Diaper bags are a must-have accessory when on the go with your little one. The type of diaper bag you choose depends on many factors; Are you an active person? Do you like to be prepared for anything? Are you a minimalist? Do you do day trips or overnight trips? Do you prefer to have your items stacked in your bag or laid out so you can see them all without having to dig? There are many features to consider when trying to choose the best diaper bag.
What’s Your Diaper Bag Personality?
Sounds silly, right? Your personality will be reflected in your diaper bag of choice. How you like to do things and who you are as a person need to be taken into account when comparing bags.
Below are what I believe to be some main factor to take into account when choosing the best diaper bag for you.
Being a parent doesn’t mean that you have to compromise your fantastic fashion sense. For the Fashionista mama, there are some great options out there. Diaper bags that can go from a baby-toting parent by day to socialite by night. If you find yourself feeling down about hauling around a ‘ tacky’ diaper bag with dreams of using your super cute handbags again, then you might be a fashion-forward mom.
Some excellent fashion diaper bags include:
- Skip Hop Chelsea
- Timi & Leslie Madison 7 piece set.
- BabyMoov City bag
- Matt and Nat Raylon
If you are continually looking for the best deal along with functionality, you may be a value seeker. Are you always on the hunt for the best product at the best price that will also suit your needs? Seriously though, who doesn’t like a great deal?
As far as great deals go, you won’t get any better deal than purchasing a value set for your diaper bag needs. Most sets come with 5-7 pieces for organizing. These sets can include, but are not limited to; Change pad, bottle holder, pacifier holder, pouch organizers, mommy wallet, messenger strap, stroller hooks, wipes holder, and the diaper bag itself.
These sets are all under $50:
- Baby Boom 5 in 1 diaper bag set
- SaveOnMany 5 piece diaper bag set
- KF Baby Bohemian diaper bag value set
- Donalworld Baby collection diaper bag set
Prepared for Anything
Do you like to plan for all scenarios? Do you have other moms or kids coming to you when they need something while at the park or supervising a field trip? Is your diaper bag always so packed full of stuff that it might explode?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you just may be prepared for anything.
Being prepared is a great trait to have. You never have to worry about finding a snack for your child while out because you probably already have one in your bag. Did your child drop their favourite toy in a puddle? No problem, pull the back up out of your diaper bag and be on your way with minimal fuss.
The downside to being so prepared all the time is that you often run out of room in your diaper bag. Luckily there are diaper bags big enough to hold all of your essentials and then some. Just be careful, pack these bags too full, and you might have trouble carrying it around.
Here are some terrific oversized diaper bags:
- Jujube Be Prepared
- Skip Hop Duo Double Signature
- Itzy Ritzy Tribe Tote
- Carter’s City Tote
Wear it Best
Do you like items that are multi-functional? Are you a fan of bags that can be used in multiple ways? Is your closet full of things that can be worn several ways and is great for all occasions? Do you want one diaper bag that can do it all?
If so, you probably identify with the Wear it Best category.
This one can tie into being prepared for anything. Diaper bags that can convert the way you wear them is another aspect of being so prepared. Whether you’re active, spending a day at the mall, or going to the beach, you can change the straps around to suit your needs or carrying mood.
Most convertible diaper bags have the option to be worn as a tote, messenger, cross body and even backpack style.
Here are some fantastic convertible bags:
- Itzy Ritzy Triple Threat
- Jujube BFF
- JJ Cole Knapsack
- LAND Convertible
Are you always on the move, going from one adventurous activity to another? Do you like your diaper bag to be super comfortable to wear? Are you a fan of packing your bag by stacking the items?
You are likely a super active parent if you spend your days out and about chasing little ones around.
Being super active can be tiring, why not be comfortable while doing it? Backpack diaper bags are trendy right now, and everyone seems to either have one or want one. They are great for day trips that will involve a lot of walking. They are snug on your back so they won’t get in the way too much and they can be stylish at the same time. A bonus is that your husband will look good wearing it as well since they don’t look like a diaper bag.
To see some of my favourite backpack diaper bags refer to the following article:
Hate carrying a purse? Do you feel dragged down when you have a lot of things to take with you? Are you an essentials only type of person?
If you answered yes to these questions, you’re a minimalist mama.
Keeping things to a bare minimum can be great for the soul and stress levels. No need to take everything but the kitchen sink everywhere you go. There are some fantastic small diaper bags out there for you to choose from. Just big enough for necessary baby items and some mommy things too.
These are some most popular small diaper bags:
- Skip Hop Riverside Ultra Light Satchel
- Ah Goo Baby the Grab and Go
- Skip Hop Versa
- Jujube MiniBe
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
Many of the diaper bags out there cross over into more than one of the categories laid out above. I have tried to list the most common and popular bags available. I hope that you have found this helpful in your search for the perfect diaper bag, or bags if that is what you choose to do.
I went through many diaper bags before I found the top 3, yes 3, that worked best for my lifestyle. I have a small, medium and a large bag that I switch out regularly depending on the outing. I use the medium for everyday use, the small is for quick errands, and the large bag is for all day trips and overnights.
Moral of the story: You can always get more than one diaper bag. So don’t stress too much over your decision, it isn’t written in stone.
Please feel free leave me a note in the comments to let me know your diaper bag personality or tell me about some diapers bags that you love and why.