the diaper bag dilemma
Ah, the adventure of finding the right diaper bag…fun, right? Mostly, yes-but I have found it to be a challenging decision! Considering I used to sell them, I felt I had a strong knowledge of the features I wanted, quality, and price. However the twins made me question it all…so I thought I would share my tips. When looking for the right bag for you, consider these points:
*Function…pockets, changing pad, a wide opening, easy to carry…all important things to look for!
*Style/form…don’t feel you have to sacrifice style for function…there are plenty of good looking ones that can have longer lives as a purse/tote after baby needs have passed.
*Price…with so many options, there is something for everyone’s price point…don’t feel locked into big box store options, shop local boutiques and the web for unique choices!
*Cleanability…this bag is going to take a beating for sure, so wipeable materials on the inside and out are preferable!
*Stroller compatibility…one area many forget to consider…does it work well with your chosen stroller? How does it attach, is it easily accessible, does it compliment the design/look good?
In the end I chose this bag, which was large enough to accommodate our twin needs, was black and simple (my personal taste), has longevity as a tote in the future, and looks great on our Bugaboo Donkey. I first purchased this Storksak bag and liked it a lot, but after comparing the two I needed the larger size, and had no use for the two handles…I will only be using it in the messenger style. Also, don’t forget about Dad-I gave Mr. Nesting this one as a gift (we inherited it)…great idea for Father’s Day coming up. Good luck on your search, take your time, and have fun!