Packing the Perfect Daypack for a Potty Training Toddler
I had no idea how much I’d enjoy potty training my son 😲 He’s always loved being outside, playing sports, and exploring nature, so we’ve spent plenty of time outdoors together 🌞.
But he’s also very independent and likes to do things himself, so potty training him was definitely a challenge 🤔.
We started out with baby wipes to clean up accidents, and while that worked well enough, it wasn’t ideal 💩.
Then I found the Pull-Ups® Potty Chair, which helped us avoid having to wipe down every surface in the house, and the Cool & Learn® Training Panties, which allowed me to focus on getting him ready for school without worrying about wet pants 🚽.
Now, I’m excited to see what else we’ll tackle next 💪
Diapers, Wipes, and Underwear
You’ll want to give yourself plenty of advance notice, since most children outgrow diapers quickly ⏰ .
Your baby probably won’t wear a full set of clothes every day, but she needs enough diapers to cover her bottom during the day and night .
💩 You can start planning ahead now by buying a few boxes of diapers in bulk 🛒
We’re talking about packing extras — like extra shirts, pants, shoes, and even hats — and storing them in a small bin in our son’s room 🧺.
He’ll take one or two of those extras to school every morning, and then bring them home again at night 📦 .
This way, he doesn’t have to worry about washing a bunch of stuff he already wears, and we don’t have to stress over what to pack 🤯.
Plus, since he never leaves without something clean and dry, he’s less likely to end up covered in crayon or chocolate milk 🙌
Medication and Sunscreen
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents give children over 2 months old topical sun protection every single day 🌞.
This includes applying sunscreen to exposed skin, even if you are indoors during the wintertime 🧴 .
For toddlers under 2 months old, parents must use a formula specifically geared towards infants 🧒🏽
A Light Jacket
The weather in Seattle is often unpredictable, especially during spring and fall 🌦️ .
This year, it looks like we’ll see some cool days and warm ones 🌤️.
But there are still ways to prepare yourself for the unexpected 🌧️.
Here are my tips for packing light and keeping you dry no matter what Mother Nature throws at us 💪
Diaper Bag Accessories Pack
The Forma Diaper Bag includes everything you need to keep yourself clean and organized while traveling with little ones 🧳.
- This bag features easy access pockets, a removable changing pad, a separate diaper compartment, and even a zip-off changing mat 🧒🏼 .
- You’ll also find a convenient outside pocket perfect for keeping small items like lip balm, keys, and phone handy 🧴.
- And don’t forget about the included travel essentials such as hand sanitizer, wipes, and lotion 🧼
You Can Pack Them In Your Car 🚗 If you’re driving around campgrounds, wet bags make sense because they’ll fit easily in your trunk 🧳.
Plus, you won’t have trouble finding space for them once you arrive at your campsite 🏕️.
A wet bag is a handy thing to keep around when accidents happen 💦.
They are designed to hold water while keeping things dry inside 💪.
We carry one around because we like having it close at hand, but there are many reasons why you might want to carry one too 💡
If you’re looking for something simple, this is it. A water bottle for kids, adults, or even yourself 💧.
Just fill it up, keep it handy, and enjoy the convenience 💦.
This is the perfect gift idea for those days when you don’t want to carry around a huge cooler full of drinks 🎁
4. Antibacterial Wipes
Antiseptic wipes are great for cleaning surfaces like door handles, tabletops, light switches, countertops, etc., and even help wipe away germs from the toilet seat 🧹 .
They’re especially useful for people with sensitive skin, such as those prone to allergies or eczema 🤧 .
But antibacterial wipes aren’t just good for keeping you healthy; they’re also helpful for cleaning up accidents 🧽 .
Keep some handy for wiping down floors, tables, counters, and anything else that needs a quick disinfecting 🧑🤝🧑
3. Flushable wipes
Wipes are essential for cleaning accidents on the go 🚪 .
I prefer flushable wipes because I don’t want to deal with bagging and disposing of the mess 💩.
When you’re done wiping, just toss the wipe into the toilet and flush it away 🚽 .
There’s no need to throw out the entire package 💪
6. Travel Potty
For air travel, consider a folding toilet seat you can just pack into your diaper bag or handbag 💼 .
You’ll find plenty of options like this one that are suitable for infants and toddlers 🧒🏼
5. Piddle Pad
These little waterproof pads are a lifesaver for certain situations 🙌 They’re great for keeping kids dry during those times when you don’t want them getting wet 💦 .
And because they’re super easy to clean, you won’t have to worry about stains 🧹 Plus, they’re small enough to fit into almost anything 💪
7. Zip-top Bags
Plastic zippered bags have many uses when traveling with young children 🧳 They are great for keeping a set of dry clothes in your suitcase or backpack, or you can use them to store Pull-ups or wipes in your diaper bag 🧺
If you don’t want to carry around extra plastic bags, some travel potties even come with a liner that can be used as a second liner, making it possible to use the same bag for multiple purposes 🙌
8. Toilet Seat Covers
Germy public toilets can be extremely gross when you have a baby who cannot balance very well 🤢 .
Toilet seat covers offer an extra layer of protection for your little one when he or she needs to use a public bathroom 🚽
Travel Potties for Potty Training Away from Home
The two best travel potties to use while pottying away from home include the Oxo Tot 2-In-1 Go Potty For Travel and the KalenCom Potette Plus 🚽 .
- Both of these can be utilized either as a toilet seat reduction on a public toilet, as well as a stand alone potting device 💪.
- They both require a liner, however, and the Oxo Tot Go Potty requires a disposable potty chair liner 🧻.
- The Potette Plus can utilize a reusable collapsible liner, or disposable portable potty linings 🧺 .
- The reusable liner has the added benefit of being more environmentally friendly 🌿.
- However, the disposable bags with absorbable pads are much easier to deal with 💩
The Right Bag: Baby K’tan Diaper Bag
I’m a big fan of baby bags because they’re practical and functional 🧳 They usually come with tons of different features like changing tables, bottle warmers, wipes holders, diaper pail inserts, etc 🧒🏼 .
But there are some things you just shouldn’t put inside one. Here are some items that aren’t safe for babies to play with:
- Keys 🔑
- A laptop 💻
- Your phone 📱
- Your wallet 💰
- Credit cards 💳
Frequently Asked Questions for Packing Diaper Bags
The best part is that you don’t have to buy expensive training pants or spend hours trying to figure things out 💰 All you need are some old clothes, toys, books, and a little patience 🧒🏼
What you need in your diaper bag while potty training: (aka the “accident kit”) 🧒🏼🧺
The number one thing I see parents forget is a change of pants 🤦♀️ .
Yes, we know it sounds silly, but it really does make a difference 💡 .
If you don’t have a changing table, you can always put it down on the floor 🧺 .
But even though there are many options, I think the best option is a changing pad 🧸.
Not only do they help keep the floor cleaner, but they are portable and easy to store away 💪.
Here are some things I like about my current changing pad:
Cleaning – When you throw it in the washing machine, it doesn’t take long and it gets cleaned up easily 🧹.
Disposable – Because you want to protect the surface where the little ones sit, you don’t want to risk ruining it. So a disposable changing pad is perfect 🧴.
Large Pad – I find myself needing a larger pad because I have multiple kids and sometimes 2 babies at once 🤰.
The main difference on what to bring for a newborn versus a 2-year-old is that a newborn will typically require bottles with formula or breastfeeding 🍼 while toddlers will need sippy cups 🥤 and snacks 🍪.
However, there are some differences in packing bags for each age group 🧒🏼 .
If you’re expecting a baby, here are some tips on how to pack a diaper bag for both babies and toddlers 🧒🏽🧒🏼🧒🏻
The key to stress-free trips is to pack your potty training essentials in advance 🧳 .
My favorite way to do it is to pack my toddler’s diaper bag ahead of time 🧒🏼 This includes everything you might need for a day out 🌞.
Here are some things I always include in my diaper bag 🧒🏽🧺
A wet/dry clutch containing 2 outfits – shirt, shorts or pants; socks, underwear or training pant 🧣🧤.
A wet/dry tote bag or backpack containing main waterproof pocket: folded travel toilet seat reducer with reusable liners or disposable potty bags 🚽.
A small plastic baggie: wipes, hand sanitizer, lip balm, sunscreen, etc 🧴.
An extra pair of shoes 👟.
A change of clothes for naps or breaks 🧥
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