September 03, 2019

What to Pack in a Minimalist Diaper Bag

What to Pack in a Minimalist Diaper Bag for baby including only the essentials for a day out to keep things simple!

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Huggies®.
We just had our third baby almost 2 months ago and have gotten out of the house almost every single day since she was born. It is the summertime and we love going on family adventures to outdoor concerts, the zoo, pools, splash pads and more. Over time, we learned that we really don't need much for baby and choose to pack a minimalist diaper bag. I don't like carrying a ton with me and therefore, just try to stick to the essentials. Today, I wanted to share with you what to pack in a minimalist diaper bag.

What to Pack in a Minimalist Diaper Bag

Huggies® Special Delivery™ Diapers

Of course, with a baby, you can't leave home without diapers. We have been a fan of Huggies® diapers for all three of our kids and I was excited to see that they came out with a new line of diapers called Huggies® Special Delivery™, which are available at Walmart. They are soft and help keep baby's skin protected and comfortable. They come in a variety of different designs and have a wetness indicator, which is especially helpful for a newborn baby so you can easily check if they need to be changed.

I love that the Huggies®Special Delivery™ diapers are made with plant-based* materials, are hypoallergenic and have no harsh ingredients. They are paraben-free, fragrance-free and elemental chlorine-free. I love this since babies have such sensitive, delicate skin. So far, they are working really well for Lily!  

Look for these diapers at the end-aisle display at your local Walmart or click here to shop on I like buying baby items from Walmart such as bowls to serve baby food in, wipes, diapers, clothes, baby cereal and more. It is affordable and they have a good selection.


We use wipes for everything from diaper changes to wiping faces and fingers.

Lightweight swaddle blanket

This is the most versatile item that we keep in our diaper bag. We use this as a blanket, nursing cover, burp cloth, to change baby on and more. Super helpful!

Change of clothes

Babies sometimes spit up a lot or leak through their clothes and we like keeping one small outfit in the diaper bag is often necessary.


All three of my kids loved their pacifiers and we DO NOT leave home without them. Aside from diapers and wipes, they are our number one must-have. If we forget one, we usually have to go back or it may be a disaster. 


We keep a lightweight sunhat in our diaper bag for Lily and once the weather cools down, we will keep a warmer hat in the bag to keep her warm.

Burp cloth

It's helpful to have a burp cloth in your bag in case baby spits up.

Baby carrier

I like putting our lightweight wrap carrier in my diaper bag because it folds up really small and is great for if Lily is fussy so that I can wear her easily.

Diaper cream

We keep a small tube of diaper cream in our bag if baby gets a diaper rash.

Pain medications and gas drops

For emergencies when baby isn't feeling well, we like to keep acetaminophen and gas drops in our diaper bag so we can give them to our kids as needed.  

*23% by weight 

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  1. I love this! I was totally a bare minimum mom when I had my babies, and my diaper bags were very similar to yours!


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