Six Essential Items For Your Pram Bag
If you're leaving home with your little one, then a well equipped pram bag is essential for carrying everything you need - but what items should it contain?
While there are no set rules on how long to wait before taking a newborn out into the world, or when to let people near the baby in public, it’s no secret that venturing outside with a baby can be a stressful experience.
Once upon a time, meeting a friend for a coffee would have required little more than taking your phone and a payment method, but with a baby, new mums tend to pack everything bar the kitchen sink.
As an incredibly helpful resource that is both practical and a means to quell anxiety, a well equipped pram bag is essentially a toolbox for parents heading out with a new baby. With everything you need safely stored in an easy to access location whilst on the go, what items should every pram bag ideally have stocked?
What Key Items Should You Have In Your Pram Bag
As the name would suggest, a pram and stroller bag is simply an inconspicuous form of luggage designed to transport all the essentials that new parents need to take care of a baby when away from home for short intervals.
In fact, you’ve probably seen many versions of a pram bag without even realising its contents. While some parents opt for purposely designed nappy bags with dividers, lots of storage and waterproof capabilities, others will simply use a backpack. Either way, when it comes to an efficient pram bag, it’s what’s on the inside that counts - so what are some of the essentials?
Travel Changing Mat - You can never predict when your little one will need the toilet, and you can never guarantee that there will be a designated space to change them. As such, having a portable changing mat in your pram bag is a must, not just for your own peace of mind, but to keep your little one comfortable as well.
Extra Nappies - Many would argue that the most important addition to any pram bag are nappies - and for good reason. It’s inevitable your tiny tot will need the bathroom the second you step out the door, so be sure to pack anywhere between 4-8 spare ones depending on your plan for the day, in addition to disposable nappy bags to safely get rid of any soiled ones.
Nappy Rash Cream - A nappy rash cream is generally thick and soothing, making it effective in protecting your baby's skin from a poo explosion which might otherwise irritate and leave them red and sore. As such, it’s a good idea to invest in a cream that can safely live in your pram bag for when you’re both out on the go, as this ensures that it’s never forgotten or left at home.
Baby Wipes - Much like nappy rash cream, baby wipes are also another essential that should live in your pram bag in addition to a stockpile that stays at home. From feeding time to toilet time, baby wipes are brilliant for keeping infants clean, but are also incredibly helpful for cleaning grubby surfaces when out and about.
Muslin Wraps - Organic muslin wraps are regarded as being every new parent’s best friend. They are ideal for use during our hot Australian summers and these items can be used to shield a baby from the sun whilst breastfeeding, as a pram cover or even to throw over a shoulder as a means to protect from unpredictable burping periods.
Spare Outfits - Accidents can and do happen, and sometimes you can’t avoid a little sicky spill or mess on your baby’s clothes - or for that matter, your own. While it’s always a good idea to pack a spare onesie for your new bub, it’s also worth bringing an extra lightweight t-shirt for yourself in case feeding or changing gets messier than usual.
Ultimately, a well equipped pram bag should be all about quality over quantity. To avoid getting weighed down and carrying items that you won’t use, aim to invest in products that can be used in a multitude of settings, such as the widely celebrated Five In One Multi Use Mama Cover.
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