A good quality muslin is great for burping, mopping up sick and spills, covering up your breast while feeding your child, and even as a swaddle.
9. Baby hat
Babies cannot regulate their temperatures independently until they are around 24 months old, so it’s important they are kept warm even if you aren’t feeling particularly cold yourself. It is recommended for you to always pack at least one hat in your bag for outings so you have it if you need it.
Some may see this as an optional item, but we see it as a total essential. If you are pregnant with your first baby, trust us when we say that you won’t want your other half to leave you even for one second while you are in the delivery room. Both of you need to eat and drink, so things like energy bars, biscuits, sweets, and drinks are great additions to your bag, so your partner does not need to go out to forage for food!
There are obviously other items that are essential in those first few days or weeks such as a safe and working car seat, nappies, cameras, feeding equipment and toiletries.