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12/04/2013 at 08:11
What's in yours? I'm going to have a play around with mine and see how much it holds but other than nappies, wipes and a few changes of clothes (plus bottles if I formula feed) I've no idea what else I would need to carry for baby.
Also how many nappies do you carry around with you?!
12/04/2013 at 08:15
I usually carried about 3 nappies, 2 vests, 2 babygros, wipes, a couple of Muslins. If you can fit it a spare vest for you in case you get puked on! Bottle if you need it, comforter. Oh and cash because you will inevitably end up at lots of cafes!
12/04/2013 at 08:19
Fab thanks. When the bag arrived my first thought was where will my stuff go so I'm sorted for the iPhone, keys and money! It will also need to contain food for me as I can't go anywhere without a cereal bar at the ready for some reason. X
12/04/2013 at 08:21
4 nappies, wipes, nappy sacks, bottle of water for me, change of clothes, dummy, hat, purse, phone, muslin. Think that's it
12/04/2013 at 08:28
Red book, nappies, sacks, muslins, change of clothes, formula and bottles, changing mat
12/04/2013 at 08:29
Oh and boob pads!
12/04/2013 at 08:30
Nappies, wipes, alcohol gel, muslins, change of clothes for baby, maybe a change of top for u if u have sicky baby, bottles, breast pads, nappy bags, phone, keys, purse etc, DUMMY!!! (Never ever ever leave the house without one lol)
12/04/2013 at 08:31
Tbh I wouldn't lug about the red book, you only use it when they get weighed or need their jags
12/04/2013 at 08:49
About 3 or 4 nappies, wipes, muslins, alcohol hand gel, nappy sacks, bottles and sometimes ready made cartons, once we'd moved to FF. I never carried a change of clothes for either of mine. (the 1 time C needed a complete outfit change, he was 2 years old, so I just bought him a new outfit. ) Never carried my red book either, unless going to the clinic, obvs.
12/04/2013 at 08:55
CP its just in there permanently as if i/we take it out we will forget where we put it
12/04/2013 at 08:56
Nappies (4), wipes, antibac gel, couple of muslins (we used as bib, for wiping up sick, for laying on when changing nappy), complete change of clothes for baby, nappy bags (I used to stuff a handful in), my stuff (purse, keys, phone, camera, lipstick), suntan lotion if summer, hat (either winter or sun hat), comforter. The thing that took up the most space in newborn days was bottles & formula.
I've never carried the red book, can't think why I would need it, it lives in the top of Zoe's wardrobe (even now) and I get it out when we are going to see the dr / HV etc.
Oh, and my top tip is to make sure you replenish your changing bag each evening. Was so much easier to get out and about knowing that the changing bag was always ready to go. I also always pack my bag as if I am going out for the whole day even if I don't think i am, that way if things change or I bumped into someone who said "fancy lunch" we could go.
12/04/2013 at 09:01
I'm a kitchen sink kind of person s I have:
3 nappies, change of clothes (vest, top and pants), spare blanket, 2 muslins, hat, scratch mits (for spare gloves), socks, formula, 2 bibs, sudocream, teething powder, dummy, at the moment thermometer,Calpol and ombudsman oil (he's had a cold), teething ring, purse, diary, phone and keys oh and nappy sacks and a toy.
It's a little OTT I admit
12/04/2013 at 09:25
Oh yes, I forgot about the first aid kit although in the newborn days that wasn't really relevant. Much more relevant now .... plasters, antiseptic wipes, bandage (don't ask), calpol sachets, anbesol once teething.
12/04/2013 at 10:32
In the newborn days I has outfit change including warm cardy and scratch mitts. Changing mat, wet bag, wipes, nappies x3, , nappy bags,alcohol gel, infacol, dummy plus my stuff.. hand cream, purse, phone, sanitary pads and breast pads. Spare formula, spare bottle and a Milton tab (not sure what I'd have done with it but just in case haha). I always carries her red book as we travel from home a lot and didn't want to risk forgetting it. And of course a muslin.
I know you're getting a morrck so I'd suggest a blanket as you don't dress baby up to go in but if you have to feed in a cafe etc it can be cooler.
12/04/2013 at 10:49
La, I just proper chuckled at your auto correct there - ombudsman oil, must give that a try
I'm so last minute, I just throw everything in as I'm leaving. I think I can take some tips from this thread though. I always have a couple of dummies for emergencies, wipes (baby and anti bac) little pot of sudocrem, food/snacks (for older baby) bottle, bottle warming bag, milk in dispenser, spare vest and sleep suit (which has reminded me that the one thats in there is 2 sizes too small...) toys, phone, purse, and sling.
12/04/2013 at 10:54
If you formula feed you'll also need to factor In space for either a few ready made cartons, or a flask of boiling water (I carry the later because the prescription formula doesn't come in cartons). Unless you plan on carrying a handbag, remember you'll need space for your handbag contents too. Otherwise, I have at least 2 full changes of clothes (remember socks, vests etc too) prob an extra vest, at least 4 nappies, sudocreme, changing mat,nappy bags, anitbac spray and hand gel, sanitary and breast pads, muslins, bottles & formula, infacol (if needed) dummy in case, wet wipes, cardi, hat (sun or warm), purse, phone, pen, paracetamol & drink for me. Later you'd also need some space for a few toys and snacks. In the newborn days, it's also useful to carry a spare change of clothes for you (but I'd put that in the car or separate bag).
Always make sure that you replace as you use, so if you need to leave in a hurry you know that all you'll need to add are clean bottles.
12/04/2013 at 10:56
Flask of hot water if needing to make up a bottle out
Small scissors for opening formula cartons
Bum cream (for baby not me!)
Purse, keys, phone
Calpol (when old enough)
Bonjela (when old enough)
12/04/2013 at 10:59
Pack of wipes
Paracetamol (for me!)
Change of clothes for baby
Small cellular blanket (usually this will be in the car but useful in the bag if you're out and about)
Antibacterial carex liquid stuff
12/04/2013 at 11:15
I've eased off a bit from neurotic mother packing the kitchen sink as I did to start with.
Now I have:
2 bottles of boiled water, teat and 2 portions of powder in dispensers
Bib, babygro and vest
Change mat and wet bag (for dirty cloth nappy or dirty clothes)
Cloth nappy or 3-5 sposies (cloth lasts much longer here as if in a disposable I change more frequently)
Wipes, mini sudocream, nappy sacks, hand gel
Dummy case with 2 clean dummies in
A calpol sachet
My bits of makeup, purse, phone, diary
12/04/2013 at 11:35
sounds like you're going to need a bag on wheels, TP!!
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