Going out with a newborn baby for the first time is one of the most daunting experiences you have to go through as a new mother. One of the biggest worries is that you won’t have something you need to ensure your baby is warm, dry, comfortable and fed so packing a baby bag is crucial.
When you are going out and about with a baby, you need to make sure that you are taking enough stuff with you. You are going to need a variety of things to ensure that the baby is comfortable and safe while they are out, and this usually means a full changing bag. In this article, we’re going to be looking at some of the most important things that have got to go in your baby bag, so keep reading below if you would like to find out more.
Pack Enough Diapers And Wipes
The first thing that you are going to need to make sure of, and arguably the most important is that you have enough diapers and wipes. There is no way that you are going to survive without these, as babies are known to do their business at the most awkward times, AKA when you have run out of diapers. As such, make sure that you pack twice the amount that you think you are going to need, just to be on the safe side.
As well as this, you need wipes for diaper changes, but you also need them for dribble and sick on some occasions. You should make sure that you have at least half a packet with you whenever you go out, more if you’re going to be out for more than a day.
A Change Of Clothing
Even if you’re only going to be out for an hour or so, you still want to take a change of clothing with you. The reason for this is that if baby is sick, or something gets on their clothes, you can’t leave them in that outfit. As such, you should make sure that you’ve always got at least one spare change of clothes, though we would recommend two just to be on the safe side.
Think about the weather when you are packing these alternative outfits as well. It’s no good packing baby dresses or short sleeved clothes when you’ve currently got your baby wearing a sweater because it’s cold.
Depending on how you feed your baby, you need to make sure that you have milk available. If you are breastfeeding and you don’t mind doing so in public then this doesn’t apply to you. However, if you plan to feed from a bottle, then you need to make sure you have a sterilized bottle with you, and the milk that they are going to drink. It’s a disaster trying to navigate without, and you don’t want your baby to be hungry!
We hope that you have found this article helpful and now see some of the things that you need in your baby’s bag. It’s important that you are packing enough to last for the entire duration that you are out so you don’t have to leave early to run home and get something for the little one. We know that this can be tough sometimes, but packing your baby bag with extras on top of what you know you need to make sure you have enough.