HGTV Jasmine Roth pregnant registry baby round up picks diaper bags

I like a good bag as much as the next girl, so I figured picking out a diaper bag would be fun and easy. I was wrong. Probably harder than the things I thought I’d never need. There are so many choices. Tote or backpack? Vegan leather or nylon? Removable insert or built-in pockets? The list goes on. I was feeling overwhelmed, so I went back to the drawing board and tried to think about what I was really looking for in a diaper bag. Here is the list I came up with:

My Diaper Bag Necessities

  1. Not too feminine: I want Brett to be able to take the bag out on his own without feeling like he’s carrying my purse around.
  2. Lots of pockets: You all know I love a place for everything, and everything in it’s place!
  3. Good for travel: We are a family on the move, and I need a bag that can move with us, on trains, planes, and in automobiles.

With my list of top priorities in hand, I went back to the web and did some more searching. Here are some of the best diaper bags I found:

What I realized was, one bag was not going to be all the things I needed. So, I decided to register for one day-to-day diaper bag, and one travel diaper bag.

I REALLY love all the feminine, floral, and blush pink options, but ultimately, I need to be practical and stick to my guns about getting unisex bags that both Brett and I can use. Luckily, there was one day-to-day diaper bag Brett and I settled on.

The Best Day-to-Day Diaper Bag

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There weren’t as many pockets in the Herschel bag as I would have liked, so I also registered for this removable insert (which looks like a TOTAL game changer), and a travel changing pad.

I’m so excited to get the bag all perfectly loaded up with wipes and mini-human sized diapers and yummy lotion, I can’t even tell you!! I’ll have to get it all ready to go and then enjoy how pristine it looks over the next month because once the baby arrives, I know it won’t stay that way for long!

Also, did you see those super handy Valet Stroller Clips I discovered? They allow you to clip your diaper bag to the back handles of the stroller, which just seems like the most ingenious idea to me.

Next up, I knew I needed the perfect travel version.

The Best One for Travel

HGTV Jasmine Roth pregnant registry baby round up picks for diaper bags

This bag has ALL the compartments I’ve been longing for, and sits perfectly on the top of a rolling carry-on. It is significantly larger than the day-to-day bag I selected, so it can fit all the additional items necessary for a long flight (I have family in New Jersey, so there are long flights to be had). And the color was agreeable to both Brett and I.

Done and done.

If I get around to it, I’ll post some pics of my diaper bags all loaded up. I can’t imagine you’re as excited about this idea as I am, but I know you’ll humor me, because you are a nice person and I am in the throes of third-trimester pregnancy.

 

 

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