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How to Organize a Diaper Bag With Packing Cubes: Plus Essentials to Pack!

Posted by Jel Navarro on
Diaper bag organization with packing cubes

Where are our super moms at?? What if we tell you there’s a better way to organize your baby’s diaper bag? 

Imagine having your baby’s essentials easy to grab wherever you go so you’re prepared for any emergency or mishap! Or converting your favorite purse into a super functional diaper bag. #momhacks

Sounds like a sweet deal? Well, keep reading to learn more about how to use packing cubes for diaper bag organization. Plus, a mini checklist you can definitely use on the daily!


Diaper Bag Essentials + How to Organize with Packing Cubes

Make sure you don't leave anything important behind with this handy list below! Bonus: We added some packing tips using cubes so you can organize and pack like a boss mom 😉

1. Baby’s First Aid Kit: Bring only the basics if it's just a quick day out. But you can check out this blog post if you're packing a more complete first aid kit at home.

Pro Tip: Our Extra Small Cube is the ideal mini pouch for your on-the-go first aid items!

First aid kit for diaper bag

✔️ Aquaphor Baby - This teeny tiny tube works great for diaper rashes and dry skin.

✔️ Neosporin - Prevent nasty germs from owies super fast! This travel-size tube is good for on-the-go use.

✔️ Cute BandaidsBoo-boos? Nothing a cute Paw Patrol bandaid can't fix!

✔️ Saline Wipes - Great for cleaning up wounds and more. 

✔️ Thermometer - Definitely an essential if you have kids.  

✔️ Nail Clippers - For cutting sharp tiny nails or just removing skin hanging around the fingernails. 

2. Grab and Go Pouch: For quick trips like running around the park or lunch at your fave cafe… We present to you the Grab and Go Pouch. Fill our Small Cube with the things you or your baby might need. Leave your bulky diaper bag in the car or at home. Grab this pouch instead and you’re good to go!

✔️ Hand Sanitizer - Little hands get dirty so fast… It helps to have a bottle of hand sanitizer inside your Grab and Go Pouch

✔️ Bib - Because teething babies drool…a lot! Better bring along a bib or two even on a short walk out. 

Diaper bag packing cubes

✔️ Diapers (1 to 2) - Don’t forget to pack a diaper or two if you’re going out. Rule of thumb: bring 1 to 2 diapers per hour that you plan to be away from the house.

✔️ Small Pack of Wipes - Leave the full size in your diaper bag or car.

✔️ Pacifier - Make sure you pack along a pacifier clip to prevent it from falling on the dirty floor. 

✔️ Baby Bottle + Formula - For moms who are not breastfeeding. Long day out? Pack extra milk powder in a portable dispenser like this one.

✔️ Water / Sippy Cup - Traveling with an older baby? Bring a leak-proof sippy cup with water instead. 

✔️ Tissues / Towel - Because you know... dirt, spills and all the surprises 🤷‍♀️

3. Changing Bag: You’ll love our Small Cube as a changing bag. It has a handy pull handle so you can easily grab it when needed. For a poopy diaper attack, grab this cube and make a quick run for the bathroom (with your baby of course)!

Diaper Changing Bag using EzPacking Small Cube

✔️ Extra Diapers - Pack a few extra diapers in your changing pouch.

✔️ Full Pack of Wipes - Diaper explosions? Baby wipes are your BFF. Never leave home without it! Pro Tip: Bring a few full packs in your car and just grab one pack as needed.

✔️ Changing Mat - This foldable changing mat is such a lifesaver! Super thin, budget-friendly and easy to clean. 

✔️ Mini Diaper Trash Bags - For keeping dirty diapers contained and your other baby items safe.

✔️ Wet Bag (Optional) - Must have if your baby uses cloth diapers. Also works great for soiled / wet clothes.

4. Snacks Pouch: Definitely a MUST! Snacks for toddlers, older kids and why yes, mommy and daddy (;

Snacks for diaper bag essentials

✔️ Crackers - Because variety is the 🔑, check out this bundle pack which includes the classics like Goldfish and Cheez-Its. Baby gets a snack, mommy gets a snack, daddy gets a snack, everybody gets a snack!

✔️ Yogurt Pouches - Super convenient because of the no-mess, easy-sip, resealable pouch.

✔️ Dried Fruits - Yummy and healthy sweet snacks! Individually packed so very easy to toss into your diaper bag. 

5. Other Feeding Essentials: Pack a few extra items if you're going to be away for more than 3 hours. Don't leave these behind:

✔️ Extra Milk Bottles - Bring 2 to 3 extras and make sure to pre-fill them with water.

✔️ Extra Formula - Check if your formula brand has those individual packets which are very handy to use for on the go.

✔️ Nursing Cover (Optional) - This one's our top choice because it's so versatile! It's not just a nursing cover, it can also be used as a blanket, car seat cover and more.

✔️ Breast Pads - For the breastfeeding mamas.

✔️ Suction PlacematThis one attaches really well to tables and high chairs plus folds into a compact size. Keeps snacks from touching dirty surfaces or falling off into the floor!

✔️ Set of Baby UtensilsMini fork and spoon for your baby so they can enjoy meal outs. These ones come with a carrying case!

6. 1 to 2 Extra Outfits (For Baby and Mommy): Throw in a few spare clothes inside your diaper bag. Pro Tip: Keep spare clothes organized in the trunk of your car with color-coded packing cubes and just grab a few pieces when needed!

Change of clothes for baby bag essentials

✔️ Onesies (2 to 3) - Makes for quick and easy changes especially the zip-up types.

✔️ Socks (2 to 3) - Little feet seem to always lose socks! Be prepared and pack a few extra pairs. 

✔️ Mittens (2 to 3) - For smaller babies, to avoid scratches on their delicate faces! 

✔️ Bibs & Burp Pads - Always necessary. 

✔️ Beanie / Cap - For sudden temperature changes.

✔️ Extra Shirt and Pants for Older Kids - Pack more tops because those get soiled every few minutes.

✔️ Shirt (1 to 2) for Mom and Dad - Pack one that goes with everything because you might will get spit or puked on 😅

7. Busy Bag: Waiting isn't so fun unless you have all sorts of toys and things to keep them busy. Turn our Extra Small Cube into a Busy Bag by packing the following:

✔️ Rattle or Teether for Infants 

✔️ Sensory Toys for Toddlers - This simple 'fidget' toy would be a great addition to their collection.
Diaper bag essentials - toys

✔️ Matchbox Cars, Lego Figures for Older Kids

8. Mommy Essentials (yes, you matter too): Use a Half Moon Bag for all your mommy things AKA sanity savers. This chic pouch can go from casual to classy in an instant!

✔️ Valuables - Phone? Card? Cash? Keys? Sunglasses? Pack them all inside your Half Moon Bag. It's clear so you can easily find what you need in a snap.

Half Moon Bag

✔️ Hair Ties / Clips - Keep your hair out of your face (and your baby’s)! 

✔️ Makeup & Sunscreen - When you look good, you feel good. Sun protection, chapstick and a bit of blush will lift your spirits up!


Favorite Ways to Use Packing Cubes for Diaper Bag Organization

Want some packing inspiration? Check out these diaper bag organization ideas from our customers. Of course using EzPacking Cubes:

1. Starter Set + Duffle Diaper Bag

Kids’ bag organization using packing cubes

Here is Livi’s (@xolivi) cheat sheet for packing 2 kids into 1 diaper duffle bag for an overnight trip using the Starter Set:⁣ 

✔️ Large Cube - Pack one of your kids’ clothes into the Large Cube (the oldest / tallest kid). You’ll fit multiple outfits in this size. ⁣

✔️ Medium Cube - Pack your other kid’s clothes into this cube. Can fit several kid-size outfits.⁣

Starter Set

✔️ Small Cube - For their bathing suits, undies & socks. ⁣

✔️ Extra Small Cube - Pack smaller toiletries like hair brush, comb, toothbrush, etc.

The BEST thing about this is that you can still use the Starter Set as your child grows out of their diaper bag. It's great for packing their carry-on or you can even use it for your own suitcase! #resourcefulmama

2. Hospital / Baby Bag

Hospital bag organization with EzPacking Cubes

Expecting mom? Here’s how Clarissa from My Wife Styles used packing cubes to organize her Delivery / Baby Bag. 

3. Grab and Go "Large" Pouch

Theme park bag organization with packing cubes

Here’s our Large Packing Cube in action for a theme park trip. You can use a carabiner to attach the cube to your kid’s stroller for easy access to the items inside. #DisneyEssentials

Our Top 4 Diaper Bags for Moms

Looking for recommendations on the best diaper bags for moms? Here are some options:

✔️ Stylish Vera Bradley Diaper Bag - Want to stay in style while caring for your little one? This fab bag is definitely a YES. It’s so cute, no one will ever think it has dirty nappies and bottles inside! It even has insulated pockets so your baby’s milk can stay cool all throughout the day.

Vera Bradley Ultimate Diaper Bag

✔️ Classic Diaper Bag - For the full-time moms who’ve got both hands full, we got you! This diaper duffle bag is your NEW best friend. It has a classic design and can be used as a messenger or hand bag. You won’t need to deep wash it (just like our cubes), wipe to clean and you can get on with your day.

Ruvalino Diaper Bag

✔️ Colombia Backpack Diaper Bag - Go hands free, mama! This backpack-style diaper bag is very durable and has lots of room for all your baby’s essentials. The padded back and adjustable straps means that it’s super comfy to carry even for an extended period of time.

Columbia Diaper Bag Backpack

✔️ *Insert Your FAVORITE Purse Here* - Because why not?? With packing cubes, you can turn any tote into a functioning diaper bag! Organize your baby's essentials by category and convert your everyday bag into a chic diaper bag. No one will ever know you're such a supermom... and a stylish one at that!

New diaper bag rule? Stock and organize! 

Refill diapers, clothes and other necessities as needed. But don't forget to keep them organized because it's the secret to a stress-free day out 👌

No more crying, fussing or tantrums just because it took you 5 minutes to find their favorite snack.

Get yourself some of our packing cubes and organize your diaper bag into a functioning baby bag! Sort and categorize items according to what you need for the day.

You’ll be the envy of your mommy group in no time!

- The EzPacking Team

P.S. Want to learn more about packing cubes? Check out our Packing Cubes Review 101: All You Need to Know and More!

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