Sunday, October 30, 2011

It's in the Bag!

So, we're still getting ready. And just when I think we've bought the last thing that we need before the babies arrive, I walk through the nursery, and I immediately think of at least four more things that we have to have.

This weekend, we've been doing our final loads of laundry. Washing everything with natural cleaners (mostly a mild solution of vinegar and water), and packing the diaper bag to take to the hospital whenever we get the call. I know that some of the following things won't be needed. But, I figure it's nice to start practicing packing the bag for what we will need on days when we go out for a few hours.

Mostly, I followed this list for things to include in a diaper bag.

 First off, doesn't our diaper bag look sleek and masculine?  It does, right?  RIGHT? Obviously, we're both highly concerned with that.  Here is the list of what actually made it into the bag:

  • Four Dr. Brown small size bottles
  • Extra nipples with different flow
  • Two formula dispensers
  • Two receiving blankets
  • Four Carter's preemie size onesies
  • Four Gerber's newborn size onesies 
  • 8 tiny diaper
  • 2 full body suits
  • 4 burp cloths
  • 2 pacifiers
  • Wipes
  • Changing pad
  • Baby-safe insect repellent wipes
  • Re-usable bag for soiled cloth diapers
  • Plastic bags for disposable diapers
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Extra washable bag for soiled outfits
  • Hand sanitizer
Yet to be purchased and added:
  • Thermos for bottle water
  • Formula
Alright, expert parents (especially parents of multiples), what did I forget? What do you include in your diaper bags? Please add your comment below.



  1. You forgot the kitchen sink!

    Looks like you are all ready!!!

  2. Not a parent, but a former nanny for almost 10 years - I also always kept Tylenol in the diaper bag (both adult and kid kinds).

  3. I suppose you are bringing more diapers to the hospital? A newborn needs about 10 diapers/24h since the diapers are tiny and babies pee and boop very often - many newborns boop every time they eat. So bring a big pack of diapers along to the hospital :)
    Fingers crossed for you!

  4. Cigars and Champagne to celebrate!!! Lol! Looks like your ready to go:)

  5. Quick question for you- what is the baby proof insect repellant?