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Home TRAVELING Outing Bag for Baby – Packing & Checklist for Outing with Kid

Some  parents practice packing a diaper bag ever ready. After each outing, they always top up what were used up to keep the account tally, perfect and sound.
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In our case, we do not rely on a single diaper bag. Depending on our activity, we swap from sling over shoulders, hand carry to knapsack. Hence we build a checklist for things that we should not leave home without. In a nutshell, they are hygiene/emergency stuff on top of the crucial thingy that Austin can't live without in a day!

Diapers – a lot of them!
Clothing – 3 to 4 pairs with all varieties depends on activity/season/destination, mostly two pieces for easy match and go.
Shoes (for toddler) & Socks – comfortable pairs and a set of back-up.
Ergo Carrier - happy room!
Drinking Water – plenty to keep hydrated (after 6 mo old for breastfeeding baby).
Hot water in 500 ml flask – where source is expected to be scarce (after starting solid).
Sarong – comes handy for in most cases, works as changing station, blanket, sun shade, towel, sling carrier (backup).
Traditional cotton nappy (lampin) – never underestimate this light and dry fast fabric, they are wonders to be (big) hanky, bandage, bandana, (little) towel (for big kids too).
Food & Supplies (after starting solid food) – includes spoons, small container to make our baby food, fruits, biscuits (biscotti), Holle millet/oat. Most of the times, we offer Austin the big kids' meals unless not suitable/he refuses.
Toys - Tiny love arch to keep Austin occupied on the road.
Wet Wipes – whenever and wherever dirt and germs are compromised.
Hand sanitizer – in case there is no soap/water supply.
Swiss knife – good to have for an Inspector Gadget’s kind of dad.
First Aid Kit/medication - good to spare paracetamol (fever reliever/painkiller), diaper rash cream (infant), antibiotic ointment and some band aids (toddler).
Battery operated insect repellent – for walks into wilderness.
Hat/Umbrella/Sunblock - rain or shine, we are ready for tropical adventures.
Thrash bags – at least a couple. To contain the ‘precious’ specimen that have to be sealed tight. These days, our little buddy’s poo stinks as much as the big kids’ output.
Smart phone – reserve to play educational show during unhappy hours or emergency! Screaming for screening or screening for screaming :)
Camera – a must!

Do you notice, I left out milk? Oh, the endless supply is hanging on me ;)
Anything else that I miss out?


 

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