Parents with babies often feel forced to sacrifice style for function daily. As pretty as they are, many purses don’t hold bottles, wipes or diapers — and don’t even get us started on the stain risk you take by having your favorite bag near a baby.
Every parent knows that having an infant means toting around a lot of baby gear. Carrying everything you need for a day (or night, you lucky thing) out with your baby doesn’t mean you have to give up looking good; stylish diaper bags are available, and they mean you can look great and still be prepared for whatever blowouts come your way. Before you purchase a diaper bag, consider where you’ll be using it and how long you’ll be away from home. You can choose the best diaper bag for any situation. With all the choices in stylish diaper bags, you just might need two.
There’s no need to sacrifice style just because you need something for all that baby gear. Even when it’s filled with diapers, bottles, and wipes, a diaper bag can be just as trendy as your handbag (and sometimes maybe even more!).
Mothers don’t have to give up their style when they become a parent. While some parents are fine with the plastic and cheaper diaper bags, many mothers prefer to select one of the best designer diaper bags. I prefer a designer diaper bag because I use my diaper bag as my purse. Instead of carrying two bags, I like to have a diaper bag that I enjoy, and that represents who I am as a person.
My one rule when I became a mother 15 years ago was that my diaper bag will never even remotely resemble a diaper bag. People who know me will tell you — I don’t do ugly. I’m not carrying some heavy, frumpy diaper bag. With all the options out there, especially with the eCommerce boom of the past two decades, you don’t need to sacrifice style for functionality anymore. So, I set out on a search for a diaper bag that I could use from day to night.
1. Elizabeth Leather Tan by StorkSak
This bag embodies sophistication and is structurally timeless. Celebrities love StorkSak as well. Angelina Jolie was keen on the Gigi (only available in the UK), but I’ve fancied the Elizabeth (seen here) since I saw it. It is made from lake washed leather, which ages with the bag and has brushed gold hardware. If you’re looking for a diaper bag that doubles for office attire — most laptops fit inside this beautifully.
2. Catherine Leather Almond by StorkSak
This diaper bag is my new favorite. I carry it everywhere and everyone thinks it’s Marc Jacobs! This Hobo Style Diaper bag makes it easy to fall in love with the carrying your baby’s accessories around.
3.Diaper Bag by Hip Cub
Hip Cub strives to combine fashion and practicality because a mother can have both. Moms want the designer look, but they need it to work for their everyday life. The Diaper Bag by Hip Cub comes in an adorable black and white thick stripes, perfect for all seasons.
It comes with some great features. First, it has a matching, changing pad and stroller straps. You can use the clips and hang the diaper bag on your stroller. A hanging bag is easier to access for items. Hip Cub designed the bag to be spacious with one large, main compartment and seven additional pockets for other items. There are two side pockets, intended for bottles. The external pockets are perfect for wet items.
This diaper bag is the perfect size without being too large. The interior is wipeable, which is perfect for parents. We know the spills happen more frequently than we like! The handles are wide and comfortable for long periods. For mothers that want a stylish, practical option, Hip Cub gives them an affordable diaper bag. More at http://bestrateddiaperbags.com/.
4.Ju-Ju-Be Legacy Collection B.F.F. Convertible Diaper Bag
Ju-Ju-Be is a name most mothers know because they create some of the best diaper bags on the market. While the B.F.F. is a pricier choice, there are so many reasons why it is one of the best designer diaper bags.
If you want to stay organized, you need the B.F.F. There are spacious compartments for your diapers, wipes, and other items like glasses. They added a Mommy Pocket for essentials and a zippered, felt pocket for more delicate items like your glasses. Ju-Ju-Be added two, insulated bottle pockets to keep things cold or hot.
You can throw the bag into your washing machine; this feature is important because we know our diaper bags suffer through abuse and spills. They added fabulous crumb drains on the side for convenient cleaning. Moms don’t have to worry about stains because it comes with a Teflon fabric protector that repels stains. The Agion treatment prefers odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew.
Another reasons parents love the B.F.F. is it is versatile. You can wear it as a messenger bag or backpack with optional shoulder straps. You can pick between four different color schemes. If you want a spacious bag and love to stay organized, the B.F.F. is an awesome choice!
5.Timi & Leslie Metro Messenger
Many parents love a messenger bag as their diaper bag. It is a comfortable style, and they stop items from falling out everywhere. The Timi & Leslie Metro Messenger bag will help you stay organized while looking stylish. The Metro comes with non-slip stroller straps and a beautifully designed changing pad with a pocket for diapers, wipes, and cream.
The Metro is crafted with vegan, faux leather (PVC free) and hardware with an antique, brass finish. It boasts a spacious interior with many pockets to organize your necessary items. There is a total of nine pockets, including two insulated pockets for baby bottles. The bottle pockets and an additional pocket are located on the outside of the diaper bag. More at http://bestrateddiaperbags.com/best-stylish-diaper-bags/.
The other six pockets are inside of the diaper bag. It is comfortable to carry this diaper bag, with its adjustable, 20-inch shoulder strap. This bag is perfect for a mother with an infant and a toddler. Plus, it is stylish and doesn’t look like a diaper bag. That is one of the best features, especially if you want your husband to carry the diaper bag!
6.Be Right Back Tokidoki — Animalini by Ju-Ju-Be
This bag was stolen by my 16-year-old daughter upon seeing it. As in, I never actually got to use it myself. This animated backpack is the ultimate hybrid.
So whether you’re a fashionista, a working mommy, or even a stylish dad, there are plenty of diaper bags that won’t damage your ‘cool’ factor. Especially when you have eco-friendly and hipster choices.