My Summer Diaper Bag Essentials

July 10, 2017


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Summer calls for a lot of essentials, especially when it comes to motherhood. We spend much more time outside and I find myself needing things for Augustine I wouldn’t necessarily need during cooler times of the year. I love to take walks to the park during the day and give Augustine {and myself} some fresh air for the day, even if it is over 80 degrees out. I’m always reaching for sunscreen and Augustine’s hat {how cute does he look in it}. Today I’m sharing my summer diaper bag essentials!

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My Summer Diaper Bag Essentials

Diaper Bag- I’ve been using this bag from MariasBag that is perfect for summer. It was actually designed by one of my Instagram friends and 20% of the proceeds go to support the Cambiando Vidas School in Guatemala. There are a lot of great compartments inside that make it easy to keep all the baby stuff organized. You could also use this bag if you aren’t a mom though. It would be great for work, or even to travel with!

Sunscreen – Sunscreen is a must for summer, especially for delicate baby skin! I’ve been using a few different ones. I like this one from Derma-E and also one from Babyganics!

Insect Repellent– Because there are some gross bugs outside, I have an insect repellent in my bag just in case! It helps to naturally keep gnats, flies and mosquitos away!

Sun Hat– I think we’re a little paranoid about sun protection around here but better to be safe than sorry, right?! I know a sunburn is inevitable but we really want to prevent one at all costs! We have a few sun hats for Augustine. I like this one because it’s reversible, and this one from Joules is in a super soft jersey material.

Wet/Dry Bag with a Change of Clothes- I always bring a change of clothes for Augustine just wet/dry bag in case! I’ve gotten some cute new outfits for him from Boden {like this fun tee and pair of shorts he’s wearing, and this shark tee in the bag!}. I keep them in a that comes in handy for a soiled outfit, or even holding a dirty diaper.

Diapers and Wipes- Just got these surfboard diapers from Honest that I love! The Honest diapers weren’t my favorite for newborn but they work better now. As for wipes, I love the ones from Parasol. They’re super absorbent and I usually only need one!

Toy- Sophie la Giraffe is one of our favorite on-the-go toys! She definitely comes in handy when Augustine is teething!

Insulated Bottle Bag– I will put a bottle in here if we’re going to be gone for awhile and I need to feed Augustine on the go. I like that there’s a spot for a freezer pack too. I’ll usually put 1 bottle in here, and also some solid foods that are good for him to eat on the go. This food container is great!

Alright, mamas! Would love to hear some of your summer diaper bag essentials!


photos by Julianna Marie


  • Leire Martinez

    Augustine looks so grown up! He is so cute <3
    I am not sure what the weather is like where you live but we always bring an extra long sleeve layer with us just in case it gets chilly. My children are older so when we are spending the day outside I always bring extra clothes including socks and shoes or extra sandals as they get SO SO WET playing with water anywhere 🙂
    They really enjoy fresh fruits like melón or sandia and if we are not staying too long I can avoid carrying wáter and fruit and just carry fruit by choosing these hydrating fruits.

    • Hi Leire!

      We are currently in very warm summer weather so it’s a treat when it’s breezy outside enough for a walk to the park. The wet-bag is SUCH a life-saver for any mom. Kids are always getting into either water or messy things so it’s been so great to have on hand. Everything you said sounds great, I’ll have to keep it in mind.


  • Peppermint Dolly

    Great post!


  • Rach

    I can definitely see why all those items are essentials! My nephew loves the Sophia la Giraffe too!

  • Love all of these picks! This is not a post I need now, but I will remember to refer back to it when we have a little one one day. Augustine is such a cute and I love your diaper bag!

    xoxo Mollie

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