Looking for a new diaper bag can be so overwhelming. There are so many choices out there, how on earth do you figure out which is the right fit for you?
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Well, the good news is, you no longer have to settle for something
with little teddy bears or bunny rabbits on it. But the big question is –
what’s going to keep you organized, give you room for all you need to
carry, and make you feel good while you wear it? Don’t forget, it’s
going to be your primary fashion accessory for a while.
I started designing diaper bags long before I had a baby. And the
funny thing is, the first time I had to use my very own diaper bag, I
panicked! I no longer felt like the expert diaper bag designer, but a
freaked out first time mom who suddenly couldn’t remember why I designed
all those pockets and accessories in the first place. As much as I
loved my bags, after being a mom, I came up with a few more ideas to
help perfect them that I’d love to share with you.
Here are 5 things to consider when buying a diaper bag
1) Does it match your style? When you have a new
baby, you’re lucky if you wash your hair several times a week let alone
put on anything fashionable. If you look for something that looks more
like a chic handbag, not a diaper bag, then at least one thing on you
won’t look like you slept in it.
2) Is it functional? A bag must be super functional
or forget it! One of my favorite features of our bags is the matching
wristlet with pockets inside for credit cards, money, make-up and any
other small items you like to carry with you. It’s like having a purse
within a purse. And it’s so cute you can actually carry it as a clutch.
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3) Does it fit everything you need to carry? The
best bags come with several accessories that make your life easier. Look
for bags that have accessories like stroller straps, a dirty clothes
sac (don’t want poopy clothes mixing with clean clothes and burp
cloths), an insulated bottle tote, a detachable, adjustable shoulder
strap so you can wear your bag hands free, and a matching changing pad.
The timi & leslie change pad comes with a little mesh pocket on the
outside for wipes and diapers, an idea I came up with while changing my
baby on an airplane. Those airplane bathrooms are so small that I didn’t
want to carry in the entire diaper bag, but still needed to carry
wipes, diapers, cream, the changing pad and my baby all to the bathroom.
That’s when I thought – just put an exterior pocket on the changing
pad! And the minute I got home, I designed it.
4) Does it have the right number of pockets? Yes,
there is such a thing as too many pockets. Bags should have enough
pockets inside to keep you organized, but not too many that they take up
all the room in the bag. I like the 6 pockets in our bags because it
allows me to keep everything where I can get to it quickly and I still
have enough room in the center of the bag for bigger items.
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5) Can you use it after the baby is out of diapers?
The best bag is one you don’t have to get rid of when the baby is on to
the next stage. Look for one that will fit a laptop or iPad, and are
stylish enough to be worn as a handbag, work bag and travel bag. It then
becomes an investment bag, not just something you’ll use for a year and
I know it’s tough to navigate all the choices you have out there as a
parent to a newborn, so I hope this was helpful to you in choosing the
perfect diaper bag.