Your changing bag will be your constant companion for many a week yet, so choose carefully. It should be big enough to carry all your baby kit without being too bulky. Here's some advice on how to choose a bag and what to put in it.
Changing bag tips
You could get by with a normal rucksack (it leaves your hands free), but if you want to buy a specific changing bag here's what to look for:
Insulated pocket or bottle bag for keeping bottles warm or cool for several hours (optional)
A zip-up pouch for dirty nappies, bibs or wet clothes
Easy access pocket(s) for your phone/drink etc
What to put in your bag to get by:
Fold-up changing mat (if one isn't included)
A few extra nappies - you never know how many your baby will get through
Nappy bags and nappy cream
Spare clothes and a plastic bag to put dirty ones in
Muslin cloths or bibs (disposable bibs are convenient)
If you're bottle-feeding you'll also need:
Formula. Ready-made is great for travel, but more expensive. Or buy a milk powder container with compartments for pre-measured formula portions. When you're ready to feed, pour the powder into the bottle of pre-boiled cooled water.
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