Inside my travel diaper bag

June 27, 2011

With only a few weeks to go before baby # 2 arrives, I am in serious nesting mode. I'm not sure you get more room in your bag when you have a toddler compared to a newborn, but certainly travel now with Connor requires fewer diapers, not as many changes of clothing and no burp cloths! 

As I sat here looking in my diaper bag, I started to mentally go through the list of what I will again need to include in my bag. it is a good thing most of these items are small! Here's what my bag will look like when I travel with 2 children:


  • Travel Documents including passports, nexus cards, boarding passes and vaccination history
  • Blackberry
  • Camera  
  • Wallet 
  • Business Cards
  • Headphones (although I never get to use these now!)
  • Sunglasses (for all of us) 
  • Sunscreen (small enough for air security) 
  • Hat for Connor 
  • Baby acetaminophen (just in case) 
  • Thermometer 
  • Vitamin D 
  • Bandaids 
  • Burp Cloths 
  • Blanket/Receiving Blankets
  • Bib
  • Toddler cutlery (spoon and fork)
  • Snacks (use non-breakable containers) 
  • Thermos Foogo straw bottles, one for water and one for milk 
  • Couple of small toys (airplane or car for Connor and baby will have Sophie the giraffe)
  • Change of clothing
  • Nursing cover (although if new baby is like her brother I'll never use it!)
  • Diapers
  • Diaper cream
  • Wipes (can never have too many!) 
  • Changing mat
  • Small plastic bags to dispose of diapers  
  • Bag for wet/dirty clothing 
  • Hand sanitizer (keep out of reach of children!) 
  • Cares Aviation Restraint System (for Connor) 


Connor and I both like that he travels with his own little bag. The contents are always changing depending on what he wants to put in, but usually most of the following will be included:

  • Scout  
  • 2 small books
  • Small colouring book & crayons
  • Stickers
  • Toy cars
  • Toy airplane
  • His fav bath duck 

The secret to fitting it all in the bag? Organization-at least at the start of the trip! 

Happy Traveling! 



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