Baby Changing Bags

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When taking your baby out and about it can sometimes feel like you need a suitcase to be prepared for every eventuality. That is why it is important to invest in a baby-changing bag that will allow you to pack everything efficiently and still be portable. Years ago finding something that was practical and stylish was almost impossible, but now the choice can be overwhelming:

• Should you go for a bag with a shoulder strap or one you can carry on your back?

• Should you go for a deep bag or a slightly wider one with more pockets?

• Which features are essential and which ones can be compromised on?

• Should you pick a plain bag or go for something slightly prettier?

These are just some of the decisions you may be faced with when browsing through the large amount of products on the market today. That is why this simple guide will be useful to help you to think about the things you will need from your baby-changing bag and ensure you make the right decision.

Detachable baby changing mat

A detachable changing mat will ensure you can change your baby anywhere, even the best laid plans may go awry! Having a mat in your bag means you will be able to change your baby in the car or at a friend’s house who doesn’t have children and not worry about any mess.

Compartments

Different compartments will ensure that you can organise your nappy changing bag and be able to find everything quickly and easily. Deeper bags with less compartments may seem attractive as they hold a lot, however, it may mean you end up rooting round at the bottom of your bag looking for what you need. There are also bags available that have separate compartments for your keys or phone, meaning you won’t need to take a handbag out with you.

Shoulder strap or backpack?

Whilst nappy bags with shoulder straps may look more stylish, they can get in the way when taking more than one child out, or during a trip to the park, for example. There are baby changing bags available that are stylish and can be worn on your back, leaving your hands free.

Pretty or practical?

It may be very tempting to buy that gorgeous pink shoulder changing bag you’ve seen, however, when it is dad’s turn to take little one out at the weekend and give you some peace he won’t be thanking you! Always think about whether your other half will be happy to wear the bag.

Accessories

There are some very handy accessories available with some ranges of bags and when it is difficult to choose between two styles, this may be something to consider. Inbuilt messy stuff bags, insulated bottle pockets or dummy holders are all things that are available and can be very useful. Look around and see what is available, you could find something really useful that you didn’t know was on offer.

Cleaning

When you arrive home after a day out the last thing you want to do is spend a long time cleaning out your baby-changing bag. That is why it is important to look at how you clean your bag before you purchase it. Some go in the washing machine some have an easy wipe clean lining but when choosing your bag, make sure cleaning will be a simple job.

Having a few criteria in mind when shopping for your bag will make it much quicker and a simpler job. Think about what you need from your bag to suit your lifestyle and have this in mind when you are looking. Having certain criteria in mind will ensure you do not waste your whole day trawling around to find what is on the market. Instead, you will know what you are looking for. Happy shopping!

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