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It’s been quite awhile since I have done a roundup of diaper bags, so here are some favorites (for under $200 – some of those above are really great sales, like that Marc Jacobs bag, and the gorgeous hot pink Rebecca Minkoff number!).  When choosing a diaper bag, keep these things in mind: (1) Don’t skimp on size, (2) compartments are essential, especially to keep bottles or sippy cups upright, and (3) consider the closure and method of wearing.  I think it’s helpful to have a bag with a couple of options for wearing (i.e. over the shoulder or cross-body)- and stroller clips are an extra bonus!  Also, as a note, I bought Chip one of those Fjallraven bags, and he loves it.  It’s perfect for his laptop for work, and also great when he takes adventures with the girls. He can fit all the necessaries in there without having to carry around a diaper bag – so it’s a great daddy gift!!

Sources: (1) Pretty Eliz-a-baby Bag; (2) Messenger Diaper Bag; (3) Fjallraven Kanken Bag; (4) Harper Diaper Bag; (5) Olivia Nylon Bag; (6) French Stripe Duo Bag;  (7) Downing Tote (not super great as a diaper bag, but it is handy when you have a toddler and just need snacks and extra clothes); (8) Allure Stripe Bag; (9) Kate Diaper Bag; (10) Lina J Bag; (11) Cinnamon Grand Central Bag; (12) Amanda Zipper Bag

And if you are feeling extra spendy, or want to splurge on someone else, here are some fancier bags (my sister has the Knocked Up bag and is crazy about it! Sources below image.).

diaper bag splurges

Sources: (1) Marc Jacobs Eliz-a-baby Bag; (2) Danzo Baby Diaper Bag; (3) Kate Spade Stripe Stevie Bag; (4) Rebecca Minkoff Knocked Up Bag; (5) Kate Spade Stevie Baby Bag



Joni"So good to hear, Rebecca! My sister says the same thing, and it is so beautiful! "

Rebecca Voigt"I have the Knocked Up bag and LOVE IT! I went back and forth on whether it was worth the …"

Ella"This is super helpful - thanks! "

Joni"Also, Ella, I just came across this board, which is really helpful! It's totally personal preference- maybe this will …"

Joni"Hi Ella! I think the regular/classic would be great - it's very similar in size to the 15" laptop bag, …"

Ella"I've had my eye on a Kanken backpack for a while. I'm seen some people use the mini for a …"


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Kim emailed because she is looking for the perfect diaper bag.  Her favorite pick is this Marc Jacobs beauty, but she wanted something with a slightly lower price tag.  Above are some fun choices – I love those Fossil bags with the oilcloth like material that would be easy to keep clean!   I actually have the crazy looking Amy Kathryn Tote (#5) and love it.  Also, the Petunia Pickle Bottom bags can often be found at discounted prices at various maternity stores as well as on Totsy, Zulily, or their regular warehouse sales if you are able to wait a bit.


Holly"Would love to see you review the new dapperbag diaper bags! They are beautiful, all leather, have multiple carry options …"

Goodleche"Would love to see a review of the Caddy-Pillar by Tinnie Berlinie... I just purchased their Madelini design from their …"

Joni"Hi Martha!  The links to each bag are in the pink margin to the right of the post.  #10 is …"

Martha"Okay I really want to know where I can get 10 , 13 but most of all 4! Would you mind …"

Abbie"I have #12 and love it. It's a great size for tooling around town. I also have a …"

Sarah"Just discovered your site. Fantastic! Love it. "