Best Diaper Bags
Finding the Best Diaper Bag for Your Family
Whether you're a new parent or you have been down this road before, there’s one piece of gear that you always want within reach and laid out just right -- your diaper bag. Finding the best diaper bag for you can be a little tricky,however. Think of this as an all-in-one solution. You can use it to carry your child's essential supplies while handling baby emergencies (such as a dirty diapers), and stash a few important things for moms, as well.
This buyer guide will walk you through the best diaper bags available, what to consider while shopping, and how you can make a final decision to keep you and your baby happy. Let’s get started.
Features to Consider when Trying to Find the Best Diaper Bags
Narrowing down to a specific choice requires a solid understanding of what you need. Each mom is different, so you should keep in mind these 4 important factors while you're out shopping.
While size seems like an obvious factor to look out for, many moms make the mistake of choosing bags that are too small. Some moms occasionally pick bags that are too heavy. Fortunately, at Kelly’s Closet, we provide you with both the weight and dimensions of each bag, so you can balance both elements.
Begin bethinking about what you’ll need to carry with you in your day to day life as parent. It helps to make a list of essential baby supplies you would need while not at home. And when you’re shopping, picture how you would arrange these items inside the bag. Does it require a large opening, smaller pockets, etc.Consider how heavy the bag is while empty, and how much more weight your items might add to it. If you’re looking for something that’s light and easy to carry, carefully check the weight of the empty bag. Many experienced parents may have multiple bags – a small light bag for short trips, and larger diaper bag backpack for a weekend out with your baby. Some even opt for his and her bags – a cute, smaller tote for her, and a large tactical diaper bag or masculine diaper bag backpack for him.
Diaper Bag Functionality
Next,consider the functionality of your diaper bag. Functionality means focusing on how the bag actually is used. Functionality means that it should have enough pockets and compartments for storing important supplies, and that each pocket is appropriately sized. And finally, functionality means the bag should be convenient to carry (think about the 4 types of bags below) and the access point(s) should make it easy for you to find what you need.
When considering functionality, consider whether your ideal diaper bag should have the following compartments:
- Space for a few extra diapers and wipes
- A dedicated slot for 1-2 feeding bottles
- Space for a few towels
- A compartment for toys
- A pocket for mom
- Space for a change of baby clothes
- A slot for your cell phone
- A dedicated space for other items you might want to carry
The fabric of your bag will determine how comfortable and durable the item is.Don’t underestimate the importance of the fabric in choosing the best diaper bag. Coated fabrics (such as canvas and nylon) are lightweight, prevent liquids from easily sipping in and out, and are easy to wash. Cotton is also a convenient option, as it always feels comfortable against the skin. Fabrics should be stain-resistant and easy to clean, hypoallergenic and free of toxins.In recent years, the fear of toxic dyes and materials coming to the US in baby products from overseas has increased. Rest assured that Kelly’s Closet works with manufacturer’sin North America, and that all of our products are screened and adhere to the highest standards for the health and safety of you and your baby.
Diaper Bag Structure and style
We know that you Moms won’t forget about style. The best diaper bags don’t have to be plain, bulky, and boring. Keep an eye out for fashionable ones that fit your personal style. Our product lines come in a wide array of colors, cuts, and patterns. For example, some messenger diaper bags come with a flashy strap that you can match with your outfit. Tote bags also come in a multitude of designs to choose from.
Jujube diaper bags are perhaps the best diaper bags for functionality, durability,style, and easy-day-to-day use. That is why they are among the most popular brands in the world. They are also great values, giving designer quality bag and functionality at significantly more affordable prices. We also have selected several bags from other manufacturers, such as the Planet Wise wet/dry bag and Timiand Leslie diaper bags that we think are great value sand offer some different stylistic choices without sacrificing the functionality and durability that our customers deserve
The Four Main Types of Diaper Bags
Now that you have an idea of what features the best diaper bag will require, how can you select the right one for you? Although you may see all sorts of bags out there,these bags can be grouped into 4 main types. These 4 types include:
Backpack Diaper Bag
Backpack diaper bags look much the same as a regular backpack. To suit the needs of moms and their babies, they come with additional modifications that can comfortably hold your child’s essential supplies. You will notice that most backpack diaper bags have dedicated slots for cloth diapers, feeding bottles, changing pads,etc.
Backpack diaper bags are useful for many different reasons. First, it’s much easier to carry items on your back and allows you to comfortably carry more weight for a longer time. The supplies are evenly distributed, and you have your hands free to keep an eye on your little bundle of joy. New moms. don’t underestimate the benefits of having both hands free as you do your daily routine.
They can also be modified in many different ways (to suit your needs) and can easily fit over many strollers and buggies. While shopping, you can choose from multiple patterns, sizes, and materials.
Stroller Diaper Bag
If you’removing around with a baby stroller, it goes without saying that you should attach a bag to it. Stroller diaper bags easily attach to your stroller handle,so you don’t have to carry it. How do they work? These bags come with a special strap that hooks firmly onto your stroller handle. You can push both your baby and all of the gear for the day with ease.
Stroller diaper bags allow you to fit all the baby’s essential supplies without running out of space. Not all strollers have enough room for swim diapers, extra cloths, feeding supplies, and other essential items. Luckily, a stroller diaper bag fits conveniently to your baby stroller.
For first time moms, stroller diaper bags are particularly useful. When taking your baby out for a walk, you can carry everything you need without worrying about leaving important supplies behind.
Messenger Diaper BagsThis is the classic design for diaper bags, and it still works great. The messenger bag design has always been a stylish and functional option for users, because it can hold a lot of baby gear, and is the most accessible. It is also the“statement” bag. The single strap across the chest always looks discreet,stylish, and distributes weight effectively. Messenger bags offer these same benefits while giving you enough space to carry important baby supplies.
As opposed to your regular messenger bag, messenger bags have additional compartments to hold bottles, towels, flasks, and other supplies for your little loved one.It’s a perfect fit for new and seasoned moms who still want to look stylish while carrying for their newborn.
Do you love handbags? The good news is that you don’t need to put style away because of motherhood. Diaper totes look much like a normal handbag, with just a tiny bit more capacity. This is the discrete and sophisticated look for fashion conscious moms. They come with one long strap (for your shoulder) or two shorter straps that you can use as handles.
Diaper totes retain their stylish look but are specifically modified to hold important baby supplies. You can expect to see many different compartments, zips, and padding. Some totes even have a detachable strap that can convert into a messenger bag. Often times, totes can fit inside larger bags and are part of a stylish set. This allows moms to seamless move from their larger bag with a weekend’s worth of baby gear to the stylish accessory for the night on the town.
Ultimately, choosing the best diaper bag comes down to your personal preferences and the needs of your family. This guide has pointed out all the important factors you should keep in mind when making a decision. Start with the type of bag you’d like, and then consider size, functionality, style, and fabric options. We would be happy to discuss specifics with you, and help you find the best diaper bags. Just give us a call at 1-877-8-DIAPER.