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Diaper Bag Alternatives
Becoming a mom does not mean you have to become dowdy, unfashionable and old-fashioned. If the idea of wearing a traditional diaper bag gives you the willies, there are plenty of alternatives that you can use instead. Although your baby might not agree in another 10 years, you are still cool and fashionable now and can have the diaper bag to prove it.
Instead of purchasing a bag made specifically for moms with babies, buy any bag that catches your eye. The best material for a diaper bag is something washable or water resistant so that it doesn't collect stains, so avoid delicate materials, such as suede.Accessorize the inside of the bag yourself to make it equipped for your baby's needs. Purchase a small, travel-size changing pad in a color that matches your bag, as well as a travel wipes case. You might also want a bottle insulator, pacifier pouch and small zippered bag for wet items, such as an outfit that got dirty.
For a mom on the go who prefers a two-strapped bag to the less practical one-shoulder diaper bag, use a standard backpack instead. Almost any backpack will do because they are usually made from washable, stain-resistant material and are roomy enough inside to fit all of your baby's needs.
Like the purse, your backpack can be filled with cases and bags to organize your baby's things, such as bottles, wipes and diapers.
If you like to travel light and the thought of a heavy diaper bag makes you feel weighed down, you can use a clutch instead. This works best if you are nursing, so you do not need to include formula and bottles, and if you won't be out for a long time.Fill a clutch with just the essentials, such as one diaper and a few wipes wrapped in a plastic bag. If your baby takes a pacifier, clip it to his shirt and attach any toys to his stroller or car seat.
One way to travel bag-free is to utilize the basket underneath your baby's stroller. This handy tool is a wonderful way for moms to store everything you might need without having to carry a diaper bag along. Fill the bottom of the stroller with diapers, wipes, an extra outfit, burp cloths, pacifiers, bottles and some toys and keep them there to be used when needed. Choose items that you won't miss in the house, such as an outfit that you don't particularly like, and keep them there at all times so you are always ready to go without having to pack up.
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