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Simplify diaper changes on airplanes with a handy “diaper purse”

by Shelly Rivoli


Simplify diaper changes on airplanes with a diaper purse.

Wear a cross-body purse to keep these essentials handy at your hip (instead of on a wet or otherwise questionable surface) and both hands free to the task.

When setting out to travel with a baby, it can be tempting to pack everything including the kitchen sink—or at least the infant bathtub that fits it. And when you’ll be flying with your baby, what more logical place could there be to keep it all than in your diaper bag?

That is, until you hear the rhythmical thud of said overstuffed satchel whapping the aisle seats—and fellow passengers—as you make your way to the lavatory aft with your infant in your arms.

At last you reach the lavatory, the one with the diaper changing table inside. Except, you find as you cross the threshold while clinging to your wee traveler, you can’t actually reach the lavatory changing table because the commodious diaper bag is trapped on the opposite side of the folding doorway.

With babe in arms, you stand caught between what seemed like responsible parenting (packed and ready for anything in flight) and enlightenment (I could have left 90% of this back at my seat).

My friend, you need a “diaper purse.”

  • With just a couple of diapers, a travel-size pack of wipes, and a small tube of diaper cream in your travel purse, you’ll have everything you need to get the job done efficiently (just use a fresh paper towel from the lavatory to line the changing table).
  • Better still, wear a cross-body purse to keep these essentials handy at your hip (instead of on a wet or otherwise questionable surface) and both hands free to the task.
  • Just remember to re-stock your diaper purse as neededfrom your diaper bag or day pack, and you’ll always be ready for changes on the fly.

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Pack along these limited-edition Huggies Hawaiian Diapers and Wipes this summer, and Huggies Every Little Bottom will donate a day’s worth of diapers to the National Diaper Bank Network for each pack sold! Follow the links below for more information and please help me spread the word about this great program.

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Index to Tips for flying with Babies and Toddlers

Many more tips for diapering on the go in Take-Along Travels with Baby.

Safe journeys,

Shelly Rivoli

Author of the award-winning Travels with Baby and Take-Along Travels with Baby

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Jennifer aka Hint Mama September 30, 2014 - 11:23 am

This is brilliant:) Featured it in a hint on “travel diaper change baggies.” http://hintmama.com/2014/09/30/todays-hint-the-travel-diaper-change-baggie/

Maddie May 21, 2013 - 1:30 pm

Great tip! I used a cross body purse for diaper changes in the lavs (BTW, each ATN lav had a diaper change drop table). I also got the Huggies pull-ups with Easy Open Sides. These were easy to put on my 15 month old DS. I also liked the easy open sides so I could open them like a regular diaper instead of trying to pull them off in the lav (especially if there was a dirty diaper)!

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