3. At least one muslin.
So versatile and essential for winding your baby unless you like the 'thrown up on' look ;) These can also be used as a blanket and if your baby has a cold, you can add some Vicks to a corner of the muslin and place it near their nose to help unsnuffle them!
4. Foldable changing mat.
This won’t take up much room in the bag but means you can pretty much change a nappy anywhere!
5. Nappies, wipes & nappy sacks
Sounds obvious but the amount of times I have left the house without them would have you questioning whether I am even a parent! I now try to restock as soon as I get home from a day out so the bag is ready to go the next morning and I don’t have to think about it.
6. Bepanthen Nappy Care Ointment
Nappy rash can cause lots of pain, so protection is key. I apply a baby skin cream, such as Bepanthen, at every nappy change to help protect against the causes 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 just help settle them!
These are really all the essentials you need for a newborn. You can add in things like teething toys or hand sanitiser if you want too but to me, they aren't really ultimate essentials.