What To Pack in Your Minimalist Diaper Bag

Getting out the door with your little one can be a challenge – especially for new parents. This often leads to overpacking a big, bulky diaper bag that's not only inconvenient to carry around, but also makes it harder to find the things you need while in the moment.

If you’ve decided you want to take the minimalist route to make your life easier, we’re here to help! It’s not easy to transition from packing e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g to just the essentials. 

The first thing you’ll have to do is break-up with that giant tote you’ve been carrying around.

A small diaper bag like a Kibou bag is designed to fit everything you truly need. As a belt bag (aka fanny pack), a Kibou bag will also give your shoulders a break and keep your hands free to push swings, wipe noses, and all that good stuff.

Kibou Diaper Bag

Depending on the age of your little one, what you pack in your minimalist diaper bag is going to vary. That’s why we’ve broken our packing lists out into three groups:

  1. Baby
  2. Toddler
  3. Big Kid

Downgrading the size of your diaper bag doesn’t mean you will be unprepared. A minimalist diaper bag allows you to be prepared for the most important things: keeping your child fed, keeping your child clean, and having your own essentials (keys, money, phone).

We believe that in the end – less stuff equals less stress. The key is identifying the things that truly matter, and leaving the rest behind. If you’re not sure what those things are, that’s OK. In this series, we’ve compiled lists of what we think are the most important items to pack in your diaper bag that you can use as your jumping off point.

Read more about must-haves for your minimalist diaper bag for:

Baby

Toddler

Big Kid

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