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    Default what's in your child's daycare bag?

    So ds will be off to daycare for 3 days per week, starting in a fortnight's time. he will be fully bottled fed (formula) by then as we've just started the BF weaning process (sad face).

    I'm just curious as to what should go into his daycare bag as I'd like to get organized and buy any extras I don't already have before he starts.

    he has a little backpack and I know I'll need to have roughly 10 hours worth of bottles (prob 4 but I'll pack 5 initially just in case). plus a sleep sack and a change of clothes I guess.

    our centre provides nappies, bum wipes and bedding.

    anything else I'm missing?

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    Hat?

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    Do they provide food?

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    Can you send the formula and just one bottle and they can prepare? I also sent a special soft toy and blanket.
    When they were babies, 2 sets of spare clothes was good 🏻

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    Oh and a sippy cup!

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    Your centre should give you a list of what you need to send.
    Sleeping bag (I bought cheapies from target to send to daycare)
    Hat
    Change of clothes - very handy esp with a crawling baby at daycare they can get pretty filthy! Also my centre encouraged self feeding so DD's top often got changed.
    In winter - extra coat/hoody in case it gets really cold.
    Shoes - I bought "daycare shoes" from big w as DD normally wears nice leather shoes but she trashes them at daycare in the garden/sandpit.
    I know quite a few mums who sent formula to daycare & continued to BF once or twice a day without expressing at work if that's what's worrying you. I just BF morning & night when DD started at 7 months, I quite liked it because it was our quiet time together after being apart all day. So you might not have to completely wean? Just an idea.
    My first day back at work I couldn't stop thinking about DD but she was fine! She's now 2 still at the same centre & loves the girls from the babies room.

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    He will be 6 months won't he? You have most of it covered but pack bibs, about 2 extra sets of clothes, sippy cup (if you want some water with solids), any solids to be fed, any dummies/blanket/comforter toy (if he has one), hat, sunscreen (if there is an outdoor area - I always prefer to use my own).

    As an aside - 6 months have flown!

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    I packed for DS when he was at daycare

    10 nappies

    Any bottles of expressed milk

    2 changes of clothes

    Hat

    He went with sunscreen in the months he had to wear it and they re-applied

    Extra food that wasn't supplied for early evening pick up or early drop off for breakfast

    2 pieces of fruit (everyone had to do this

    They supplied bum wipes, lunch extra sunscreen and sippy cups for water etc

    Also do you have to stop BF. I fed DS in the morning and at night on me and expressed during my lunch breaks plus I had an awesome boss you gave me extra time so I could express 2 times a day so that at least he was getting me the next day at daycare

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    I pack:
    Sippy cup for water
    Bottles and formula (with water pre measured in the bottles and formula pre measured in a formula dispenser)
    Food (lots in case DD is being fussy and I know lots ends up on the floor)
    Two changes of clothes
    7 nappies
    Sheet and sleeping bag

    I've seen other parents also pack:
    Dummies
    Comforters
    Hat (at DDs daycare the babies are always in the shade so DD hasn't needed one yet)

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    Default what's in your child's daycare bag?

    Will you have your own cubbyhole where you can leave some things for your DS?

    I would leave a pkt nappies, change of clothes, cot sheet set, swaddle and hat in her cubbyhole. I would pick up items that needed washing on Friday and took them back on the Monday.

    Then in her backpack I would pack:

    - bottles & pre measured out formula
    - dummy
    - more clothes
    - sippy cup

    Also DD has daycare only clothes. I would only ever pack things that I didn't mind if they got ruined. DD would come home filthy from playing in the sand / crawling around on the ground. But she was (and is) so happy going to daycare.
    Last edited by Wissa; 09-08-2016 at 19:58.

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