3. Pack at least one muslin.
Muslins are versatile and essential for winding your baby unless you like the 'thrown up on' look. They can also be used as a blanket, and if your baby has a cold, you can add a topical ointment to a corner of the muslin and place it near their nose to help unsnuffle them!
4. Foldable changing mat.
These mats won’t take up much room in the bag, which means that you can pretty much change a nappy anywhere!
5. Nappies, wipes & nappy sacks
Try and restock these as soon as you get home from a day out, as they are of particular importance during situations when you least expect them to be.
6. Nappy Care Ointment
Because nappy rash can cause much pain, protection is key. Applying a baby skin ointment at every nappy change can help to protect your baby's bottom against the effects of nappy rash!
7. A change of clothes - for those poop explosions!
8. A dummy or comforter if they have one - you never know when it might help settle them!
These items are essential for a newborn. You can add things such as teething toys or a nappy liner if you want to, although they aren't really ultimate essentials.