Sunday, January 31, 2010

Recommend your diaper bag!!!

Ladies, you all were so wonderful with recommending some of your baby products and I definitely appreciate all of your insight.  Now onto something that I can shop for that is "necessary" for the baby, but also something for me!!  I have looked at a few diaper bags and have no idea what I want except for a place for my cell phone, wallet, and lipstick.  I'm truly not even sure what goes in a diaper bag besides diapers and wipes!  I would think that you would need a burp cloth, an extra outfit, a pacifier, and then once they get older a few bibs and maybe one of those plastic placemats.  So, why the heck are they sooo big?  Obviously I must be missing a LOT, so fill me in on your favorite bag and what you keep in yours on a daily basis.  Also, are the little pacifier pods a good idea?

*The one above is the Skip Hop Studio Tote, and I really like the look of it.
*I would easily carry something super bright and fun, but I don't want one that is all pink or all blue.
*I'd like it to look more "grown-up" than babyish.  I do have to carry this for awhile.
*Shockingly, I don't want it monogrammed.

Thanks, ladies!! 


  1. I just bought a pooh bear on from walmart but I did make sure it had a long strap so it could easily hang right over the handle of the stroller!

    I would recomment getting a Mommy Hook - it has been a lifesaver for me!

  2. These days I carry a Vineyard Vines tote, but when Little Miss M was little I carried the Vera Bradley diaper bag in Microfiber black. I wanted a bag that was versatile and would go with everything. I really loved that bag.

  3. You're right. Why are they so big? I wondered the same thing when looking for one with my first. I went much smaller with my second child. You need to be able to carry a plastic changing pad though to put down on those icky restaurant changing tables in the restrooms. Good luck in your search.

  4. I hate the bags that scream diaper bag! THe ones that have characters on them, are either all pink or all blue... and the ones that are huge. Ugh. I have a black old school Kate Spade bag. It is just big enough to hold all of the necessities -- diapers, wipes, diaper cream, a bottle or 2, burp cloth, travel formula container and travel snack container, a small toy or 2 AND can hold my wallet, lip gloss and phone. I know it sounds like a lot of stuff, but I think I carry around only the bare minimum. Plus, I like to be able to stash my stuff in it if need be. I really like the one you posted.

  5. I used a Kate Spade tote--NOT the diaper version. You will only want a diaper bag for a few months then it's the last thing in the world you will want to be seen with. I promise you. After a few months you will not need to pack like it's "Grapes of Wrath" and leave the house like a normal person again. After a few months I switched to a Louis Vuitton tote
    Buh-bye diaper bag!!

  6. Pacifer pods are grooooss. Some kids don't even like pacifiers- If yours does, at first if it falls you will sterilize it. After a while you will wipe it. Then you will stick it in your own mouth to clean it off-- then, I'm not kidding--eventually you will just pick it up give it back to your child. Parenthood is really funny. You are going to love it. :)


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