Summer Diaper Bag Essentials
I am a minimalist, with two kids I really don't have time or energy to lug a bunch of stuff around or dig through an overly packed diaper bag to find what I need. I am sharing with you my summer essentials, obviously diapers and wipes are a must, but here are the other must have's for the summer.
1. A Wet Bag
This can be used to keep dry things dry or prevent wet things from getting everything else wet. With frequent splash pads, pool trips, and just downright messy toddlers this is pretty much always a staple in my diaper bag. I usually keep a change of clothes for each boy stored inside and then swap it with the wet clothes as needed. This cute floral print one can be found at BeautifulChaosShoppe - Etsy
2. Silicone placemat
As a mom y'all probably are always packing snacks. Snacks on snacks on snacks. I am not a germaphobe by any stretch of the imagination but I like to have somewhere to put my kiddos food aside from the container I pack it in. I love silicone mats for this purpose because they are typically antislip, easy to clean, and I can throw it in the dishwasher when I forget to wipe it off (I mean jk i never forget to clean it....). This rolls up nicely and takes up very little room in the diaper bag. siliMATs™ - JJ Rabbit
3. Baby/Toddler Carrier
You know me, I never ever leave home without one. For on the go needs, I love the Beachfront Baby Everyday carrier because it is super lightweight and protects against UVa/UVB rays. It also folds up much smaller than any of my other ring slings due to the the lightweight material and has a nice carrying bag. It is made to get wet and dry quickly so I can use this in the pool/splashpads and everywhere else. Beachfront Baby- Versatile Baby Carriers –
4. Water bottle
Gotta keep those kiddos hydrated somehow. We love our stainless steel kids contigo cups, it keeps the water cool all day but really any water bottle will do for us.
5. Sunglasses, hats, sunscreen, and of course hand sanitizer!
It is summer after all and we need to keep that baby skin protected.
That is it! That is all I carry around in my diaper bag with the addition of whatever snacks I have packed for that particular outing! What else are your summer essentials? (These are not affiliate links and I do not profit off the purchase of these items, all opinions are my own)