Essential Diaper Bag Items

When I found out I was pregnant, my mind rapidly filled with various questions concerning motherhood: What essential baby items should I purchase? What do I need to take with me when I go out with my baby? What should I put in my diaper bag? For those of you with similar questions, here’s a peek into my diaper bag:

diaper bag essentials

Diaper Bag Essentials

Essential Diaper Bag Items

  • Diapers (plan accordingly)
  • Wipes (plan accordingly)
  • To free up my hands, I use a diaper bag that I can wear over my shoulder or as a backpack.
  • Zip Lock Bag – I ALWAYS travel with a gallon size Zip Lock Bag. This comes in handy when the occasional “blow out” or “spit up” incident occurs; I can seal my son’s messy clothes in this bag and protect the rest of his diaper bag.
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Marquisette Blanket – This blanket is perfect for nursing, playing, or warming; It folds up SUPER small and doesn’t take up much room!
  • A change of baby clothes
  • Baby Food (plan accordingly)
  • Bottle – I always pack MAM’s Spill Proof Trainer Cup. It truly is spill proof; I have never encountered an accident. I love this blue 7 oz cup’s fun owl design. Easy to clean, MAM’s Spill Proof Trainer Cup’s handles allow my son to easily drink from this cup without spilling a drop.
  • 1-2 small toys – My teething 8 month old son LOVES playing with his MAM Cooler. The MAM Cooler’s brightly colored green handle fits perfectly in his little hands. When I refrigerate this teething ring, my son enjoys the relief the MAM Cooler provides his teething gums. As a side note, MAM also offers an amazing Massaging Brush perfect for little teethers. Use this brush to massage sensitive gums and clean first teeth. My son enjoys “gumming” his Massaging Brush; a smile appears on his face whenever sees this brush.
  • Small diaper changing mat – I lay this on top of public diaper changing stations for protection against germs.
  • 1-2 pacifiers – My son adores his MAM Pacifiers; he can’t go anywhere without them. Whether my son sucks on his Glow In The Dark Pacifier, Monsters Design Pacifier, or Soft Rimmed Pacifier, the ultra soft silicone nipple stays comfortably in my son’s mouth due to the pacifier’s anti-slip texture. Designed by Pediatric Dentists and Orthodontics, every MAM pacifier ensures healthy jaw and teeth development.  As a mother, I love providing my son MAM’S Pacifiers because each pacifier is designed in accordance my son’s age; there’s a pacifier for every stage of development.


For 35 years, MAM has been creating wonderful baby products combining function with fashion. Scientists, Physicians, Midwives, and Developemental Psychologists work alongside Designers and Technologists to create BPA Free products to benefit child development. When you purchase MAM products, you can be assured quality and beneficial products for your children.

I love filling my diaper bag with MAM products. As a first time mother, I want what’s best for my little one – that’s why I fully support MAM products. I know that when my baby uses these stylish accessories (suited for every developmental stage), he is using the best products for his personal development.

To fill your diaper bag with MAM products ($5.99 – $24.99), visit their website by clicking HERE. To find a MAM store, click HERE. Sign up on for the “MAM Club” to be the first to know on product updates, special promotions and more.

I received product samples and/or compensation in exchange for this post. The opinions expressed above are my own. Any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.

About Meagan

My name is Meagan and I adore being a mother to a Ninja Turtle obsessed 4-year-old and a very sweet (but mostly sassy) one-year-old. Before working from home, I enjoyed my time as a Behavioral Health Nurse. When I get a moment to myself, nothing makes me happier than eating cookie dough ice-cream, going shopping (kidless), catching up on my favorite Netflix shows, or soaking in a nice warm bubble bath. My family and I recently relocated to Idaho where we love living the simple life.


Essential Diaper Bag Items — 36 Comments

  1. They have a great assortment of products for babies! This would be great to win as a gift for my friend adopting a baby boy who is due in 2 weeks!

  2. Mam has always been my little ones favorite brand of pacifiers.


  3. I love that all MAM products are BPA-free and their glow in the dark pacifiers.

  4. I really like the MAM glow in the dark pacifers. My son has some and he loves playing with them in his crib at night.

  5. I would love to own the MAM Night glow in the dark pacifiers! It is such a clever idea!
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  6. I LOVE mam! Their pacifiers are the only ones my son will use, and the cups are great too. Love that they are BPA free!

  7. learned that the smart MAM Oral Care products ensure that babies get used to regular oral hygiene step by step

  8. I learned that they have 20 medical partners worldwide to develop our products.

  9. both of my son’s have loved the mam pacifiers, I really want to try the night time glow in the dark pacifier but the store is always out when I go to buy them :(

  10. We used MAM bottles and pacifiers with our first daughter and are planning on using them for our daughter on the way.

  11. I did not know that MAM had so many products. I had only seen the bottles and pacifiers. Also all of the MAM bottles are BPA free. I love the MAM bottles and I will be buying them for my daughters that are expecting. I have not seen the teethers or the toothbrushes. I love the design of the toothbrushes. I love the Bite and Relax teethers – these are a must have.

  12. I learned from their site that I can find their products at local Walmart and Walgren stores.

  13. My son LOVED his MAM pacifiers. Now, with Baby #2 on the way (a girl this time), I definitely need to get some new ones!

  14. MAM is a trusted brand in children’s products. I like that all MAM products are made of BPA free materials.

  15. Im having my 1st grandchild in January. Cant wait to putchase these items!

  16. MAM pacifiers were the only one my daughter would take! Love all the cute prints!!

  17. I love the MAM Anti-Colic Self-Sterilization feature, that is such an awesome feature!

  18. I like the teethers. They are unique and really focus on the problems that babies have