When you become a mom, you’d soon realize how much stuff you would need to pack before you leave your home even for just a simple errand. You would not be able to anticipate what your baby needs when you are out since they could still not communicate with you that to be sure, you pack their whole closet.
This could be an ordeal especially if you imagine yourself lugging several bags or a mini suitcase even if you are just going to the store. To avoid this kind of situation in the future, you should purchase a trusty diaper bag.
Looking for a diaper bag could be difficult if you don’t know what you are looking for since there are numerous choices available in the market. Before you even start canvassing, you have to answer the most important question first; traditional or hybrid?
Ask your partner first
A hybrid diaper bag is a more purse-like bag to accommodate your things and your style without a bulky diaper bag ruining your whole outfit. But before you jump into buying a hybrid, ask your partner first. Why? Because it’s not just you who would be carrying the hybrid nappy bags, they would too.
Ask them if they are comfortable lugging it since some of these hybrid diaper bags does not look like the traditional diaper bag at all. They might be embarrassed carrying one in public. If they are not agreeable to the hybrid bag, choose the traditional bag (unless of course, you would be fine with the one always carrying the hybrid diaper bag that could be heavier than what you could accommodate).
Function or style
There are some features of traditional diaper bags that are not available in hybrid bags or vice versa. When you are faced with this dilemma, ask yourself what is more important to you, function or style? If you would be needing a diaper bag to hold all the essentials (and you consider a lot of things essentials) that you would need when you are going out with your baby, consider a traditional diaper bag. But if you have a trusty stroller or a hand me down diaper bag that you could use to store some of the things that you would be needing while you are out and about, then you could choose a hybrid bag.
Why not both?
If you have the extra budget, why not consider both? Then you would not have to choose between function or style. You could use the traditional diaper bag when you would just be doing some errands or you would just go to grandma and grandpa with the baby.
But if you would be going to eat out or to a swankier, classier event, it’s time to use the hybrid diaper bag to complement your outfit without having to sacrifice the stuff that your baby would need while you are painting the town red.
There are hybrid bags that are more masculine in appearance if this is the concern of your partner. Show these to them and you might agree on a hybrid bag that you both find to be stylish.