Baby products aren’t typically marketed towards fathers, even in the 21st century. But as more and more Dad’s are stepping in to take care of the kids, finding a diaper bag that is comfortable and stylish, and fits all the needs, is something new fathers are searching to find. Think about what you’re looking for in a diaper bag before you head out shopping. You may find one that you think fits all your needs and find out later that it falls short. Diaper bags are for more than just diapers, they carry everything your baby needs.
Diaper bags are used for carrying around all the things you will need for your baby. A large assortment of compartments and pockets is great for holding all the little things your baby needs, like creams, ointments, medicines, and powders. Diaper bags with changing pads are also a great choice. They provide a sanitary spot to change diapers on if you need a portable spot to do it. Other accessories that some bags include are sanitary compartments for pacifiers and baby bottles. Since a diaper bag can get messy and dirty, the convenience of a compartment for pacifiers, and an enclosed holder for the bottle, is a plus. It keeps the things that you’re going to put in your baby’s mouth separate from the other things of your baby. It also keeps leaky bottles from spilling all over clothes or diapers that you may have already in the bag.
Backpacks have been a popular choice for dads because they are different from the bags that are often sold primarily for women. They’re comfortable enough to be worn all day, and come in a variety of styles that dad’s like. With a backpack, you still have both hands free to hold on to the baby or play, since it is worn with both straps across the shoulders. Backpacks are a great choice if you need to carry a full days worth of items since they often have plenty of room, with lots of pockets, for carrying around food, bottles, toys, and clothes.
Messenger bags continue to become more and more popular as a choice for dads. They’re fashionable, professional looking bags, but they also carry everything you need for your baby. Designers have noticed the trend, and some are being printed with sports teams, and even fashion designers are putting out bags for dads. They vary in sizes, so you can find a bag that will fit for how long you’ll need it. They offer smaller bags for shorter days where you don’t need to carry around as much. They are also comfortable like a backpack because they can either be worn across the body, or over the shoulder.
Sometimes backpacks and messenger bags don’t have the space you need. If you’re going on an extended trip, try looking at a few of the more traditional diaper bags. More companies are creating dad friendly bags that have plenty of space for even a weeks worth of diapers and clothes. These diaper bags often look like a standard duffel bag and have plenty of pockets all over for medicines, bottles, food, and bibs.