Packing a Baby Bag
Be ready for every possibility, including emergencies, with this checklist.
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Be prepared for whatever the day might hold by keeping your baby bag stocked with all the necessities. It’ll help you get out the door faster, too. Here’s what to pack:
• At least five diapers. A baby can go through several in just an hour.
• Scented bags for carrying dirty diapers. These will keep odors at bay for a few hours until you can dispose of the bag.
• Diaper wipes.
• An extra top for you in case of a spill.
• A changing pad, since a lot of places don’t provide them.
• Bottles with pre-measured formula. Simply add bottled water to the bottle and shake well when the baby is ready to eat. It doesn’t have to be warm.
• A jar of food.
• A spoon.
• A bib.
• A bag of snacks, such as dry cereal.
• An insulated ice pack to keep pre-mixed formula from souring.
• A burping towel.
• A change of clothing for the baby in case of accidents.
• Your physician’s phone number.
• Fever-reducing medicine.
• Immunization card.
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