A diaper bag (or nappy bag) is a multi-pocketed storage bag that is roomy enough to carry diapers and all baby-related items while out on a family outing. Ironically, it’s needed to manage a mother’s daily life after having a baby, rather than optional luxury equipment. It almost replaces the importance of the bag of mothers before and after their pregnancies. Without the necessary essentials in the bag, mothers will not dare to leave the house. Just think of the great embarrassment if babies suddenly throw up in a shopping mall, but you have nothing (diaper) to change in front of the public. Therefore, a mom must physically prepare for anything, for example, a sudden change of diapers and timely feeding of the baby.
Usually, a diaper bag comes with several pockets of different sizes tailored to your outdoor needs. These internal or external pockets, along with the compartments, make a great organizer for sorting or immediately retrieving baby essentials. It usually comes with adjustable shoulder straps, as is commonly seen everywhere, to distribute weight and free up your hands. Some modern designs are also being styled with hard handles and even hidden wheels. This is to allow parents to hold the baby more firmly and complete more tasks at the same time, for example paying the cashier or answering a phone call. It could also greatly reduce lower back pain. Some studies also revealed that the diaper bag with a brighter color is relatively more difficult to lose and could somehow cure or to some extent reduce the “baby blues”. The vibrant colors can brighten the day and make your baby and everyone smile just by looking at the bag. A happy baby will lead to a happy exit…
The diaper bag should be chosen with designs that accurately reflect the daily routine of the parents, in addition to other factors such as taste for style and shopping budget. There are various sizes, colors, styles, features and materials created to suit consumers of all levels and categories.
1) Stroller Diaper Bag
This bag is equipped with additional loops that you can cleverly attach over the pram handle or connect to other travel systems. It is not only freeing your hand, but your whole body so that you can have absolute freedom to enjoy your trip. With the availability of adjustable strap, it can be turned into a backpack as you like. This bag is usually made with waterproof materials for a hassle-free ride for stay-at-home parents.
2) Messenger type diaper bag
Designed with a single long strap to be worn across the chest or over the shoulder, the weight of the diaper bag is no longer concentrated on the shoulder. Maybe you can load more accessories in the bag. With a waist-to-shoulder style, you can professionally drape the bag on the same side or fashionably cross it to the opposite body. With this method of carrying, you’ll have quick access to pockets and compartments for whatever baby items you need.
3) Diaper Bag Backpack
It is almost similar to any common backpack popularly used by backpacking travelers or school students. It literally has 2 adjustable straps so you can carry it over your shoulder to your back. This will greatly reduce the stress placed on your shoulder, which in turn is evenly distributed across your back. Your hands are totally free for any other activity, as long as someone is carrying your baby. It is ideally designed for parents who are always on the go.
4) Diaper Bag
It just looks like your everyday shopping bag that you used to carry around. This bag is usually larger than a traditional diaper bag, with a pair of handles of various lengths so you can carry it by hand or slung over your shoulder. Simplified internal accommodation with a smaller pocket and compartment, you can use it freely for quick travel. Once her baby outgrows it, she can still keep it as her own personal bag.
5) Designer Diaper Bag
This normally refers to the elegant city design of a distinguished designer. From an exclusive collection to a limited edition on his signature inspiration, he can be sure of the spectacular workmanship, exclusive warranty and “celebrity effect” he will bring with him. Some eye-catching products are made with superior premium materials and great practicalities, like insulated bottle pockets, which are dedicated to esteemed customers.
6) Eco-Friendly Diaper Bag
As the trend of supporting green products is becoming popular around the world, there are more diaper bags innovated with eco-friendly materials like synthetic leather or even a recycled material like a tire than you would ever think of before. While carrying her baby essentials for an easy outing, she’s devotedly instilling her second generation in caring for our earth.
7) Diaper Bag for Dad
With a wise selection of design and colors, dads are more receptive and indeed love to carry a diaper bag. It will benefit dual-income families so that parenting responsibilities are shared more equitably. In addition to holding all of baby’s necessities, this bag with multiple pockets and compartments can always double as Dad’s cool personal carrier for her belongings like keys, cell phone, and wallet. With a rugged design and prints that boys love, Dad can now be sportier and more fashionable even with a baby.
New parents tend to buy small, impractical diaper bags and later buy bulky backpacks or duffel bags as a substitute. In fact, whenever possible, it is recommended that all families have two different sizes of diaper bags. For short trips, a smaller one works well with a couple of diapers, some wipes, and a change of clothes. For a full day or night, you need a larger one to accommodate more supplies like complete changes of clothes, more diapers and wipes, first aid supplies, pacifiers, bibs, and other accessories for the day. Please note that the functions of the bag can always be doubled to carry your belongings at the same time.
A wise selection of diaper bags will not only embrace your sense of identity, but will also properly showcase your elegant lifestyle, taste in fashion, and unique personality, even after you have reached another important milestone: being a great parent.