9 Essential Items To Have In A Nappy Caddy
9 essential items to have in a nappy caddy
If you ever wondered what essential items do new parents need to put in her nappy caddy, then you are in the right place!
Having a baby is one of the greatest blessings in the world albeit a challenging one. Taking care of a baby, especially those below one year old can be very tasking and comes with huge responsibilities. You need to carry them everywhere you go, feed them constantly, clean up their mess and change their nappies.
While some mothers naturally find this stress easy to cope with, some others struggle to stay organised, gets worn out quickly and are in a constant state of tired. If you don’t want to be one of them, read on!
It’s not surprising that majority of new parents say that changing nappies is one of the most challenging and unpleasant tasks they must deal with! Being prepared and having all necessary items at hand can make it so much easier.
One of first items you’ll need is a nappy caddy and if you don't have one, we highly recommend you check out ours! It stores all baby essentials and functions as your portable nappy changing station. However, it isn't enough to just have a nappy caddy, what is as important is knowing what to put in it.
We have carefully chosen must-have essential items for new parents which will save you some money, are environmentally friendly and will make nappy changing experience a breeze!
Multi-use washable nappies from BellaBott
One of the biggest expenses of having a baby are of course nappies. You’ll need up to 12 nappies a day for a newborn and 6-8 a day for a toddler. Yeah, I know – that’s a lot of poo! If you choose to use disposable nappies not only it will cost you twice as much as using reusable ones but it will also have a negative impact on the planet.
That is why we love the idea of using environment friendly bamboo cloth nappies from BellaBott. Bamboo fabric is naturally anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, super absorbent and soft to touch. Furthermore, bamboo fabric wicks away moisture, is breathable and it has thermal regulating properties and is environment friendly. BellaBott nappies come in customisable sizes and beautiful soft colors to choose from.
2. Changing mat
Baby changing mat
Ok, so this one is obvious, you need a base you can put your baby on while changing nappies. It is important for it to be waterproof and easy to clean like this one of our own Myle brand.
3. Talc-free baby bottom powder
Organic baby powder from Mikash Skincare
Newborn’s skin can be extremely reactive to environment and rashes can develop in areas where nappies touch their body. Baby powder is an essential item which can prevent or help treat body rashes. Lookout for ones that use talc in their ingredients – these ingredients can be harmful and although the evidence is inconclusive, why take risk?
We highly recommend using this organic baby bottom powder from Mikash Skincare. It's certified organic and hand-made from natural ingredients, free from talc and other nasties. It soothes inflamed skin and protects from nappy rashes.
4. Re-usable burp cloths and wash wipes
Re-usable baby cloths from Maybird
I think everybody agrees that babies are messy little creatures. Not only they drool up until they are 2 years old and need burping almost after every meal but they constantly make a mess too!
Make sure you use a burp cloth to protect your clothes from unpleasant wet burps. Even though it doesn’t sound (or look) like pleasant business it doesn’t mean it can’t be done in style! We think these handmade cloth fabrics from Maybird baby boutique are super stylish and we love that they are made from 100% reusable cotton which is extra soft and absorbent.
5. Dummy and teether
Dummy and teether from Mabel Bear
A dummy has a soothing effect on babies because of the urge to suck they developed while still in the womb. If you are having a hard time to calm your baby down a dummy can be an easy solution.
Teething can be a stressful time for baby and parents as well. A high quality teether will help sooth sore little gums and calm baby down.
You should be very careful when choosing products that go into your baby’s mouth. That is why we recommend baby products from Mabel Bear, as not only they are beautiful but also made from 100% food grade silicone, free from BPA, lead, latex and other harmful chemicals.
Muslin wrap from Bubblegum Couture
A lot of mothers noticed that swaddling their newborn baby help settle them to sleep, they wake up less frequently and even sleep for longer (which means more sleep for you). It also helps keep babies on their back while they sleep and reduces the risk of them turning over.
Our favorite pick is this muslin wrap made from 100% organic cotton sold by Bubblegum Couture. It’s super soft on baby’s skin and breathable, so it will not irritate baby skin.
7. Small toy/rattle
Rattle toy from Miss'n'Master
Don't underestimate the power of a toy when changing nappies! Changing nappies is a bit like a covert operation. You need to distract your baby with a toy, then quickly do the business (a.k.a. change nappies) and declare victory! Our favorite is this bunny grabber from MissnMaster.
Baby blanket from The Scarf Company
Blanket can be very useful in variety of situations i.e. baby (or you) being cold, as a cover when breastfeeding or something to use when you need to sit down. We choose this gorgeous ultra-soft baby blanket from The Scarf Company. It is made from 100% premium quality cotton and is a great addition to the caddy.
Baby bibs from Tilda & Moo
What goes into baby’s mouth doesn’t always stay there! So, when feeding a baby, it’s a good idea to use a bib to prevent from staining baby’s clothes. We suggest always having a couple of colorful Tilda & Moo bibs in a nappy caddy. It’s made from 100% cotton and is an everyday essential for your growing baby.
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