It is officially the start of summer, and successful adventures always start with a well-packed diaper bag. But what does a well-packed diaper bag even include (besides diapers and wipes)? . 

Are you ready for summer? We share our 10 must-haves to make being on-the-go with your little one go a little smoother! PLUS score 20% off top baby brands  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏  ͏ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­  

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Just like that, summer is here! Are you ready to be out-and-about with your little one? Successful adventures always start with a well-packed diaper bag.

 

But what does a well-packed diaper bag even include (besides diapers and wipes)? We partnered with CVS to round up 10 summer diaper bag essentials.

10 Must-Haves for Summer Adventures

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Snacks. Snacks don’t solve all problems, but they solve a whoooole lot of them. In the summertime, just make sure to bring ones that can stand up to summer heat if you plan on being out for a good part of the day.

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Hand sanitizer. Another no-brainer for diaper bags, but when was the last time you actually checked how much you had left, especially after winter cold & flu season? (Plus, we hate to say it, but summer colds are a thing, too…)

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Sunscreen. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends choosing a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 15. The brand and type you choose is up to you but where possible, choose mineral-based sunscreens like those made using zinc oxide and avoid the ingredient oxybenzone. If your baby is under 6 months, the AAP says to use sunscreen on small areas of the body, like the face, if protective clothing and shade are not available.

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Toys. We know, your house is probably filled with toys, but packing 2-3 small toys in your diaper bag can be the key to combating sudden baby boredom when you are out and about in the summer.

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Hand & face wipes. Whether it’s dirt on the playground, sand at the beach, or a cup of soft serve, you will likely have more messes to clean than you did during the winter, so pack these accordingly!

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Extra clothes and a plastic bag. When it comes to blowouts, a wet wipe can’t always save the day. In that case, have an extra set of clothes packed for your child and yourself, and have a spare plastic bag to throw the dirty clothes in.

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Straw cup or toddler-friendly water bottle. If your baby is over 6 months, they can be introduced to water and should be drinking 4-8 ounces daily. And babies over 1 need even more than that! Opt for a straw-style water bottle that can close to minimize spillage. 

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Sun protective clothing & gear. The weather can change quickly in the summer. A summer storm can quickly give way to blazing sun. Pack SPF clothing, a sun hat, and sunglasses for your baby, and throw in an extra pair of glasses and a hat for you! 

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Swim diapers. You never know when you will stumble upon a splash pad when out and about in the summertime. Having some swim diapers stored away leaves you ready to say “yes” to some spontaneous fun.

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Waterproof blanket. A lightweight, waterproof blanket can double as a picnic blanket so you can enjoy a snack in the sun or a way to wipe down a wet swing after a summer storm. 

various products that you can purchase at CVS - mineral suncreens, toddler bottles, and swim diapers

We know when you think about CVS, you probably think about prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. But did you know they carry organic baby snacks, baby-safe sunscreens, and baby care items, all from your favorite baby brands?

 

PLUS now you can shop online and pick up in store! 

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