How important is a well organized diaper bag
jump to contentmy subreddits
limit my search to /r/BabyBumpsuse the following search parameters to narrow your results:see the search faq for details. Trust me, been there, done that.
I use whatever cheapest and has a design I like, usually from a thrift store. If it nike doesn have enough pockets, I just group like items together in sandwich bags and store them that way. Diaper bags don last long around here, things get spilled, food gets forgotten, wet bags get accidentally left in overnight and start to smell, so I consider them pretty disposable.
This is my first nike baby, but I got a big tote bag from Vera Bradley. (Not sure if you like that brand.) I think it was called the Get Carried Away Tote. Basically, it huge. I think it the biggest bag they have that isn luggage, lol. (18in wide, 17in tall, 7in wide) A lot of people left reviews on that bag saying it was perfect for a diaper bag; the seemingly unlimited space, awesome pockets insi nike de and out, two plastic lined pockets. It awesome.
A common complaint I heard is that after a couple months, a regular diaper bag is too small. But, it your call. I choose to get a tote bag that was durable, stylish, and something I be able to use after the baby isn a baby anymore.
As far as size, I sure you be able to get around with something a little smaller. I just a Mary Poppins type lady. I really recommend Vera Bradley, though. Her bags always have awesome storage, are very durable, and can be washed easily. If you aren interested in the patterns, there are plain black ones, and they have released some color block bags with little to no pattern. Plus, there is a wide variety of totes for you to choose from as far as size goes.
Another general rule, find something with a hard base so you can set it down with falling over. Just something a friend suggested.
I nannied for a two year old in diapers and got away with using a target “work tote” that came with a laptop sleeve. I added a wet bag nike and various cosmetic travel cases. In the laptop sleeve put a kushies changing pad (they are thinner than diaper changing mats and go in the washing machine and dryer), wipes, diapers (It could hold 6 or more), travel size butt paste and hand sanitizer. I would put spare clothes in one cosmetic case, packaged snacks in another, and my own things in another. They all felt different, so I could reach in my bag blindly and pull out what I needed without having to dig. I liked having the food items in a place where they wouldn touch any diapering items (the parents bag had everything thrown in together and it grossed me out.) It a system I plan to return to, and it didn look like a diaper bag, and I still use that tote now that I not working with kids in diapers. On all the items I had I think I only spent $30. Another very simple option is getting the SkipHop Pronto and throwing it in your purse or Daddy backpack.