So you're about to be a new parent, congratulations. The first thing you need to sort out is what you'll pack. Your nappy caddy organiser is the most perfect and practical nursery item.
With so many things to do as a parent, it helps to keep your essential baby items well organised at the birth of your baby, at home or in the car on the go. In this post, we have listed all the products that you should consider including in your nappy caddy.
What is a Nappy Caddy?
A nappy caddy is a great way to store all of your baby essentials in one easily accessible location. It is a great option for any parent that wants to store useful baby items well organised and where they can be easily accessed.
These items are used frequently, so it's nice to have them organised and readily available. Besides your nappies and wipes, there are a few other items that recommend to keep in your nappy caddy.
You’ll be surprised at how often they come in handy. Changing nappies can be simple and easy to do when you have all the essentials. Here's a list of everything we recommend to help you.
Essentials You Should Have in your Caddy
Here are things you should not lack in your nappy caddy.
The whole point of the nappy caddy is to have nappies at hand when you need them. Regardless of whether you choose to have cloth nappies or disposable, ensure that you have adequate nappies in your nappy caddy.
- Nappy Rash Cream
There are a lot of different nappy rash creams on the market, so you'll want to find one that works well for your baby. If your baby has sensitive skin, you may also want to stick with fragrance-free or hypoallergenic products. We highly recommend MALO, made with all natural ingredients
Wipes should also be included in your caddy for quick clean-ups when changing or cleaning up any mess. Many wipes come with aloe or other moisturizers for your baby's skin, which can help prevent irritation.
- Nursing Balm
This is another essential that should not miss in your nappy caddy. A nursing balm can provide much-needed relief, soothes and protects dry, sensitive nipples during the breastfeeding stage and is safe for both mum and baby. We recommend The al.ive body baby Nursing Balm is made with 100% natural ingredients.
Swaddles have been used for millennia to protect and soothe babies, and allow mother and child to both take some much needed rest. It also helps with their general well-being by mimicking the feeling of being held tightly and supported.
Sanitiser is another must-have as it helps to keep your hands clean all the time. This is especially true when you are trying to protect your newborn from any germs, change nappies, and cleaning spit-ups.
- Breast Pump Milk Saver
Breastfeeding mums may want to keep a breast pump milk saver in their nappy caddy to catch any letdown or excess breast milk that would often be soaked up by a breast pad. We recommend the Milky Goodness Breast Pump Milk Saver.
- Burping Clothes
Babies spit up a lot when they’re young, so keep some burp cloths close by. These can also double as bibs and occasional towels, which can help while burping during and after a feed and protect your clothes in case of a spit up.
- Thermometer + Nail Clippers
A baby thermometer will let you check if your little one has a fever or not. It is a good for ‘piece of mind’ making sure its easily accessible if you need.
Since their nails grow fast, you may need to trim them regularly. Keep the baby nail clippers on hand, so you have all your necessities in one place.
- Spare Onesies + Singlets
It helps to have an extra onesies or singlets in case your little bundle of joy spits up or otherwise soils his or her outfit. There is nothing worst than having to get up and find a change of clothes.
- Nursing Pads
It is quite common for breastfeeding mum to leak milk in the early weeks after giving birth while their milk is regulating. Having nursing pads in your nappy caddy will help absorb leaking breast milk and prevent unnecessary leakage. We have a set of reusable breast pads, made from the softest Bamboo Cotton.
- Bottles + Formula
A bottle and your baby’s formula are a must to include in your nappy caddy. You can include a thermos and formular diverter to make bottle making convenient.
- Mittens + Socks
Even in summer, babies' hands and feet can get cold quickly. Socks ensure your baby can keep warm. Many newborns like to scratch themselves with their tiny little fingernails, so having mittens packed away is a must to prevent this from occurring.
Your baby’s scalp is stimulated when you brush their hair, even with a soft natural bristle baby brush. Stimulating the hair follicles increases blood flow to the scalp which promotes healthy hair growth. Our baby brush set has the finest bristles, made from all-natural goat hair, you can softly brush your baby’s hair and massage the scalp both for grooming and relaxation.
Changing nappies can sometimes be challenging. Have a toy on hand to occupy your little baby can help making a change easier. When teething begins, babies love to chew on things, and this can be a problem when it's not safe for them to do so. A teether will give them something safe and age-appropriate to put in their mouth when they need it.
Sucking a dummy can help some babies settle. If yours is one of them, it doesn't hurt to have a few extra on hand, just in case they get lost or broken or fall on the floor. We stock a range of the very popular BIBS dummies.
Ultimately, you should stock your nappy caddy based on you and your baby’s needs. Once you have a sense of what you'll need for your baby, you can start packing your nappy caddy. There should be no reason to stress over the contents of your Nappy Caddy.
While it's easy to forget these little gems, they will make your life easier- especially when moving around the house or traveling. The best way you can avoid this is to have some of these items specifically for the nappy caddy. Ensure that you return them to the caddy so that they are always on hand when you need to quickly leave the house.