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Packing your baby changing bag


Confused about what to pack in your baby changing bag? Here is a checklist of essential items to pack in your changing bag when you're out and about with your baby. Remember to re-stock your nappy bag when you get back so that it is ready to go the next time you go out.
Once you have been out a few times, you will soon, get to know what is best for you and your baby. Remember, some items may vary depending on whether you are breast feeding or bottle feeding and whether your child is eating solid foods. A well organised changing bag will help to keep outings stress-free. Here is what you will need:

    
                                                             
                                     Diapering and clothing

  • 6-8 diapers, depending on how long your outing is going to be.
     
  • Sanitising lotion for your hands

  • Baby wipes (easier than cotton wool and water when you are on the move)

  • Light weight foldable changing mat

  • Diaper rash cream
     
  • Warm clothes (jumper, socks, mitts) during winters

  • 2 changes of clothing

  • Plastic bags for soiled clothing and soiled diapers

  • Sun screen and sun hat during summers

  • Tissues
                                          Feeding

  •  Pre-sterilised bottles, if formula feeding

  • Small container of pre-measured formula with measuring spoon

  • Burp cloths
     
  • Nursing pads for you if breast feeding

  • Boiled cooled water in a thermos

  • Snacks and a drink if your baby is eating (e.g. cut fruits)

  • Pack some food with bowls and spoons

  • 2-3 bibs

  • Breast pads if you are breast feeding (better to keep some spares)

                                    Toys and soothing items

  • Pacifiers if you use one

  • Comfort toys/favourite toy

  • 2 blankets

  • Teething rings

  • Small board books
     
  • Infant sunscreen or insect repellant if required


                                 Safety and Emergencies

  • Hand sanitizer esp. if you don’t have access to water

  • Antibiotic ointment

  • Tissues

  • Sun block

  • Band-aids

  • Fever/ pain reliever
 

 

 



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