The moment I saw the window on the pregnancy test reveal the positive result line, I had visions of cuddling a tiny baby, taking walks in a premium stroller, and lugging around a fashionably sexy, haute-couture diaper bag.
I got this.
Not horrible, but definitely not me. With my first pregnancy, I was thinking only about Dave when I picked the diaper bag, knowing that a masculine-looking bag would be more comfortable for him to carry around over an explosion of pink paisley Petunia Pickle Bottom. I also wanted something mid-size because I don’t think it is necessary to carry around 2 bottles, 3 changes of clothes, 10 books, a container of puffs, 5 diapers, and a full package of wipes for basic trips to the grocery store or park.
Now that I’ve worn the mom badge for a couple years now, I think it’s about damn time I do me. A diaper bag should be an extension of my style, and not my baby. Those Winnie the Pooh diaper bags that I see some moms toting around from time to time? Who in their right mind thought that was okay? A diaper bag should never scream, “LOOK EVERYONE! I AM A MOM. I’VE LOST ALL SENSE OF STYLE!”
Shopping around for a diaper bag was not easy for me. I wanted something functional, not too big, and not covered in crazy patterns and colors. This barely exists in the diaper bag world, unless you’re able and willing to dish out the big bucks.
I understand that fashion and having a stylish diaper bag may not be everyone’s thing, but I know that most moms appreciate being able to look put together and up-to-date with their look. Many of us can’t afford the Louis or Kate Spade, but that doesn’t mean you have to downgrade your style. I’ve rounded up some affordable and mid-range diaper bags that I think are stylish and more flattering for mom than baby.
1.) Lily Jade Madeline in Brandy 2.) Babymel ‘Grace’ Diaper bag 3.) Skip Hop Day to Night Satchel in Pewter 4.) Lily Jade Rosie in Brandy 5.) JJ Cole Backpack Diaper bag in Heather Gray 6.) JP Lizzy Satchel Diaper bag in Dreamsicle 7.) Ikabag in Stockholm Gray 8.) Little Unicorn Brookside Tote in Taupe