Expensive diaper bags – worth it?

posted 4 months ago in Parenting
Post # 31
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Busy bee

rheedic :  I bought a $30 diaper backpack on amazon. I splurged on things like car seat, stroller and carrier. 

Post # 32
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Busy bee

All of my kate spade stuff falls apart just looking at it so I’d definitely not buy anything kate spade as a baby essential item. I have a coach leather baby bag that I used for a work bag and have thrown around and now occasionally use it for my son and it’s held up amazingly but as others have mentioned, it’s heavy. For me it came down to structure vs. no structure and messenger vs. backpack. I preferred a non-structured backpack (I have a skip hop one) as it’s the easiest to shove into the stroller and under an airplane seat (I travelled a lot). All bags turn into a bottomless pit so in terms of does an expensive bag offer more function than a less expensive bag? No. You’re buying the bag purely for style. 

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

AOriver :  I’m so glad you mentioned that brand. I’ve been eyeing them for a while. Thanks!

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Check out the outlet shops for Kate spade nappy bags. My sister brought me one back from Hawaii & it definitely wasn’t that much.

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

rheedic :  I think it just depends on your organization style. I like to organize using pouches, so I prefer just having a bag that is essentially an empty vacuum. I have a Longchamp Le Pliage Neo in large. It has a shoulder strap. I use wet bags to keep diapering stuff and feeding items separated. Since there’s nowhere to store bottles, I bought the Skip Hop Grab & Go Stroller Organizer and placed it inside my bag. It has 2 cup holders. 

The bag fits a lot of stuff but keep in mind that it can get heavy pretty fast, depending on how much you decide to store in there. I tend to pack a lot, but I also have a stroller with a good sized basket. It’s easy to lighten the bag since you can just toss the pouches in the stroller basket. 

I used to have a diaper backpack but I wasn’t fond of taking it on/off all the time whenever I needed something.

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I have the Skiphop high line convertible backpack. I have never used it as a back pack. I find it stylish and comfortable.

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

no. i have a generic backpack diaper bag from buybuybaby. I still dont use it. i just shove a few diapers, a pack of wipes, and a pacifier into one of my large purses i tend to carry. 

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