“I waved goodbye to my purse. Goodbye cute little clutch, with my lipstick, compact, cell phone, and wallet. Hello, large, bulky backpack with… EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD!!!” – anonomos mommy blogger
MOMS SHOULD NOT FEEL LIKE THIS.
I see too many moms lugging around these massive duffle bag looking things, overflowing with who knows what. What are these bags you ask? Diaper bags. Wait a second, aren’t diaper bags supposed to be chic, simple, easy to carry around with only the bare minimum inside? YES! This is why I am giving all you current moms and moms to be a diaper bag 101 lesson so you don’t make the same duffle bag mistake all THOSE moms are making. My goal is for moms who read this to be comfortable and feel great whenever they are with their little ones, wherever they may be!
*A diaper bag is an accessory for mommy, not for baby. For example, I am a mom, I just had a baby boy but I love the color pink. Pink is great! The diaper bag is an accessory for you and you need to love what you’re carrying around! You need to feel chic, girly and feminine with your diaper bag because it represents you!
*Keep your tiny clutch or your mini wristlet because you can still use it! Use your wristlet to keep your money, cedit cards and ID in. Yes, you may bring your favorite lip gloss. Then put it in one of the amazing side pockets provided by your fabulous diaper bag Do not move everything from your purse to your diaper bag. Ladies, it’s time to downsize and get rid of the unnecessary. Remember, bare minimum.
*Pack only the bare minimum. Again, only pack the bare essentials in your diaper bag because you will leave all that extra baggage in your car. That bag of toys to keep your little one occupied, leave it in your car. All those extra diapers and box of bulky wipes.. leave all that in your car! You only need one diaper, a tiny amount of wipes, one mini water bottle, binky and a changing pad. If your are breast feeding no bottle needed. Do pack a change of clothes for you and your baby but leave that in your car. Most cases if baby begins to have a melt down, it is time to go to your car and go home anyway. Your car is your pack- horse, not your diaper bag.
What to look for when purchasing a diaper bag
*Versatile is my most favorite word ever. Functionality. It applies to everything and anything including your diaper bag. When shopping for your perfect diaper bag look for something simple that will match with whatever outfit you wear. The simpler the better.
*Durable- Finding a diaper bag made from quality, durable fabric is most important. You need a bag that will hold together through many many diaper changing adventures and outings! The bags fabric should be easy to wipe down and clean preferable made from vinyl or leather. Make sure your diaper bags seams are reinforced to avoid breakage and all the zippers are functioning properly.
*Pockets for organizing. Water resistant pockets are the best. When you reach into your diaper bag, endlessly searching for something will be the last thing you want to deal with. Functioning pockets provide a way for you to keep the things you pack separate from one another and will help you stay organized. Knowing where your items are is very important. Also make sure your diaper bag has an insulated bottle pocket if you are not breastfeeding.
*Thick adjustable shoulder strap- Your baby will either be in a stroller or in your arms and having a diaper bag that has a comfortable strap will save your life. A diaper bag strap that converts into a stroller strap is the best. Your baby is heavy and your bag will add on a few extra pounds to your daily lifting so having a strap that doesn’t kill your arm or dig into your shoulder is necessary. Diaper bags should be worry free.
*Removable changing mat- Every diaper bag should include a removable changing mat and it needs to have a water resistant coating. If your changing mat is attached how are you supposed to wash it? Make sure it’s removable.
Lastly, Moms make sure you restock your diaper bag and car every time you return home. This is imperative. Be prepared for anything
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