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09/06/2013 at 15:58
I have started to look at changing bags this weekend and found a few different ones that I like, however some are really big bags and others are medium sized. What do you have in your changing bag? Do I need to go for a really big one, or will I end up filling it with more stuff I don't need? I looked at babymel bags, storksac, pink lining and some mothercare own brand ones.
09/06/2013 at 16:09
From memory, as it's been a while, this is what I carried with a newborn:
Nappies x 4
Pack of wipes
Change of clothes for baby
Antibacterial hand gel
Spare breast pads
Sunhat dependent on season
Purse/phone/keys for me
09/06/2013 at 16:36
I keep 4 or 5 nappies, pack of wipes, muslin, 2 changes of clothes, nappy sacks, sunhat, suncream, spare breast pads, red book, things for me (vaseline, hand gel/moisturiser, phone purse, tissues).
09/06/2013 at 16:56
Thank you. Just gives me a better idea of how much stuff I would need to put in a bag. I think the medium sized bags I saw would be big enough then for day to day use.
09/06/2013 at 16:57
Newborn days weren't so much of an issue, it was when they start weaning when you are carrying bottles (presuming not breastfeeding) snacks, bibs, toys ... basically everything.
09/06/2013 at 17:27
I would go for a medium sized bag - big enough for lots of stuff but not so big that you end up carrying the kitchen sink and all that! I only ever took their red books with me if we were going to the doctor or baby clinic, otherwise they live in a cupboard at home. And JB is right, it's once you start weaning that things get even more complicated, although I found by then that I wasn't carrying as many nappies or as many changes of clothes, just bibs/food/water etc instead.
09/06/2013 at 18:14
Ok thank you. This has also given me a very handy list of what to pack in the changing bag before baby cones so its all ready to go!
09/06/2013 at 18:40
Agree with the others, our Boots freebie bag was fine until E started weaning. Now that we have a bottle, a cup of water, lunch/dinner, snacks, apron, toy/book, nappies, nappy bags, nappy cream, emergency carton of milk, emergency jar of food, calpol sachet, spare spoons etc etc it's burst its zip! x
09/06/2013 at 18:47
With a newborn i had: nappies, wipes, muslins, breastpads, sudocrem, lip balm, spare vest and baby grow, hat, change mat, nappy bags. Mine isn't huge, have a cath kidston one but worked really well. I didn't have a seperate handbag with me so also had keys phone wallet etc too.
09/06/2013 at 19:21
I'm finding my pink lining bag isn't enough for a day out but fine for few hours as it was bought with the intention of bfing in which case it'd have been plentiful. E is now 22 weeks and we have... 4 nappies, wipes, bags, wet bag. 3 pots of formula, at least one bottle plus one spare with water plus one ready made carton. Milton tablets, sterile dummy box with spare dummy, muslin, hand gel, fold up mat, calpol sachet and spoon, teething gel and powder, one toy in case of emergency, sun cream, headache pills, tissues, sanitary items, vaseline, purse keys diary for me. Plus s snack for me (I often forget/ don't have time for lunch). Then depending on where we are off fold up sunshade or blanket, sun hat, cardy,Red book. I always like to have one feed more than I think I'll need and often use it plus one ready made as you just don't know what may happen!
09/06/2013 at 23:14
My stuff- makeup, body spray, hand cream, mints, sanitary bits, purse, phone, tablets
Henry's bits- mat, wet bag, 3 nappies, wipes, mini sudocream, 2 feeds usually unless out for a day, calpol sachet and syringe, teething gel, rattle, 1 sleepsuit and vest, dummy box and dummy
10/06/2013 at 07:07
Thank you. I think I will try and get one that's big enough to fit my stuff in too so I dont need a separate handbag.
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