It was always a bit of trial and error at the beginning but think I've got my list down to a tee now although my husband always says I overpacked everything - 'just in case'. I always try to make sure my nappy bag is ready before I need it so that when you're running late getting you and your baby ready to leave the house - at least you know you have everything you need in your nappy bag.
Here are some tips from my friends on what they pack in their nappy bags.
"I always made sure I had a muslin/bib/burp cloth and spare change of clothes cos both mine were spewey babies and Max always had poonami's. And of course their comforter toy, which in both cases were the Jelly cat bunnies." Teri K, Melbourne
"Spare set of clothes and comforter." PU K, Melbourne
"Can't leave home without bibs and a change of clothes for life's unexpected accidents!" Thuc L, London
"Depends what age group we're talking about. 0-6 months: Nappies, wet wipes. 6-12 months: wet wipes, bibs. 12-18 months: water bottle, scissors, snacks, portable toilet seat! 18 months onwards: above + paper, pencils, books,puzzles (stuff to keep them entertained)." Ammy L, Melbourne.