As we prepare for baby¬†#2, I dug out our old, flattened diaper bag, and I’m suddenly revisiting the idea of¬†ditching it and just working with a cool tote. Luckily¬†someone has gone a step further¬†and invented an adaptable solution. Check out Mother Load eco-friendly baby bags.

Mother Load bags are the brainchild of another mom who just couldn’t get used to conventional¬†diaper bags, and wanted to use her own bags to¬†adapt her packing approach instead. She created these eco-friendly mesh and nylon bags¬†to help sort and organize her load o’ mom stuff¬†and¬†keep the chaos to a minimum.

While yes, you can use whatever you have lying around as a wet bag, these are pretty fun. Each bag is color-coded and embroidered with a cute image¬†to help you grab what you need quickly–snacks, toys, diapers (this bag¬†even comes with a changing pad), clean clothes and dirty clothes. It’s way more efficient than my former, not-so-earth-loving friend¬†Mr. Plastic Bag, plus these bags¬†are durable, washable and fast-drying. The price puts them squarely in “nice shower gift!” territory.


Eco friendly baby bags by Mother Load make a cool shower gift

As a super planner, I really like¬†the idea of keeping my¬†must-have items sorted out for easy identification and access, ready to¬†stash away¬†in a regular handbag, briefcase, or the car and stay organized wherever I go. I’m even thinking that the black leather tote I have been lusting for this coming season¬†might just work after all. So peace out, old diaper bag.

You can purchase the full Mother Load collection of eco friendly baby bags  for $75 or buy the bags individually for $15 each. Smaller sets are also available at the Mother Load web store.