What to Pack in a Nappy Bag

A well stocked nappy bag means you are armed and prepared for anything that could go wrong (and probably will) when you are out and about.

A lot of what you pack depends on the age of your child and their individual needs however no matter the age there are some stock standard items that will remain an essential for many years.

One handy hint is to always restock when you return home to ensure those quick trips out never end badly.

For Changing

  • Change mat
  • Wipes
  • Nappies
  • Nappy disposal bags
  • Nappy rash cream
  • Hand santiser

For Feeding

  • Breast feeding cover
  • Bottles
  • Formula
  • Bibs
  • Snacks
  • Containers (Click on our Eat section for handy travel snack kits)
  • Water

For Cleaning

  • Change of clothes
  • Empty wet bag for soiled clothes
  • Cloth nappy
  • Tissues
  • Wipes

For Comfort

  • Spare dummy
  • Muslin wrap
  • Small toy

For You

  • Keys
  • Wallet
  • Sunglasses
  • Mobile phone
  • Hand cream
  • Lip Gloss
  • Maternity pads
  • Breast pads
  • Tissues
  • Water
  • Spare bra & top (mums of bubs with reflux)
  • Emergency cash including coins

With so much to pack in one bag, it is important to find a nappy bag that is big and roomy enough to hold everything without weighing you down.  Not only that, it must be designed so you can get to everything nice and quickly without rummaging around for what seems like forever.  The last thing you want is to be hanging on to a spewy baby while you scrounge around frantically in the bottom of an overloaded bag looking for a cloth.

There are some truly amazing nappy bags out there that are thoughtfully designed to carry all the things a mum needs, and have them easily accessible.  Thankfully these days we have moved away from the ugly dreaded nappy bag to gorgeous statement bags full of style and function that last well beyond the nappy years.

Backpacks are very popular at the moment as they enable you to free up both arms to wrangle everything else. 

Click our Nappy Bag section to see our huge range of baby bags and you are sure to find the bag you need that is the bag you love.