When picking the actual bag, you can expect to choose among hundreds. The choice depends as much on your personal style as on how light or heavy you like to travel. On one end of the spectrum are plain, sleek, black numbers that can do double duty as bags appropriate for the office. Others are less shy about their identity—the ones that shout “I am the proud parent of a baby!” and are decorated with designs of teddy bears or rattles. Some are so roomy that they could easily be converted later into real luggage.
Shop around to find a bag that suits your style and feels comfortable slung over your shoulder. Resist bags that have little handles that you need to grasp; you’ll need your hands free for other things!
Our parenting advice is given as suggestions only. We recommend you also consult your healthcare provider, and urge you to contact them immediately if your question is urgent or about a medical condition.