What’s in my Diaper Bag: A New Baby Checklist (0-3 months)2 min read

What’s in my Diaper Bag: A New Baby Checklist (0-3 months)2 min read

As a mom of a new baby, trying to pack a diaper bag can be a bit intimidating.

Bringing the new baby out for the first time is scary on its own, but what to bring along is even scarier. Trust me, I know!

How much to pack? Will I be sufficiently prepared? What if this happened, or that?

When I had my eldest, I was a hoarder. My diaper bag was like a mini suitcase – well not really – but the number of things I would carry was ridiculous.

I would pack for every scenario!

Now I am sure you must be thinking that it is a good thing to pack like that.

But I mean, do I really need to if I am just going shopping for what might be only 1 hour? And I live only 15 minutes away from all the buzz?


So now with my second baby, I have decided to tone it down, both the size of the diaper bag and the number of things I carry 😊

First let me say that I am a comfort over style mom.

The diaper bag I used with my oldest was a Skip Hop Diaper bag. It was spacious with wipe-clean fabric and a cross-body strap. I loved it and I still use it when I need several bags for a trip.

For my second pregnancy, I registered at Amazon and added the Hafmall Waterproof Diaper Backpack to my baby registry. With 2 little ones, I figured a backpack was better than a side carrier.

And I was right! This is a great bag, with 7 compartments and it fits everything I need.

So here you go, the things I keep in my diaper bag.

This checklist is only for newborns or bubs between 0-3 months. As they age, the items in the bag changes according to their needs.


diaper bag essentials


What’s in my Diaper Bag (0-3 months)


Diaper – obviously 😛

Water Wipes

Sassy Disposable Diaper Sacks

Changing pad

Clothes – onesies, overall, socks, hats, mittens

Swaddle blanket – my favorite Aden+Anais swaddle blanket 🙂

Burp cloths

Blanket – thicker blanket in case it’s cold

Honest baby oil – for cradle cap

Baby rash cream – I carry Earth Mama’s Baby Bottom Balm

Aveeno baby cream

Toys – a rattle or baby’s favorite toy

Plastic bags for dirty clothes

Breastfeeding mama – nursing cover or extra swaddle blanket for cover

Extra top for mom

Lanolin nipple cream

Hand sanitizer

Immunization chart – this just stays in the diaper bag always!

Snacks in a zip-lock bag






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