In The Bag: Newborn Checklist

Eagerly awaiting your little one's arrival, or recently welcomed a baby into your family? Your first few outings with a newborn can be both exciting and a little daunting. Whether it's for a doctor check-up, mother's group meeting or café trip, keeping your baby's bag packed and organised with all the essentials will make getting out and about that little bit easier.

We've compiled our newborn packing checklist to help make sure you've got all the basics you and baby need.

For baby

  • Nappies
  • Wet wipes pouch
  • Change mat
  • Nappy bags
  • Nappy cream
  • Nappy caddy
  • Swaddle
  • Full change of baby clothes x 2
  • Hat and/or beanie
  • Wet/dry pouches
  • Dummy/soother x 2 and holders, if required
  • Bottles, formula sectioner and insulated bag, if required

For you

  • Change of clothes
  • Tissues
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Phone
  • Phone charger
  • Headphones
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Lip balm
  • Wallet
  • Keys
  • Breast pads and balm, if required
  • Breastfeeding cover, if desired

 Optional extras 

When your baby is a little older you can add teething rings and rusks, their favourite cuddly animals and toys, sunscreen, Panadol, band-aids and their mealtime essentials.

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Top tips

Spare clothes: Keep a spare change of clothes (or two) for both baby and you in wet bags for quick outfit changes. 

Nappy caddy: Pack a nappy changing caddy so you can quickly access your change essentials. Include your favourite nappies, wipes, bags, cream and a wipe-clean change mat. 

Hands-free: Pieces that allow you to keep your hands free are essential when holding a newborn, right through to the toddler years. Our Luxe Knot Key Rings hang from your wrist so you've got two free hands when getting your little one out of their car seat. Or use a Carabiner Capsule to combine a Luxe Elsie Wallet, keys and your parenting essentials in a Luxe Pouch that can clip straight onto your pram handlebar.

Pram straps: Keep a set of pram straps attached to your stroller so you can swiftly attach your Alf bag.

Pictured: The Luxe Ari bag in Latte, Luxe Pram Straps in Mahogany.

Find your perfect bag

You'll want a bag that can transition with you from newborn to toddler and beyond. Alf the Label bags are renowned for their organisational abilities. You'll have pockets and space for everything you need.

The Luxe Ari is our most popular, award-winning baby bag. Renowned for its style, functionality, capacity and versatility. Ari converts four ways to suit you, and features seven internal pockets and four external. She's maximum capacity to fit all of bub's essentials with room to spare for yours, too.

For a unisex, vegan option the Ted Tote is our largest capacity design boasting ample storage and convertible wear. It'll transform from your go-to baby backpack to the ultimate gym bag and everyday tote.

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