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What to pack in a diaper bag for twins checklist
Going out with one baby is hard let alone two…
Preparation is key and having the right things are just as important!
So if you’re wanting to know what you should pack in your twin diaper bag then you’re at the right place.
What to pack in a diaper bag can quickly get overwhelming… Especially when you need to get yourself and your twins ready to get out of the house.
Because I have been the mom that forgot the diapers before…
I want to help you not make the same mistakes, stay organized, and be ready to go when the time to leave the house comes.
So let’s get right into the list of what to pack in a diaper bag for newborn twins!
What are the top 5 items parents keep in the diaper bag?
This list will cover everything you need in a diaper bag but these are the items that you absolutely need to include and also restock in your diaper bag.
If you forget one thing try not to forget any of these items.
The 5 items you should always have in your bag are:
- Change of clothes
These are items that all babies will need and or use at some point.
So if you forget anything else from this checklist make sure you don’t forget the items mentioned above.
Diaper bag essentials for newborns
Below is everything you need in your twin diaper bag plus some optional things to make the outing a little bit more comfortable.
And if you’re looking for the best diaper bags for twins then this post is all about that topic!
This is a given but sometimes can be forgotten because we are super busy with other things.
I have been there. I recommend packing 1 diaper per baby for every 2-3 hours that you’re going to be out.
The easiest thing to do is to always keep a full pack of wipes in your diaper bag.
I love wipes because they are multi-purpose and can be used for cleaning all sorts of things!
3. Diaper cream
Having some form of barrier in the twin’s buttons is important to prevent rashes and keep their sensitive skin nice and moisturized.
You can keep a sample size in your diaper bag to keep things a little more compact.
4. Disposable bags
Blowouts and poop are going to happen.
But you might find yourself somewhere you can’t just dispose of the diaper so odorless bags or even a plastic bag is a must!
You don’t want to mix poop diapers with other items and/or you don’t want poop diapers to be bouncing around the car.
The bags will keep it nice and secure until you can get to a trash can.
These bags are also great when you need to keep a dirty diaper in your bag.
Trust me it sounds gross but these bags will make dealing with poop much easier!
5. Changing pad
In this current DNA, diaper bags come with their own changing pad but if yours doesn’t make sure you have one.
Bathrooms are gross and changing stations are even worse.
You might find yourself changing your twin’s diapers in all sorts of places even in your car.
So having a place you can lay them in will make the process less messy.
6. Hand sanitizer
Because you might find yourself changing your twins anywhere you might not have access to a sink.
Yes, baby poop is not a big deal but you also don’t want to keep that in your hands when dealing with newborns.
You don’t want to accidentally touch their faces or even eyes after cleaning poop.
Hand sanitizer is a must. You can buy a small one that you can hang around the diaper bag.
7. Change of clothes
You can keep it simple and just pack zipper pajamas or if you want a full-blown outfit don’t forget a top and bottom.
I would say at a minimum have one change of clothes per baby.
Depending on the time of year you might need a thicker blanket to cover babies when in and out of the car.
But the muslin type of blankets is always a great option to keep in your diaper bag because they are soft and breathable.
So they’re great for any weather.
Have one per baby.
9. Burp cloths
Burp cloths are another multi-purpose item.
You can use them for feeding but also cleaning your babies.
I love the type that is nice and thick like the Gerber ones because they are very absorbent.
I would keep two per baby… Because they are absorbent so you can easily reuse them.
10. Safety items-optional
Safety items are not necessary but might come in handy.
Things like a:
Or even medication
These items are helpful if your twins are currently fighting a cold, allergies, or just because you never know!
Must have items for breastfeeding in your diaper bag
If you’re currently breastfeeding your twins you will need certain things in your diaper bag.
11. Nursing pads
Whether you use disposable or reusable you never know when you might have an extra leak…
So packing an extra set of pads will come in handy!
12. Nursing cover
If you’re going out with newborn twins is hard to predict when they might be hungry.
Yes, you might feed them right before leaving but they might be hungry again as soon as you arrive at your destination.
A nursing cover can help you feel a little more comfortable to feed in public especially if there aren’t any nursing-friendly areas.
13. Extra nursing shirt- optional
Might have extra leaking? Why not pack another shirt for yourself…
You never know what the outing might bring.
Must have for formula feeding in twin diaper bag
If you’re bottle-feeding twins then there are a few things you need to pack in your diaper bag
14. Formula or formula dispenser
If you want to keep things simple then packing a formula dispenser will take up less space than packing a whole can of formula.
Depending on how long your outing is and how often you’re feeding…
Decide if the dispenser or just packing the can of formula might be the better option!
Depending on how often you feed then you need one bottle per baby plus an extra one in case your outing takes longer than expected.
What about the water for mixing the formula?
- Have the water already in the bottles
- Get an insulated cup- keeps water warm and ready to go
- Bring water bottles and/or
- Buy water wherever you go
So those are the different options you’ll have when it comes to getting water for the formula!
16. Pacifiers and teethers- optional
Not all babies take a pacifier so I kept it optional.
Plus they’re so easy to lose that they become a hassle.
Pacifiers are great for fussy periods and comfort… So if your twins take one then is a great option.
A teether is soothing and can also distract them.
What to pack in diaper bag: Twin mom edition
I know you’re thinking all about the twins but you also need to pack a few things for yourself.
Especially if you’re using the diaper bag as your purse too.
Things to bring for yourself:
- Phone and charger
- Insurance card- Yours and twins
- Water bottle
Things to keep in mind when packing your diaper bag
There are a few things to keep in mind before getting your diaper bag ready.
Planning ahead means not waiting until right before your outing to pack the bag.
This is when you’re more likely to forget something important.
Have your bag ready to go beforehand. And keep it right by the door. So is the last thing you grab before heading out.
Things to ask yourself:
Where are you going?
For how long?
What are you going to be doing?
Answering these questions will help you know exactly what items you need to pack in order to make the outing a lot smoother.
Diaper bags come with compartments and each one has a different setup.
Find a setup system that works for you but just keep things organized.
For example, I had the Itzy ritzy diaper bag and in the bag compartment, I kept the changing pad with diapers, wipes, and diaper cream.
This way when I knew I was ready to change a diaper everything I needed was in one place.
So pack the bag in a way that makes sense to you but is also practical for what you need.
So keep changing things together, feeding items together, clothes together, and so on!
Back up plan- car storage
I wish I would have done this the first time around but having a backup bag will save your sanity and take the pressure of forgetting something.
The bag doesn’t need to be complicated just includes basic baby essentials such as diapers, wipes, clothing, etc!
This bag will come in handy on the days you have to rush out of the house and/or you forgot to restock the diaper bag.
Don’t forget to restock
Once you get home try your best to restock the diaper bag ASAP.
Trust me this is how I forgot that I didn’t have diapers… Because I got home got busy and forgot to add more diapers to the bag.
Once you get home look at your diaper bag and restock all of the items you used so you’ll be ready for the next outing.
What to pack in a diaper bag for twins checklist printable
Here is a free sample checklist to help you keep track of the items you need in your twin diaper bag.
I love checklists because it helps me visualize what I need… So if you are the visual type of person then this PDF printable checklist will help you!
Last words for what goes in a twin diaper bag
Packing a diaper bag can get overwhelming especially when you’re packing it for two.
Remember to stay organized and plan ahead.
If you forget everything else make sure you at least have diapers, wipes, a charger, bottles, and a change of clothes…
As you get more and more comfortable taking twins out you will find your groove and what you need in your diaper bag.
My hope is that this diaper bag checklist makes the process of getting out with twins much easier, faster, and efficient.
I would love to hear in the comments about the items you pack in your diaper bag.