One practical push present idea is a diaper bag. Fully functional yet completely fashionable, every new mom needs a nice bag to tote their baby accessories in. We will operate under the assumption that you are not a handbag aficionado and need a little hand-holding when it comes to making the big purchase. Here are some things to keep in mind when buying a diaper bag.
Putting form over fashion when it comes to a woman’s bag sounds like an oxymoron, but this is a diaper bag, it serves a distinct purpose, the main one, is in the name! A diaper bad is to carry diapers! And yes, that’s diapers plural. To be safe, Parents.com recommends that you carry as many as one diaper for every hour of your outing.
Count Those Pockets
By the time you cram in the diapers, you’ll also need to find room for the baby wipes, changing pad, diaper-rash cream, burp cloths, blanket, extra outfit, sun protection, toys, pacifiers, and anything else that is essential to have with you.
Since the baby will take up most of the mother’s attention, it is important for mom’s to have a bag that allows everything to be easily organized and quickly accessible. Fumbling through a bag costs you precious seconds, and those moments can be the difference between your baby taking a nap or crying all night.
Be Realistic About Your (Wife’s) Lifestyle
It has become commonplace in supermarket magazines to read about products that celebrity moms use.
That’s great. But it’s important to keep in mind that a star’s needs are likely very different than yours. In many cases, they can afford to have multiple items for different functions. Not to mention, many have full-time staff members to help them carry the bags you never see. Oh, and they also get a lot of the products they use for free – including push presents. Why not, after all, they are advertising products so regular folks like you I get interested.
You need only visit your local shopping mall to find a rugged man with a frilly pink diaper bag slung across his back. The reality is, many men will spend countless hours holding their lady’s diaper bag. In this case, opt for a bag that is somewhat neutral and won’t embarrass anyone who might get stuck holding it.
Babies slobber. Bottles leak. Diapers ooze. Yuck! The bottom line is that your diaper bag will get soiled with all sorts of liquids (and semi-solids!). When choosing a material for your push present diaper bag, be cognizant of what it is made out of — both the interior and the exterior. Find out if the bag can get wet and how easy it is to clean.
A diaper bag has the potential to hang around as an accessory long after your baby has turned into a toddler…and your toddler into a full-grown kid. Choose wisely and your wife will enjoy this push present for years to come.