I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time looking at diaper bags online. What have I found? For the most part, they’re either A) ugly and affordable or B) beautiful, but also more than my monthly car payment. I’ve never been the type of girl to buy a $300 purse. I’ve actually never been the type of girl to spend more than $50 on a bag (and that would be a SPECIAL bag that I kept forever). I’m just not wired to splurge on things like that. So this whole diaper bag situation is kind of difficult for me. But I know I’d rather spend $100 on a bag that lasts me for years than $30 on a bag that falls apart a few months down the road. Here are a few that I have my eye on. What do you think? Which would you go with?
1) Fawn Design – The Doe – $129.95
I like this diaper bag a lot and I think it’s number one on my list right now. It looks like there is plenty of room inside without being too big. The design is exactly what I’m looking for – it’s gender neutral and can be worn as a back pack. I want something that Nate can carry as well without feeling ridiculous. This is at the higher end of my price point but feels like a reasonable price for a bag that is handmade of quality materials that will last! I really like the idea of supporting a small business owner!
2) Fjall Raven – Kanken – $75
So this isn’t actually a diaper bag at all but I’ve seen a lot of people using it as one on Pinterest! I’ve seen most people using the smaller version called the Kanken Mini but I envision carrying my DSLR and regular purse items in it as well, so I like the bigger one. Again, I like that it’s gender neutral and kind of casual. AND it’s a back pack. Are you seeing a trend? But this one can’t be worn as a cross body bag so it’s not quite as versatile. I *do* really like that the straps snap at the top making it easy to snap right onto a stroller for easy access on the go.
3) Ju-Ju-Be – Legacy B.F.F. – $180
I said the first bag was at the higher end of my price point and then I managed to find another one I like that is slightly more expensive. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this brand though and it seems to have more of the features that one might need/find handy in a diaper bag than the other two. It’s machine washable, it has a million pockets – some lined with thinsulate to keep things hot/cold, a liner that is treated to inhibit the growth of mold, etc. I like the idea of it being easy to keep clean and easy to organize. Not to mention (once again) it converts into a backpack. I think the polka dot pattern is my favorite. I know it’s not the manliest bag but it’s still a good compromise! I could certainly choose something with a floral pattern. ;]
So, what do you think? One of these diaper bags will be mine after a few Pure Romance parties – I’m just not sure which one it will be! Love that my little side hobby/job can provide me with items that I would not have otherwise bought for myself.