Diaper bag essentials

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These baby must-haves make life easier when you’re on-the-go.

1. Babymel Soho Messenger diaper bag.

Perfect for Mom or Dad, made from wipe-clean nylon and has 12 compartments and folding change mat (babymel.com).

2. Pampers Swaddlers. 

This parent favourite cis now available in size 5 (27 lbs+).

3. Huggies Wipes. 

Attractive new boxes look good at home but are easy to pack, too.

4. Evenflo Bebek Bottles. 

An extra bottle of breast milk or formula is a must!

5. Little Tikes Wiggimals. 

Never leave home without a toy. This little guy wiggles and jiggles, bringing the giggles.

6. Live Clean Soothing Relief Diaper Bag Essentials. 

Travel size lotions and cleansers are always a good idea.

7. Evenflo Zoo Friends sippy cup and snack cup. 

Hunger is a trigger for crankiness. Be prepared!

8. Blanket. 

Acts as change table, sun shade, bib and more.

Parents Canada Diaper Bag Tips

Those doggie poop bags you get at the dollar store are perfect for holding stinky clothes until you get home. – Sylvie Gosselin, Associate Art Director


When we wanted to carry something small we used a cycling waist pack that we nicknamed the “diaper bag of denial.” The side pockets were designed for water bottles, but they held baby bottles perfectly. – Janice Biehn, Editor


We always keep our zoo passes in the baby bag in case the urge strikes while we’re on the road. – Amy Bielby, Managing Editor

Originally published in ParentsCanada magazine, November 2013.

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