Now what are some of the things to consider when looking for the right diaper bag? Personally, I wanted something that didn't scream diaper bag (read: no cartoons or animals on the front or those awful floral patterns!) and a bag that had many pockets to keep everything organized.
I really wanted one from timi and leslie, their diaper bags are so stylish yet practical!
Their diaper bags are a bit expensive though and of course, you can't find them here in Manila :(
My husband also wanted a diaper bag that he could carry and not look ridiculous at the same time (again those animal cartoons and floral patterns can be quite overwhelming) and fortunately I found the perfect one!
Skip*Hop and it's great because both your arms are free since its a backpack, just sling the straps over your shoulders and you're good to go. I love how it still looks stylish because of the vibrant red color. It has a diaper changing mat, the lining is water-resistant, there are a lot of pockets to store things and pockets for the bottle both outside and inside the bag.
My sister-in-law gifted me with a JJ Cole Collections diaper bag and in terms of fit, this one has the most space and pockets. I love the easy-on-the-eyes color and the fact that you can carry it in so many ways: It has the 2-piece shoulder strap, the long strip of strap similar to a messenger bag sling (I really know the technical terms don't I?) and the stroller attachments which you clip to the sides of the diaper bag.
See those stroller attachments on the side of the bag and all those pockets inside? Plus it comes with a diaper changing mat with the same print. So cool!
Finally, I also got a Carter's diaper bag as a gift from my cousin. It's like a big satchel made of super soft cloth. It can fit a lot too but it doesn't have that many pockets and it doesn't stay upright since the bottom of the diaper bag curves.
If you want a soft bag then this is it!
I'm over the moon with my diaper bags! Now that baby Zoe is out, I've been able to road-test all three and they held up so beautifully: the backpack is perfect for quick trips, the green bag when I have to bring a lot of baby's things and the purple satchel for in-between.
I still would love a timi and leslie diaper bag, though. Haha!
Note: The views expressed here are all personal opinions. I do not represent any of the brands I mentioned in my post, nor was I given special favors by these companies.