New Mom Gifts – Buying Guide
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When you’ve got diapers, you need a diaper bag. Unless you’re willing to subject your designer bag to bottle drips and wet wipes, you’ll need to invest in a diaper bag. Personally, we’re not huge fans of the term “diaper bag,” not only is it kind of yucky to say, but it also holds a heck of a lot more than just diapers. Moms schlep around an alarming number of essentials on a daily basis–we’re talking snacks, pacifiers, changes of clothes, 3 day old PB & J sandwiches (whoops) and a whole host of other things that collectively weigh more than the baby does.
Once baby is born, you’ll want to save the sleek little Celine number for non-kid outings and find a stain-proof, ergonomic, multi-pocket, carry-all bag that you can take with you everywhere. Here, our picks for chic diaper bags that you could actually feel pretty good about wearing out for cocktails, too.
Skip Hop Forma Pack & Go Diaper Tote ($70)
We love the stylish quilting and gorgeous berry shade of this water-resistant bag. We also love how lightweight it is, a heavy diaper bag is like adding insult to injury. With 11 pockets and two enclosed packing cubes, you have no excuses for not being able to fit everything but the kitchen sink into this baby.
Ju-Ju-Be Hobo Be Messenger Diaper Bag ($115)
No one would ever guess you’re packing diapers in your bag with this chic black and white striped messenger bag. It may look like a runway item from the outside, but the inside is a mommy’s paradise: Scrunchy key clip, gusseted pockets, lipstick loops, sunglasses pocket, memory foam changing pad, anti-microbial lining and even a crumb drain!
Lassig Green Label Diaper Bag ($190)
Eco-chic moms will love this chic and edgy bag, which is made entirely from recycled PET plastics. Stroller straps make it super easy to attach it to any buggy and a wet pocket is great for protecting your stuff from any damp offenders.
Timi & Leslie Dawn Diaper Bag ($105)
When this bag steps into the right light, it looks just like a Balenciaga motorcycle bag. But you won’t find an insulated bottle bag, stroller straps, changing pad and multiple pockets in one of those. The taupe color matches everything in your wardrobe–including milk-stained t-shirts.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Pretty Nylon Eliz-A-Baby Diaper Bag ($298)
Attention all downtown moms: This is the diaper bag for you! It’s hip and tough while still pretty and modern–just like the Marc by Marc Jacobs collection itself. With a bevy of interior pockets plus a changing pad and a cross-body strap, this stylish diaper bag is a home run for moms who are not willing to give up their love for designer labels.