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23 Must-Haves in Your Diaper Bag (working Mom’s perspective)


As a business owner and mom, I regularly commute between my home office and a rented office space. Sometimes I begin to feel like a baggage handler by the time I make it to the office. Believe me, toting a laptop computer, diaper bag, stack of files, lunch for the day and my infant son is no easy task. I am hoping it counts as exercise though!

The diaper bag I carry seems to have taken on a life of its own as it has grown to its capacity. It definitely holds more than baby items. It is my lifeline!

I recently went through my bag hoping to scale down a bit. Here are some of the items I found (I have included some discounted and the safest for baby buys for you too!):

For Baby:

  • Diapers – one for each hour you will be out.
  • Wipes –  These are great, non-toxic and have a 10% coupon on Amazon right now!
  • Portable changing padif your diaper bag does not have one, this is a great option and has a 10% coupon right now also!

  • Biodegradable bags – For storing soiled diapers, clothes, and baby blankets. 
  • Bottle(s)- of formula or expressed breast milk if you’re bottle-feeding
  • Snacks – Depending on the age of your child, this could include tupperware with baby food and a spoon, fruit, bars etc. 
  • BibThese are a great choice, waterproof and you get a $1.96 coupon right now on Amazon.
  • BlanketThese muslim blankets are 100% cotton and a great price for extra blankets. You get a .71c coupon right now on Amazon too!

  • Sippy Cup – Sippy cup of water or juice for your toddler. These are super cheap, spill proof and if you leave it behind the cost makes it okay!
  • Extra clothes – They will always dirty them and take extra shoes too just in case!
  • SunscreenThis is non-toxic and super effective.




  • Emergency information – Make sure you have the phone numbers of your family’s doctors programmed in your cell phone and health insurance cards in your wallet. 

For Me:

  • Cell phone
  • Keys
  • Wallet
  • Makeup bag
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks

I have been a professional nanny working with children of all ages for over 15 years. My work has taken me all over the globe and I have had many amazing adventures with the families that I have worked with, all of which has taught me a great deal about how to make parenting less stressful.

I helped create Mothers Lifestyle in order to share parenting tips and secrets that I learned along the way, as well as to provide life-saving tools and advice from the world’s leading experts that I rely on every day in my professional life.