Once the thrill of learning you are pregnant is over; once the pain of morning sickness is over; once you decide whether you want to learn the baby’s gender then it’s time to go shopping. Whether it’s making a wishlist on Diapers. com or searching for your own diaper bag and getting it ready, you’ll want to pick out a bag that is your style and will accommodate your needs.
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Picking out the perfect bag means you need to take a few things into consideration.
Are you the only one who will be carrying it? If so this purse like diaper bag would be quite stylish. It’s not a huge diaper bag at 12.8 x 5.5 x 13 inches but it’s big enough for all the essentials plus it’s got modern chic styling. There are pockets at the side for bottles and it’s fully lined with a spillproof lining. There are so many features to it and it looks like a purse.
Is your significant other going to share in the diaper bag toting? You don’t want anything too feminine if that’s the case. The McClaren Messenger Bag is one that my son wouldn’t mind hauling around. It’s 16.2 x 11.9 x 6.2 inches, 3.3 pounds and comes in three colors. Just the name McClaren would make it okay for him.
Is a backpack more your style? If you’ve got more than one child you can use a hands free bag for sure. And you can go fun or you can go for style. I happen to love the LeSportsac Utility Baby Backpack that comes with a matching changing pad. This one is fun to look at and is great no matter if you have a girl or boy. Plus you never know what that next child might be so keep that in mind.
It’s a good idea to include reading about diaper bags in your planning. You know you’re going to want to be reading books like What to Expect When Expecting. But there are also a lot of online articles that will help. Baby Gear Lab has one of my favorite articles on picking out the right bag and a great list of the items you’ll need. One of the things I learned from this article is why velcro is a no-no for a diaper bag. Who knew? When filling out your baby registry you want all the items you’d need to put in that diaper bag and Parents.com has a great one with items you might have missed. Since my son is the one that takes the kids to preschool/daycare he’s the one that needs to read The Bump’s article on best bags for dads. I love looking at Pinterest and this page on Diaper bags has great ideas, especially for the stylish kind.
Whatever your bag style, you’ll find it on Diapers. com. Creating a registry there will save your friends, family and colleagues a lot of time and effort and get you exactly what you want. — Marcia
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