I’ve been on the search for a new diaper bag. For my 30th birthday a couple weeks ago, my husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday, and could you believe I asked him for “a really nice diaper bag?” : )
For the past two years I’ve been toting around a Vera Bradley diaper bag — I like it alot, but I’m ready for a change. I want something a little more “city,” as I’d like to call it. Something a little more stylish and not diaper-bag-like. I’d prefer a nice leather bag, but of course that’s not practical considering I’d be carrying around bottles, food, and a wet bag of soiled cloth diapers. So the search for the perfect undiaper bag has been pretty hard! Someone seriously needs to get on the ball and make better looking diaper bags, because I must say that most diaper bags out there are so darn unattractive. So I recruited my best friend, Gifty, to help me on the diaper bag search. It took a while, but we narrowed down the options to 3 bags. All of them being backpack type options because I honestly think a backpack would be the most convenient for toting around twins and a 2 year old. I’m really torn between what to choose. What would you choose?
SYM Charlie Diaper Bag – I love that this looks like a travel bag of sorts. It’s got leather handles and even turns into a backpack. I contacted SYM’s Catherine Choi, the designer of this bag, and she said she knows mothers of twins who use this bag and it totally works if you aren’t a person who carries alot. I’m just not sure if it would hold enough for three kids. But I overall love the look, and the fact that it’s a full fledged diaper bag that doesn’t look dorky.
Infusion Rucksack Bag – I LOVE that this is just a normal bag — it’s not a diaper bag. I especially love rucksacks: a backpack in it’s simplest form. This bag is so classy looking for a simple backpack/rucksack, in my opinion. The only thing is that this bag isn’t lined inside, so accidental spills could ruin it. I also contacted Infusion’s Abby Meadow, the designer of this rucksack, and she mentioned that there are moms who use this bag as a diaper bag and love it. Overall, love it’s simplicity.
Okkatots Diaper Bag – This is NOT my ideal bag, but I included it in my top 3 because it’s so darn roomy. This backpack honestly seems like the most ideal bag to carry 3 kids worth of items, and in a completely organized manner. Look at all those compartments! If I choose this bag, it would be functionality over fashion for sure! In the end, I’m not opposed to choosing a bag for its functionality because it would probably pose as the easiest/most convenient solution, but then again, a girl’s gotta have a nice bag, right? ; )