Okay, you have decided you want to be a member of team backpack diaper bag. Awesome. We are always recruiting. Before you rush out and buy any old backpack and start stuffing it full of baby products there are a few things you will need to consider. After all, you want your new diaper backpack to be perfect for you… don’t you?
Big pockets closer to your back
Most diaper backpacks will feature a large pocket to help you fit in usual sized baby items. This pocket should always be as close to the shoulder straps as possible.
Carrying heavy items closer to your back helps prevent back pain that can occur when lugging a heavy diaper bag around all day.
Built-in baby wipe pocket
A popular addition to backpack diaper bags is a pocket made specifically for baby wipes. Because your baby can dirty himself up at a moments notice, a baby wipe pocket allows you to grab a baby wipe without having to undo zips or dig through your backpack.
Some backpacks will come with their own baby wipe dispenser while others will come with a slot allowing you to use your own baby wipes container.
Padded straps are almost mandatory on all backpacks. Without padding the straps of the backpack will dig into your skin. Resulting in uncomfortable pressure or worse; chaffing.
Number of pockets
The more pockets your backpack diaper bag has, the more organized you can be. It’s that simple.
I like to have each individual baby item in its own pocket in the backpack. While it will take some time to remember the filing system, once mastered it will allow you to locate items at a moment notice .
Just be sure that the pockets are deep enough to carry everything you need like diapers, wipes and whatever else you need to bring along on your babies day trip.