From time to time, I have to take my newborn to the office. He’s at the stage where I am no longer on maternity leave and he is still too young for daycare. I am beyond fortunate to work for an organization that allows me to bring my little one into the office and basically transform my work space into a temporary mobile daycare unit.
My son is a happy baby, so I don’t have to worry about abrupt outbursts of infant rage disrupting the office. On the flip side, my kid loves to eat, sleep, and poop, which means there are hefty feedings and multiple outfit changes throughout the day.
Since my trips to the office with the baby have increased in frequency, I have perfected my diaper bag to meet the needs of my chunky, gas passing, and giggly newborn babe.
Diaper Bag Checklist:
- An awesome diaper bag – I am obsessed with my FAWN Design bag
- Two to three changes of clothes (appropriate for the weather)
- 10 to 12 diapers (I take disposable to the office since there are so many changes made)
- Wipes (wet or cloth) – Creekside Kid organic cloth wipes are great for wiping bums and cleaning up messes
- Formula and formula dispenser with three servings (unfortunately breast feeding didn’t work out for my kiddo)
- Water bottle of purified water (18 ounces)
- One Dr. Brown’s 8-ounce bottle
- Three bibs/burp cloths
- Two muslin swaddle cloths
- Nose Frida
- Soothie pacifier
- Rattle or toy
- Sunscreen (my office is located on the lake)
- Hand sanitizer
- AWE Süsse wet bag (for soiled clothes)
On top of my perfectly composed diaper bag, I bring my bouncy seat, play mat, and Boppy. Essentially, I pack my entire house, including the kitchen sink. Additional equipment is essential in keeping this working mom productive and accomplished during the workday. The larger items will change day-to-day based on my kid’s preferences, but my diaper bag is consistent, never-changing.
What would you put in your office diaper bag? Do you think I should add to my bag? Is there something I included you will include in your bag today? Let me know in the comments below.