I’ve always found typical diaper bags cumbersome. Honestly, they were usually more functional than pretty too. I always wanted a bag that worked well, but also looked like you could carry it proudly in public.
Yes, the traditional bags just didn’t work well. Only having one strap keeps you perpetually unbalanced. Over the course of time, it starts to impact your posture as well.
This is similar to carrying your baby only on one side for the majority of the time. Not only does that put more pressure on your hip, but it also affects your back muscles as well.
I remember when my husband pulled his back because he carried our newborn son solely on one side. After a visit to the chiropractor, he was told to switch off or the same problem would keep occurring and possibly get worse.
This example is exactly why any type of single handled bag should be switched to prevent back pain or injury. Often these bags are stuffed with so many things that the baby needs. It all adds up, which means more weight on Mom or Dad’s poor back and shoulder.
However, I recently learned about a wonderful twist on the usual diaper bags from Backpack Diaper Bags. Why wasn’t this around when I had my first child? This was ingenious. This had a spot of everything you’d need for the baby, but the format was much easier on your back, posture, and shoulders by distributing the weight more evenly.
Here’s another benefit: no longer would the strap fall off the shoulder when you lean to put something down. You know what I’m talking about. Sure, in the backpack one strap may fall down, but at least the bag would still remain on the other shoulder.
So, I chose a stylish bag for myself. It’s one of the few things I insist on as a mom. Not only was it sturdy and fit everything I needed for the baby, it also looked great with anything I wore. Because I no longer use a purse because I don’t want the extra hassle of carrying too many things, the diaper bag has become an all-in-one bag for me.
When my husband noticed how much happier I was with the backpack diaper bag, he insisted on trying it out. He even filled it to the brim, and then he carried it while holding the baby. After ten minutes, he was convinced that this was much more comfortable than our old bag.
At first, he said he was willing to carry my bag, but as soon as he saw a “manly” looking bag he chose that one instead. I had to laugh at the excitement in his voice when he discovered this.
I often forget that dads have been subjected to feminine bag designs for so long. I’m not sure why it took so long for someone to meet this need, but I’m glad the baby market is beginning to include dads too.
Once our other friends saw my husband carrying his backpack diaper bag, they all wanted to try it out and asked where they could get theirs. You’d think it was Christmas or something by the way they reacted when they tried it on.
If you’re not a parent, you may not understand why parents would be so excited about something like this.
You see, being a parent is tough. Nothing can turn you inside out like your child. Sure, babies are cute, but they require so much: attention, affection, protection, etc. If you have a newborn, it’s draining in every way. So, anything that helps us deal with parenting better is worthy of our consideration.
That’s where this backpack diaper bag style comes in. If I’m going to be stuck carrying things for my kids for the next couple of years, I need something that puts the least strain on my body. I want to enjoy my time with the baby, rather than dealing with a pulled muscle.
It will be interesting to see what else comes out for babies. It seems as if there are so many options out there, but I like that new products are forcing older ones to improve. I’ve seen a growth in dads taking on more of the traditional mom duties, which is wonderful. Parenting as a team works best, rather than splitting responsibilities.