As a mum, you’ll find a nappy bag useful in many situations. A nappy bag enables you to pack all of your babies needs, so make sure that you can place all your babies items in your diaper bag so you won’t miss anything important. You wouldn’t want to be caught up in the middle of a long trip to find out that you left your baby’s toys, or bottle at home…trust me! I’ve been there!
A diaper bag is not all about size however. As a modern mum, you should also consider how you will carry the bag – for example how will you carry it when strolling in parks, and how long you can carry it without straining your neck or any other muscles.
Then, of course, how will the bag look on you, and what handy features and accessories does it come with?
So let’s take a look at some key aspects that need to be taken into account when choosing the right nappy bag for you:
Choose a bag that has enough room to hold your baby’s food, nappies, lotions, and bottles. You should also consider your family’s lifestyle. If you go to long trips often, you should have a bigger-sized bag that are useful for storing extra things. But if you plan go on shorter trips like walking in parks, grocery shopping ,etc. prefer a smaller diaper bag.
Is there room to keep things organized? Does it have compartments for bottles to keep it upright? Does it have compartments for soiled items? A good nappy bag not only has compartments for your babies items, but also for your own things.
Also consider the number of external pockets in the bag. These are handy for keeping things in easy reach so you don’t need to open your bag often.
Diaper bags are heavy, and unfortunately most diaper bags are styled as messenger bags. Although it provides easy access to your baby’s things, it is not that comfortable compared to backpacks. But most of us mums prefer messenger-type over backpacks as it is more stylish. To cope up with the comfort, make sure that straps are padded and adjustable. It should be well designed to support and alleviate shoulder and back pain.
Going back a few years, some nappy bags had those ugly baby patterns that you wouldn’t dare carry around in public. The good news is, most diaper bags nowadays are chic, modern, and stylish. In fact, most of them don’t look like a diaper bag at all.
While you’re at it, choose a material which lasts for years. Nylon and leather bags cost more but last longer.
Choose a bag you can carry in more ways than one. Choose one that has shoulder straps, and have attachments that can easily fit any stroller. If you’re stylish, consider a bag that you can use as your every day go bag, so you don’t have to get rid of your diaper bag when the baby has grown old.
Changing mats, bottle warmer, wipes case are usually included in a diaper bag. Stroller clips are optional as it depends if the bag has an included stroller strap or not.
Your nappy bag is your trusty partner when traveling with your baby. We hope this guide will assist you in purchasing the right nappy bag for you and your baby!
If you have any further questions about any of our nappy bags, please head over to the Tots n Tales online store and send us an email. We would be more than happy to assist you!