DIY Water Jug Baby Travel Case

DIY Water Jug Baby Travel Case

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Upcycled water jug baby travel case

We've all been there. You're running late for a doctor's appointment/ play date/ meeting when you realize you just left your baby bag at the house, and Murphy's Law being what it is, your new babe just went potty in the only diaper you have. What do you do?

I've been in this situation too many times to count. It happens. Then I started getting wiser and carrying a travel case with me in my purse, just in case I somehow managed to find myself with a poopy baby and a MIA diaper bag.

Today I'm going to share an awesome DIY hack for transforming a water jug into an emergency baby travel case. Since our baby number 2 is on the way, we've started prepping in advance by stocking up on baby supplies. Truthfully we didn't use baby water on our first kiddo, but this time around, we've decided to give it a shot. 

So we had Little J "test" Gerber® Pure® Water for her baby brother. This way we had an empty water jug without wasting precious water and she had the opportunity to fulfill her big sister role by giving us her opinion.

For this project you will need the following items: 

An empty water jug
An elastic hairband
A button, needle, and thread
Some cute supplies to decorate with
Baby items

Now it's time to get started:

Step one: Peel the water label off your jug. Honestly, this is the most tedious part. I tore the label and ended up having to resort to a combination of rubbing alcohol and finger nail polish to remove the adhesive.

Step two: Draw the following shape on your jug.

Step three: Cut your jug and fold in the appropriate places.

Step four: Decorate and add your button and elastic tie.

Step five: Fill it with baby goodies (diapers, a backup pacifier, wipes)

Step six: Put it in your purse(s) and enjoy peace of mind!

So simple, so inexpensive, so lifesaving.

Note: please note this tutorial includes small parts that are best to be kept away from your little ones. This baby travel case is for grown-ups only!

As I mentioned before, with kiddo number one, we didn't use baby water, but after doing a bit of research, this time around we've decided that it has too many benefits to pass up. Gerber® Pure® Water is specially purified for babies so you don't have to worry about your sweet little babe ingesting some not so good stuff from the faucet, which if you live in the country like we do, is a valid fear. It can also be used to mix cereal and formula and contains extra minerals to help your babes grow and develop.

To learn more about Nestle Gerber and Gerber® Pure® visit their website!

Do you have any lifesaving new baby tips or hacks? If so, feel free to drop a comment or link below for a possible feature!

 Until next time!


  1. What a great hack and easy to do! Im gonna share this tip to my new mom friends. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great project idea! We love projects that recycled everyday items that would otherwise not get used again. #client

  3. If you filly our jug with hot water, the label slips right off.


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