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What Are The Essential Items For Leaving The House With A Baby?

It's like packing for war but harder.

There are a lot of stressful things about having a new baby, but one of the most stressful is taking the baby into public.

There’s a lot to deal with: germs, blowout diapers, meltdowns, on-the-go feedings — you name it.

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The good news? There are things you can pack that will make venturing into public a whole lot easier. Obviously, you'll want to bring diapers.

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They say you should bring at least one diaper for every hour you plan to be out (but I would suggest bringing a few more than that just to be safe).

But you'll also want to bring a changing pad — maybe even disposable ones for changing your baby in sorta gross places.

It's also smart to bring a change of clothes for your baby AND you.

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But what else? That's where you come in, parents! We want to know what essential items for leaving the house new parents need to know about — especially the less obvious ones.

Tell us the essential item you swear by and why it's so great in the Dropbox below and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!