Moms, we all know how ridiculous hard it can be to get out the door with kids in tow. You are bringing half of your house stuffed into a diaper bag, and it feels like you’ve run a marathon by the time you make it to the car.
With my first child, I had the typical over the shoulder bag, but when I had my second, I soon realized that this bag wasn’t working anymore. I retired my trusty old diaper bag for a backpack diaper bag, and let me tell you, I never looked back.
Backpack diaper bags are WAY easier to carry.
(especially with multiple little humans)
I remember the last day I carried my old diaper bag. I was taking both kids to a Dr. Appointment when my daughter was two and a half, and my son was just a few months old, and of course I was running late. After cramming a bunch of last minute stuff into my now bulging diaper bag, I threw it over my shoulder while trying to pick up an infant car seat. – (complete with infant child) I then bent down to attempt to pick up my toddler whose legs were “too tired to walk” only to have the diaper bag swing off my shoulder, slam into said grumpy toddler, and send her sprawling across the floor… (and the mom award of the year goes to…. not me!) Once I finally managed to pick up my now crying daughter, I could hardly even walk straight because every step I took was followed up by that bag banging into the back of my legs. A constant, annoying reminder of how much stuff I was hauling around.
When I got home from that Dr. Appointment I got online, and started my search for a diaper bag that was easier to carry. I came across the KayBaby Diaper Backpack on Amazon, and I loved the look and design. It had great reviews, and was affordable, so I decided to give it a try! … You guys, it changed my relationship with diaper bags forever. Carrying a backpack is SO much easier than any kind of over the shoulder bag. It feels secure, doesn’t hurt my back, and the rest of my body is free for carrying and picking up other things.
The KayBaby Diaper Backpack can be easily organized.
This backpack has several pockets for easy storage. It has a pocket in the front with inside insulated pouches specifically designed to hold up to three bottles, and there is still more room in that pocket for a few toys, some pacifiers, or other small items. It also has two side pouches on the outside. One of those pouches is for baby wipes. It has a little slit in it so that wipes can be pulled directly out of the pouch. No more digging for the wipes and fiddling with the container while your baby is squirming all over the place. They are easily accessible right on the outside of your bag. SO GOOD.
The other side pouch on the outside could be used for babies favorite lovey, or to store a few diapers for grabbing quickly, but I actually use it for my own water bottle! It is perfect size for this, and makes it easy for me to grab while I am out and about.
The back of this bag is pretty awesome too. It has a zipper about half-way down, so that you can easily open, and get to the bottom of the backpack without having to pull everything out of it. I admit that I haven’t had to use this feature too much, but for the few times that I have used it, I was very happy it was there!
The inside has plenty of pockets as well, one being a zipper pocket which is a good spot for my phone, and wallet. I don’t know about you guys, but I pretty much use my diaper bag as my purse, because who wants to carry more than you have to at this point?? Not this girl.
It is stylish and neutral!
I love the way this bag looks, and even my husband isn’t embarrassed to carry it haha! It isn’t too girly, but isn’t masculine either. It is a beautiful neutral gray and goes with just about anything you can think of. Plus, it is SUPER easy to clean. The material for this bag is high quality Oxford fabric, is water resistant, and almost spit up resistant too. My son had just finished nursing in my car one day and I sat him up too quickly, causing him to projectile vomit all over my lovely backpack… Guess what guys, it wiped off with a baby wipe almost completely, and when I was able to truly wash it at home with a little soap, it looked (and smelled) brand new again. This is HUGE because diaper bags… They go through a lot. Poor things.
Durability and comfort for an affordable price.
This backpack is durable, comfortable, AND affordable. Hard to find these days, but its the truth. It has thick, strong, adjustable straps that are very easy on the shoulders. The bag is very sturdy. It holds its shape well instead of just flopping over like some other backpacks, and the opening is wide allowing you to get things in and out easily. I have had this bag for almost a year now, and it looks just as nice as the day I got it. Like I said, diaper bags go through a lot, so it is important to have one that lasts!
Backpack diaper bags are the way to go.
I have used a shoulder diaper bag, a regular Jansport backpack, and a purse for carrying all of my baby’s diaper bag items in the past, and none of them compared to how great this backpack is. It has all the right compartments for all the right things, and even comes with a cute little diaper changing pad! It’s stylish, easy to clean, good quality, comfortable, and doesn’t break the bank. Definitely a win in my book! 🙂
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