How to Pack a Diaper Bag for a Dude



By Brian of Looky, Daddy!
1. Don’t.
Not a diaper bag at least. Make it a backpack instead, preferably one with NorthFace printed on it, nevermind that the closest thing to a mountain he’ll be climbing is the kiddie slide.
2. Pack extra clothes.
Bury that ugly outfit your husband’s mom bought the baby way down deep in the bag. Right next to the shirt she bought for him.

3. Include the basics, skip the extras.

Diapers, wipes, changing pad. The changing tables in most men’s restrooms are exactly as you imagine them to be. Get in, get out. He can powder the kid’s butt when he gets home.
4. If it’s little, pack a bunch of it.
You can never have too many band-aids, pacifiers, teething remedies, squeaky monkeys, or bottles of hand sanitizers (see men’s restroom reference above).
5. Like I even need to say it.
Duct tape.


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5 Responses to “How to Pack a Diaper Bag for a Dude”

  1. lizneust Dec 03 at 1:37 pm Reply Reply

    Great list, but you forgot plastic bags for possible (yeah right) dirty clothes.

  2. JessBD Dec 03 at 2:19 pm Reply Reply

    What about snacks? Yay or nay?

  3. Brian Dec 03 at 2:49 pm Reply Reply

    Snacks are great, but should not be consumed in the aforementioned men’s room. Unless he encases himself and the child in the first comment’s suggestion of plastic bags.
    Or maybe that’s not such a good idea.
    I should probably rethink this.

  4. Amanda Dec 05 at 9:52 am Reply Reply

    Better yet, teach the dude to back a back for himself. Does the mom have to do EVERYTHING?

  5. Bill Dec 30 at 10:26 pm Reply Reply

    Fellow Dads, ziploc bags are your friend. An quart size bag holds one outfit. The gallon ones hold up to a dozen diapers. Same thing with separate quart bags for various lotions, pacifiers and toys.
    The bags keep everything from getting jumbled together. And WHEN something falls out of the bag it’ll be kept safe and clean from the nasty bathroom floor.
    Those thin plastic boxes they supply with baby wipes? They’re useless. They don’t hold enough wipes to deal with major ‘events’ and tend to dry up anyway. Just get a couple of the sealed wipe packs. Sure, it’s not as inexpensive, but when you’re dealing with a crappy behind you really won’t feel all that glad to have saved a buck…
    As for disposing of the dirty deeds, those little rolled up bag dispensers serve double duty, doggie walks and diapers.

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