As every mum will attest a baby bag is a lifeline when out and about. Now that I’m going through the baby phase a second time with Grace I’ve managed to keep her baby bag to the key necessities and resist the temptation of taking everything in the house with me so I’m not lugging around something that weighs a ton. Here’s what I’ve got it down to…
Nappies are of course a no-brainer inclusion in a baby bag but the number depends on where we’re going and if we’re likely to be out the entire day. I bring a couple with me in case I need to change Grace a few times while we’re out.
A disposable change mat
You can never be too sure of the state a baby change room is going to be in so I always make sure to bring a disposable change mat with me. They’re a great option as I can just flush them down the toilet as soon as I’m done which makes them a little more hygienic.
Carrying around a soiled nappy is not entirely pleasant so I bring nappy bags to keep the odours at bay.
I bring 1-2 spare outfits for both the girls in case disaster strikes and I need to change their clothing entirely. Also if the weather seems a little unpredictable I bring a jumper so I can have it on hand for Grace.
If it seems a little cool outside I always make sure to bring a blanket with me just in case.
Lightweight wraps are so versatile as I can use them for everything from a makeshift summer blanket or to shield Grace’s pram from the sun.
I always make sure to pop sunscreen on the girls whenever we’re out and about so I have a bottle in my bag at all times.
I’m always going on pram walks with the girls or taking them to the park so having bottle of water in the baby bag is always handy.
What do you carry with you in your baby bag?
Photography: Sophia Athas