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Don't Fear the 'Man Purse'!

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Attention, dads-to-be: Your lives are about to change ... FOREVER!

man holding baby

Dan Fitzgerald: Sure, nothing too groundbreaking in that statement, but I'm not talking about
sleep schedules, social schedules or sex schedules. I'm talking about diaper bags, a.k.a. "man purses." I'm sure that, like me, you looked at that giant designer flowered bag your wife got at her shower and said, "No flippin' way am I carrying that around." You probably even asked for your own, more "manly" diaper bag. Newsflash: They don't exist. Sure, it might be a different color or have footballs on it, but it's still a purse. It's science.

So save time, arguments and money and just listen to me now: EMBRACE THE MURSE! It's gonna take a little bit, but after the first few months, you'll easily see how functional it actually is, and it will become your best friend (a best friend that doesn't drink beer or play fantasy sports). Seriously, everything you need for your child is right there in one convenient place! Now, it's still a mark on your manhood, but so is that ridiculous matching Elmo hat you have with your son.

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7 comments so far | Post a comment now
Rob G March 13, 2010, 10:03 AM

Interesting but not completely true. They actually make very manly messenger style diaper bags that can be purchased at many manufacturers. I know this because my wife got one so that we would both be cool carrying the bag around. (she hates obnoxiously feminine products, ie: the bag in your picture) So to all new dads out there, look around, it’s completely possible to own a diaper bag that doesn’t emasculate you in the slightest.

Claire March 13, 2010, 10:22 AM

Dan - they do exist. Check out Very cool diaper bags for men. Created by Chris Pegula, father of 3, who was in your very shoes so he started his own line of bags for dads.

Gail Cooke March 13, 2010, 1:37 PM

Why not just use a backpack.

Anonymous March 13, 2010, 4:30 PM

It’s not a purse; it’s a european carry all.

Sue March 14, 2010, 3:01 PM

I remember that from a Seinfeld episode.

Anonymous March 14, 2010, 4:58 PM

Don’t fear the reaper

mercaties March 14, 2010, 10:35 PM

There are a-lot of “manly” diaper bags out there. We have one that’s brown and blue and has footballs on it and one that is all black. Nothing girly about them at all.

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