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What to Pack in Your Diaper Bag

What to Pack in Your Diaper Bag 0

Diaper Bag Packing Tips

Diaper bags were made for getting out and about with little ones.  Kabana Kids’ Beachy Diaper Bags were made for families who love to get out, explore, have adventures, and enjoy life together!  They were made to be beachy, breezy, and bright, casual yet stylish, and colorful and fun.

While you can use our bags for just about everything, here are some ways to use them as diaper bags.

First of all, our diaper bags were meant to be used along with our Beachy Play Mats.  Our bags are large and roomy so you can fold up the play mat (sewn in panels for easy folding), put it inside, and still have lots of room for your other diaper bag essentials. 

It’s a great idea to bring a play mat along on your adventures with little ones because it can come in very handy in a variety of situations – at the beach, park, playtime at home or at someone else’s home, inside, or outside.  You can use it as a changing pad, a picnic blanket, a shopping cart cover, or as a barrier between your child and any surface.

What to Pack in Your Diaper Bag

Ok, what to pack in a diaper bag is generally pretty straight-forward.  But beyond the basics, everyone’s got their own style, twist, and preferences.  What you pack in your diaper bag is going to depend on your baby, child, or children’s age/s, where you’re going, how long you’re going to be gone, how prepared you like to be, and so on. 

Our bags have pockets outside and inside.  You can also use additional pouches and organizers with them if you'd like.

In addition to packing up your Beachy Play Mat, here are some diaper bag items you might want to pack.


Diaper Bag Essentials

  • For changing diapers – diapers, diaper rash crème (such as A&D or Desitin), wipes, bags or something to put dirty diapers in, baby lotion, diaper changing mat (or play mat)
  •  For sanitization – face wipes, hand sanitizer
  • For feeding – bottles, sippy cups, formula, water, nursing cover, baby food, snacks for your kids and for you, bib
  • For comfort – blanket (such as a swaddle blanket), socks, change of clothes, pacifier and carrying case
  • For protection – sun hat, sunscreen
  • For fun – toys (plush, rattle, teething toys, etc.), books, play mat to crawl, sprawl, sit, lie, play, rest on
  • Extras – bags or pouches to put things in

Helpful Hints

  • How many diapers should you have with you?  Bring however many you typically go through in an hour times how many hours you think you’ll be gone, plus a few extra.
  • Carry wipes in a resealable package, a case, or  a food storage bag

Kabana Kids’ diaper bags are extra large and roomy.  Because they’re also soft and flexible (made of cotton canvas), they aren’t bulky, and don’t have to take up a lot of space.  They can hold a lot!  They have pockets inside and outside, but not so many sections or compartments that they become limiting.  This allows you to pack it with whatever pouches or containers you want.  This lends to them being light and bright and airy.

Please share your ideas for what to include in a diaper bag.

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How to Pick the Right Diaper Bag for Your Lifestyle

How to Pick the Right Diaper Bag for Your Lifestyle 0

Finding a High-Quality, Sustainable, Multi-Functional Diaper Bag

When it comes to diaper bags, there are so many choices.  You can find something for everyone’s tastes and lifestyle needs.  

Babies need a lot of stuff, and when you and baby are on the go, you need something that will easily hold all that stuff.  Something nice and roomy but that’s still soft enough to stow away when needed is ideal.  So is a bag that not only goes with you and baby everywhere you go, but that also grows with you and your baby – it can still be used beyond the baby years. 

So how do you know which diaper bag to choose? 

Consider the following:

Your lifestyle – Diaper bags were invented to allow parents to get out with their baby and take the things they need with them.  The more active and on-the-go you are, the more you’ll use your diaper bag.  How will you use yours?  Where will you take it – on daily outings, shopping, the park, the pool, weekend trips, the beach, travelling, etc.?  Think about what you need in a bag.  You’ll want something convenient and versatile, that holds a lot, and is easy to carry.

Your style and taste – Choose a diaper bag that suits your taste and reflects your style.  What colors and fabrics do you like?  Maybe you want something soft and pastel, bold and bright, or neutral.  Maybe you want something that matches your overall baby décor and theme.

Other important factors – A good diaper bag is also sturdy, durable, convenient, sustainable, multi-functional, and well-made with high-quality materials.

Kabana Kids’ Beachy Diaper Bags are all of these things and more.   

  • They are soft and flexible yet sturdy.
  • They’re large and roomy.
  • They’re made with cotton canvas, are fully lined inside, and have a waterproof bottom that is made from safe, non-toxic (PVC-free, BPA-free) vegan leather (made of polyurethane).
  • The have convenient pockets inside and outside, and a zip-top closure.
  • They have two sets of straps so they can be carried as a tote or worn as a backpack, adding more convenience.
  • They’re in a beachy, casual style and come in six color choices.
  • They coordinate with our Beachy Play Mats, which fold up easily and fit into the bags and still leave room for all of your other stuff.

Beachy Diaper Bag Colors and Themes

Our first collection includes an assortment of colors inspired by the beach and tropical islands.  With six options to choose from, there’s definitely a bag for everyone – two nautical options, two tropical options, and two soft and dreamy color options.

Our collection is as follows:

  • Navy and Sand – beige with navy trim
  • Deep Navy – navy with beige trim
  • Tropical Green – soft jade with dark green trim
  • Coconut – brown with tan trim
  • Coastal Sky – dreamy sky blue with royal blue trim
  • Pink Sand – pretty pink with sand trim

These pair perfectly with our various Beachy Play Mats, in 11 different prints, that are also coming soon. 

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