Essential On-The-Go Items For Your Changing Bag

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Are you looking for a list of everything you need to have packed in your changing bag? Here are our top picks of essential on-the-go items for your chnging bag.

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Essential On-The-Go Items For Your Changing Bag

MAT

Changing Mat

Price:

£9.95

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Our Review

A good changing mat is a must-have to be able to change your little one anywhere and everywhere. Look for a compact size foldable mat that can provide an ideal surface for a quick nappy change. This East Coast Nursery mat is padded for comfort, waterproof and easy to wipe clean.

What we like

  • Waterproof material.
  • Easily foldable.
  • Wipe clean.

Things to consider

Might become a bit small as your child grows.

Useful product information

  • 42cm x 72cm
CREAM

Nappy Cream

Price:

£7.75

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Our Review

The Weleda Baby Calendula Nappy Cream is the best hassle-free solution for nappy rash. It baby’s sensitive skin with care, using skin-friendly ingredients such as almond oil, calendula, and chamomile extracts. Not only does it ease redness and aid skin renewal, but it also provides a protective barrier against moisture. Its affordability, at just £5.00, coupled with notable dermatological approval, adds to its impressive resume, making it a gold standard in baby care.

Read more: Head here for our favourite nappy creams!

What we like

  • Safeguards and nurtures delicate nappy region.
  • Backs the skin's natural functions.
  • Diminishes redness and encourages skin renewal.
  • Crafted especially for baby and infant skin.

Things to consider

Some users have reported that the cream can be heavy and can accumulate in the skin folds of the baby, making it challenging to wipe off.

Useful product information

  • Dimensions: 3.8 x 13.9 x 3.8 cm
  • Weight: 75 Grams
nappies

Nappies

Price: £20

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Our Review

Obviously, no changin bag is complete without a good stock of nappies! Make sure you have at least 5 or 6 with you in your changing bag whenever you leave the house. You never know how many you might go through even in a 10-minute trip down the road! Try to buy your nappies in bulk so you always have plenty to hand, and get them at the best price.

What we like

  • Reliable household name.
  • Leak-proof.
  • Bulk pack saves money and repurchasing.

Things to consider

Make sure to consider how long your little one will be in each nappy size before stocking up on too many!

Useful product information

  • Size 1 (2-5 kg / 4-11 lbs)
  • 102 nappies included
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bottles

Bottles

Price:

£17.96

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Our Review

The Nanobebe Flexy Silicone Baby Bottles are great for new parents in need of reliable baby bottles. Crafted with advanced materials and thoughtful design, these bottles are effortless to handle and clean. Made of high-grade silicone, they facilitate an easier transition between breastfeeding and bottle feeding. Their gas-free feeding feature helps decrease colic, resulting in a more comfortable and fuss-free feeding session. Plus, these bottles grow with your little one with quick snap bottle handles that boost their fine motor skills in months to come.

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What we like

  • Made from hygienic, extra soft silicone for a soft feel.
  • An advanced 360° triple vented design to aid in anti-colic feeding.
  • A stable base and easy-to-read volume scale providing maximum convenience.

Things to consider

Some parents have suggested that there may be some discrepancies in bottle measurements that may cause confusion when preparing feeds.

Useful product information

  • Package Dimensions: 22.82 x 14.81 x 8.5 cm
  • Material Type: Silicone
books

Books

Price:

£6.50

         

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Our Review

These black and white of books are perfect to start off with when your baby shows an interest in what’s around them.

They are great for recognising animals and items as well as first words. Their high contrast black and white are ideal for babies while their eyes are still adjusting to colours. Keep them for first words later on too.

         

What we like

  • Mini boxed set containing four titles.
  • High contrast black and white illustrations.
  • Thick board pages.

Things to consider

These books are targeted to younger babies and might not keep older ones engaged.

         

Useful product information

  • 4-pack
  • Travel size
pump

Breast Pump

Price: £143

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Our Review

The Elvie Stride is a wearable, hands-free breast pump that fits discreetly inside your bra. It offers silent operation, allowing you to pump discreetly without any noise. The pump is controlled through a smartphone app, which provides real-time tracking of milk volume and pumping history. It is rechargeable and has a compact design for easy transport.

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What we like

  • Hands-free operation
  • Silent
  • Compact and portable design
  • Handy smartphone app is also useful to keep track of feeding

Things to consider

The price is higher compared to traditional breast pumps.

Useful product information

  • 0.15 Kilograms
  • 150ml milk capacity
PADS

Breast Pads

Price:

£7.50

         

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Our Review

Wave goodbye to leakage and wet patches with these trusty nipple pads. Simply pop them into your bra when out and about and they will easily absorb any leakage. You can find reusable and disposable breast pads, depending on preference, but reusable tend to work out better value for money and eco-friendly.

         

What we like

  • Comfortable feel
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Leak-proof

Things to consider

Some parents have noted that while great for daytime use, these pads aren't quite absorbent enough throughout the night.

         

Useful product information

  • Machine washable
  • 9 included