Post # 16
My husband surprised me with a timbuk2 stork messenger bag. He also wanted something he wouldnt mind carrying around. It’s basically your regular timbuk2 bag, with a diaper bag insert (bottle holders, changing pad, wet bag, etc.). The bonus is, when you no longer need a diaper bag, the insert pulls out and you have a regular messenger bag — and their bags last forever!
Post # 17
For #1 I had a Skip Hop but then I decided I wanted one that looked more like a purse and went with a Timi and Leslie. Timi and Leslie bags are made of vegan leather…the straps ended up peeling like 6 months in and it really bothered me. For #2 I splurged and went with the Elizabeth by Lily-Jade. It’s real leather, full of pockets and I’ll be able to use as a tote bag after we are out of the baby stage. It also comes with an internal ‘baby bag’ with all the pockets that you can pull out of you aren’t using the bag as a diaper bag. The leather is buttery and Lily-Jade makes beautiful bags. It’s currently on sale for $299, which is pricey, but I think it’s worth it for something I’ll have to carry everyday. (My husband has a backpack that he uses as a baby bag)
Post # 18
I’m not due for another 3 weeks, but we got the Pottery Barn “classic” diaper bag in gray. I think it’s huge but that’s okay.
And then I may have bought another Orla Kiely one from Target just in case. 😛
Post # 19
Those of you using daycare, does that affect your choice of diaper bag? I’m not sure I’d want my nice designer bag going to daycare every day. Or do you have a separate bag for daycare vs. when you’re out with the baby?
I registered for the Skip Hop Forma in blue because it seemed like a nice all-around bag that I could use, send to daycare, or my husband could use. But then again, I’m someone who changes purses about once a year…
Post # 20
I got the SkipHop Duo in a dark gray. My husband carries it all the time, it looks like it could just be a laptop bag or something!
Post # 21
I’m still pregnant, but I have the Babymel Amanda bag:
I haven’t used it with baby yet, obviously, but I wanted something that wasn’t overly large but still spacious. It has an insulated pocket hidden on the side of the bag which is awesome, and built in stroller straps. I’ve started to pack it for the hospital, and I have found that it’s so much more roomy than it looks.
I love that it’s not huge, and I can use it after baby!
Post # 22
My husband surprised me for my birthday with this beauty, the Storksak Elizabeth. I love it, and I can use it as a work bag too. It is really pricey though, and I am almost embarassed to say that I have it, but I really do love it and suggest it if price isn’t a huge issue. It is real leather, and I love that it has a messenger strap as well.
In regards to daycare, we send the cheap diaper bag that we got on sale to daycare. It is the one my husband sometimes uses, but it is small and pretty much useless which is why it was probably on sale, but we didn’t know at the time.
Post # 23
We got the okiedog alpha yukon samurai (comes in different sizes and in backpack form with slightly different names) which they seem to advertise specifically as a men’s diaper bag. Haven’t used it yet but seems good and sturdy. I really like the look.
As for daycare…. I think we can leave a week’s supply of stuff there and they have storage units so will probably just bring things over in a grocery bag.
Post # 24
Our daycare has a shelf for each child to hold their things. You don’t leave your diaper bag there.
Post # 25
Love both of these!
I’m trying to figure this out too! So far I’m the most into the Petunia Pickle Bottom downtown tote. However, we are leaning towards a City Mini GT for our stroller, which has a small basket. So I need to see how the PPB tote seems in person, may be too big. Also considering the Skip Hop Duo– a few friends have it and the size seems reasonable (fitting things plus doable with a small basket on the stroller).