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Diapering Baby On the Go

Heading out for a day with baby? Here are some diaper bag must-haves, with tips for diapering babies in public, too

Diapering Etiquette: No Diaper Left Behind

Most parents and pediatricians roundly discourage changing baby in a restaurant or other close places. Not only do dirty diapers spread disease but, frankly, baby poop can stink. And although many moms and dads may be inured to this daily task, parents run the risk of forgetting that not everyone is.

If you’re in a mall, restaurant, or other indoor spot, also be sure to tote dirty baby diapers and wipes out with you in a plastic bag to dispose of at home. It’s a lot more courteous than tossing a stinky diaper in a public trash can.

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Reviewed on July 08, 2013