Sometimes you need to pare down your diaper bag to nothing but the basics. When some friends in from out-of-town recently suggested a family brunch at a tony new restaurant, I jumped at the idea. Halfway through the meal, my daughter needed a diaper change so we headed to the ladies' room. After bopping a few too many people with my bag on our way into the restroom, I spent another five minutes fishing for the necessities. My diaper bag can hold a week's worth of snacks, toys and goodies, but it's not perfect for every occasion.

I was dancing in my seat when I came upon this alternative —the Joyababy Diaper Clutch. To see why I am ga-ga over this product, read more.

The adorably chic clutch ($50) is compact, yet holds just enough. It has room for up to three diapers, an "envelope" to keep wipes moist, space to keep diaper cream and a large rolled-up changing pad. Available in seven fun designs (the French Polynesian Blue is pretty enough to make into an evening bag) that keep your stash a secret. Best of all, it's easily held while maneuvering with babe through small spaces. I know that the birth of baby number two will send me back to my traditional bag, but in the meantime, I'm loving this clutch!