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What’s in my Baby Bag?

Travelling with one’s child, either on nearby mall, out of town, or out of the country should not be taken lightly. Just when I thought I can travel really light by bringing only baby wipes when going to the mall with my son, I suddenly found myself rushing to the kid’s clothes section to get a change of clothing for him, when he accidentally got drenched with a glass of pineapple juice. One can never be too sure! Below is my evolution & progressive list of must bring and must haves in my baby/diaper bag.

Avent Back Pack Front, Back with Zipper

AVENT BACK PACK from infant to date


Chase’s Baby Bag is actually a gift from my sis in law. I saw it in SM Megamall and I love it! I requested it as a Baby Shower Gift from her. Since its a Back Pack, your hands are actually free to hold my son. The practical features are the back opening for easy access, the bottom has space for soaps, etc. and a diaper changing pad. It has also a side compartment that ensures bottle formula stays warm. It’s lightweight and very easy to clean. The color is also daddy-friendly! And as you can see, it’s very durable! Definitely your money’s worth!

Get yours now in Amazon. 

Baby Essentials (Infant to 2 years old)

  • Change of Clothes – T-Shirts, Shorts, Socks, Briefs
  • 2 pcs Diapers
  • 2 pcs Cloth Diaper 
  • Extra Receiving Blanket
  • 2 Bottles with water – 1 for formula and 1 for water
  • Milk Dispenser
  • Baby Wipes
  • Travel Size Alcohol
  • Travel Johnson & Johnson Baby Bath or Soap
  • Aveeno Baby Lotion transferred in Travel Container
  • Plastic Bags (folded)- for wet soiled clothes, as makeshift barf  bag (Carsick, Airsick,Seasick)

Additional Items for Plane or Out of Town Travel

  • Baby Book (the notebook that you bring during one’s doctor’s visit)- very important! for easy reference, records of previous medications, vaccination records
  • Salinase or Nasal Spray
  • Prescription Medicines, if any, on Ziploc or storage bags
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Nail Cutter or Baby Scissors

I suggest that items in your baby bag should be as handy as possible. I recommend going for the travel sizes packs. Like, if you have a big bag of baby wipes, get a baby wipes dispenser that easily fits on the bottom.

Baby Essentials (3 years onwards) 

Finally, Chase by 3 years old, he was almost potty trained. So we rationalized the things we bring during our mall trips.

  •  Baby Wipes
  • Alcohol/Hand Sanitizer (either in his bag or with me)
  • Diaper Cloth 
  • Bottle of Water/Sippy or Sports Cup
  • Change of Clothing 
  • Extra Plastic Bag (folded)- for anything most especially as makeshift barf bag (Airsick, Carsick, Sea Sick)

For out of town/ out of the country…these are really my must have’s

  • Baby Book (the notebook that you bring during one’s doctor’s visit) – – very important!
  • Salinase or Nasal Spray
  • Prescription Medicines, if any, on Ziploc or storage bags
  • Digital Thermometer
  • Nail Cutter or Baby Scissors
  • NEW!!! favorite food/snacks —during our US Travel, even during the plane trip knowing that they will be serving food, I brought varieties of snacks for my 4year old son, marshmallows, chocolate, crackers, apple sauce—definitely looks like we’re going on a picnic! 🙂 Even on our trip to the theme parks, and especially on the long trip to Las Vegas and Grand Canyon, I brought him most of his favorite snacks. I wanted to limit our stops and unnecessary trips to convenience stores or supermarkets. And just to keep him entertained! 😀

Oh well! A mom can only be as prepared…but if I can only bring two items and just well, try to fit them in my purse, I will go for cloth diaper and alcohol/hand sanitizer.

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