- Family and Parenting
Best Baby Bags
The Necessity of a Baby Bag
For the parent of a newborn, a baby bag is an indispensable item. You'll need something to keep all that baby clutter in, such as bottles, nappies, bibs, pins, face-cloths etc. So, what to look for? Design and looks are important, as you'll be carrying it around everywhere, so it needs to be something you can happily live with and that will suit your overall style.
Beyond design, the most important consideration is functionality. Does it have an insulated bottle pocket? A roll out changing mat? Is there enough room to get everything in? Is it washable or at least wipable? As a baby bag is an essential item, you'll probably be using almost every day, it would be wise to pay a bit extra for a good quality bag, rather than a cheap one that may fall apart before you've finished needing one.In addition, a good quality bag will see you through more than one child.
Kate Spade Baby Bags
Kate Spade baby bags are not only gorgeous to look it, they're extremely practical. The coal baby bag at right is lightweight, has a water resistant lining (very important), easy opening and closing, side bottle pockets and plenty of room for accessories.
Apart from being totally adorable, Kate's Dizzy Dot Sophie baby bag looks stylish enough to use as an everyday handbag and is also completely practical. Fully coated in an easy wipable vinyl, it features a high quality padded change mat, zippered pouches and a roomy interior.
Skip, Hop, Dash
The Skip Hop Dash bag pictured at right has a wide comfy (and removable) shoulder strap, is very reasonably priced, looks funky and has all the usual necessities you would expect with a quality baby bag.
The bag boast eleven pockets and hidden magnets, enabling it to close in a number of different ways, It also comes in a huge range of prints and colors to suit any taste, and includes shuttle clips to attach to a stroller.
timi & leslie Convertible Charlie II Diaper Bag
Leather look baby bags have become very popular on the celebrity circuit and the beauty of them is that when baby outgrows his bag, you can use the convertable as a regular fashion accessory. PVC free, this great bag includes stroller staps, wallet, insulated bottle holder, key fob, pockets, change mat and is very big and roomy.
If leather isn't your bag, the Graco Betsey is a good standard baby bag with a nice design and everything you'll every need for transporting baby around.
Clever Idea: Baby Bag insert
Another option for mothers on the go is to create your own baby bag with a purpose designed insert that will fit into any large bag.
The one at right comes in a multitude of colours and has several pockets for keeping baby accessories organised. Made from completely waterproof polyester plastic, it's easy to wash, sturdy and you can switch it from bag to bag.
Create Your Own Diaper Bag
- Kate Spade Bags
Kate Spade designs are stylish and elegant but also fun-loving, with a hint of frivolity. Her bags stand out...but because of their style rather than any pretentious 'designer' kudos. The Kate Spade label imprinted on every bag is subtle, not garish.