Personal experience will teach you a lot, they say. We can easily remember all the things that we did right, the same with our past mistakes, and the next time we’re in those same situations, we know what and what not to do. If you don’t learn from it, only then will it be considered a failure. Believe me when I say that what I stated earlier has some connection with baby changing bags. Mistakes usually occur when first time mothers are buying these bags for the first time. However, if you will do your research, mistakes can be avoided all together.
When out buying your first baby changing bags, you should be well prepared. Some of these bags can be very costly and you shouldn’t waste money on bags that are not suitable for your needs. One of the first things you should consider is the changing bag’s size and for how long will you be using it when you’re outside of the house. Compartments are necessary to segregate the baby things in the bag. Changing mat is a necessity when you’re out with your baby that’s why you have to buy a bag that has a place for storing it. The bag should be easy to clean, since we’re dealing with a baby’s soiled stuff it will be prone to getting dirty most of the time.
Although there’s no point in saying it, but I’ll say it nonetheless, these bags will contain things your baby needs. Know how long will you be out and your destination because these determine what items you’ll be bringing with you, making you prepared for the whole time. The things that shouldn’t be missing inside the changing bag are diapers, feeding bottles, infant formula, bottled water, and a set of change clothes for the baby. If you don’t know how many of each you will bring, determine first how long will you be out. In the course of the day, your baby may need other items aside from these basic things. You should always keep your hands clean for your baby’s sake and that’s why you need to bring a small bottle of anti-bacterial hand sanitizer.
Let’s not forget about the fathers here, because when buying baby changing bags, you should also consider if who will be carrying those bags. Men don’t usually have anything against carrying nappy bags except when the design is a little too girly for their taste. If you really love your husband, you wouldn’t want to see him carrying a changing bag in hot pink color and with flowery design. If he will be carrying the bag too, spend time in choosing something that will look good on him as well. Men usually prefer those backpack style bags because they’re used to carrying that design. Of course, we should buy bags that are gender neutral, meaning no girly colors here, so both of you can carry it.