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The most obvious item you should have in your nappy bag are the Nappies!
No Mumma wants to go out of the house without having enough nappies for the outing!
So how many should you pack?
As a general rule of thumb, take a nappy for every hour you are out and then add two more nappies for the just in cases!
The younger your bubba is the more nappies they are likely to need.
The chubbier your bubba gets the better the nappies work, so the less leaks you will have.
As your baby gets older they will also wee less frequently.
When my baby was between 0 and 4 months, I regularly had 6 nappies in the nappy bag as a standard amount that I packed.
Now my son is 6 months old and I take 3 nappies with me - but more if it is a whole day or night outing.
If you are jumping in the car to go to the shops to quickly pick up a few items or making a stop that involves only one feeding time packing three nappies should be sufficient.
One for if you get your baby out of the car and find that they have leaked out the side - because let's face it newborns just don't have that much chub yet so no matter how tight you pull those straps, wee will escape!
The second nappy for when you are buying your items and you realise that your baby has just done that poonamie and it has gone all up their back and well ... EVERYWHERE.
Now the third is for when you accidentally, during the panic, rip the nappy straps so you need another new nappy.
Chances are you will come back with two nappies left but better safe than sorry.
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