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On-the-go checklist
Nappy bag basics:
• Nappies (10 to 15)
• A changing pad
• Wipes and ointment or petroleum jelly
• Empty plastic bags for dirty Nappies
• Bib for feedings
• Cloths or cloth nappies to catch drool or spit-up
• An extra outfit for baby in case of spill or accident
• An extra outfit for you and Dad (in case baby spills or has an accident!)
• In the summer, a wide-brimmed hat for baby, plus suncream
• A few small toys, including a set of plastic toy keys or teething rings and a chewable toy to mouth on during adult meals
• Extra formula if you're bottlefeeding

Sleeping and playing centres:
• Portable bassinet or cradlette
• Portable activity dome or play yard
• A nursery monitor
• Baby's favorite 'go to sleep' crib toy or soother
Dr. Bettye M. Caldwell Ph.D. Professor of Pediatrics in Child Development and Education