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What to put in a Diaper Bag Checklist

Diaper Bag Checklist

Active Doodie Diaper Backpacks has put together a checklist and some tips for stocking your diaper backpack. A poorly stocked diaper bag can make even the quickest trip a nightmare so first things first, make a list. We have provided some basics but of course your needed items may change based on the number of children and their age but a simple rule, more is better.

Diapers - One for each hour you will be out is a good start. The Active Doodie Diaper Backpacks have a large main compartment ideal for as many diapers you may need.

Changing Pad - All Active Doodie Diaper Backpacks comes with a removable and easy to clean changing pad but if your bag doesn’t have one you can often get them separately. We recommend one that is waterproof and folds up nicely to conserve space. You can checkout the Active Doodie Diaper Changing Pad here.

Hand Sanitizer - This is one of those products many never remember if they have in their bag or not because it will often fall to the bottom. The Active Doodie Diaper Backpack has carabiners on the outside, ideal for attaching ready at hand items like sanitizer. We recommend the travel type that often have hooks.

Wipes - This is certainly where more is better applies. Think about the little things like sticky hands and dirty surfaces. If you don’t have a dispenser good for traveling you can always put several in a Ziploc bag to keep them moist and easy to get to. The Active Doodie Diaper Backpack has a smaller top pouch ideal for keeping wipes at the ready without having to open the whole diaper backpack.

Plastic bags - We recommend the type that comes in a roll with perforated ends to easily tear off a bag when needed. These can be used for soiled diapers, clothes and baby blankets, just make sure to keep them out of reach of the children as plastic bags pose a suffocation risk.

Anti-Crying Magical Spell - One can dream can’t they…..

Bottle(s) - Formula or expressed breast milk if you’re bottle feeding

Snacks - What you pack depends on the child's age but think about if you need to bring bibs and perhaps spoons. I like to store snacks for me too!

Extra Clothes - You never know when spit-up, drool, spills or “explosions” will necessitate a change of clothes. Our Diaper Backpacks have three tiers of compartments that can be adjusted to fit as little or as much as you need so best to have plenty of extra clothes just in case.

Pacifier - Another advantage of the Active Doodie Diaper Backpack external carabiners, they can easily be used to attach ready at hand pacifiers and rattle toys.

Sippy Cup (for toddlers) - Milk, juice or water is always a good idea to have handy. The Active Doodie Diaper backpack has two bottle holders (1) is insulated and ideal to keep the desired temperature.

First-aid Kit - There are many to choose from so make sure you don’t skimp as although we all hope you would never need it, if you do, you will want it well stocked.

Sun Protection - Sunscreen or a hat is a good item to keep in your diaper bag. Like the hand sanitizer we recommend using the carabiners and finding a sunscreen with a hook or loop as part of their container.


  • Diaper Rash Cream
  • Tissues
  • Nursing Cover
  • Baby Blanket

We at Active Doodie Diaper Backpacks have tested every variation of the above list in our backpacks to make sure you can not only store all of these items but also be able to get to them easily and well organized. You can see our line of Diaper Backpacks here.

In closing, I keep a builders tip in mind when stocking our diaper bag - get the right tool for the job. Don’t try to use a tote bag or some small but cute diaper bag as although they may hold some of the stuff the right tool is an Active Doodie Diaper Backpack, big enough, closes properly, waterproof and designed with you in mind.

1 comment

Mar 17, 2019 • Posted by Kathy

We love our Active Doodie Diaper Bag and think you have some good tips here too. We would just add, think about putting a can of air freshener in your pack too… Sometimes we have to use the backseat of the car and it can come in handy for the rest of the drive home!

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