Bringing Up Baby:
How To Choose A Nappy Bag
One of the hardest jobs when it comes to preparing for your new arrival isn’t selecting clothes or a nursery décor but choosing the right nappy bag. There are many available and all have their own list of impressive benefits. So how do you know which one is right for you?
1. IS IT FUNCTIONAL?
The looks of a nappy bag are important and you want them to suit your style or be something you are comfortable with. But the first and most important question is simple – does the nappy bag serve all the functions you need? Look at the number of compartments, for example. Does it have the space you need to take everything you want? Are there safe spots to put your purse or other valuables?
2. WHAT EXTRAS COME WITH IT?
We all like to get something extra with a purchase but when you are looking at nappy bags, these are more crucial than ever. Most bags will come with extras but are they the ones you will use? Popular examples include insulated bottle holder, changing mat, wet rubbish bag or dirty diaper sack. Also look at the traps included – can the bag adapt from being a shoulder bag to a cross- body one and then be fitted over the stroller without the need for purchasing extra straps?
3. QUALITY AND STYLE
You can get some cheap nappy bags and if money is tight, often they will do a job for a while for you. But if you want a bag that is functional and will last, then you definitely want to go with a good quality one. Not only that, but good quality bags will protect their contents better and offer the features and extras you need.
Lastly, there’s the style of the bag. Sure it isn’t important, like a changing mat or stroller straps, but you want to feel comfortable and confident when carrying the bag. So go with a style you like and consider one that you might even use as a travel bag after your baby no longer needs it. That way, you get even better value for money from your nappy bag.
Author Bio:Garima Manishi is a mumpreneur (Nappy Bag Store) and a blogger who writes about her experiences as a mum as well as topics that mums are interested in, from nappy bags and strollers through to dealing with teenage mood swings and teen birthday ideas. She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, two kids and two cats, who cause as much trouble as the kids!