Nappies & Disposable Nappy Bags
Sounds obvious, right? The thing is, you’ll never know exactly when you’re going to need them. It’s always a good idea to throw in an extra one or two for safe measure so you’re always prepared when you’re on-the-go.
Another must-have are disposable nappy bags or wet bags. Not only are they great for wet clothes, but are also extremely handy when you’re nowhere near a bin or are in a rush. Believe us when we say you won’t regret having these in your nappy bag!
Baby wipes are your ultimate nappy bag essential! Perfect for cleaning any mess or mishap, baby wipes will be your go-to whenever you venture out with your little one. Whether it’s cleaning your bub’s bottom, sticky little mitts or spot cleaning clothes or upholstery, you’ll always be glad you have this staple stocked and ready for anything.
Change of Clothes
When packing a baby bag, it’s a good idea to pack not only a spare change of clothes for your baby but for yourself as well. You never know when an accident might happen, so being prepared with spare clothes is always going to be a good thing.
You never know when you’re little bub will need to be changed, which is why a change mat is a staple on the nappy bag checklist to ensure you’re ready any time, anywhere. Public change tables can also be pretty gross, so a change mat is definitely something you should carry with you. You’ll find that lot’s of nappy bags come with a change mat like our Black & Rose Gold Baby Bag.
Dummies or Soothers
Baby bags are designed with oodles of pockets and compartments to hold all the little bits and pieces such as your bub’s favourite dummy, blanket or toy that they just can’t live without. Soothers are great for longer outings - just make sure you have a spare dummy handy in case one goes missing.
Creams, Lotions & Sanitiser
Nappy cream, hand sanitiser and sunscreen really are baby bag essentials. Carrying around travel-sized bottles will not only take up little room in your bag, but we’re sure will be used very regularly. And believe us when we say that life as a busy mum will require a lot of sanitiser.
When packing a nappy bag make sure to always throw in a blanket or muslin cloth. Truly one of the most versatile items on your checklist, a muslin wrap can be used to swaddle, as a change mat, feeding cover or as a cover for when your bub is sleeping in their pram.
Bottle, Formula & Snacks
Whether you prefer to bring a pre-made bottle with you or choose to make it up as you go, adding a bottle and formula to your baby nappy bag is a must. Adding in some snacks such as a banana can also be extremely handy when you or your little one becomes peckish. Carry-all bags are perfect for storing containers and bottles, as the pockets and ample space is a convenient and functional storage option when you’re on the go.
Bibs will feel like a godsend, particularly in the early months. Whether your baby is learning to eat or likes a little dribble, you’ll be glad you have a bib on-hand.
Now that you know exactly what to pack in your baby bag, don’t forget to restock when you get home so you’re ready for the next outing! And if you’re still searching for the ultimate carry-all, start ticking off your baby bag checklist now with our new season baby bag backpack from colette by colette hayman.