What to keep in your baby changing bag?

I thought I would write a little post on what to keep in your babies changing bag. I really didn’t have a clue to start with. There is lots of information out there on what to pack in your babies bag for the hospital and your own bag, but what do you take with you when you are out and about with a newborn? 
What to keep in your changing bag?

I am sure that every mum’s changing bag is slightly different but the basics will be the same. 
Here is what I include in mine:
  • 8 nappies
  • Baby wipes
  • Small pot of Sudocream ( you don’t want to be carrying around a big pot – unnecessary weight!)
  • Changing Mat
  • Nappy sacks ( useful for lots of other things as well as for smelly nappies – now they charge for carrier bags in most places these are ideal for carrying small bits in. I bought a little plant the other day and the bottom was earthy so just placed it in a clean nappy sack so not to get earth over the car!)
  • A change of clothes – I prefer to put in a sleep suit and a vest.
  • Tissues
  • Antibacterial hand sanitizer 
  • Spare breast pads
  • Muslin cloth
  • Hat
  • Scratch mits
  • Mummy snacks – because I’m breast feeding I get hungry all the time! More than when I was pregnant! 
                       Baby changing bag essentials
I would love to hear your ideas on what you keep in your baby changing bag. 
Is there anything I am missing? 
A Cornish Mum

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12 thoughts on “What to keep in your baby changing bag?

  1. It's been a while since I've had to carry around a baby bag (now my bag is full of colouring books and toys for my 5 year old) but I think a bottle of water or a refillable bottle for yourself would be helpful. Since you're breastfeeding. Also something for the baby to hold and play with while you're changing the diapers! Great list for new moms! #KCACOLS

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  2. Goodness, it's been so long since I had to carry around a changing bag that I can't really remember everything I carried around with me. This is a great list of stuff though, I'm sure lots of people will find it useful.
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  3. I would add a little toy for baby to play with whilst you do the dirty work – admittedly you wouldn't need this for a newborn, but if your child is anything like mine, they will be performing all sorts of gymnastics on the changing mat whist you try not to spill the contents of their dirty nappy!
    x Alice

  4. Wow you are so much more organised that me! I pretty much only carry around 1 nappy with me and no change of clothes, but with a newborn I was carrying around much, much more. Now that our little one is eating, there is so much more focus on making sure she has water, food and snacks for when we go out. Claire x #KCACOLS

  5. I had sooo much stuff in mine first time round – now we have nappies, wipes, muslin, changing mat, nappy cream and a change of clothes. Oh, and alcohol gel for your hands. #KCACOLS

  6. Oh, I remember those days! We still have a nappy bag for A, but only needs 2 nappies now, a few wipes and antibacterial soap. Mine is mostly filled with snacks and water for the boys, they are always hungry! 🙂 x #picnmix

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