Going out with a new baby? What to pack?

It can be quite daunting to go out for the very first time with your new baby, and if you're like many new mums, often things get left behind. Many women find it helpful to have a list of things that are needed when going out with a new baby. You can refer to this list before you leave home and feel confident that you'll be prepared. Here's a handy checklist of essential items to pack in your nappy bag when you're out and about with your new baby. When you're out, keep a note of what you go through, so that you can re-stock your nappy bag when you get back at home. Many women find it helpful to have a stocked nappy bag ready at all times, so that if you need to leave home in a hurry, you don't need to be rushing about the place trying to re-ctock your nappy bag. Nappy changing Nappies (6) Nappy rash crean such as Lucas Pawpaw ointment Plastic change mat Wipes (travel pack) Sanitising lotion for your hands Plastic nappy bags for disposing of nappies and wipes, or for transfer back home for washing two changes of clothes, one for warm weather and one for cooler weather Breast pads A change of top for you

For feeding Bib(s) Food in small containers Cloth for burping Breast pads Wipes for hands and face

General

A blanket or wrap (x 2) A hat Sunblock Insect repellant Teething rings Plastic bags for rubbish

Things for you

wallet keys mobile phone sunglasses / hat sunscreen lotion bottle of water moisturiser hand sanitiser notepad pens diary list of emergency contacts

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