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Nappy Bag Essentials

Nappy Bag Essentials

As a new parent, having a well-stocked nappy bag is essential for staying organized and prepared when you're on the move with your little one. Whether you're just running errands or headed out on a longer trip, having the right items on hand can make a big difference in your peace of mind and your baby's comfort.

So, what should you include in your nappy bag? Here are some must-haves to consider:


It goes without saying that you'll need to have plenty of nappies on hand whenever you leave the house with your baby. Make sure to pack enough for the duration of your outing, plus a few extra just in case.


Wipes are a must-have for cleaning up messes, whether it's a dirty nappy or a sticky face. Pack a travel-size pack of wipes for easy access on the go.

Changing mat:

A portable changing mat is a handy item to have in your nappy bag, as it provides a clean and hygienic surface for changing your baby's nappy. View our Vegan Leather Portable Changing Mats here.

Extra clothes:

Accidents and spills are a part of life with a baby, so it's always a good idea to have a few extra clothes on hand. Pack a onesie or two, as well as a pair of socks and a beanie if you'll be out in colder weather. View our range of clothing essentials here.

Swaddle or blankets:

Pack a swaddle or two when you are on the move. They are so versatile and can be used as a blanket, a playmat, a nursing cover and more. In the colder months you might want to consider a warmer blanket for your baby. View our range of swaddles and blankets here. 


If you're planning on being out for a while, packing some snacks for yourself (and possibly your baby if they are old enough) is a good idea. Some options to consider include fruit, crackers, and protein bars.

Bottle or sippy cup:

If you're bottle-feeding or using a sippy cup, make sure to pack enough for the duration of your outing. It's also a good idea to pack some extra formula or breast milk if you'll be out for an extended period.

Pacifier/ dummy:

If your baby uses a pacifier/ dummy, be sure to pack one (or two) in your nappy bag.

Toy or book:

A small toy or book can be a lifesaver when your baby gets fussy or restless. Pack something that will keep them entertained and engaged while you're out and about.

Baby Carrier or Wraps:

Keep your newborn nice and close when you are on the move with a baby carrier or wrap. A light and compact version will not take up too much space and will be readily available when you need it. View our range of baby carriers and baby wraps here.

Change of clothes for you:

Let's face it - accidents and spills can happen to adults too! Pack an extra shirt or pair of pants in case you need to change out of something that gets dirty or wet.

By packing these essential items in your nappy bag, you'll be prepared for any situation that may arise when you're out and about with your little one. Just remember to restock your bag as needed and you'll be ready to tackle any outing with confidence and ease.

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