Designers are now listening loud and clear to fathers needs everywhere. Make me a diaper bag that doesn’t make me look like Im wearing a purse, is the cry that dads have been silently screaming all these years. Well maybe not that silently because dads everywhere now can have a messenger bag that looks cool and is also a diaper bag.
I can remember it like it was yesterday. My kids and I decided to go to an amusement park, mom was out of town, but that wasn’t going to stop us. We got the kids in the car and took off. Once we got there I got the stroller and the kids out of the car and saw it sitting there in the trunk. My wife’s bright green, floral print, Shanghai Tang diaper bag was just staring at me. For those of you who don’t know, as I didn’t, Shanghai Tang is a really sheik Asian designer brand. I didn’t want to take it out but I had no other bags so I reluctantly slid it out and insecurely hung it on the back of the stroller.
Messenger bags for men are now available that fathers can finally wear with pride. So what makes these messenger bags different? Other than being made in ultra stylish designs and high tech materials these bags have all the essential characteristics of regular diaper bag.
Changing Pad: If you had to choose one thing in a diaper bag for dads it would be a changing pad that folds out easily and is cleaned with a swipe of a baby wipe. Now you can have it with a dad diaper bag.
Baby Bottles have a home: If you’ve ever had a baby bottle leak in you’re bag you’ll appreciate this one. Most baby bottles after being throwing in the dishwasher several times need to be held upright in order to keep them from leaking. Part of this is due to the fact that bottles these days are designed to let air in so that the infant doesn’t need to open their mouth and stop drinking to release the suction. Either way, having a vertical compartment for baby bottles is key.
Stroller Ready: One bad thing about using a backpack as a diaper bag is that they don’t fit properly on the back of strollers. They’re awkward and cause the stroller to tip over as soon as the child gets up. Modern dad messenger bags fit strollers well and keep them in balance.
Spot For Mom: OK, mom we understand. There are also pockets for mom if she ever gets stuck taking our bag. Now she knows how we feel – maybe.
Keep It Together: These bags are build with the busy dad in mind. As you’re child bolts out of the bathroom and you have to snatch your bag up with your free hand, don’t worry your goods are safe. These bags are designed with Velcro as well as buckles to keep them closed when on the fly.
Dads are now proud to wear their diaper bags for the simple fact that they’re cool and functional. Beware moms, dads got the gear!