Baby Accessories – The Baby Changing Bag

If you plan on taking a baby out with you anywhere then you need to take a substantial amount of items and supplies with you too. A blanket, a toy, dummies, bottles, tissues, a change of clothes, spare nappies, wipes, and creams, being just some of the essentials that you need.

It goes without saying that you need a bag to carry these things; it would literally be impossible to cope without one. Fortunately, there are plenty of baby bags on the market to fulfill your needs, but they are not all equal, and some, frankly, are a waste of time. So then, how can you be sure of getting a baby bag that completely meets your needs?

The bag should be fairly lightweight, since you will need to carry it around a lot, and all of a baby’s equipment will soon add pounds to it. A lightweight bag that is made out of a flimsy fabric is no good though, it needs to be tough, sturdy and well-constructed.

A bag that is both washable and waterproof is necessary, so look for ones made out of materials that meet those criteria. Washable because inevitably it will get dirty; there are just too many creams, bottles and dirty nappies around for it stay clean for long. Waterproof because you will get caught out in the rain at some point, and wet baby items and supplies are of no use to you until they have tried out again, and crying babies are not known for their patience!

For hygiene purposes, make sure there is a large enough pocket to store the dirty nappies in when you are out and about, so you can keep everything else clean. It really would be a nightmare to find that the change of clothes or the clean spare dummy has been dirtied too. And, having plenty of small side pockets will help you locate your baby’s things in a hurry, or even your mobile.

The next thing to consider is what added features it has. Whilst these are not essential, they can really make your life easier. Examples being having a bag with see-through linings, so that it is easier to find items hidden away at the bottom, or one with an insulated bottle carrier.

Other things to consider are whether you prefer carrying a rucksack, a holdall, or a satchel style bag. Depending on the design of your pushchair, you may find yourself running out of hands, especially on a shopping trip.

Finally, there is price and style to consider. Price wise, you are looking at anywhere from $10 for a second-hand one from eBay, to hundreds of dollars for a brand name designer one. As for the style, well, choosing that is the fun part, with so many attractive bags on sale, so choose something that reflects your dress sense and lifestyle.