Post # 1
i have been searching for the perfect diaper bag for weeks and really just do not like any of the standard ones i’m seeing on BRU, amazon, target, etc or many of the popular labels i read about online. i’ve thought about converting a cute oversized tote or hobo bag into a diaper bag, but i’m nervous that it won’t be practical enough for what i’ll need (this is my first child so it’s somewhat a gamble!).
i would really like to treat myself to a stylish, high quality diaper bag that doesn’t look like an obvious diaper bag and i won’t mind carrying around as a purse too. all the bags i like are real leather and $125-350, which i consider to be A LOT, since i don’t usually splurge on bags…but i figure this is the one baby item that’s solely for ME, and we all deserve a little pampering right?
anyone splurge on a really nice/expensive diaper bag and not regret it? any favorite brands? those with leather diaper bags – did you run into any issues with keeping it clean/in good condition? any other pointers?
Post # 3
Well. Let’s think about the contents of a diaper bag (bottles and cups full of liquids which coud leak, bags full of crummy and messy contents, bottles of lotions and oils that could get everywhere– things that ruin the inside). Let’s also think of what the diaper bag is carrying all that messy stuff for (a projectile vomit/poop machine).
And you really want to drop $125 (at minimum)?
Good for you. Seriously. You deserve it. I’d tell myself I’d ruin it and it would be a waste. I’ll probably be one of those people to never own a nice thing again, lol 🙂
Post # 4
You might try some of the Daddy Dude bags, I got this one for my nephew when he and his wife were expecting, as he was worried about having to carry a girly looking bag around. Their little guy is almost two now, and they are still dragging this bag around and it looks like it may last through a few more babies!
Post # 5
I could not justify an expensive diaper bag. I got a skip hop bag, which I really like. Just like the pp said, you’re carrying around messy things, and I just felt it would get destroyed.
Post # 6
I have trouble keeping my normal bags clean… so I’m sure I’ll have even more trouble with the diaper bag. I’m expecting everything in my life to get peed, pooped, or thrown up on once the baby comes, so expensive things will just have to wait until she gets older.
Post # 7
I was given a Vera Bradley diaper bag. I wouldn’t say its what I would have picked out for myself but it does its job pretty well. Its completely washable and the inside is vinyl so it just has to be wiped out with a wash cloth if something gets on it. That being said so far I’ve used a smaller washable tote bag more often than the regular diaper bag because I just haven’t needed something that big yet.
Post # 8
I have a Coach baby bag (that my Mom bought for me but I asked for it and would have gotten it for myself) and I absolutely love it!!! Kayla is three months old and is a HUGE spitter upper and has her share of blowouts (a lot less often in cloth diapers) and my bag is still clean as ever. Only once has a small amount of milk spilled in it and I cleaned it right up with some wipes I had in my bag. It’s not too big and I get tons of compliments on it and I can use it later as a large carryall bag. I think if you want to spoil yourself with something you love, go for it. Because if you love it…you’ll do what you can to keep it clean (i.e. wet bags, ziplocks, etc…there are ways and like i said, I haven’t had a problem at all!) Good luck with your search!
Post # 9
Have you checked out etsy? I was looking there for a purse earlier today, and kept being drawn to some larger tote bags. There are tons of options there, plenty of them have lots of pockets. Maybe you could think about getting smaller organizers for all the diaper stuff if the bags don’t have pockets. Hope you find something you love!
Post # 10
One of my girlfriends got me a Kate Spade baby bag. It’s nylon on the inside so I think it would be easy to clean, plus its black so it won’t show dirt.
I could see spending the money on a nicer bag because recently there was a post about how many people DON’T use their baby bags and just throw what they need in their purse. I’d stick with fabrbcs that can he cleaned easily and always have a few extra ziplock bags.
Post # 11
Walmart…I’m not even joking!! My friend got an AWESOME diaper bag from there for $25! It literally looks like a very stylish purse and has more than enough room for everything! It came with a changing pad and a whole seperate section to put dirty items into 🙂
Post # 12
I got a Carter’s diaper bag from Babies R Us. It was about $29 and it is AWESOME. The inside is lined with vinyl so it will be easy to clean.
Post # 13
I think if you are using disposable diapers, you could just use a large purse. I use cloth diapers, though, and I find jujube is the best…I tried a PPB, but it wasn’t big enough when we switched to cloth diapers.
I got it on sale I think on gilt.com.
Post # 14
I too carry a jujube bag (cloth diapers and pumped breastmilk for daycare). I’m going to get a second smaller one (I have the Be Prepared for daycare and weekend trips) for short outings.
Post # 15
I personally, would totally put out the cash for a high quality bag, because firstly, I always go for the more expensive (Coach or the like) bags in my day to day life, and I wouldn’t feel like me carrying around a cutesy/childish diaper bag. I would rather put out the extra dough for something I have pride in/feel good carrying.
Post # 16
@SandyThePoet: Those even have some cute ones for moms. I am gonna have to rememver that site!!!