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I am planning on cloth diapering with Gro-Baby as well as prefolds/covers (got an assortment from baby showers).<br><br>
I have no idea what goes into a diaper bag, nevermind a cloth-diaper-bag. How do I transport cloth wipes? How many diapers to include? How do I organize everything? Help!<br><br>
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Cloth Diapers (usually 3-4 per kid, sometimes more depending on how long we'll be out)<br>
2-3 extra covers<br>
Wipes - a travel case of disposable wipes and a few cloth wipes I can get wet if need be<br>
Wet Bag<br>
A couple plastic bags in case I forget to pack the wet bag<br>
Extra outfit for toddler<br>
2 Extra outfits for newborn<br>
Receiving blanket/Nursing cover<br>
Cloth Changing Pad<br>
Burp Cloths/Prefold<br>
Water for me<br>
Snacks/Drink for toddler<br>
Wallet, phone, keys<br><br>
I had a diaper bag custom made for me because storebought ones could barely hold one in cloth diapers, let alone two kids!
 

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I would pack 3 diapers per hour we would be gone.. that would cover any extras that may be needed for messes, burp cloth, changing pad, whatever. I also pack 2 or 3 extra covers but honestly I don't think I ever needed them all. My wipes I kept in a small Tupperware container or a ziplock bag. I would pack 1 extra outfit, there is always and extra blanket in the van so need for it in the bag. The rest of the stuff in there was whatever I needed or my other LO needed at the time. I found it was easier to have one huge diaper bag to leave in the van and keep a small one on me with 1 or 2 diapers, a cover, wetbag and wipes.
 

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Wow I didn't realize I was such a minimalist.<br><br>
I have 1 or 2 diapers, a wet bag, disposable wipes, an extra cover and a set of pins in case the snappi breaks.<br><br>
I also usually pack a sippy cup and snack for dd. And my wallet, sunglasses, keys and lip balm are in there too.<br><br>
If we were going to be gone all day I'd put 3 or 4 extra diapers and possibly an extra set of clothes in another bag to be left in the car.
 

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Depends on the age of the kid and how long we will be gone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
For a tiny baby (first six months ish) we never went out for more than three-ish hours:<br>
five diapers (we used pockets/AIOs)<br>
a Ziplock baggie with wet wipes<br>
two receiving blankets that we used as changing pads<br>
two or three prefolds because our daughter was a spit up machine<br>
two outfits<br>
a water bottle for me<br>
large Ziplocks for dirty diapers<br><br><br>
For the ~ year after that:<br>
one diaper per hour we would be gone with one spare<br>
a Ziplock baggie with wet wipes<br>
one receiving blanket that we used as a changing pad<br>
one outfit<br>
a water bottle for me<br>
large Ziplocks for dirty diapers<br><br>
With a two year old I bring a dirty bag and a diaper and shove them in my purse if the outing is less than three hours and call it good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I picked up a shoulder bag from Target for $10 for my diaper bag. It has an inside zippered pocket, in which I put 3 wipes folded together. I usually have 2 sets of these. I have a Klean Kanteen with a sport top with plain water in the bottom of the bag, a changing pad, a wet bag, and usually 1 dipe for every 2 hours we'll be gone +1. 1 side pocket holds toys, 1 holds his bottle and burp cloth and 1 holds my knitting. My wallet goes in the main compartment with the dipes.<br><br>
If we're going to be gone a while, I'll take another diaper cover - we use wool. But that's largely dependent upon whether not he's had his morning poopies yet.
 

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Awesome, thanks. I like the minimalist approach....we'll see.<br><br>
I bought a diaper bag and wanted to "Practice" packing it up to see if I like it, or if I should return it for something else. I'm hoping to find something I could also put my 13" powebook laptop in so that I can take it to work with me, with the babe. I wouldn't really carry it around - just from the car to work, but I would like it to at least fit.<br><br>
I'm also considering getting a regular tote bag and getting one of the changing-pad/wipe holder thinggies and making my own diaper bag. I did find a diaper bag that isn't very expensive though, and I kinda needed a new bag anyway....
 

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I carry for my 2 month old<br>
2 AIOs<br>
2 flats (use as changing pads or spare diapers)<br>
1 spare snappi<br>
1 spare dappi pull on cover<br>
1 spare onsie or sleeper<br>
1 package sposie wipes (I honestly find cloth wipes for actual diape changing a pain on the go)<br>
4-6 cloth wipes (usd dry for spit up etc..)<br>
1 wet bag<br>
1 nursing cover<br>
a pacifer<br>
bottle of pumped milk (sometimes)<br>
spare meter strip gummy snacks and protein bars for me (I'm diabetic)<br>
cell phone<br>
water bottle<br>
2 sposies stuck at the bottom JIC...<br><br>
Deanna
 
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