Specialist baby bags are experiencing a real boom in popularity, with more and more parents ditching cumbersome handbags, rucksacks and messenger bags in favour of this fantastic all-in one. Here’s our quick guide to what to look out for when choosing a baby bag of your very own…
Choose convenience and portability
The ideal changing bag will be large enough to fit in everything you need - but compact enough not to be cumbersome when carrying around on longer trips or negotiating public transport. Instead of lugging around all baby’s essentials in a handbag or rucksack, a bag custom-designed for this purpose has all you need to make changing a doddle – as well as providing enough room to keep all your daily essentials in one convenient place. Gone are the days of feeling weighed down by baby products; now you can take advantage of a new generation of baby-changing bags which understand portability and multi-use are key.
Check for durability
Baby-changing essentials take up space and need careful handling, which is why specialist baby-changing bags are so helpful. Some of these bags, like the ‘Aria’, even have the added advantage of being water-resistant, meaning the interior will stay clean and dry and everything you’ve packed is kept safe from the elements while in transit.
Choose a classic style
It might be tempting to still bring your favourite handbag along when you’re travelling with baby, but there’s no need thanks to the latest baby-changing bags, which are just as stylish as any handbag or casual bag, whilst keeping everything in one centralised place. Baby changing bags also tend to have more pockets than the average bag, meaning you can fit much more in and keep all your essentials safe and secure.
Consider what you’ll pack
Cleverly created with compact, robust style principles in mind, and with integrated pockets and an adjustable shoulder strap, products such as the ‘Aria’ help you carry everything you need for both short and long trips with baby, without adding extra bulk. You can even attach the bag to your baby buggy to make it even more portable! Carefully consider whether your chosen baby bag is up to the task of carrying essentials like nappies, a changing mat and baby wipes, without weighing you down. Does your chosen bag have handy side pockets and insulated side pockets?
Not all changing bags are created equal – but if you find the right fit, you’ll be sure to make your life – and baby’s life – much simpler and more enjoyable.