Baby bags.. they’re a bottomless pit of mostly essential things, a few non-essential things and typically some rubbish, half chewed food and important receipts you’ll use as a toddler distraction next week.
I would LOVE to tell you that my ridiculous OCD and organisational skills has me always on top of my game, never forget a thing and never have I ever gotten caught in an explosion situation where all 3 of us required a new item of clothing that I did not have.
But it always ends up that the one thing I need, I don’t have. As a second time mum, I feel as though I know a bit more, I’m seasoned and well versed in the “pack more than you think you need, cause you’ll deffs need it!”
But most of the time, I’m short a clean shirt for my toddler or I’ve only bought 4 bibs with me and Cruz has gone through them all before we even got to the destination, or as bad as not having enough wipes or nappies 🤦🏼♀️
I’m no queen of the baby bag. But most days, I do have my shit together. And generally have more than I need or would like to carry (AKA dump in the pram and complain later that I’ve got no room for shopping)
So over my years as a mama, my fails and my successes, I’ve got myself a general “do not ever leave the house without these items list” and I think it’s pretty darn good to live by…
I was very particular when it came to selecting my baby bag.
I LOVE to organise things, so having a big bag with one large pocket was essential for me, so I can have all my own little bags inside that contain all my bits and bobs 😍
✅ Extra large baby bag
✅ Bunch of small zip/clip/sealable bags to divide up items
✅ Change Bag
- Baby wipes (lots!)
- Nappies (different sizes for each child obviously)
- Change mat / Blanket / Towel
- Cloths, Face Towels
✅ Medicine bag
- Teething gel
- Baby Nurofen (I decant 2-3 doses out of the main bottle into a small pot and carry the syringe with me)
- Cotton tips
- Hand sanitiser
- Panadol (for mum)
- Hair tie / Bobby pins (for mum)
- Tampons / Pads
- Lip Balm
✅ Change of clothes for each child
✅ Extra spare bibs, socks, burp cloths
✅ Spare clean Binky’s (dummy)
✅ Bottles, formula
✅ Water bottles / sippy cups
✅ Lunch box of snacks (for both kids & mum)
✅ Pram Blanket of some kind + pram clips
✅ Few small toys to entertain
✅ Portable phone charger
✅ Phone, Wallet, Keys, etc
What do you find is a MUST HAVE in your baby bag?
Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to know if there’s anything else that would make my life a little easier when out & about with the kids.