Diaper bag trip

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Need helping packing my diaper bag for trip. Any suggestions? Thanks
 
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Open the bag put the stuff in you need
 
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How many days, what activities and how do you normally cope with your incontinence?

A few ideas-
  • Anti-rash lotions
  • Powder
  • Diapers
  • Diaper disposal bags
  • Diaper cover spare
  • Onesie spare
  • Spare pants
  • Spare socks
 
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Wear all the diapers you're going to pack at the same time. Saves all the room. /s

If I were to pack diapers for a trip, I'd pack whatever I need 1st, then put the diapers in. Try to fold them in half, like baby diapers, and spread them out so they don't all make a huge bulge in one spot.
 
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I set-up around two different diaper bags. One for just being out and about for the day and the other is based on a wheeled carry-on luggage bag that I use for multi-days out. If driving, I will have one of more packs of diapers still in the manufacturers original packing. Great List above by IceBlue!

Traveling by air is a very different set of requirements depending on destination(s) and length of over-all travel.
 
Nothing really special to bring. Diapers obviously (don't open the pack, as they are more compressed this way), and I would suggest to bring a some trash bags too, so that you can dispose of diapers easily during the trip wherever you are.
 
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If I know I am traveling and will be a way for awhile, I usually bringing enough diapers to cover me for time I am away + 1 extra day (number of diapers I go through per day *number of days) travel sized portions of baby powder, and a pack of wipes (usually about the size that a typical parent takes with them). I additionally do keep an an extra outfit with me in case of leakage. I also take a beach towel with me that I can use for diaper changes. In addition, before I leave, I always try to take a look at the area on Google earth or whatever mapping software I am using to see where the nearest pharmacies, Walmart, grocery store, etc. in case I need to buy supplies
 
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Don't forget to leave a couple with easy access
 
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I have yet to find a bag I like that's large enough to carry even a couple of diapers, change of clothes, wipes etc. Where do you all find yours/what are you using for this purpose?

PS I would only use something that was pretty damn discreet, plain looking. I'd die if I had to carry around what "looked" like an actual diaper bag with designs as found on diaper bags we used for my kids!
 
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I use a Computer /Presentation bag, which is a bit larger than a standard computer bag. In my SUV, I have an older wheeled carry-on language.
As part of the computer bag (remember that near all the areas have their own zipper and) can easily carry what I need for a day, out and about! The carry-on bag is set for several days-out with a change of cloths.
 
Do you have pics of what these look like (or by some miracle) links to these products? I've never seemingly found anything that looked like it could suit my needs on this front. I've been using my ANTIQUE gym bag when traveling!!! Damn poor thing is almost threadbare!
 
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Babytoodler5 said:
Need helping to pack my diaper bag for trip. Any suggestions?


A complete checklist for packing a diaper bag for plane trips:

12 Comments:

I’ve traveled enough with the kids at this point to know exactly what needs to be included in your diaper bag when you travel with a baby or a toddler. There are some things that are essential – and others that I’ve packed in the past and never used.

Complete checklist for packing a diaper bag for plane trips:

1. Diapers


Well, obviously. My rule of thumb is to bring one diaper per every hour of travel (door-to-door), and then throw in two or three more. So if I have to leave the house for the airport at 6 am, and I anticipate being at the hotel at the other end at 2 pm, I’d pack about 10-12 diapers. Honestly, if you have room in your diaper bag at the end, throw a couple more in. We’ve been delayed on flights before and I can’t imagine the stress of running out of diapers! You can probably never have enough!

2. Wipes

Again, obviously. I bring one pack of baby wipes, and that’s usually enough. If it’s just a short flight, you can probably make do with just a pack of travel wipes instead of a full-sized pack.

3. Antibacterial wipes

I’m not a germaphobe by any means, but I think airplanes are generally pretty gross; there’s not a lot of time between flights for the cleaning crew to get in and clean, and I often find things can be a little sticky or have unknown smudges on them. I just do a quick wipe down of the window, the tray tables, and the arm rests, as those tend to be the things baby will most likely touch.

4. At least one change of clothes for baby

At least with my babies, the chances of them going more than a few hours without needing clean clothes was pretty much zero! I always pack at least one change of clothes, usually more like two or three, in individual gallon-sized Ziploc bags. This way I can grab them easily in the bag, and I can throw the dirty outfit in the bag to keep it away from the rest of the bag's contents. Be sure to include some extra socks in case those get kicked off – you don’t want to put them back on once they’ve been on the plane floor!

5. A change of clothes for you

I found this out the hard way on our first trip! My baby decided to wait until we were speeding down the runway to have an explosive diaper that went all over me as well as him. We had to sit in our mess (thank goodness the lady next to us had kids and was totally understanding!) until the seat belt sign was turned off. Then I was able to get baby all clean and dry, but I had to sit in my pooped-on t-shirt for the rest of the flight. It wasn’t fun. Now I pack not only a spare shirt, but a spare pair of pants too – you never know where poop might land!

6. Hand sanitizer

This is really more for me than baby, but I’m probably going to be touching more on the plane than baby is, and I want clean hands!

7. Diaper cream

T
his is one of those just-in-case items that doesn’t take up a lot of space, but it’s good to have anyway. You never know when diaper rash can occur, especially if you’re not able to change baby as often as you might like; I was once one a 4-hour flight where the seat belt sign was never turned off because of turbulence. Poor baby had to sit in a wet diaper for hours, and I was happy I had the diaper cream to slather on him once we landed. Be sure to find a travel-sized one (less than 3.4oz) because creams count as liquids by the TSA.

8. A blanket

Airplanes can often be freezing cold, and even if you get an airplane blanket, I think they’re pretty gross. A blanket can also be useful as a cover-up if you’re nursing. While I have no problem nursing in public, sitting just inches away from a complete stranger on a plane while you try to nurse can be a little awkward!

9. Formula/bottles/food

I
f you’re breastfeeding, feeding on a plane is pretty simple. However, if you’re bottle feeding, remember to bring plenty of formula to last you, and enough bottles. Most airlines will be able to give you hot water to warm a bottle. Liquid formula, as well as baby food, is allowed through the TSA checkpoint, no matter what the size, so don’t worry about finding small baby pouches or formula cartons. Remember to bring all the stuff that goes with feeding: bibs, sippy cups, snack containers, spoons, etc., and a small Ziploc bag to put dirty utensils in.

10. Entertainment

Some of the items I include to keep little ones entertained:

-books; I bring the Little Golden books because they’re really thin and take up hardly any space. The stories are also usually really cute! I try to bring at least one new book, and one old favorite that we can read over and over again if we have to.
-a coloring book and crayons; this should keep an older baby or a toddler entertained for a while. Just be prepared that you might never see some of those crayons again – we’ve lost a lot of crayons on the airplane floor!
-toys. Make sure the toys are quiet and won’t disturb the people around you – light up toys rather than things that make a loud noise or play the same tune over and over! For toddlers, I’ve found cars work well.

11. Pain reliever

I’ve never needed this, but I know the cabin pressure on a plane, especially on take off and landing, can play havoc with little ears. Take this just in case you need it and remember to take the syringe to properly measure it out. This is something that will have to be less than 3.4oz to pass through TSA.

12. Pacifier and clip

If your baby takes a pacifier, be sure to pack a couple of them for the trip. I only took one on my eldest sons first flight, and halfway through the flight it fell on the floor. There was no way that was going back in his mouth! I will also suggest picking up pacifier clips so if baby spits it out or drops it, it won’t fall on the floor or get lost.

13. Burp cloths

Essential not only for clean-ups, but I usually put one on the tray table so if I need to tip out a few Cheerios or small snacks, they’re not directly touching the table.

14. Instant access bag

This is the number one thing I have added to my diaper bag over the years, and it is easily my most used item on every flight. Chances are that your diaper bag will have to go in the overhead compartment, or at least down by your feet, where it won’t be easily accessible for take-off, landing, and any time the seat belt sign is on. This means everything in the bag is inaccessible too. So, I get a gallon-sized Ziploc bag and put a few things in that I might need to grab during those times. I usually put in a travel pack of wipes, a burp cloth and a bib, a small book to read while we have to stay seated, and maybe a toy. The bag then gets stuffed in the seat back pocket so I can reach it at any time if I need to, even if I can’t get up. I find myself reaching for this so much during the flight that there have been times I’ve never opened the actual diaper bag!

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I've honestly never thought of a Ziploc for extra/dirty clothes! And the burp cloth for the tray is a great tip too. I always travel with a grandparent! They always know when you need relief!
 
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SeniorMan said:
A complete checklist for packing a diaper bag for plane trips:

12 Comments:

I’ve traveled enough with the kids at this point to know exactly what needs to be included in your diaper bag when you travel with a baby or a toddler. There are some things that are essential – and others that I’ve packed in the past and never used.

Complete checklist for packing a diaper bag for plane trips:

1. Diapers


Well, obviously. My rule of thumb is to bring one diaper per every hour of travel (door-to-door), and then throw in two or three more. So if I have to leave the house for the airport at 6 am, and I anticipate being at the hotel at the other end at 2 pm, I’d pack about 10-12 diapers. Honestly, if you have room in your diaper bag at the end, throw a couple more in. We’ve been delayed on flights before and I can’t imagine the stress of running out of diapers! You can probably never have enough!

2. Wipes

Again, obviously. I bring one pack of baby wipes, and that’s usually enough. If it’s just a short flight, you can probably make do with just a pack of travel wipes instead of a full-sized pack.

3. Antibacterial wipes

I’m not a germaphobe by any means, but I think airplanes are generally pretty gross; there’s not a lot of time between flights for the cleaning crew to get in and clean, and I often find things can be a little sticky or have unknown smudges on them. I just do a quick wipe down of the window, the tray tables, and the arm rests, as those tend to be the things baby will most likely touch.

4. At least one change of clothes for baby

At least with my babies, the chances of them going more than a few hours without needing clean clothes was pretty much zero! I always pack at least one change of clothes, usually more like two or three, in individual gallon-sized Ziploc bags. This way I can grab them easily in the bag, and I can throw the dirty outfit in the bag to keep it away from the rest of the bag's contents. Be sure to include some extra socks in case those get kicked off – you don’t want to put them back on once they’ve been on the plane floor!

5. A change of clothes for you

I found this out the hard way on our first trip! My baby decided to wait until we were speeding down the runway to have an explosive diaper that went all over me as well as him. We had to sit in our mess (thank goodness the lady next to us had kids and was totally understanding!) until the seat belt sign was turned off. Then I was able to get baby all clean and dry, but I had to sit in my pooped-on t-shirt for the rest of the flight. It wasn’t fun. Now I pack not only a spare shirt, but a spare pair of pants too – you never know where poop might land!

6. Hand sanitizer

This is really more for me than baby, but I’m probably going to be touching more on the plane than baby is, and I want clean hands!

7. Diaper cream

T
his is one of those just-in-case items that doesn’t take up a lot of space, but it’s good to have anyway. You never know when diaper rash can occur, especially if you’re not able to change baby as often as you might like; I was once one a 4-hour flight where the seat belt sign was never turned off because of turbulence. Poor baby had to sit in a wet diaper for hours, and I was happy I had the diaper cream to slather on him once we landed. Be sure to find a travel-sized one (less than 3.4oz) because creams count as liquids by the TSA.

8. A blanket

Airplanes can often be freezing cold, and even if you get an airplane blanket, I think they’re pretty gross. A blanket can also be useful as a cover-up if you’re nursing. While I have no problem nursing in public, sitting just inches away from a complete stranger on a plane while you try to nurse can be a little awkward!

9. Formula/bottles/food

I
f you’re breastfeeding, feeding on a plane is pretty simple. However, if you’re bottle feeding, remember to bring plenty of formula to last you, and enough bottles. Most airlines will be able to give you hot water to warm a bottle. Liquid formula, as well as baby food, is allowed through the TSA checkpoint, no matter what the size, so don’t worry about finding small baby pouches or formula cartons. Remember to bring all the stuff that goes with feeding: bibs, sippy cups, snack containers, spoons, etc., and a small Ziploc bag to put dirty utensils in.

10. Entertainment

Some of the items I include to keep little ones entertained:

-books; I bring the Little Golden books because they’re really thin and take up hardly any space. The stories are also usually really cute! I try to bring at least one new book, and one old favorite that we can read over and over again if we have to.
-a coloring book and crayons; this should keep an older baby or a toddler entertained for a while. Just be prepared that you might never see some of those crayons again – we’ve lost a lot of crayons on the airplane floor!
-toys. Make sure the toys are quiet and won’t disturb the people around you – light up toys rather than things that make a loud noise or play the same tune over and over! For toddlers, I’ve found cars work well.

11. Pain reliever

I’ve never needed this, but I know the cabin pressure on a plane, especially on take off and landing, can play havoc with little ears. Take this just in case you need it and remember to take the syringe to properly measure it out. This is something that will have to be less than 3.4oz to pass through TSA.

12. Pacifier and clip

If your baby takes a pacifier, be sure to pack a couple of them for the trip. I only took one on my eldest sons first flight, and halfway through the flight it fell on the floor. There was no way that was going back in his mouth! I will also suggest picking up pacifier clips so if baby spits it out or drops it, it won’t fall on the floor or get lost.

13. Burp cloths

Essential not only for clean-ups, but I usually put one on the tray table so if I need to tip out a few Cheerios or small snacks, they’re not directly touching the table.

14. Instant access bag

This is the number one thing I have added to my diaper bag over the years, and it is easily my most used item on every flight. Chances are that your diaper bag will have to go in the overhead compartment, or at least down by your feet, where it won’t be easily accessible for take-off, landing, and any time the seat belt sign is on. This means everything in the bag is inaccessible too. So, I get a gallon-sized Ziploc bag and put a few things in that I might need to grab during those times. I usually put in a travel pack of wipes, a burp cloth and a bib, a small book to read while we have to stay seated, and maybe a toy. The bag then gets stuffed in the seat back pocket so I can reach it at any time if I need to, even if I can’t get up. I find myself reaching for this so much during the flight that there have been times I’ve never opened the actual diaper bag!

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I've honestly never thought of a Ziploc for extra/dirty clothes! And the burp cloth for the tray is a great tip too. I always travel with a grandparent! They always know when you need relief!
The ultimate traveler here in our ranks. SeniorMan your name definitely checks out. You've probably traveled a lot haven't you?
 
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