We asked Birth Center Mamas for recommendations related to diaper bags and this is what they had to say!

What Type of Bag is Best?

There are a number of different types of diaper bags out there. You will have lots of options to chose from when shopping or making your registry.

A backpack style diaper bag was by far the most recommended style of diaper bag. Some Mamas preferred a backpack that is specifically designed as a diaper bag and others preferred a regular backpack. Either way, carrying the bag on your back helps free up your arms!

What To Keep in Your Diaper Bag

What to keep in your bag will vary for each person depending on their personal needs and the age of their little one(s), but these were the most common recommended items by Birth Center Mamas.


Wipes (useful for face, hands, messes, and diaper changes)

Change of clothes for baby

Dog waste bags or ziplock bags (for those dirty diapers!)

Wetbag (for dirty clothes or cloth diapers)


Baby Shusher (to help baby sleep on the go!)

Shirt for Mom (for unexpected messes)

Changing pad

Diaper cream

Hand sanitizer

Snacks for mom (and baby if old enough)




Burp Cloths

Feeding supplies