diaper bag help!

Category: baby | June 25th, 2012

with another little one on the way i have been thinking of what i will need. with miss P we stuck with neutral colors for all the baby essentials: carseat, stroller, high chair, etc. there are a few things i do want to invest in and that’s where i need your help! what worked with you and your kiddos? one of the items i would like is a new diaper bag. i am having a hard time “shopping” for a new bag. we don’t live near many places so i do a lot of online shopping. therefore i don’t get a hands on approach.

with miss P i went through a few bags and wasn’t completely happy with them. i also didn’t spend much money on them…maybe that’s why. ;) also…keep in mind that i will have two in diapers and we love to pack lots of snacks. ha. since we live kind of out in the sticks our errands turn into day trips. so really i need one that will hold a good amount but not be massive. i have been eyeing the convertible bags that can be used as backpacks (but i don’t want an actual backpack…i am being picky and would like it to be cute looking still since it will be my purse for awhile). oh and preferably not black. omg. i am soooo picky. no wonder i can’t find one. sigh. i really don’t want to spend an arm and a leg for a bag but if it’s one that will really work and last awhile then i will do it for the kids. ;) sooo with all that in mind….any suggestions?? i’d LOVE to hear your thoughts….even if they are reasons why you don’t like something. those things are good to know too.

a few wish list favs:
1. baby bee bags fabien
2. the bumble collection chloe convertible
3. ju-ju-be be prepared
4. petunia pickle bottom boxy backpack
5. timi & leslie charlie


  • http://www.discovercreatelive.com Kate @ DCL

    What fun options! Definitely loving the looks of number 3. I went through the same thing with Hayden… I got a decent one from Target that was just “ok” it was too small for her cloth diapers and after a couple months the zippers stopped working! I ended up getting this one on ebay:


    It’s the Skip Hop Duo {I got Pewter Dot} It’s starting to show signs of wear after owning it a little less than a year, but I still love all the pockets and the layout & size of it so I’ll be keeping it till it gives out!

    • http://www.kristenmcashan.com Kristen

      hey thanks kate! i have looked into those too. i think i need to just go to some stores and try them on and actually look at them in person. ;) thanks for responding!

  • http://lovieschelly.blogspot.com Chelsea Nicholson

    They are all so cute! One thing I would advise, and something that was well worth it is to invest in one for yourself and get one for your husband. I know Tal was pretty standoffish about carrying around the cute one I bought for Ev. I would suggest either getting one for each of you, (they have some pretty awesome manly ones:) ), or get a neutral one that both of you wouldn’t mind carrying around. Though in my opinion, I love my girly bags:) !

    • http://www.kristenmcashan.com Kristen

      thanks chelsea! the mister actually has a little one (but i think he’s only used it once. ha). i am the one usually taking them out all the time. :)

  • Corley Tickle

    We use a Skip Hop bag too. It has worn well through two kiddos and lots of travel. We have the skip hop duo diaper bag which has great pockets and good overall organization. Best part – My husband is happy to carry it!

    • kristen

      that’s a plus when the mister will carry it. ;)