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What I Look For In A Nappy Bag

What I Look For In A Nappy Bag

Finding the right nappy bag isn’t easy. Especially if you want something stylish AND practical.

Knowing what you want makes the decision making process a lot easier though. It allows you to eliminate those nappy bags that don’t meet the criteria, making way for the best ones to shine.

what to look for in a nappy bag

Nappy bag deciphering

After four kids and just shy of 10 years as a mum (I cannot believe it has been that long – and that I am old enough to say that!) I have fine-tuned my ability to look at a baby bag and know whether it is a yay or nay within seconds.
Yes I might write some off too early but they obviously didn’t strike my fancy in more ways than one so they were never going to make the cut.

what to look for in a nappy bag -Storksak caroline tan

My nappy bag must have

All bags are the same, right? Wrong! Each nappy bag has little quirks and signature details that make them unique, a lot of these are great but a lot I wouldn’t actually use. So here is what is a nappy bag must have for me to consider it.

Storage – Storage everywhere! Regardless whether the pockets are internal or on the outer of the bag, I like storage. Individual pockets are ideal because it allows you to store each thing in its own place. A designated pockets for sanitiser, tissues, phone/keys, formula canister, disposable hygiene bags, snacks, etc.

Nappy change mat – In this day and age, parenting rooms are everywhere so there is no reason a nappy change mat is not included in the purchase of a nappy bag. They are convenient, designed to fold and fit perfectly within the bag.

Accessory bag – While technically this should be included in the storage point, I like it when my nappy bags have a small, extra removable zipped compartment. These are commonly used for medicine, bandaids and whatnot but I use them to put a spare set of bubs clothes in just in case we suffer from the unimaginable poo explosion.

Size – I want space. Lots of it BUT the important and often tricky part about this point is that I also don’t want a huge awkward sized bag. It must not be in excess of the size of a large handbag. Which brings me to my next ‘must have’.

Style – I use my nappy bag as a handbag a lot of the time because I don’t want to be carrying two bags. It needs to look fashionable, on trend and come in gorgeous colours.

Practicality – Let’s talk handles. I am a bit of a pain in the arse when it comes to this because I want the option of a handbag style nappy bag where I can hold the handles and away we go but I also want the choice of throwing it over my shoulder when my hands are full. Just a sec, I’m not done. It also needs to be able to strap to my pram/stroller handle for convenience when on the go.

Wipe clean interior – Spills happen, especially when you have kids so the last thing you want is a bag you cannot clean easily. A wipe clean interior is an absolute must!

Storksak Caroline leather nappy bag tan

So is it possible to find a great quality nappy bag that offers everything above?
It sure is.
If you are looking for a new baby bag that offers everything mentioned above, and more, the Caroline leather nappy bag could be the answer you have been searching for.

Storksak Caroline leather nappy bag tan

It is made from soft pebbled leather, I love the tan but it is also available in black and navy blue. The Caroline features a very impressive 11 individual storage sections including one magnetic and two outer zippered pockets. You can read more about how great the Storksak Caroline Leather nappy bag is here.



 

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35 Comments

  1. 07/11/2016 / 6:24 am

    Great bag! Mine were all so daggy – but then I was often too lazy to use them! Thankfully that was a long time ago!

  2. 07/11/2016 / 6:48 am

    How lovely is this bag?! I too will be reviewing this one shortly. ;D I am in love with Storksak. Beautiful item. X

  3. 07/11/2016 / 7:02 am

    Great bag!
    I love seeing nappy bags that look fabulous.
    A friend of mine has her own handbag label (Sash & Belle) and she recently launched her nappy bag come business bag too. So clever. Pockets for everything and while it was designed as a nappy bag it also makes an amazing business tote. Which is why I bought it.
    This one looks just as impressive 🙂

  4. 07/11/2016 / 7:40 am

    What a lovely nappy bag! When my twins were born I chose a backpack style of nappy bag so I could have two hands free to hold the twins at the same time!
    Ingrid

  5. 07/11/2016 / 8:28 am

    Nappy bags have changed sooooo much in the course of my grand parenting years of knowledge which is now 20 years! I love how good they look now and I love your model!

  6. 07/11/2016 / 10:33 am

    I have to say that bag is gorgeous! I could have done with it 5 years ago! I am so glad I on’t really need a nappy bag anymore. We have one that we use if we are going to Mum’s or the inlaws for dinner and need to cart PJs for the girls to change in to, but other than that I just pop a nappy and a pack of wipes in my handbag now, and (fingers crossed) soon it will just be a packet of wipes (if Zee ever gets the hang of toilet training!). Still, I could see myself just using that as a handbag, if only it had padding for my camera, lol!

  7. 07/11/2016 / 12:14 pm

    I went for a Skip Hop bag I got off Amazon while our dollar was still mighty and only just got rid of it nearly four years later. Big enough to fit the essentials, change mat, plenty of compartments, pram clips and totally wipeable but not very handbaggy! Loving your tan number!

  8. 07/11/2016 / 2:26 pm

    My key for big bags is flat straps – nothing fancy. I think a good strap makes a heavy bag a lot lighter.

  9. 07/11/2016 / 5:27 pm

    Gorgeous Bag!! I use my own bags as a Baby Bag with an organiser insert, as well as the bag attached to the base of my Stokke Xplory Pram! xx

  10. 07/11/2016 / 10:52 pm

    Oh this one looks pretty! I always go for storage and style. I may need to treat myself with a new bag once this new bub comes along.

  11. 08/11/2016 / 1:33 am

    I am currently obsessed with oversized camel colored bags.

    #mummymondays

  12. 08/11/2016 / 3:15 am

    Looks like a fab and rather fashionable bag. There weren’t so many fashionable choices in my nappy bag day. Must confess, I’m rather glad those days are behind me.

  13. Rebecca B
    17/11/2016 / 5:48 am

    My struggle is just getting everyone focused and on task. I have often joked with my husband that we need a cattle dog to round them up when they start wandering!

  14. Amy Petersen
    17/11/2016 / 6:35 am

    Getting them organised and willing and wanting to leave the house! When something they would rather watch is on tv it’s almost impossible!

  15. Ashley Beech
    17/11/2016 / 7:16 am

    No matter how organised I am,
    I always forget something!

  16. Natalie Wright
    17/11/2016 / 9:08 am

    Making sure I remember everything, finally got round to writing a list stuck by the door, to ensure we have everything.

  17. Sarahmary
    17/11/2016 / 9:35 am

    Getting all of us dressed! Its like I’ll have just finished putting shoes on one, when i look over and the others just finished taking their shoes off. It feels never ending!

  18. Maree Gray
    17/11/2016 / 10:04 am

    Biggest struggle is getting everything and everyone organised, making sure we have everything we need!

  19. Teresa Clark
    17/11/2016 / 10:59 am

    Brushing teeth! whats with the arguing about that!! my biggest frustration of a morning!

  20. nicole larsen
    17/11/2016 / 11:42 am

    Great looking bag which has lots of style

  21. Ern
    18/11/2016 / 8:15 pm

    Getting where we’re going to on time. Taking this, grabbing that, packing this, not forgetting that, oooops wife needs to change her shoes, the little one has pooped himself, can’t forget that favourite toy, it’s seriously like herding cats.

  22. Mikaela C
    21/11/2016 / 11:06 am

    getting them out of the house with clothes on is always a problem!

  23. 29/11/2016 / 2:11 pm

    Always needing to go to the toilets once we’ve passed the door!

  24. Michelle
    29/11/2016 / 4:11 pm

    I am always forgetting things and having to go back when leaving the house.

  25. Jessica Craig
    30/11/2016 / 9:01 pm

    Leaving the house with my kids result in half of their toys coming too

  26. Eva Kiraly
    01/12/2016 / 7:38 am

    Keeping kids tummies satiated, and minds occupied, that’s my biggest dilemma when leaving the house!

  27. Laura Scriven
    01/12/2016 / 8:23 am

    Making them all go to the loo before we leave is always a challenge!

  28. 01/12/2016 / 9:08 am

    I love a stylish, practical nappy bag!

  29. Yvonne Giakoumis
    01/12/2016 / 11:43 am

    My daughter decides to soil her clothes when I’m unprepared. She ends up wearing mismatched clothes for the rest of the day.

  30. Kelly Ryan
    01/12/2016 / 5:28 pm

    Getting out always causes a little anxiety, ensuring that I am prepared for every scenario.

  31. Abby L
    01/12/2016 / 11:47 pm

    Our biggest challenge is convincing Miss 3 to put on her shoes!

  32. julie ford
    01/12/2016 / 11:50 pm

    fabulous looking bag so versatile and stylish be ideal for this busy mum of four

  33. Amanda S
    01/12/2016 / 11:53 pm

    Finding my keys. I let the kids down, they are ready before me every time.

  34. Debbie O'Donnell
    02/12/2016 / 8:47 pm

    My daughter would be so thrilled to have this bag.

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