Category: Cool Diaper Bags

Designing the wipes case of your dreams. Should you dream of such things.

My husband gives me gift cards for a special occasions with the excuse that I’m just way too picky. Most of the time, I roll my eyes at him, however, had he given me one to 1154 Lill Studio, I would say he was a very smart man. We’re already big fans of 1154 Lill Studio’s design-your-own bag service, which allows you play designer and create everything from a swanky purse to a travel bag. But now with a site redesign and cool new offerings, we can make our own pillows just the way we want them, or accessories...

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A little bit of Paris in your life

I may not get to France anytime soon, but the collection of school bags, shopping totes and bibs from French Artists at UK shop Lapin & Me will have me dreaming of crepes, baguettes and the Tuilieries in springtime. I love the cute, not cutesy, designs and I can feel good that they are all printed on organic cotton, in keeping with Fair Trade practices. My fave: The Weekend Bio Bag which can take me from the supermarket to a day out with the kids, holding everything from snacks to a change of clothes. But I also like the...

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The First Generation Seventh Generation Diaper Bag

Seventh Generation is pretty much owning the “look how eco I am” market of household products these days, so it makes sense that they’d branch out. In this case, with a swanky diaper bag. A swanky eco-diaper bag. And a nice one too or so it seems from the high-res photos. As part of the company’s new Wee Generation partnership with CMP fave dot-org, Healthy Child Healthy World, they’ve reached out to all kinds of big deal award-winning designers to create a Japanese-influenced messenger style diaper bag that looks cool, works as it should and wipes clean when you...

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The JP Lizzy Tote: One More Reason to be Happy About Summer

We’re certainly fortunate to have a pool right up the street from our house, but combine daily visits with two little kids and you’ve got a whole heck of a lot of crap to lug around. Clearly, not just any old tote bag will do, which is why I was quite happy that one of our favorite little diaper bag makers, JP Lizzy, decided to introduce us to their new Leisure Tote. It’s perfect for carrying beach or pool toys, towels, diapers, and everything else you think you need but probably don’t. Other than the extremely sizeable main pouch, it’s...

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The Gentleman’s Diaper Clutch

When it comes to diaper carriers for the menfolk, there’s definitely a trend towards the heavy duty camo bag that screams “I’m a dude!” But for dads that want something sleeker and swankier, we suggest the new Gents line from two mom-owned Goober Baby. This isn’t an actual bag but a diaper clutch, which is perfect for the dad who wants to carry as little as possible then shove it under the stroller or into his backpack. Like our other faves from Goober Baby, we loooove the thick corduroy exterior lined with a hint of brightly colored argyle. If you’re thinking about grabbing one for Father’s...

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Slainte Bags: Giving the Hippie Diaper Tote an Overhaul

I can certainly appreciate some moms’ love of the classic fabric diaper tote. It’s not too bulky, not too heavy, and can be tossed in the wash without thinking twice. But what I don’t get is why they’re still making them in the same old lame "mommy" fabrics. If you’re a die hard diaper toter, then you’re going to love the Slainte Supertote diaper bag. Handcrafted in San Francisco, this is definitely an improvement on its predecessors. With fantastic, updated fabrics, these low-maintenance zip-top totes come chock full of pockets (inside and out) and are lined in vinyl for...

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Feeling Glam in L&D. If That’s Even Possible.

In the final weeks of my pregnancies, I was alphabetizing my CDs, scrubbing out the kitchen cabinets, and laundering everything in sight. I most certainly was not thinking about packing my hospital bag. If I’d known about the ready-packed Mom to Be Bags from new shop 5 Minutes Apart, I wouldn’t have had to wear a pair of hospital-issue socks for four days, cursing myself for my misplaced priorities. Instead, I’d have been wearing a pair of fluffy slippers on my tootsies with a lavender aromatherapy mask over my bloodshot eyes. The three different labor and delivery bags are...

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Dads Need Hot Accessory Love Too

A lot of so-called daddy diaper bags are nothing more than lined messenger bags with cammo on the outside. Oh, the cammo – that ubiquitous indicator of paternal appropriateness. So we were psyched to see what the good folks at Dr Moz were up to when they told us they had been busy crafting a top-secret extra fancy dad bag in their underground lair for the past year. After all, we’re already fans of their awesome new papa gift, the Goodfather CD-ROM. Indeed, the Stork Tools Daddy Diaper Bag looks as terrific as we expected, from the stylish two-toned...

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I Am Woman, See Me Wear Metallics

I’ve never been one to thrust all my eggs into one basket, so why would I toss all my baby’s belongings into one diaper bag? Truth be told, I’ve got one for almost every mood and outfit. And so, I give you the bag that will have you counting the days until Mother’s Day — the new Sheri bag from designer and mom Lavinia Lobo of Baby Kaed. Modeled after her popular Sanya bag, the Sheri is fashioned out of fine leather and comes complete with oodles of pockets and every accessory you need,including diaper wipes case, changing mat, and a drawstring...

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The Chaiken Diaper Bag: What Recession?

Apparently not all moms are created equal, because some will be strutting around this Spring toting their leaky bottles and dirty diapers in swanky Chaiken diaper bags. It was only a matter of time before the celeb fave label-turned-maternity- label branched into mom accessories with a buttery, yummy $528 diaper bag spotted at Mom’s the Word Maternity. $528. You heard me. Angelina, you reading?...

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The Drool On the Diaper Bag Will Be Your Own

While we love tracking down cool, smaller label diaper bags, there’s something extraordinary about finding one that really – no, really – no other mom on the playground will be carrying. How can we make that guarantee? Well in the case of the Nathalie Bag, there were only six made. And because it’s entirely constructed of a gorgeous vintage floral fabric, even those six bags each have differences among them. But uniqueness isn’t everything; the bags are beautifully constructed, with a wipeable lining (no PVC, yay), adjustable leather straps that go from shoulder to stroller, a matching changing pad,...

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You’re So Green and You Don’t Even Know It

In trying my hand at a new greener lifestyle, I have to say it definitely takes effort. But this Re-Run Bag from the Fleurville diaper bag empire spotted at fantastic green boutique Generation Orange, requires nothing but the ability to sling it right over your shoulder. At first glance it’s just a incredibly covetable diaper bag, with a lovely silkscreened print and plenty of pockets, pouches, and handy extras, like a wipes case and silicone cell phone holder. But given that it’s made in part using recycled plastic (10 bottles per bag, to be exact), it’s extremely kind to the...

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Permission to Get Rowdy

After checking out a plethora of fantastic diaper bags over the last few years, I have to say that I’d love to be able to take the best features from each of them and combine them into one bag. The folks at Rowdy may well have beat me to it. Designed by parents with parents like us in mind, their bags are attractive and smart. If the faux red croc isn’t enough to make you swoon, along with all the pockets and extras like a changing pad and insulated bottler holder, then hang onto something when I tell you that the entire...

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Lightweight Bags, Heavyweight Fashion

Lord knows I love me some leather diaper bags, but as great they look, they’re heavy. Jimeale has devised a fashionably fabulous solution in its Emily and Edward diaper bags (spotted on a few celeb mamas recently – ahemcoughislafishercough). They’re light as a feather, but don’t let that fool you. The tough nylon exterior looks like it can take a beating, while the swanky double-lined mod fabrics inside are wipeably ready for any leaky mishap.  I really love that the bags were made with moms in mind and not just paparazzi. There’s an adjustable cushioned shoulder strap, zippered compartments...

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Baby Got Bag

So you work in interior design, you’ve got all these gorgeous fabric scraps lying around – what do you do with them? Well me, I’d be like, "Hey, someone get over here and clean up all these fabric scraps!" But if you’re Daina Levine, you go and make some seriously beautiful handbags, form a company, then name it after your daughter, Jenna Claire. The workmanship of these fabric bags is impressive. While each one is cut to order and hand tailored, they don’t have those crooked label/wobbly hem indicators that handmade bags often do. The totes and diaper bags...

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Oh, Kaed!

I finally came to grips withhavingto carry a diaper bag for the next year, if not more. So instead of pining after the hot leather bags for Fall that you don’t want anywhere near a leaky bottle, I found one that’s actually made for carrying them.

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Sometimes a Mama Wants to Feel Like a Princess Too

We tend to shy away from the "designer" diaper bags on Cool Mom Picks. When it comes down to it, the thing is going to tote around leaky bottles, ripped bags of crushed Cheerios, and good old poop. But let’s be honest, beautiful accessories make you feel good, especially during those postpartum days when you need all the feeling good you can get.

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It’s NOT a Man Purse

Trying to get my husband to carry a diaper bag is like… well, just put in your favorite analogy that involves something really sucky that you hate doing, and you get my drift. It wouldn’t be so bad if our daughter didn’t end up in a crumpled diaper that had been in his back pocket all day.

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Diaper Bag Incognito

I was one of those first-time moms who refused to register for a diaper bag. Call me practical, but I just figured I could track down a cool big totebag and I’d be fine. But then, as I discovered, there were the bibs, toys, bottles, binkies…and 4,000 other things I couldn’t leave home without. And I really could have used an actual diaper bag.

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Retirement Gift

I remember the glorious day when I folded up my two-ton diaper bag, shoved it in the back of the closet, and brought home my first real bag in ages. It was worthy of a celebration– until I realized I still needed to carry at least one diaper and some wipes at all times.

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Works Like a Diaper Bag, Feels Like a Purse

I admit that at first, I fell victim to the ugly pricy diaper bag. Then I transitioned to the large purse, which has worked well for me since my daughter reached toddlerdom. However, with #2 arriving in a few months and the threat of leaky bottles looming, it’s time to go back to the world of bags made to handle spills and messes.

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Project Runway, Here You Come

Since becoming a mother, I admit I’m a little lax about certain aspects of my appearance. However when it comes to my bags, I’m so picky that the folks at the local department store know me as The Crazy Purse Woman, who attacks them with questions like "can I get Purse A in the fabric of Purse B with the handles of Purse C?"

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