When you start registering for a new baby arrival, an absolute essential is THE BABY BAG. The carry all you can’t leave home without. But your options are tons of pretty flower patterns or large purse looking designs appear. We love them all, but dear husband…not so much.
Many times women forgot that Dad is going to have to carry that bag as well. And for a first time Dad, well that might not be a possibility. Especially, if the man in your life is anything like my husband, Mr. Minimal, (I can’t even get him to take a carry-on bag when traveling), going from no bag to pink bag isn’t going to happen.
So when we came across the Diaper Dude line we thought this might be an option for the man’s man bag. Don’t even think of calling it a M-urse in front of these types. The Diaper Dude bags are designed with Dad in mind. They are neutral colors, masculine and stylish from the outside. We left on my desk in my office and use my hubby as a guinea pig. When he noticed them he picked them up immediately and started checking them out. Opening them up, eyes wided…score! He loved them. “These are great. I could use this for the gym or game day, etc…”He had no idea it was the dreaded BABY BAG. When I told him it’s actual purpose he was shocked. But actually relieved that there was something out there that even he would use. We got the stamp of approval when he said “I would totally use these even if I didn’t have a baby!”
The two styles that stood out and would be a great gift for a new dad would be the Convertible Backpack or the Messenger II. Both are strong and durable but very lightweight. We put these through the wringer and they still look new. We have no doubt that this will last a very long time no matter how many times you open, close, toss or drop.
First the Messenger: We love the one strap that crosses the body. It’s comfortable and padded to help with the weight on your shoulder and the back. It has a phone holder in the strap so mom can keep tabs if needed;) An insulated bottle holder on the outside and a magnetic flap to keep it shut. When you lift up the flap it has a friendly reminder of what you’ll need to pack or refill before heading out as well as three separate compartments for things such as wipes, bibs, or snacks with Velcro closures. Inside it has one Large Compartment that zips for anything and everything you’ll need as well as a changing pad. It’s about 17 inches by 14 inches tall and comes in a variety of colors such as Black , Grey, Brown, Pinstripe and Camo.
Backpack: It’s almost a two for one! First it’s starts as a backpack. The bottle holder is on one of the straps and easy to reach even when wearing it. It has plenty of storage with three zippered external pockets. There’s a middle medium compartment with dad’s friendly reminder list that opens up forward and a larger zipper compartment. But what makes this so cool is that you can wear it either as a backpack or flip it to the side, remove and hide the straps and you’ve got a large messenger bag. Easy and multi-purposed. It comes in three colors Black, Grey & Olive and retails for $109.99 but it will last you well past the days baby still needs it and Daddy actually wants it.
For more information visit www.diaperdude.com