What do I pack while going out with my toddler

Getting ready to go out to spend some time in the park or shopping takes time when you have a toddler. You have to be ready for all situations and think of many possibilities. Lots of things to pack. I was always slow in getting ready and now that I am a mom it’s even slower πŸ˜€.

Photo by Yan Krukov from Pexels

Here are some main things I pack every time I got out with my toddler.

  • Diaper
  • Wet wipes

The above two are obvious but very important things to pack. Also, I have a changing mat that is attached to the diaper bag.

  • Some water in his sippy bottle
  • Some milk in his feeding bottle
  • Snacks

We can’t say when the baby might feel hungry when we are out or when they get bored and cranky. It is always good to have some food. Also hydrating regularly is very important because we get dehydrated very soon while outside.

  • Change of clothes

At least one set of clothes is necessary. There may be some spills or the baby may want to play in the water! There are lakes and rivers nearby where I live and grocery shopping may turn into a picnic on the riverside if time permits! So better to be prepared.

  • Toys
  • Face towel
  • Penlight

Toys are for distraction when my baby doesn’t want to sit in the car seat. But it is not always enough! I play his favorite songs on the phone and I also sing along and play peekaboo with him if he is getting bored.

Mom and baby lying on her tummy on a playmat. The playmat is on the grass with a diaper bag by the side.
Playtime in park

These are the main things I pack in the diaper bag. The penlight is an extra thing I carry just in case! What else do you pack in your diaper bag?

Do you have any advice/suggestions for a long journey with a toddler?


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2 thoughts on “What do I pack while going out with my toddler

  1. Very practical post.

    I pack pretty much the same, but more clothes because I have a fear she will get messy, haha! It’s exhausting.

    Love it when my parents have her overnight & I can take a tiny handbag out. But then I feel like something is missing πŸ™‚

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    1. I too take extra clothes sometimes if we are staying out for a longer time.
      Last time when we went out I gave him bottled water to play with. He crushed it very nicely and he was completely wet! …
      For us, It is hard to go out alone. Isn’t it!!… I miss him even when he sleeps for a long time πŸ˜†


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