Are you a Mary Poppins with everything but the kitchen sink!? Do you prefer to keep things streamline and minimal!? Or are you constantly rummaging, with the entire contents ending up on floor every time you need a wipe!?
Organised or not, every parent has their changing bag essentials they can't leave home without. Here's our top 5:
1. WELEDA CALENDULA NAPPY CHANGE CREAM
It's super delicate on baby's skin and a tube seems to last a lifetime. From £6.99 at Boots
2. NEALS YARD BABY BALM
It's pricey, however works wonders on baby's dry skin. It's also a great lip balm for mum (or Dad!). Available from Neals Yard stores or online at www.nealsyardremedies.com from £11.
3. FAYE AND LOU MUSLIN SQUARES
Bright and colourful, Faye and Lou Rainbow Muslins are super soft and really absorbent. The bright colours ensure that they are easy to find in an overcrowded changing bag too! From £16 from Fayeanlou.com & John Lewis.
They're 99.9% water and have no chemicals. They stay wet, which sounds silly but most wipes are 'damp' and involve some force to remove stubborn poo!!! These bad boys get the job done and are gentle on baby's skin. From £8.99 for a pack of 4 at Boots. However watch out for offers from Ocado & Amazon.
5. MUNCHKIN MIRACLE 360 CUP
This wonder cup is an ingenious invention. Your baby/toddler can drink from the entire rim and amazingly it doesn't spill. Honestly, you can put this upside down in your changing baby and not even a drip will leak! The 'trainer' addition comes with handles to help babies grip, and the 'sippy' is larger and more grown-up looking for toddlers. The Miracle comes in a range of colours. From £5 at Boots or online at www.munchkin.com