Diaper Bag Hacks for Your Next Family Trip

Offspring | 6/12/2017 | Staff
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Fortify your SUVs, stock up on SPF, and familiarize yourself with every airport code from JFK to LAX: it’s travel season.

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Whether a day trip to the beach or a transnational odyssey, if you’re bringing along an infant (yours, we hope), packing the dreaded diaper bag is a rite of passage.

But there’s no need to dread the tread. These hacks will transform your diaper bag into a model of efficiency, so you can concentrate on other stuff… like getting through TSA.

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A resourceful way to stay hyper-organized? Reusing old formula containers. They’re stackable, which makes them perfect for organizing littler items like snack packs, toys, or food jars. This saves the small stuff from bag purgatory and saves you from spending your trip rummaging through chaos.

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Many of the bigger formula containers also have fold-out lids that can serve as an impromptu feeding tray on a blanket or at a picnic table.

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Pack stacks of unused diapers in gallon-sized Ziploc bags. After filling a bag, push from the bottom up to flatten the diapers and whoosh the air out before zipping the bags shut. You can also use a straw to suck the air out if that’s your style. Double bag the diaper Ziploc inside a few extra Ziplocs.

This conserves space so you can pack more diapers. More importantly though, it gives you a relatively-odor free receptacle for a poopy load if you’re...
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