When choosing a diaper bag for your first baby or 2nd baby it can be a tough decision. You want practicality but want to look chic as well. Well these days style does not have to be passed up when choosing a new diaper bag. Here’s what you need to know.
First you need to think of your budget. How much do you want to spend and will you use it as a purse as well? There are so many options out there that you can find a bag that fits your budget. Many Moms like to stay around the $ 100 range. This way you can get a great bag but still afford another one if they feel the need or if you want a different style when baby gets a bit older. With the economy you will find many free offers and gifts available when ordering on line. Many stores will let you ask questions such as the size of the bag and what accessories come with the bag. These are good things to know before placing your order.
Size is very important as you will want to fit all of your needs and your babies needs in the bag. You will want to fit the changing pad, wipes, bottles, pacifier, baby food, snacks, toys and any other needs you will want when taking the baby out. The tote bags seem to be a great size as they will fit everything you have but still have a great style and shape to them. They are really clean looking but are big enough to fit your needs.
Pattern is a personal choice. If you like bright colors there are many to be had that are both fun,functional and bright. Some moms like to stick with a neutral color especially if they will be sharing with dad. There are many neutral diaper bags that will be great for either a girl or boy. The messenger and back pack are also a great choice if dad will be using it as well. The shoulder bag is nice as it gives your back a bit of a break and you can hook it around your stroller. It all depends on moms personal choice.
Style is a huge factor in choosing the right bag. Some moms enjoy a large bag that can fit everything including a lap top in it. Another option that is popular is to have a large bag and also a diaper bag clutch. The clutch will hold what you need for a trip out with baby but is much smaller and purse like. The JP Lizzy camellia clutch is a fun bright choice. The flower pattern is fun and stylish. The clutches by JP Lizzy also come in bright colors such as green, orange and yellow. They are a playful bag with functionality yet the colors set them apart. There are even JP Lizzy messenger bags that match the clutch. It can be carried inside which is also a nice option.
Lastly the functionality and usefulness of a bag can be the ultimate decision. You of course want a bag with style but also one that is going to hold everything you want to take when you and baby venture out of the house. It can be a trip to the beach, a plane ride or a quick trip to the market. You will always need several of the same items for each trip. You will always need diapers, wipes, a bottle and/or snacks, sippy cup and your own personal needs such as your cell phone and wallet. The stylish bags these days have pouches and places to put all your needs and you can find them fast. This makes travel much easier on mom.
Some of these tips are more important to some moms and not so much to others. Your personal preference and priority will help you when deciding what bag to purchase. Just realize that you have many options and can have the bag you really want. So think about what is important to you and shop within your budget for the size, pattern, style and functionality of a diaper bag. You will be happy you did.