So, you’re expecting! Congratulations! If you already have little ones then you probably know that your nappy bag is basically your bestie as a Mum – you just can’t live without it.

The best nappy bags are designed to be stylish while also meeting all your needs when you’re out and about with your little one, keeping you organised and ready for anything (and I do mean ANYTHING) your kids can throw at you!  

OK then that makes finding the perfect nappy bag kind of important, so what do you look for when choosing the perfect nappy bag?

Let's start with the top six essential things you to look for when choosing the best nappy bag for your family.

1 Spacious organised compartments -

The best nappy bags available feature unique compartments that are specifically designed to organise all your baby gear. You will need a bag that is spacious enough to carry the mountain of baby items you need for a day out but also organised enough to be able to find what you need when you need it without rummaging through one large messy compartment. Look for a bag that has a variety of different size compartments to help you organise your items easily. We also love nappy bags that can fit things like your laptop so they double as a work bag, a travel bag or a weekend bag and last for years after your little one is out of nappies. 

2 Waterproof and spill proof –

Your nappy bag will go on a lot of outings and adventures with you, so it needs to be durable It will have to deal with sticky little hands, baby spit-ups, soiled clothes and spilled snacks. Look for a bag that is made of spill-proof fabric that is easy to simply wipe clean. You'll also want to look for a bag that has a waterproof lining that makes cleaning up accidental spills of liquids or creams easy peasy.

3 Easy access 

One thing parents learn pretty fast is some items need to be ready to access at a seconds notice so pockets on the outside of your bag that allow you to store items such as baby wipes for urgent clean-ups, dummies when baby decides to have a meltdown or drink bottles when they simply MUST have a drink right now! Look for well-designed easy access pockets on the sides and front of your nappy bag.

4 Comfort is key

You will be carrying your nappy bag around a lot, sometimes for hours at a time during day trips to the zoo or family outings so it needs to be comfortable to wear. Look for a bag with wide padded straps or a padded back panel. This will help distribute the weight evenly and reduce pressure on your shoulders and back which is so important as a new Mum Thin straps will dig in especially when your bag is fully loaded and are a huge no-no.

5 Accessories

Look for a nappy bag that includes the accessories you need on the go. A matching changing mat for unexpected changes while you’re out and pram clips to attach your bag to the pram are pretty essential so be sure to confirm they are included with your bag and not an extra purchase. 

6 Style

Nappy bags come in all shapes and sizes, and you want to choose a bag that suits your personal style. Whether you prefer a nappy backpack, a tote, or a convertible nappy bag there is a nappy bag out there for you. Look for a bag that matches your personality and your needs. It’s also worth going for a unisex style or purchasing a second bag that your partner or the grandparents will be happy to carry as you will defiantly find yourself asking others to carry the bag.