There is so much preparation involved in taking your little one out of the house. Even a trip as simple as the grocery store requires thoughtful planning. As a parent, you always must be prepared for the unexpected that could happen when you are away from home. One of those things that will most likely happen while you’re out is the need to change your little one’s diaper. Diapering can get tricky when you aren’t in the comfort of your own home, but it doesn’t have to be.
Read on to know quick diapering tips when you are on the go:
1. Plastic bags can come in handy to dispose of dirty diapers
Wondering what to do with all those plastic bags from the grocery store? Put them in your diaper bag to use for all those dirty diapers. Once you are finished changing your little one, place it in the bag, tie it, and then look for a trash can to properly dispose of it. If you don’t have an accessible trash can, you can keep it with you until you do. By tying it securely, it helps to block the odor from escaping.
2. Look to find a comfortable enough spot to change
Look for a restroom for a changing station. If there isn’t one around, you could get back to your car to comfortably change the baby in the backseat. If that still isn’t an option, ask someone at your location where an appropriate place would be to change the diaper. You could even recline the stroller seat all the way down to use it as a diaper changing station.
3. Consider buying a portable changing pad
You always want a layer between the surface you are changing your baby and your little one. Always keep a portable changing pad in your car so that you have one on hand when on the go. Most diaper bags come with portable changing pads within the bag. If you happened to forget one while you are out with baby, use a blanket or even your nursing cover for your baby to lay down on.
4. Ensure that your diaper bag is always fully stocked
It’s a good idea to invest in a diaper bag that you love, because you will be using it every day when the baby comes. Every night before you go to bed, check your diaper bag to see what needs to be restocked. It’s nice knowing that when you get up in the morning and head out of the house, there is everything already in there and you don’t have to run around the house looking for things and packing it. Make sure to have plenty of Huggies diapers and wipes in your bag. Wipes can be used for so many other things other than wiping your baby and can even help you clean your hands once you are finished changing the diaper. Also pack your bag with antibacterial lotion to put on your hands after changing the diaper. Keep an extra set of clothes in the diaper bag for those unexpected moments. You could also have diaper rash cream handy for those occasional times that the baby is a bit irritated on his bottom.
5. Invest in a practical wet bag
When you have a baby out and about there are so many unexpected moments that can arise. So, carry a wet bag with you always for dirty clothes, shoes, diapers, and more. Its waterproof protection will keep anything that is wet or dirty clear from everything else that you have.