What’s in Your Nappy Bag?

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One of the must-have accessories for any mum is the nappy bag. The nappy bag holds all the essentials you will need when you are away from home. You never know what can happen while you are out, so it is always to your advantage to be prepared for any scenario.

The following are a few of these essentials that should definitely be included in your nappy bag:

Nappies: you will want at least one nappy for each hour you think you will be away from home. It also doesn’t hurt to throw in a fold up nappy change mat and a few extra nappies to compensate for any accidents that may happen.

Wipes: this item is versatile and doesn’t have to be reserved for just nappy changes. A pack of wipes can also be a lifesaver for cleaning sticky hands and icky messes.

Hand Sanitiser: this is a must-have essential not only in a nappy bag but probably a purse as well. Let’s say you had to change a nappy really quick and didn’t have access to a washroom to clean your hands. Hand sanitiser is the perfect solution in this case.

Formula or Breastmilk: having food for your baby is always important. Formula or expressed breast milk should always be packed if you are going out. It is also a good idea to pack some snacks for older babies and toddlers.

Extra Clothes: having even one extra outfit or onesie is always a good idea and should be packed in the nappy  bag in case there are any nappy accidents or other messes and spills. You should also include a bib to help with any spitting or drooling; especially for a baby that is teething.

Blanket and Pacifier: having an emergency blanket and pacifier packed away is a lifesaver, because the blanket can also be used to cover baby from the rain or sun. It can also make a good substitution for a burp rag or changing table pad. The pacifier or other comfort item will also effectively soothe the baby until you can get them home and to bed.

While this is just a small list of items to include in your nappy bag, they are essentials that are most often used both at home and away and are always good to have on hand just in case.