A Busy Mum's Guide to Choosing a Nappy Bag
For new parents, a nappy bag can be your best friend. There is a lot to take with you when you head out the door with your baby, so it's ideal to not only choose a stylish nappy bag, but a functional one.
Here are some tips to help you choose a nappy bag that is right for you.
What Is a Nappy Bag?
A nappy bag (or baby bag) is a purpose built bag that provides the necessary compartments and storage space needed to carry all of baby’s essentials. There are various styles of baby bags available from vegan leather bags, to nappy backpacks made from recycled materials and even stylish nappy clutches to match your outfit.
Do I Really Need a Nappy Bag?
The short answer to this is yes! Nappy bags are designed to help you organise all the items you need to take with you, when your venture out with your little one.
Baby Bags often include multiple pockets, bottle holders, a change mat and an option for stroller clips, making them both a handy and practical purchase.
One of the most important elements of choosing a nappy bag is its functionality. Some things to consider when looking for a nappy bag: ease of access, variety of storage compartments and amount of space available.
You need a bag that not only provides the space to carry nappies, wipes, baby bottles and all of the other necessities, but you also need to be able to find these items easily. A well-organised bag with a variety of pockets makes it easy to sort and find what you need.
What are the Different Types of Nappy Bags?
1) Backpack Nappy Bag
One of the most popular styles of baby bags is a backpack nappy bag. Look for a bag with comfortable padded shoulder straps. The best feature of this bag is that it leaves your hands free to push the pram or carry your baby.
2) Tote Baby Bag
If backpacks don't appeal, you may prefer a roomy tote baby bag. This bag can be worn on your shoulder or carried by the handles. Look for a style with a zip closure and various pockets on the inside.
3) Cross Body Baby Bag
As the name suggests, the cross body baby bag has an adjustable strap that can be worn across the chest. This is a comfortable option that combines fashion with function.
4) Convertible Nappy Bag
Versatility is the key with a convertible baby bag. These bags are cleverly designed with convertible straps that can be worn as a backpack, a tote, a cross body bag or carried by the handles - depending on what suits your needs.
What Should I Look For When Buying a Nappy Bag?
Apart from the appearance of the bag, look for a nappy bag that is well made, easy to clean, has lots of storage pockets and includes some added extras.
Features such as an insulated bottle bag, easy access wipes pockets and a baby change mat are just some of the features you can find in the award winning range of Storksak nappy bags. Storksak make high quality and stylish nappy bags, that contain practical features to make #mumlife as easy as possible.
An Ecostork favourite is the Storksak St James Scuba Bag. This sport-luxe backpack has seven pockets for storage, a water resistant outer and an easy wipe clean lining. It also includes a luxurious padded baby change mat, detachable stroller clips and an insulated food and bottle bag.
If you like a minimalist style baby bag, we recommend taking a look at Arrived The Hayes Baby Bags. Made from premium vegan leather, the Hayes baby tote features clean lines and stitch detailing. It features two insulated bottle holders, a padded laptop pocket and a padded changing mat. Optional matching pram clips are available that make it a simple process to attach your Arrived bag to the pram handle.
No matter what type of baby bag you choose, it is important to find a bag that fits the needs of your busy lifestyle while also giving you a look you desire. You will be using your baby bag on a daily basis, so it’s important to choose a style that you like and that you will be able to carry with ease.