When you look up candid photos of parents in public, you almost always will see one key piece of baby gear: a diaper bag strung over the shoulder(s) of one (or both) of the parents. In short, you need a way to bring baby equipment with you to go out into the world with your baby. Diapers, wipes, bottles, toys, extra clothing, and more are a must-have for anywhere from Disneyland to the grocery store. The modern diaper bag is essentially a work of engineering art, designed to carry everything you need perfectly while providing easy access to your baby items.
If you have a bad back or don’t need to carry a wealth of supplies, a messenger-style diaper bag is super convenient, yet doesn’t put a significant burden on your body.
A tote diaper bag is a larger bag with parallel handles that emerge from the sides of its pouch. It’s worn over the shoulder and typically covers any trip out. Many of them have several pockets and other features to help you organize your gear. These are similar to shoulder diaper bags, but their appearance is slightly different.
Shoulder diaper bags tend to have more compartments and options than a tote diaper bag, but they are worn the same way. Shoulder diaper bags can have advantages when it comes to inclement weather or when parents need more durability.
You may be considering your old college book bag to use as a diaper bag but can’t remember where it is or wondering whether it’s viable to use as a diaper bag. The truth is that you can use your old college backpack, but today’s backpack diaper bags make things so much easier. They’re designed specifically for everything you need to carry, made from fabrics that can ensure leaking bottles don’t damage your bag, and so on. They’re a great choice for a long day out with the kids, as wearing them over your back disperses the weight you’d have to bear with a shoulder bag.
Sometimes you just need a quick run to the store and want to make sure you have a diaper change and bottle with you. You likely won’t need a wealth of baby products to accompany you, and you can keep the bag right in the shopping cart’s seat area. Contrariwise, you may want to just take a 15-minute stroll around the neighborhood streets. In situations like these, clutch diaper bags are ideal for those quick on-the-go adventures.
Sized just right for family getaways, the weekender diaper bag holds diapers, bottles, and extras—with room to spare for parents' things, too. This is an ideal bag to tackle an all-day amusement park trip or a day at the zoo. It’s especially fun because you can keep some extra drinks and food for yourself in the bag, too, as well as have a place to keep souvenirs and prizes.
Your little one is going to quickly grow up and start going on adventures at the park or pre-K day camps. And just like Mommy and Daddy, they will want their own backpack to carry their toys and some snacks. By kindergarten, kids will need their own lunch boxes. At Albee Baby, we have a wide selection of kids’ backpacks and lunch bags that will cover all your needs.
A portable changing station is nearly a must for parents, and it’s not fair that most parents don’t discover this until they’ve had more than one child. By having a go-anywhere changing station, you can ensure your little one is being changed on a clean, safe surface, as well as prevent the surface you are changing them on from getting soiled (so having to do a quick change of a dirty diaper on Grandma’s new living room rug is a safe idea she’ll approve).
Diaper bags will carry everything from toys and blankets and books for baby to your own wallet and keys. Since you will have your diaper bag with you everywhere you go, why not choose a bag that is as chic and stylish as it is functional? There is no need to sacrifice showing off your personality and style when it comes to choosing a diaper bag.
Our wide selection of diaper bags offers you an array of styles to choose from, each with their own signature features. Whether you want a backpack, a tote, or a bag more suitable for grandpa to carry around, you are sure to find a highly functional diaper bag that suits your personal style, whether that be trendy or something more classic. As far as actually changing the diapers? Well, you’re on your own there.