Have you had a chance to notice how much stuff
you need for such a small person?! And once you get said stuff, where do you put it?
Your diaper bag will be your new best friend. Promise. (Okay, well maybe besides your new little addition!) Plain or patterned, cloth or leather, masculine or feminine, there are TONS of choices when you're selecting a diaper bag. It's important that the bag you choose has all the features you will want and need, so here's a breakdown of some of our favorite bag lines.
You will not find a bigger bag than this! All your daily essentials and more will fit comfortably in our canvas/leather tote- complete with changing pad. Once your itty bitty grows out of the diaper bag stage, Amy Butler's bags are perfect to use as overnight totes, beach bags or carry on's. We all love double-duty products!
A second Amy Butler option is the cloth handle canvas tote. It's the same style and design as the leather handle tote featured above, except that you get a funky coordinating fabric on your handles. We love that the changing pad comes in a handy case that keeps it together and out of the way.
Mom and Dad will both enjoy the sporty style and durability of the Skip Hop Via Messenger bag. One feature we love- the stroller strap. It's conveniently (and discretely) attached to the should strap and effortlessly clips off to wrap around your stroller handlebars. It's perfect for shopping trips when you need to save your stroller basket for fun purchases!!
You get bang for your buck with the Skip Hop Bento Bag- part diaper bag, part lunch kit. The unisex design is ideal for parents with 1+ children. You can easily store your baby's bottles in the fully insulated side pockets and your toddler's snacks in the fully insulated bento kit that comes with the bag. The three plastic containers fit into the insulated bento bag and store away in a convenient pouch at the bottom of the bag.
The Bento Bag even has dual handles- one messenger strap or 2 shoulder straps with padded wrap-around. What will they think of next!
Petunia Pickle Bottom
Petunia Pickle Bottom is by far the most feminine diaper bag line out there. Their seasonal patterns, splashes of funky color and special touches, like embroidered patterns, set them apart from all the others. The Sashay Satchel bag (shown) carries like a purse or a backpack. Perfect for when your hands are full of little mischievous hands!
If you're children are a little older, of if you're just packing for a quick trip down the street it's safe to say you can take this snazzy little number. The Touring can be worn three different ways- as a small hobo, as a long-shoulder bag or strapped to the stroller with the Petunia Pickle Bottom stroller clips. And when you're done toting a diaper bag, how about using it as a purse? It's definitely cute enough!
Remember the "special touches" we mentioned? Here's an example of the embroidered patterns. Just a little something extra that enhances the style while still maintaining maximum durability and practicality.
The Boxy Backpack, besides being a great everyday diaper bag, has another special feature- the back of the bag zips down to reveal a fold-out padded changing mat. Say goodbye to public changing tables...and lots of germs! You can conveniently carry the boxy backpack over your shoulder or on your back. We think it would be great for Disney World...better plan a trip!
The Itty Bitty Bella Girls think this bag is divine. The Weekender, by Petunia Pickle Bottom is the perfect
travel bag or bag for long days out. A changing mat and wipe case each have their own spot so you can quickly diaper change on the go. Like all the Petunia Pickle Bottom bags, this one is great for using after baby has grown up. Take it on weekend getaways with your special someone (after all, you deserve it!) or on the plane for far away vacations.
It's probably worth noting that all the diaper bags shown come with their own changing pad. More than likely it will get many, many (dare I say...many!) uses.
Good luck narrowing down your search. It's a tough choice!
- The Girls at Itty Bitty Bella