I have this skip*hop bag. It's practical, no-nonsense, and has all the bells and whistles. It is well received by reviewers with a four-start rating (generally).
The only major problem is that I feel like I'm straining my back and arms and butt (hehe) whenever I carry this thing around since I'm a petite gal. I think it has to do with the fact that it is a long and narrow bag as opposed to wide and roomy. It has all that I need, but it is incredibly uncomfortable for me to lug around. It's also kind of on the heavier side... so lately, I've opted to use a super lightweight longchamp bag my mother in law gave to me for my birthday as my diaper bag. While the shape and weight of the longchamp bag is ideal, it has one very small compartment inside (small enough for a few cards and a pen and a lipgloss. Not ideal when you have a bajillion baby thingers to carry around.
I'm not sure if it's just me, but even for a handbag OBSESSER like me, my handbags have been getting the boot since owen was born. Having to carry a diaper bag AND a handbag at the same time seems excessive and silly to me. I do it sometimes, but when I'm short on time (which is the case almost always), I spend 99% of my time gathering Owen's things and about 1% of the time stuffing my wallet, keys and lipgloss into the diaper bag.
I need something CUTE, FUNCTIONAL, SMART, LIGHTWEIGHT! It really has to be cute enough to be a stand-in for my normal handbag.
Here are my top contenders.. they're a wee pricier than what I'd like to spend but I can't seem to find anything cute anywhere else! What cha think?
1) Marc Jacobs Baby Bag
2) Kate Spade Dungrees Baby Bag
3) Kate Spade Quilted Nylon
4) Burberry Diaper Camera Bag
5) Not Rational - Hansel Diaper Bag : LINK
6) Rebecca Minkoff Diaper Bag: LINK
Written by: Jenny Park Kim