How to Select a Diaper Bag

You will use your diaper bag as your main accessory when carrying your baby. Scores of them can be found at stores and online. The following criteria can help you decide which one is right for you.

Size

Diaper bags come in all different sizes. Think about what you need to carry. The big ones can carry more, but they are more cumbersome and heavier. Also, think about where you need to store it and whether it needs to fit in a particular stroller or car trunk, etc.

Look

You will find all different types of diaper bags, from discreet black ones that look like oversized purses to bright ones with popular characters such as Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh. There is no right or wrong on which one to choose; however, there are some things to consider.

First is simply your preferences. You might like a particular character or think your baby will enjoy it when he or she is a little older. Also, consider who will be carrying it. The dad might not be happy carrying around a frilly pink bag. Also, consider whether you want to use it as something beyond a diaper bag. You might choose to convert it into a general bag, and this will be easier or harder depending on how much it looks like a diaper bag.

Shape

Diaper bags come in many different shapes. A lot of them are in the general form of a duffel bag. An alternative is to get a diaper bag that is a backpack. Some people find this makes it easy to carry and frees their arms to hold the baby.

Also look at the interior of the bag. Many offer multiple pockets of different sizes. Consider what you are planning to carry and get one that will accommodate that.

Quality

You want a bag that will last through your baby’s infancy. If buying online, look at reviews on places like Amazon. Look at the material and try to check whether it is well made and will last a long time.

Special features

Different bags have special convenience features. For instance, some of the backpack diaper bags have a changing pad that is attached and folds right out. This can be more convenient than digging around for the pad in your bag. Some of them have insulation, which is good for baby bottles. Some have special pockets for items like cell phones.

Customized bag

You can also look for something special, such as a customized bag. This might be simple, such as a bag with your initials embroidered on it. You can also look at places like Snaptotes, which place pictures on the side of the bag. This can be a one-of-a-kind piece that stands out.

Look at all of the features of the diaper bag when choosing the right one. Some people also have several bags for trips of different lengths.