Your life will be so much easier as a new parent if your baby’s diaper bag is well stocked will all the essential items. It will also help you to keep your little one comfortable all the time, no matter the time or the place. So if you are wondering what to pack and what not to, here is a list of the essential items that needs to go in the diaper bag if your baby.
While diapers are the most obvious choice to be included in a nappy bag backpack, what you need to remember is that you need plenty of them. Babies need their diapers changed a lot, so make sure you include enough for every hour you will be out. Also try to add a few extra as well in case the baby need them.
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Cleaning and Sanitation
Keep wipes with you to be used every time you have to change your baby’s diaper. Remember that cleanliness and sanitation matters a lot when taking care of new-born babies. Wipes will also be useful whenever you want to get rid of any food stain or clean any dirty surface. Also try to stock in a diaper rash cream to keep your little one comfortable. Keep a hand sanitizer in there for you to be used every time you change diaper or whenever you don’t have a mean of washing your hands.
Sometimes diaper bags come with a changing pad but when they don’t, you can buy a separate one. For travelling purposes, you can try getting a disposable pad. You can also try using a hand towel whenever you want to change the baby’s diaper. Try storing a hand towel in the bag too just in case to be used whenever you don’t have a changing pad.
Once you change the baby’s diaper, you will need a place to store away the soiled diapers until you get a chance to dispose them. This is why it is important to keep some plastic bags with you. If you don’t want to use plastic, you can switch to biodegradable bags.
Keeping some extra clothes at hand for a new-born child will never go to waste. This will also save you the time of trying to wash whatever it is that your baby spilled on their clothes. Instead, you can try putting away the soiled clothes in one of your plastic bags and changing your baby into a new set of clothes.
You can use a blanket for a various umber of purposes. You can use it to cover your baby if there is a sudden change of weather. You can also use a blanket as a changing pad if you don’t already own one. A blanket can also be used as a bib, a burp cloth or even to cover while you are nursing the baby.
Keeping you diaper bag well stoked will make you ready for any emergency you will face as a parent of an infant. You don’t have to worry too much about travelling with babies or nappy constant nappy changing anymore if you have all these essentials with you.