Types of Diaper Bags

Diaper Bags

Diaper Bags are one of the most useful baby accessories to have. If you're a parent or caregiver, you'll need a diaper bag for a day out. A diaper bag can be one of the most versatile, too, depending on your needs and the occasion. Below is an introduction to the types of diaper bags and what they have to offer for parents.

An off-the-wall diaper bag has no interior or exterior straps or handles. It's simply a canvas bag that you pull over your shoulder and it stores all your essentials in a waterproof, flexible way. There are some really funky designs that combine a backpack with a diaper bag; the result is usually super casual and fun, though they aren't particularly practical. Some even have built-in pockets so that you can stash a multitude of baby items, from diapers, wipes, bottles, receiving blankets, clothes, etc. A few of these come with a zippered interior pocket where you can stash your cell phone, keys, or pens and pencils.

The Diaper Bag of Today is designed for convenience, instead of fashionable design. Modern bags fit in with a stroller and backpack, instead of hanging over the shoulder like the old ones did. You might want one of the more modern designs that sit on the counter, giving a streamlined look and allowing easy access to all the gear that you need. The main benefit of this kind of bag is that it has pockets and compartments for all of your diaper bags and items.

Another option is a messenger bag. A messenger bag sits over the shoulder and can be carried like a normal diaper bag. Some are big, like a backpack, and others are miniature handbags that easily fit into a clutch strap. These are great because they can serve as a backup for when you need a back-up bag to bring along with you. You can also buy a larger size, like a shoulder strap messenger style, and use it in place of your regular diaper bags.

There are also several styles of diaper bags that aren't a traditional purse. Traditional bags have been around forever, but today there are several new options in which you can dress-up your plain purse. Pouch designs are extremely popular, and many come in styles that look very much like a traditional handbag. You can find a clutch style that hangs over the shoulder, or even a small purse with no strap that allows you to tuck it under your arm.

Many diaper bags are now coated with a fabric that has pockets. This fabric is coated in a color that matches most of your other accessories, like your stroller, laptop computer, etc. Some of the coatings look like purses and have several pockets, while others are solid colors. The nice thing about having pockets on a bag is that it makes it easy to grab what you need without having to fidget with a baggy diaper bag!

If you don't want the coatings on the diaper bags to match your other items, you can choose a neutral color like black, brown, or tan for your bag. In addition, some companies make diaper bags that are made from organic materials like cotton and hemp. While these may be more costly than those made from more traditional materials, they are much more environmentally friendly, so if you are concerned about the environment, you may want to consider this option. If you are allergic to fabrics treated with harsh chemicals, however, you may want to go with a fabric with natural chemicals treated with phthalates.

Diaper Bags are typically made from a combination of nylon fabric and soft cotton fabric. These fabrics are combined in a way that causes them to have a soft, comfortable feel while providing excellent protection from leaky diapers. Many of the more expensive Diaper Bags are made out of leather, but there are many inexpensive ones available if you don't want to spend that much money. There are also numerous designs available in Diaper Bags that features pockets and closures that allow you to carry all necessary baby items with you. For instance, a popular brand that makes disposable diaper bags is Skip Hop, and their designs include both shoulder straps and a mobile. Some of the items in their Diaper Bags range include baby bottle holders, insulated bottle pockets and zippered pockets to hold extra diapers.