There often tends to be more stylish diaper bags for girls and not as many for boys. I did a lot of research and found the trendiest bags for little boys that can be used by both mom and dad. It is time to say goodbye to those bulky, good for nothing, ugly bags for little boys that you have referred to as diaper bags. Now they are cool, look great, and can match just about any outfit that you can imagine.
- 1 How to pick a diaper bag
- 2 The best boy diaper bags 2017
How to pick a diaper bag
When it comes to having a baby boy, you may be wondering how to choose the best diaper bag. Besides going for the popular choice of ‘something blue’, there are a few other things you need to consider, such as ways to reduce your overall stress when away from the house. Diaper changes are obvious, but are you aware of the other ways a diaper bag can help you in a hurry? Keep reading to learn more.
A diaper bag’s main purpose is to provide the parent with an easier way to carry the necessities that a baby often needs when not at home. The first thing would be items for a diaper change, the basics include diapers, baby powder, and wipes. Depending on how long you plan to be away, you may need additional items, and to increase the number of diapers, etc. That is where the various options come in. Below are some factors to consider when shopping for a diaper bag.
Storage is Priority
The first thing you should consider when buying a diaper bag is the amount of storage available. This includes room to carry stuff, but also how it remains organized so that you can reach for it quickly, after all you will be carrying many items. In addition to the basics, you may want to use the bag for carrying your personal items to eliminate a purse, such as a cell phone, hand sanitizer, water bottle, keys, snacks, etc.
Diaper bags come in various sizes, from small compact ones for quick outings, to larger and more organized diaper bags that are for longer trips, such as overnight or vacationing.
Ease of Use
The second thing you should consider is how easy the bag is to use. You want to avoid diaper bags that will be hard to open, or takes forever to locate the item(s) you are looking for. This will only delay the situation you are trying to take care of. Take for instance you have everything prepared for a change, and your baby boy is on the changing table, you suddenly realize the baby powder or rash cream is still in the bag. You want to be able to easily reach in and grab it with one hand, so you can hold your baby with the other hand (you don’t want them to fall).
You should avoid diaper bags for boys that are designed with small openings, have a tight lining and that does not let enough light in to easily see what you’re grabbing. These can be like a black hole of baby products, which can become annoying.
Cost and Quality
Finally, you should consider the quality of the diaper bag and your budget. Higher quality diaper bags often cost a little more, but also last longer. If you are on a budget, you want to find a balance, that way you do not have to purchase a new diaper bag too soon.
The best boy diaper bags 2017
Below are a few diaper bags that will certainly catch your eye, like they did mine. Just because you have a little boy doesn’t mean that you have to forgo the cute and versatile diaper bags. It is time to go out with the old and in with the new.
Studio Diaper Tote
Not only does it not look like a diaper bag, it switches into a stroller bag. It is eco-friendly and free of any PVC materials, as well as has 14 pockets. So there are plenty of spots to put the bottles, diapers, binkies, cell phone, toys, etc. The pockets are lined by Agion antibacterial technology to help minimize germs.
Original Diaper dude bag
If you are a parent that switches between mom and dad duty, then this bag is perfect. It is a messenger bag that works for gender neutral, so you don’t have to worry about having two bags, and it comes in a variety of prints and colors. It has an ergonomic design, which means it will hold all the baby items that you need whether its a day out or a weekend trip.
Vintage Biplane Cevan Metro by Allen Ave Diaper Bag
Little boys need to be just as fashionable as their sisters or moms. So this bag is perfect if your the type to wear chucks and vintage tees. The white on gold has 12 inside pockets and it’s easy to clean, so no worries if juice or formula spills everywhere. It has an extra wide strap that makes it great for comfort and attached to a stroller pretty easy.
Loom go Tote
This is one bag that is not only water resistant, but it has the urban, yet sporty appeal. It can double as a gym bag or a work bag. It comes equipped with a changing pad, so you are certainly going to enjoy the plenty of storage and the versatility of this bag.
Merona Slouch Diaper Bag
This can be considered the little black dress of diaper bags. It is a basic black, but gets a bit of decoration from the Asian inspired print. It has multiple compartments which keep all your baby stuff in place and easily found when you need it.
Diaper Satchel by JP Lizzy
This satchel has been made with durable fabric and made for everyday use. The cute interior design will really make a statement, while all of the pockets that are in the satchel keep everything where you placed them. It has a magnetic closure that keeps everything inside, so you can be outside with confidence. The best part it comes in multiple colors such as pistachio and dreamsicle. It has a wipeable liner and faux leather exterior fabric, a changing pad, large zippered interior pocket, 2 open interior pockets, 2 exterior pockets, and 2 adjustable bottle pockets.
Ryan Baby Bag by Le SportSac
These cute diaper bags are really customizable and have plenty of patterns that you can choose from. This bag doesn’t actually feel like a diaper bag, which is great if you are an on-the-go mom. There are so many possibilities. It has a front zipper pocket, zipped main closure, back open pocket that comes with a changing pad, 2 side pockets for bottles, 2 interior open pockets, stroller straps, a handle drop and an adjustable and detachable shoulder strap.
Elliot by Nest Diaper Bags
Even though this bag is a bit pricy being around $350, it is definitely worth it. This is the most popular diaper bag from Nest Diaper Bags. It was known before as the Whipstitch, but since it has a new look, it got a new name and improved features. You are able to remain confident knowing that you are in style and still cool with the simplified stroller straps while you can remain that on-the-go woman that you were meant to be. It is made from genuine leather and has exclusive linings and custom hardware.
Diaper Bags by BabyMel
This is a great diaper bag that you can be seen in public with. It comes in three different prints which is great for no matter what type of baby that you are having. They are very functional and have plenty of pockets as well as coming with a changing pad.
There are plenty of features and colors that you can get in a diaper bag, but when it comes to having a little boy, well being trendy is hard to really do. You have to make sure that you are picking something that will go with your outfits as well as your little one. When it comes down to it these are the trendiest bags out there.