Ahhh, life pre-baby. It’s so simple. To leave the house you only need to do the old triple tap to make sure you’ve got your phone, keys and wallet. And maybe pop in a lippy for touch-ups if there’s a chance of running into anyone.
But once an infant enters your life, it’s time to trade in your trendy little clutch for a gigantic, wipeable nappy bag that houses everything but the kitchen sink.
On your first time venturing out, you’re probably going to overdo it, says Mother Craft nurse Beth Barclay. You do not need a pillow, blanket, a stash of snacks, the entire stock of Toys’R’Us, a spare set of clothes for yourself and five onesies for your baby.
Listen: On the latest episode of Year One, Beth Barclay shares the essentials for your first trip out of the house.
So what do you need?
Beth is a qualified and registered Mother Craft nurse who knows a thing or two about packing a nappy bag.
On her list of absolute essentials are:
– A change mat.
– A hat.