How to choose a Diaper Bag: Points to consider before buying.

The right diaper bag can be a storage lifesaver for baby and mama. You’ll want a multi-function bag that offers plenty of pockets and storage space while also looking stylish. 

Harleen Kaur
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Points to consider before buying a diaper bag

Any parent or caregiver for young children will need a diaper bag. From newborn through preschool, kids require stuff (e.g., diapers, wipes, extra clothes, toys) you couldn't fit in a pants pocket or a regular bag. The right diaper bag can be a storage lifesaver for baby and mama. You’ll want a multi-function bag that offers plenty of pockets and storage space while also looking stylish. 

When shopping for a diaper bag, it's important to consider several factors to ensure you choose the right one for your needs.

What to consider before buying a Diaper Bag:

Size and Capacity: Consider the size and capacity of the diaper bag. It should be spacious enough to hold all your essential items, such as diapers, wipes, bottles, extra clothes, and changing pads. Look for compartments and pockets to help you stay organized.

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MOMS TIP - Go with a medium-sized bag, a little on the larger side but not the largest like a duffle bag. This way you won’t overdo it and it will still fit everything you need such as Diapers, Clothes, pacifier, bottle, milk, Snacks, and wipes.

Durability and Quality: Check the quality and durability of the bag. Look for sturdy materials that can withstand daily use and are easy to clean. Reinforced stitching and strong zippers are important for long-lasting durability. You can trust big brands for their quality products.

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Lightweight and Comfortable: Ensure that the diaper bag is comfortable to carry, especially if you plan to use it for extended periods. You can choose from Backpack, wristlet style, or tote style. But You don’t want to end up with something that hurts your shoulder or your back. 

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MOMS TIP- We recommend getting something that is easy enough to carry while also carrying your baby. Especially Backpack style with adjustable straps.

Laptop/Ipad pocket: Not all parents would prefer to carry separate bags for their laptops and diapers. Instead, they have the option to choose a bag that serves both purposes efficiently.

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Easy Accessibility: Consider how easy it is to access items in the diaper bag. Look for bags with wide openings, multiple and separate compartments, and external pockets for quick and convenient access to essentials like wipes and bottles.  It should have cell phone pockets, or removable pouches for organizing smaller items like pacifiers or creams.

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MOMS TIP - Look for a bag that has extra features like hooks to hang it to the stroller. It saves you from holding multiple things at a time.

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Base/Bottom of the Bag

This may seem unimportant, but you’ll want to choose a bag that stands up on its own that also has a bottom that you’ll be ok with setting on the ground. You will find yourself constantly setting down your diaper bag and you don’t want to have to worry about it tipping over or getting grimy. This is yet another reason why you want to choose a diaper bag that is easy to clean. 

Insulated Bottle Pockets: If you plan to carry bottles or snacks, look for diaper bags with insulated pockets to keep liquids warm or cool. This feature can be especially useful for on-the-go feeding or when traveling.

Changing Pad: Some diaper bags come with a built-in changing pad, which is convenient for diaper changes on the go. Check if the bag includes a foldable, waterproof changing pad or if it has a designated pocket to carry one separately.

Easy to clean: Make sure to go for the diaper bag that has an easy-to-wipe inside and outside and you may even want to go for one that you can easily throw in the washing machine. There are some darling faux leather diaper bags, but this won’t be an option if that’s what you choose. 

Budget: Set a budget for your diaper bag purchase and look for options that fit within your price range. Remember to prioritize quality and functionality over price alone. Because you will be using a diaper bag daily and chances are you’ll using it for any siblings who may come along - making it worth spending a little extra.

By considering these factors, you can find a diaper bag that meets your specific needs and makes your parenting journey more convenient and organized. Both parents can carry a diaper bag, so opt for a lightweight and unisex bag.


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