Your baby is going to need a ton of stuff after he’s born. Every time you leave the house it will feel like a major undertaking with all things you’ll need to take. Before long, your diaper backpack will be an invaluable lifeline to your sanity. You’ll have all the essentials your baby will need in there.
But choosing a diaper bag isn’t going to be easy. It’s a bit like purse shopping, which as we all know, can take forever. You need to examine every little feature before you finally make a decision.
When you’re searching for the best diaper bags, be prepared to spend some time going over your choices to ensure you get the one that best suits your needs.
Here are some of the things people considered when buying their diaper bag.
Trying to find a bag that won’t scream to the rest of the world that you’re a mom can be a challenge. We may be moms, but that doesn’t mean we automatically have to embrace looking frumpy or unstylish. I wanted a bag that reflected my own personal style because as a new mom you begin to lose your identity a bit (source). It was important to me to remind myself of the person I was before I became a mom.
A variety of compartments, both big and small, is one of the single most important features in a diaper bag. You need small compartments for things like pacifiers, toys, and teething rings that will get lost in the bag’s big compartments. And you want more than one compartment to keep things like clean bottles away from dirty clothes and soiled cloth diapers. Compartments help you stay organized.
Some diaper bags are outrageously expensive. But keep in mind — more expensive doesn’t always mean better. And, at the end of the day, it’s just a diaper bag. It’s not worth the price of making a car payment. But on the other hand, I wouldn’t buy the cheapest bag you can find, unless you’re totally in love with it, because it might not last as long as you need it to. You should consider buying a middle-of-the-road bag that has both quality and affordability.