Diaper Bag Checklist

Babies need a lot of gear. Your diaper bag is going to become your home away from home. Choose a bag with lots of pockets. You'll need them to fit all of your baby's needs, plus the contents of your purse. Easily accessible pockets will let you grab a diaper or your cell phone quickly when you need it.

To be ready to go at a moment's notice, keep your diaper bag stocked with:

Keep your baby in the shade, if possible. Their skin is thinner and more sensitive. Cover them up with clothes and a hat, limit their time in the sun (especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., when the sun is strongest), don’t let them get overheated, and get them out of the sun right away if they show any signs of sunburn or dehydration, including fussiness, redness, and excessive crying.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Nivin Todd, MD on July 11, 2018

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Huggins, K. The Expectant Parents' Companion, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006.

Farber, E. Baby Lists: What to Do and What to Get to Prepare for Baby, Adams Media, 2007.

FDA: “Should You Put Sunscreen on Infants? Not Usually.”

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