The Final Bag-Ground Check: The not-diaper-bag bag
This is the minimal not-diaper-bag…diaper backpack, does that make sense? It didn’t make as much sense to us when we tried to search for the one diaper backpack we wanted. While searching for the perfect backpack to share with my husband we decided to go off the exclusive diaper backpack route and explore other routes (brands). Meaning, I had 1000 tabs open of potential bags we wanted to look at. Some we were able to find in most stores in Miami. Some were strictly online.
Instead of each having a separate diaper bag, we carry just one for both of us. I didn’t personally care for colorful backpacks or owning lots of different ones, nor having something with a million pockets on it. A minimal design is important to carry it at all occasions. All from playdates to picnics to the occasional swanky event. It also needs to be gender neutral for dad to feel just as comfortable as mom wearing it (hey compromise, right?). Next, we’re looking also for practicality and comfort to reduce levels of diaper changing stress. Finally, we are going to stay in the <$150 budget, but ugh, I want this. Any who, check out our narrowed down list below, yes, narrowed! (-Said the woman with 1000 open tabs for the past week)
First, here was some criteria that helped us narrow the list:
-We found that drawstring closures were time consuming when you needed quick access for a diaper or wipes so those were excluded. Although these were pretty tempting.
–Multiple Clasps like those from most biking bags weren’t as efficient either. But take a look at a good contender here.
–Roll up bags have great design but again, not efficient when handling a kid or looking for something inside the bag constantly. Some have wonderful designs, however, here.