Expensive diaper bags – worth it?

posted 5 months ago in Parenting
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

No. Backpack style are where it’s at.

I have a Kate Spade bag that was a gift and I’ve literally never used it because it’s hard to lug around while lugging around a small child. 

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Agree with PP. Not worth it. I also have an expensive kate spade diaper bag and after using it for two months ordered a backpack diaper bag for $30 off amazon and use it everyday. The kate spade just sits in the corner. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

I bought a cheap backpack style one on Amazon, but tbh I rarely use it except when flying. On normal, shorter outings (like to a restaurant or the grocery store), I have taken to just tossing baby’s stuff in a leather tote bag I already owned (it’s not a diaper bag, it’s literally just an old tote from Banana Republic). I got one of those “clutch” style portable changing pads which has been awesome…you can fit a few diapers, a pack of wipes, and a change of clothes for baby in there and it folds up very compact – it’s this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HGK3YS7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

So I just stuff that in my tote bag along with a nursing cover and a burp cloth, and we’re good to go. Baby is 7 months old though and exclusively nursed, so we don’t have to worry about bottles. Maybe I’ll need more storage space in my bag when she’s older and eating more solids, idk.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

Not worth it.

I also recommend the backpack style. But like others said, I barely use our diaper bag unless we are going somewhere for a long time- otherwise, I just throw the few things we need in my own purse.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Never even bought a diaper bag so I’m gonna go with no 😂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Nope.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

rheedic :  i almost never use the diaper bag at all. It gets shoved in the stroller or we just take what we think we’ll need in another bag or his backpack. I definitely wouldn’t waste real money on one. 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I thought the KS one was cute, but never bought it.  My friend did though and then never used it cause she said that even on it’s own, it was super heavy, never mind filling it with kid stuff.  I never looked at actually diaper bags, and was just going to use a bag I had.  The large Longchamp Pilage with an insert like this (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F33MUE2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) is perfect since it’s so light.  If using without an insert, I was going to use a Vera Bradley Miller bag or similar slightly smaller bag, washable and has lots of pockets inside.  I ended up being gifted a Neverfull to be my diaper bag so I use that and haven’t had any issue with keeping it like new conditions like my other usual bags.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Like everyone else says, it’s not needed. Someone bought me a beautiful diaper bag and I never used it because it was so damn heavy to lug around. I kept stuff in a normal sized purse, and kept extra stuff in the stroller or car.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

Nope. I had a friend who said “Don’t waste your money on a diaper bag. I swear you are just going to end up using the one the hospital gave you.” I ignored her and got some fancy thing that I just had to have. It was beautiful and I was pleased every time I picked it up, but it wasn’t big enough and the zipper broke hella quickly.

I ended up using that diaper bag the hospital gave me for about 3 or 4 years.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I like nice handbags, too, and just used my LV Neverfull that I already owned as a diaper bag. I have a little bag that I just tossed in if there was anything I really didn’t want to get on my bag’s interior.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I bought a discounted lily jade (they covert from an over the shoulder to a backpack) and it was 100% worth it but I only ever used it in the backpack style. I wore my son for basically the first year and I could never carry a shoulder bag with wearing him. You definitely need something for diapers,snacks, toys, etc but I vote backpack by far. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

rheedic :  Ooh I guess I’m maybe not with the majority but I have 3 expensive diaper bags and I adore them. I put my wallet into them and they’re like more practical purses for me when I’m out with my baby. 

I have a gorgeous modern one from Little Unicorn (highly recommend), a cool burnished leather baby tote from OiOi and a Kate Spade baby backpack. Honestly I love them all haha. I would say that the Kate Spade change pad and clutch are amazing haha

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Not worth it at all. I bring my purse and a wetbag with a diaper, wipes, and a change of clothes in it. Way easier.

 

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