It can be overwhelming figuring out what to pack in your nappy bag, and even when you've become a seasoned parenting pro, it's just as easy to forget an essential. So, whether it’s your first outing or your hundredth, it’s handy to have a checklist to make sure you have everything you need in your nappy bag.  

We are all about helping you escape the house with ease, so we’ve compiled a list of must have items for your Nappy Bag. Save this or print the checklist below to make sure you are prepared for anything life (or your baby) throws at you. 

Nappy Bag Packing Checklist For Babies and Toddlers


Changing and hygiene:

  • Nappies
  • Wipes. Store these in our Wipes Case to stop them drying out and reduce bulk in your bag. 
  • Waste Bags. Use our Eco Bags to store dirty nappies, used wipes and rubbish on the go
  • Change mat / Nappy Clutch. Keep nappy change essentials like wipes, nappies, nappy rash cream organised within an all-in-one nappy clutch change mat, so it's all in the one place for change time.
  • Nappy rash cream or spray. Malo Baby spray makes on-the-go changes easy.
  • Spare clothes
  • Small washcloth. Place over baby's private parts while changing them to catch any rogue pee once the nappy is off.
  • Hand Sanitiser. Place this in our Hand Sanitiser Holder and attach to the outside of your Nappy Bag for easy access.
  • Wet bag
  • Tissues


Baby / toddler feeding as needed:

  • Formula. Pop it in a formula dispenser for ease. 
  • Bottles
  • Sterilised water for formula. We love Missta baby thermos and formula dispensers for on the go.
  • Sippy cup or baby drink bottle with water in it. 
  • Bib
  • Snacks or on the go weaning foods like pouches
  • Baby spoon / fork


  • Toys
  • Teethers
  • Burp cloth
  • A blanket and / or muslin cloth depending on the weather.
  • Hat
  • Dummy / pacifier (if needed)
  • Mini first aid/hygiene kit (pop these into a pouch so you can easily switch between bags as needed)
    • Sunscreen
    • Insect repellant 
    • Bandaids
    • Alcohol swabs (incase your toddler has a cut or fall that needs to be cleaned)
    • Small pack of disinfectant wipes
    • Mini pack of tissues
    • Period products for mum (a couple of spare sanitary pads, tampons etc. You never know when that first postpartum period will arrive and you don’t want to be surprised while out with bub). 

Nappy Bag Packing Checklist for Mum

Things to remember to pack for yourself:
  • Wallet
  • Phone 
  • Keys (yes it’s obvious but mum brain! It would be a disaster to leave the house without them). 
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Nipple balm and breast pads if you’re breastfeeding
  • Snacks for you such as trail mix, a muesli bar or lactation cookies for days that you don’t have time to stop.
  • Pen (always handy to have one). 

If there's one thing that all parents can agree on, it's just how much stuff you need to have packed when you go anywhere with a baby. Gone are the days when it was just wallet, phone, keys and lip balm.

Whether you're just popping down to the shops or planning to be out all day, you’ll never be unprepared with our Nappy Bag, that’s why we’ve created the perfect, parent-tested (and approved) one!

Ben & Ellie Baby award winning Unisex Diaper Bag Backpack

No more tote bags that seem to swallow items, never to be found again, this
Nappy Bag has a spot for everything. Not only is it practical and spacious, it’s also luxurious and an item you’ll want to be wearing. The backpack style means your back and shoulders are supported but we’ve also added a shoulder strap for those moments when you just have to get up and go (hello walking stage where babies all of a sudden become The Flash). 

Ben & Ellie Baby award winning Unisex Diaper Bag Backpack

This bag is designed with the highest quality vegan leather and the minimalist style is loved by both mums and dads. It boasts eight internal pockets so that everything has a place and won’t get lost, plus seven external pockets for easy accessibility. At the end of each day just restock what you used to make sure you have everything ready for your next outing. 

There is a lot to think about when you become a parent, and this baby bag makes leaving the house that little bit easier!


Shop all Ben & Ellie Baby Nappy Bags, Nappy Clutches and Accessories
December 09, 2022 — Julie Rout
Tags: Advice