building a better diaper bag

To me, a good diaper bag is anything that doesn't scream "I'm a diaper bag!" Who's with me? I mean, you still want to look like a somewhat chic person and not a mom who's turned the corner and not coming back to the land of style, right?

The truth is you don't have to settle for trying to find something somewhat normal-looking and cool that's marketed as a diaper bag. You can make any bag a diaper bag. No compromising your style.

This is Boden's oilcloth shopper (a Christmas gift) and I'm in love with it. It's a bag I'd use even if I didn't need to tote around diapers and wipes and pacifiers and toys and an extra change of kiddie clothes. And it's made from oilcloth (read: wipeable), with a surface that makes it ideal for baby stuff. Turns out it's no longer available, but they've got another option for spring that I love.

And I might need this colorway too.

Cute right? Would you use this even you didn't need to tote baby gear? I might like it even more than my original choice.

Now here's the best part: make any great bag a diaper bag by using it with a changing pad like this one from Skiphop. It folds up nice and compact to fit perfectly in a tote.

And now you're good to go, Mama!


Holly Gruszka said...

We had gotten a big Lands End tote as a gift when Sheila was born and that bag is awesome. It's great for overnights and also great for infant stage when it seems like you need more room for stuff. I love this Boden option though and also like it in the Tumeric Doves pattern too - thanks for the tip.

Shannon @ Project Shannon said...

We still use our Skip Hop and Caroline is 19 months. Such a good buy!