My Baby Diaper Bag » Diaper Bag Your #1 Source For Information and Reviews About Your Baby Diaper Bag Tue, 16 Nov 2010 02:34:09 +0000 en hourly 1 Four Different Types of Baby Bags Mon, 15 Nov 2010 02:50:21 +0000 mark Nowadays, moms never leave the house without bringing a baby bag. They consider baby bags as a necessity when they bring their baby along with them. Baby bags are actually more popularly known as diaper bags. This is where moms place baby things inside such as diapers, baby wipes, pacifiers, baby’s clothes, feeding bottles and much, much more. For travelling moms, this is the perfect accessory for them.

Since baby bags have become so well known in several countries, there is a wide variety of these bags that are now available on the market. You will be surprised with the abundance of various designs, colors, sizes and shapes available. Aside from that, the baby bags also differ in the materials that they were made of. There are even different styles of these bags that can suit the styles and preferences of mothers. If you are a fashionable mom and love branded bags, there are now designer baby bags available just for you.

When you look around and take a stroll at the mall in the bags section, you will find several types of baby bags that can surely leave you in awe. The types of bags that you will likely see are the following; handbag diaper bags, totes designer diaper bags, messenger diaper bags, clutch diaper bags, backpack diaper bags and bowler diaper bags. If you are not familiar with how these bags look like, just look at their descriptions. If the descriptions are not available, consult the sales associates who sell these products to know which type you are looking at. To give you an idea of each of these types of baby bags, let’s take a closer look at each of them. Listed below are some of the different types of baby bags and some basic information regarding each of them.

1.     Handbag Diaper Bag. This type of baby bag is very popular among mothers. Although they have been on the market for more than fifteen years now, they are still the most famous diaper bags to date. There are several celebrities and famous icons that are now using handbag diaper bags. This type of bag makes feel mother feel young and comfortable at the same time which is why many choose to it.

2.     Totes Designer Diaper Bag. This is another type of diaper bag that can interest you. One of its best features is that it is very roomy inside and has plenty of space allowing moms to place not only baby items but their personal belongings as well. This type of bag is very sophisticated in appearance for it has vertical side and a flat bottom on it. Another incredible characteristic of this product is that it has numerous compartments which are perfect for all the necessary baby things that you need to bring with you. The best way to use this bag is to hang them on a handle or place it under a stroller bag.

3.     Messenger Designer Bag. If you are the type of mom who loves freedom, then this type of baby bag is perfect for you. This bag is ideal for walks and areas that are hilly. The best way to use this back is to place it at the back or can also be hung on your shoulder. What makes this type of bag interesting is that it has straps that are adjustable and removable which is why moms can still move freely while carrying it and the baby. This type of bag is also highly recommended for dads for they are very comfortable to use.

4.     Clutch Designer Diaper Bag. This is one of the best types of diaper bags on the market. The main reason for this is that it is very light and easy to carry. It is also thin in form, compact and has straps for easy usage. Although they may be appealing to look at, it is not advantageous to moms who need to place a lot of baby things inside the bag for it has minimal space inside. Aside from that, it is also less sturdy compared to the other types. If you are going to a party or will only need to spend a small amount of time outside, this is the bag that you should use.

It’s good to know that there are several types of diaper bags available on the market these days that can suit the style, needs and preferences of every mother. If you don’t have one, then now is the perfect time to grab one for yourself!

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New Diaper Bag Tutorial Sat, 24 Oct 2009 18:51:52 +0000 mark Have you ever wanted to make your own diaper bag? Well I found this really good tutorial on how you can do it yourself. It is a really cute diaper bag and it doesn’t look that hard to make at all. Please comment if you are thinking about doing it.

Diaper Bag Tutorial

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Guide to entering daycare Fri, 02 Oct 2009 13:59:39 +0000 mark Whether you’re a new mom or seasoned parent placing your child in a day care facility is both exciting and scary. As a parent your goal is to find a day care atmosphere that best fits your families needs and wants. This article outlines some things to look for when entering daycare, especially what to pack and how to prepare your child’s diaper bag.

After interviewing and choosing a daycare feelings of anxiety many times arise about what your child will be doing and how they will be cared for when they are always from you. These feelings of anxiety can be eased by clear communication, understanding your provider’s policies and care techniques, and by clearly understanding your child’s needs and your expectations of a day care provider is necessary for a smooth transaction. Finding and sticking with one day care provider helps create stability, security, and comfort for both you and your child.

At the infant stage, many providers request specific items be brought to day care. However, as a parent you are left wondering if another child is wearing your child’s diapers, if your child is being changed frequently enough, if the clothing you have sent is appropriate for the weather, along with other common questions good parents ponder about their child’s day away.

These questions can be answered by following one specific rule. Send a prepared, organized diaper bag to day care each day with your child. As a parent, knowing that you have packed weather appropriate clothing, plenty of diapers that you can count upon picking your child up from day care to ensure the amount of times your child is being changed throughout the day, plus the comfort of knowing that you have sent every item you think your child may need throughout the day helps ease anxiety about sending your child to day care.

At this young developmental stage, your child has needs and desires that they cannot tell you. So by sending a prepared diaper bag to day care everyday you help eliminate both stress on your child and yourself. As a seasoned parent, and experienced day care professional my advice is as follows:

1. Talk to your day care provider to find out what they request each child bring to day care. Be sure to understand your provider’s requests and prepare your child’s diaper bag accordingly.

2. Prepare an emergency pack to be left at day care for your child in case of an emergency or forgotten bag. Having this emergency pack at day care will eliminate any unnecessary trips home to get your child’s necessities. In this emergency pack you should pack 5 diapers, a small container of wipes, and one weather neutral outfit labeled with your child’s name. I suggest packing these emergency items in a gallon Ziploc bag labeled with your child’s name. It is the best idea to request this emergency pack back with the change of the season. This will allow you to see what has been used and re-pack an outfit that is sized to your growing child and more weather appropriate.

3. Send a diaper bag that is both prepared and practical. Make a list of the necessities your child will need during the day while they are at day care. For example, 6 diapers, wipes, bottles, formula, food and utensils (age appropriate), a healthy snack (if the provider requests), burp cloth/bib, and a weather appropriate change of clothing. (Some parents like to also send an emergency medicine pack including a thermometer, Tylenol, etc.) A second list can be made meant for outings outside of the day care. A rule to remember is that your child care provider does not have time to shuffle through a cluttered diaper bag, so sending an organized, well prepared bag with your child is both beneficial for your provider and your child.

Choosing a day care for your child can be both exciting and scary. Clearly understanding what you want and need for your child will help you tremendously. Preparing an organized, well prepared diaper bag that your child takes with them to day care each day can help eliminate stress and frustrations as a parent allowing you to enjoy your child’s day care experience.

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Get Organized With A Diaper Bag Tue, 29 Sep 2009 17:35:46 +0000 erin A wise man once told me, “There are two things in life that are inevitable. Death and change.” As I mature, this statement rings loudly and stands tall in every aspect of my life. We see change in our political leaders and viewpoints, the economy, trends, everything. Things are constantly changing within our lives and it is our job as individuals to take change for what its worth and move on with the forever changing world.

Over the last few decades the roles women play within our society has changed. Feminist activist proved that women were just as capable as men. It became acceptable, and was almost encouraged for women to obtain careers outside of their homes, attend college, and live life with higher ambition, greater intelligence, and more motivational drive.

How homes were run has also changed over time. With more women obtaining college degrees and working outside of the home, families were forced to change how their home life functioned. Home responsibilities were more equally divided between the man, woman, and children.

Then and now, men were viewed as the head of the household, yet women were the underlying reason to why one’s home was run smoothly. With that said, the products women used and needed changed over time. A busy family means that mothers have a need to be more organized. New, trendy products are being manufactured to aid mothers in this ever-changing world.

Products to aid both parents have been created to help parents become more organized. Diaper bags were on the top of this list. Because more mothers were spending time outside of the home, having a bag that was easy, accessible, and organized was a necessity to have a smooth transaction between the mother’s home and workplace. In the beginning diaper bags were used merely as a transporting aid, however, as times changed mother’s used diaper bags as organizers for their children’s lives. Diaper bags not only hold diapers and wipes, they house several other necessities that the child will need throughout the day when their mother is at work.

Today, the new trendy diaper bag has come onto the scene that offers new organizational pockets and extra accessories in varied colors and styles for all family members to enjoy, making it very easy to organize a diaper bag. School backpacks and binders have hidden storage compartments with new age accessories that allow children to attend school in style but encourage organization. Children are encouraged to use and be proficient with new technologies all because times are changing.

In conclusion, change is inevitable. How you cope with change is entirely up to you, yourself, and no one else. From the change within diaper bags to the change within ourselves, one must always accept the fact that change will happen; it is our job to accept it and move forward.

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What a Child Wants in Her Diaper Bag Fri, 25 Sep 2009 19:47:26 +0000 mark I sit here with all of my 15 month old friends at day care carefully examining their snacks that Miss Amy, our day care provider, pulls out of their diaper bags for them.  Joey’s mom packed fish crackers, he’s pushing them around his tray helping them swim.  Gracie has string cheese that looks very funny when she pulls it away from her face.  Michael has the best snack of all… he has a cup of applesauce.  He eats his fruity snack in style because his mother packed a green elephant spoon for him.

I watch in amazement as one by one the children sit down to an utmost delicious, visibly nutritious snack and wait patiently for Miss Amy to pull my snack out of my diaper bag.  By this time, I’m sure your asking yourself, what did I pack as a snack for my absolutely adorable, extremely loveable baby?

Nothing.  That’s right, you packed nothing.  No delicious applesauce.  No cheese sticks.  No fish crackers.  You forgot to send an utmost delicious, visibly nutritious snack for your absolutely adorable extremely loveable baby!  An old saying goes, “it’s like stealing candy from a baby.”  The problem is, there was no candy to be stolen!  You plum forgot to send a snack with me to day care!

Now normally I wouldn’t complain all that much, in fact, I’d probably just cry until I got something remotely similar to what my friends were having.  However, this was not the first time that I was embarrassed to have such an unprepared diaper bag sent with me while you were away.  So I thought I’d write this letter with a bit of advice.

The obvious contents within a diaper bag are diapers and wipes.  Being the practical parents that you are, I am always clean and dry.  However, Joey’s mom packed A and D ointment in his bag.  When he got a bit of a rash, Miss Amy lathered up the A and D to make him feel better.  And boy did he!  He was running around pulling the books off the shelves in no time!  Personally, I’d like to have some diaper rash ointment in case I get a rash.

I’d love to have a change of clothes and it’s always nice to have an extra sweater just in case the weather changes.

Remember, when I was 12 months old and you forgot my binki so I had to chew on my sock?  How would you like to chew on your sock?  On that particular day, my teeth were hurting and I really needed some soothing rubber to chew on to sooth my gums.  For now on Mom and Dad, please pack me a tether or a pacifier, because socks really don’t taste good.

Gracie’s mom packs her this funny wiggly caterpillar that moves when you pull its string.  Michael has a cool mirror he likes to play with…. All I could find in my bag was an old, already used spoon and a plastic bag.  Trust me, these are neither fun nor safe for me to play with.  So please pack me a few extra toys to play with just in case we have to go to one of those not so fun, noisy adult places where you expect me to be quiet.  I can tell you this; I will no longer be sitting patiently in a grocery cart waiting for you to choose what type of peanut butter you’d like to have.  So take this as fair warning, bring extra toys to keep me occupied.

Michael’s parents who are overly protective, but extremely prepared organized an emergency bag that is kept in the pocket of his diaper bag.  In this emergency bag you will find: band aids, hand sanitizer, tissues, extra formula, baby Tylenol, feeding utensils, an extra sippy cup, a changing pad, she even packs a camera just incase something cute or memorable happens!

So Mom and Dad, as you can see, you really need to be more prepared in the future.  All of my friends parents have jumped on the organized bus of prepared diaper bags, I really feel as if you should jump on that bus too!

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Time to Fill Up the Diaper Bag Mon, 21 Sep 2009 21:39:42 +0000 mark Trying to remember everything that you may need while you are out with your little one is hard to do, especially when that little one is requiring so much of your attention. I don’t want you to be out and wish that you had something in your diaper bag but you forgot it because you were too busy. That is why I am going to compose a list of items you may want to have in your diaper bag. Please feel free to comment with your own experiences.
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Hand sanitizer and lotion
  • Extra breast pads
  • At least 1 maxi pad
  • Dr Boudreux’s butt paste(like desitin, but works better IMHO)
  • Infant tylenol
  • Ibuprofen for mommy in case of headache
  • Spare set of clothes for baby
  • Spare pacifier if using one
  • Small toy or rattle
  • 2 receiving blankets
  • Baby bottle (when they start solids they need water at that point)
  • Bottled water
  • Spare set of house keys and $20 in case of emergencies
  • Extra set of clothes including bra and panties if you have a reflux baby
  • As they get older and mobile you’ll want to add a travel sized first aid kit for boo boos
  • The Camera with a fully charged battery is nice to have
  • Bib

Some people may think this list is extreme and you don’t need all this stuff. I have seen some lists with just: diapers, wipers, sanitizer, bottle, blanket and nail clippers. I don’t see why you would need to clip your babies nails all the time but who knows maybe this person did. I mean it isn’t like we are packing away our baby safety monitors.

The diaper bag is a really nice accessory to have, especially for a guy. Guys normally don’t have purses so I guess you may call the diaper bag sort of a man purse. I mean, my lunchbag is sort of my man purse. It has a pocket in the front that I put things in that I want to be sure I bring home. Or I’ll put things in there at home that I may need throughout the day. I have to admit it is rather nice to have. I am pretty sure I will be using my diaper bag alot, especially because my wife and I are pretty active and we like to do stuff and I think that will just be compounded when our new baby arrives.

So to wrap this up, try to be prepared as much as you can because you never know what life is going to throw at you these days.

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Soon to be Dad Searches For a Diaper Bag Sat, 19 Sep 2009 15:04:05 +0000 mark One thing that went through my mind quite often when my wife started talking about diapers was, okay I hope she is cool with a more neutral diaper bag. My wife and I are going to use cloth baby diapers so it is important to have a diaper bag that each of us can wear proudly.

We went to target to do our baby registry and they didn’t have a ton of diaper bag choices. The brand that Target has is Eddie Bauer. I was totally cool with the one that my wife chose. She chose a brown and black diaper bag that didn’t have any fancy bunnies or princesses on it. But I guess that makes sense because we are going to be having a boy.  My wife liked it because since the diaper bag has both brown and black in it you can wear it with almost any color. Brown and black seem to be pretty good staples around here anyway, so that worked out good.

Some things to consider when looking for a diaper bag. You want to make sure that it has enough space in it for what you are going to need. For example my wife and I are going to use cloth diapers and they take up a bit more space than your normal diaper would and also you can’t throw them away you have to put them in a separate bag and take them home and clean them. This isn’t that big of a deal and we are cool with it since we won’t be spending all that money on disposable diapers.

You also want to make sure that you have plenty of room for other things. For example, it is also nice to an ipod and headphones along for a walk and a beverage also. So its a good idea to have places for baby things such as bottles and toys but also don’t disregard your need for stuff as well.

I also looked at messenger bags to use as a diaper bag but I could not find any that were going to be big enough for our needs. I used a messenger bag in high school for my book bag and it worked out great for that but I think for us a messenger bag would have been too small especially for cloth diapers.

So my search has ended for a diaper and we got the Eddie Bauer one from Target. We are really happy with it so far, but that doesn’t say much since we haven’t had our baby yet. I will be sure and update you how it goes.

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