How to pick the right diaper bag

February 18, 2021

How to pick the right diaper bag

Let’s talk diaper bags, your constant travel companion for the next couple years. The selection can be mind-boggling and finding the perfect diaper bag definitely depends on your personal style. If you’re a fashionista, a designer bag from Burberry or Fendi might be perfect. If you’re more of a minimalist, then maybe a streamlined backpack is your thing.

Whatever your style, we think there are few things that make a bag great; here are five to consider before you make your decision.

  1. Be sure to pick a bag with lots of pockets! You will never run out of things to store and all those pockets help keep you organized. If you find a model with an insulated pocket, it’s a winner. These pockets help keep liquids warm or cool on hot days.
  2. Think about neutral colours, so dad is happy to use it. You can always keep the Fendi on display for special occasions!
  3. Diaper bags that can be worn as a backpack or shoulder bag are a great idea, as they help keep your hands free. Trust me, having both your hands available will be a huge help once you have your baby.
  4. It is always a good idea to pick a diaper bag that includes a portable changing pad. You will likely use this feature more than you might expect.
  5. These are not always included but are great additions to any bag:
    1. A swaddle, we are obsessed with Swaddles. For a good reason, there are so many uses for one. For example, extra shade for naptime in the stroller, as a cover for the changing pad, burp cloth and the list goes on. Having a Swaddle in your bag should be standard.
    2. Another great addition to any diaper bag is a portable dirty clothes drybag. These bags don’t leak and designed to hold soiled clothes or diapers – most of them are air tight so no stinky smells either. Skip Hop makes a great model that I really like.

Like we said you can’t go wrong when it comes to style, each of us knows what we like but when it comes to function we hope that the tips above help you choose the diaper bag that works for your family.

If you have other tips for the perfect diaper bag - drop them into the comments section!

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