Toddler Diaper Bag Organization

Over a year ago I shared Owen’s diaper bag for when he was a newborn/infant. Now that he’s a toddler, I thought I’d share what the diaper bag looks like.

I carry around about the same amount of stuff that I did when Owen was an infant, it’s just that the stuff has changed.

Up until he was around 7 months we didn’t worry about bringing snacks in the bag because he was exclusively breastfed. But now I make sure I have a bag full of snacks for him whenever we leave the house. Because no one likes a hangry toddler.

I also always carry these handy, disposable placemats in the diaper bag. They stick to restaurant tables and when you’re done you peel them off. I bought them after attempting to wipe off a restaurant table and no matter how much I wiped it, the wipe I was using never looked white.

diaper bag organization 1

Let’s start with the baby toddler stuff:

wipe clutch
• extra change of clothes
• diapers
diaper bags
pacifier (to be used only for DEFCON 1 situations)
roll-up bib (love this thing)
• tissues, boogie wipes, wet ones
biodegradable disposable, stick-on placemats
mommy hook (I use it for this handy purpose)
• bag of snacks

toddler diaper bag 1

And here’s the things I keep in the diaper bag for myself:

ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple bars
• wallet (similar)
• cosmetic bag (see what I keep in it here)
• portable phone charger (similar)
• iphone
• sunglasses

toddler diaper bag 2

There’s not many pockets inside the bag (something I don’t really like about the bag) so I put most of the stuff in the middle.

diaper bag 5

I’ve become kind of obsessed with these ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple bars that I found at Target. They’re nice to have in the diaper bag when we’re out and about running errands, and lately, Christmas gift shopping. They have 10 grams of proteins so they help hold me over until lunchtime. The limited edition peppermint bark is my favorite flavor, followed by pumpkin chai.

zone perfect limited edition

I keep my sunglasses and phone in one of the side pockets.

toddler diaper bag 4

And my keys and mommy hook in the other side pocket.

toddler diaper bag 3

In case you’re wondering, the diaper bag is a Kate Spade Stevie diaper bag (similar one found here and here) that I scored for a steal during on of their flash sales when I was pregnant with Owen.

What do you keep in your toddler diaper bag for your little one and yourself?

 This post is sponsored by ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. I keep several small toys in my bag. My 1 year old needs distraction sometimes. ?

    1. Hi Shaleena – just had to comment that my sister is also named Shaleena. 🙂 I always find it amusing to come across someone with the same name as her since it is one of the more uncommon names.

      Great post, Chelsea! I definitely need to reorganize mine. 🙂

    2. I used to keep toys in the bag but he hasn’t been interested lately so I ditched the extra weight– he’d rather flirt with strangers. 😉

  2. I will have to pass this on to my daughter. She is due in March. Great tips!

  3. Thank you so much for these tips! Now that my son is 15 months old, I don’t even like carrying the diaper bag around anymore. I never know what to take for him.

    Quick question though: what brand is your blue cosmetic bag? I love it, but can’t seem to find something similar online (except a hideous $40 green one). I even checked both Target and their website-no luck. I would love to be able to grab something that goes between my diaper bag (when I do take it) and my work bag and something like this blue bag is perfect! Thank you!

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