Moms have love-hate relationships with their diaper bags. They love the totes' pockets for storing all of their lil one's items, but hate the baby-inspired designs. Over the past few years, bag designers have caught wind of mamas' complaints and flooded the market with drool-worthy designs that mask the actual purpose of the sacks. We've rounded up some of the newest carry-alls on the market – see if you can identify who made them!
Diaper bags are meant to help mama schlep all her baby's necessities wherever she goes, but they often go far beyond carrying nappies and wipes. The totes slung over modern mommies' shoulders are cute enough to rival the average purse while big enough to hold all the diapering gear — and then some. Take a look inside any mama's bag and she'll likely have a few diapers, but chances are she also has everything, but the kitchen sink stowed away. Do tell, what's inside your diaper bag right now?
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Mainstream mothers aren't the only ones who stuff their diaper bags to capacity! Celebmamas may sport pricey purses for nights out on the town, but when the ladies are with their children, they turn to more practical carryalls. Since stars have access to every design on the market, it's no surprise that many favor higher-end diaper bags. See if you recognize their brands of choice!
Diapers? Check. Wipes? Check. Bottles? Check. Now that we've confirmed the most obvious components to an infant diaper bag, I want to know what other three items you must have with you at all times when bouncing babe on your hip. My list toppers are a toy for distraction, a clean onesie and tube of diaper cream. What essentials do you stash?
Name the Diaper Bag! Diaper bags are a mother's best friend. Parents use the totes to stash cash, keys, diapers, wipes, and all of baby's accessories while they travel out and about with their tots. Available in high-end designs and simple sacks that don't break the budget, there are many to choose from. See how good your knapsack knowledge is by taking lilsugar's quiz.
Diaper bags are a mother's best friend. Parents use the totes to stash cash, keys, diapers, wipes and all of baby's accessories while they travel out and about with their tots. Available in high end designs and simple sacks that don't break the budget, there are many to choose from. See how good your knapsack knowledge is by taking this quiz.
Just when I thought I'd seen the end-all-be-all of diaper bags, I was sent the Babymel x2 to review. Specifically designed for parents of twins, it's perfection for any mom on the go. The designers created a two-in-one satchel that easily detaches so mom can carry only what she needs.
This bag is ideal for the following mamas:
Mums of Twins: Mothers with twins can pack a separate bag for each tot. Instead of trying to decipher which bottle belongs to whom, they can easily reach into the babe's particular side leaving confusion and concern out of the equation.
Moms of Varied Ages: Often times, moms of two have to double check sizes of diapers before putting them on their youngsters. A tiny infant wouldn't do well in a size five diaper and a 30 pound toddler would look ridiculous in a nappy that's too tight. Keep their goodies isolated by divvying up the loot. And, if mum has to drop one child off at daycare, she can release the bag with two simple clicks and take the other with her.
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Diaper pails aren't the only baby item that tend to stink over time. Diaper bags and hampers also absorb musty smells that grow stronger as lil ones add more items to them. Though a good scrub down or a round in the washer may rid the smells temporarily, an old-fashioned, household item will extinguish the stench.
The same inexpensive baking soda that helps keep your refrigerator and freezer odor free can also do the job in tight quarters. Simply fill a small cotton sack with the powder and a few drops of lavender oil and drop it in. If you are nervous of spills, Munchkin's Fresh Totes ($5 for two) add a decorative touch.
Move over diaper cream and pacifiers — this is mama's bag! Stubborn ladies who are bent on slinging their sassy totes around rather than standard diaper bags will love the idea behind the $45 PishPosh Mommy insert.
Instead of stashing a bottle in the pocket of a swanky designer bag and risking spilled milk on pricey polished leather, the PishPosh pouch holds all of babe's necessities and zips up to easily fit into most totes so moms can pull or pack it when they see fit.
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A lot of unattractive things come with motherhood — spit up, poop conversations and stretched out body parts so why should mommy also settle for an ugly diaper bag? Ladies with babes who want to look FAB-U-LOUS and still tote their diapers and bottles around town can still rock a hot bag while hiding their wares in the Rebecca Minkoff Knocked Up diaper bag.
The black nylon and leather gold trimmed tote is sleek on the outside with a water-proofed striped interior — a mother's paradise. Spilled bottles, smushed bananas and diaper cream can all be cleaned with the swipe of a cloth. A zippered compartment with an extra pocket is perfect for holding keys and the always necessary cell phone. Two bottle pouches will keep milk du jour upright and easy to grab. In addition to those pockets, there are two larger pouches ideal for organizing diapers and wipes. When the inner space has been used, mommy can rely on two roomy end nooks that are fit for stashing drinks and a sizable outside chamber that securely zips mama's belongings away.
To see what else I found droolworthy and what I would improve on this pricey purse, read more