(Closed) diaper backpack or bag?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
  • poll: bag or backpack?
    Diaper backpack : (9 votes)
    45 %
    Diaper bag : (11 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 2
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I’ve used both for different situations. Backpack is great for hands free and dads.  What I ended up using most was a large coach purse I had. Good luck.  

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    I prefer a shoulder bag. It’s much easier to swing around and grab things out of when your hands are full.

    Do you have a pump that you may need to lug around at times? If so, then do the opposite type. For example I have a shoulder strap diaper bag and a backpack style pump. That way if it’s just me and baby, its easier to carry everything. It’s never been terribly vital, but it’s been convenient.

     

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

    Juju bee bff. Its a bag and a backpack

    Post # 5
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I have a bag and dad has a backpack.  We also have a diaper cluch which is a must have it my book. The cluch unfolds into a changing mat and has a pocket for diapers and wipes. Huggies also makes refillable wipe cluch. When I go to change them I never take my whole bag so u don’t think it matters to much I think Whsts in the bag is key

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    We have both.  I have a bag, Darling Husband has a backpack.  I do still want a diaper clutch as well.  

    Really, I hate back packs.  My work bag is a shoulder/cross body bag.  DH uses a backpack for his work bag.  So really, its not surprising we went this route.  

    We knew early on we were getting separate bags.  We will both have time with the baby alone (DH is taking some pat leave when I go back to work.)  So we decided we’d each have our own bag with our own organization, etc.  

    Post # 7
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    We have a diaper bag. We usually keep it in the car when we go places because we don’t have to use it that often. When we do take it with us, it’s nice to be able to sling it over the stroller handle bar, and that’s why I’d choose a bag over a backpack.

    Post # 8
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I use a small kid’s LL Bean packpack. It fits under her stroller, and everything we need fits in it. I rarely use her diaper bag- only if we’re going to be out all day.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I’m going to be traveling on a plane with my 11 month old for the first time this week….alone. I hadn’t thought of a book bag but I just might try it! I will definitely need my hands b/c I will have a suitcase, a stroller, a carrier, AND a diaper bag. I plan to check the suitcase and carrier at the front & the stroller at the gate. I will need something extra convenient for the baby’s stuff. 

    Do you all recommend a diaper backpack when doing airport traveling? Is it really too difficult to swing around and grab something when you need it?

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If you’re planning on doing any baby wearing, I’d go for a backpack. My cute messenger style diaper bag is basically useless when I’m baby wearing and it’s a pain to carry it by the handles with one hand. 

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    KatieBklyn:  Not baby wearing. Gonna put him in the stroller most of the time.

    Post # 12
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    KatieBklyn:  That’s funny, I would have said to get a diaper bag if you’re baby wearing. It probably depends on what you’re using to baby wear, but I use an Ergo and wouldn’t want to/be able to use a backpack while wearing the Ergo.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I had a diaper bag but ended up switching to using a small one shoulder back pack I got for free from Nestlé. The diaper bag just seemed so unnecessarily large for my purposes. I just needed some changing supplies, change of clothes and a few other odds and ends Mostly it wentirely under my stroller or in the car. When we have baby #2 U’ll probably just get a bigger back pack. I did see a woman in an airport once with a really cute diaper bag that could be used as a pack pack or over the shoulder, purse style. That would be the best of both worlds!

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Cory_loves_this_girl:  That’s true, it probably depends! (I’m also assuming front carry, not back.) I use a mei tai most of the time. The straps aren’t padded, so a backpack would be fine. 🙂

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