Baseball is a big part of our life. It’s something Dan and I have always enjoyed. This year, Aiden has been so excited to go to games so before Nolan even turned six weeks we had already been to two baseball games. There were people who thought we were a little crazy, but bringing a baby to a baseball game is easy — it’s the toddler that can be tricky 🙂
Here are my baseball mom bag essentials for bringing a baby and toddler to a baseball game.
Many stadiums these days have limits around the size and type of bag that can be brought into a baseball stadium. The good news is diaper bags are usually exempt. While you can usually bring your diaper bag in you will want to go with a minimalist approach because they will likely want to search your bag thoroughly (at least that’s my experience). Plus, you will want space for souveniers or giveaways. We went on a promo day and ended up carrying around three bobbleheads and Nolan’s first game certificate!
I always completely empty my diaper bag before a game and repack it to make sure there is no food or any extra unnecessary items. Then I will use it as a backpack if it’s not already set up that way.
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Baseball Mom Bag Essentials:
- Sun hat
- Muslin blanket
These are great to cover up sensitive baby skin from the sun or if it’s chilly at the game it can help keep baby warm. It can also be used as a nursing cover.
- Nursing cover
I love this 5-1 car seat canopy by Copper Pearl. It is multi-purpose, a car seat cover and nursing cover.
- Diapers and lots of wipes
Necessary for babies and messy toddlers!
- Travel changing pad
I always like to have one of these to put on the changing table in the public bathrooms.
- Extra romper in case of emergencies
I always have an extra romper in my diaper bag. They are one piece so they don’t take up a lot of space, but provide more coverage than a body suit!
- Bottle with milk (if necessary — keep this at the top)
If you are breastfeeding, keep in mind many stadiums have a lactation room. Check the stadium’s website in advance to see if they offer this.
- Factory sealed water
As long as it’s factory sealed many stadiums will allow you to bring in water. This is a great way to save money.
You never know when you might run into a player.
My best advice from a baseball mom to another baseball mom is to wear your baby in a baby carrier. Strollers are bulky and you have to check them into guest services. Plus it allows you to be able to hold your toddler’s hand as you navigate the crowds. You can check out this post on Tips for Taking Your Baby to His (or her) First Baseball Game for more ideas.
What about you? Have you taken a baby to a baseball game? I would love to hear if you have other baseball mom bag essentials. Let me know in the comments!
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