How To Find The Best Diaper Bag

So what is the best diaper bag? No way someone can answer that in just one sentence or by pointing out just one single model or manufacturer!

This buying guide aims at giving you vital information on how to find the perfect diaper bag with the right features just for your needs!

It all depends on your preferences and your 'personal circumstances': For example, it makes a huge difference what you use the bag for. Do you just do the occasional visit to friends or to the mall? Do you go on regular day trips or even overnight stays with baby. Do you take your baby and your bag to work with you?

It also makes a difference whether you have just one baby or at the same time a toddler sibling or even twins.

And if daddy uses the bag as well, you'll also have to observe some extra 'rules'.  I guess you see the point!

colorful diaper bag by Dutch company Oilily

The good news is, diaper bags nowadays come in so many models, patterns and sizes, that you are bound to find a diaper bag built for all your needs sooner or later.

The bad news: with so many great looking diaperbags and types of diaper bags around it is hard to pick the best diaper bag. But don't worry. These tips and questions will surely bring you on the right track to your 'dream diaper bag'!
So before going out to buy a diaper bag you should ask yourself a few questions respectively check which factors apply to you or are important to you. Then it will be a piece of cake tor find the perfect diaper bag just for you!




Find a balance between function and design:

All in all, the key to choosing the best diaper bag is striking a balance between function and design. And always remember, it's a diaper bag that will accompany the new mom for a long, long time.

Please also consider these criteria when buying a diaper bag as a gift! Remember, cuteness will probably get you big points at the baby shower. But once the diaper bag will be in use, cuteness combined with a functional and durable design will get you even more points and will make the perfect and best diaper bag! 



Choose your style: 

  • Tote Diaper Bag
  • Messenger Diaper Bag 
  • Backpack Diaper Bag
  • Hobo Diaper Bag
  • Stroller Diaper Bag
  • Satchel Diaper Bag 
  • Daddy Diaper Bag


Important features and characteristics to look for in a best diaper bag:

  • A diaper bag should be lightweight. Once packed it will be heavy enough anyway.
  • It should provide lots of storage space for the basic items needed for baby and mum (diapers and wipes, set of changing clothes, food, bottle, pacifier, mum's purse, cell phone, keys, etc.)  
  • A good diaper bag has many pouches, pockets and compartments inside to keep everything in place, make it easy to organize and quickly to find.
  • A portable or built-in changing pad are a must-have for changing baby's diapers comfortably and hygenic.
  • An insulated bottle holder will keep baby's bottle cool or warm, just as needed.
  • The diaper bag should be easy to clean, machine washable and waterproof and at best with an anti-microbial treated lining.
  • It is extremely helpful if the diaper bag has a reinforced bottom and 'stands alone'.
  • The diaper bag should be made of high quality material ensuring a long life and no tearing.
  • The ideal diaper bag is designed for heavy duty application. You will need it anywhere you go with baby for quite some time.
  • For better and more comfortable carrying the bag should have a broad shoulder strap. If the shoulder strap is lightly padded, it will help, too. 
  • Stroller straps are a 'nice to have' so you can attach the bag to your stroller. 
  • If you do not want to carry a separate bag with your personal belongings, make sure the diaper bag has lots of compartments to accommodate your own stuff, too.   
  • If your partner uses the diaper bag as well, take a model and pattern that suits daddy, too. 
  • A 'neutral' messenger diaper bag might still serve as a laptop bag once baby does not need any pampers anymore. So it can be used even 'after baby'! 
  • If you do not plan on having valuables in your diaperbag, a snap closure will be convenient for easy access. But if you do not want to carry a second bag with your valuables, a zipper top definitely will be the better choice.



Great diaper bag brands and models qualifying for best diaper bag

Why not get 2 diaper bags?

Ever considered buying 2 diaper bags? Sometimes it is a good idea to have two bags. A smaller diaper bag for quick trips and a large one for days or weekends out. It sure is more expensive to have two diaper bags but it is more practical, too. Think about it! And what are baby registries good for, anyway...   



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