to have a tighter, longer sleep. Thirdly, the zipper is a two-way zipper. It is helpful for parents to change clothes for their babies outside. Fourthly, there is a newly added design, the mesh cotton on the back of the sleep sack. Babies are easier to sweat than adults, especially when they are outside. This mesh cotton is good for letting heat out.
In winter, you need a thick sleep sack, Zip Thicken 2.5 TOG Sleep Sack With Sleeves. This sleep sack is made of double-layer cotton with padding. Babies can get warmth in it. For better warm-keeping, there is a two-way zipper on the bottom of the sleep sack. You can close the bottom and let your baby’s feet hide in the sleep sack. What’s more, your baby’s hands also can hide in the folded mitten cuffs.
We have introduced two sleep sacks in different TOG ratings. Different TOGs of sleep sacks are used in different temperatures. The higher TOG is, the warmer the sleep sack is. The 0.5 TOG organic newborn sleep sack with mesh cotton is more suitable for summer. The zip thicken 2.5 TOG sleep sack with sleeves are better to wear in winter.
For more information on TOG, you can check the below link:
What is a TOG rating? How to choose the right sleep sack?
- a romper
When a baby is awake, he/she needs a romper that is easy to wear. Babies can do activities more conveniently. You can have a check on our new baby romper: Organic Zipper Romper Baby Footie Pajamas. It is made of 100% organic cotton that is sustainable and super soft.
Besides the above one, Kaiya Angel also launched other new rompers in 2022 summer collection. It contains the below four types:
Organic Vest Sleeveless Baby Romper
Organic Sleeveless Onesies For Babies
Organic Half Sleeves Zip Wrap Romper
Organic Baby Ruffles Romper Vest
- baby blanket
A big size baby blanket has multiple functions. You can not go out without it. It can wrap your baby, use it as a light cover cloth, a lactation cover, etc.
- sunscreen, sunhat
People would like to take their babies out on a day of glorious sunshine. On the one hand, it is good to take your baby out and get some fresh air and sunshine. On the other hand, there is also a risk of sunburn. Especially babies have more delicate skins than adults. You need to prepare sunscreen and a sunhat for your baby.
- a baby carrier or a baby sling
It is difficult for parents to carry their babies in their arms for a long time. It is pretty tiring. So you can get yourself a baby carrier or a baby sling. Try to wear your baby down in it. And you can adjust the position of the sling to make both you and your baby more comfortable.
New parents usually will meet this problem: how to soothe a crying baby when outside? One option is to give your baby a pacifier or a thumb. Sucking can help calm them down. Prepare more than one pacifier that can be replaced.
- mosquito repellent
There may be quite a bit of mosquito outside. You can bring a mosquito repellent to protect your baby from mosquito bites.
- soft toys or other soothing products
You can bring your baby's favorite soft toys, or his favorite soothing products, like soothing wipes, soothers, teethers, etc. Some cloth books also can divert your baby's attention when he cries.
- first-aid kit
Prepare some band-aids, creams, and fever reducers in your diaper bag for an emergency.