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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Best Diaper Bags for Cloth Diapering Parents

By Kanga Care Guest Blogger: Julie Murphy, of MyClothDiaperStash.com

Cloth diapering parents have different needs in a diaper bag - namely, space to hold enough diapers! Remember that diaper bags get a LOT more use than a purse, so it's smart to invest in a quality bag that will survive years of hourly rummaging, sippy cups and toddlers.

If you're expecting a bundle of joy soon, you're probably getting a lot of baby gear from Santa this year. Add one of these to your list!

To make it easier for you, we've found the nicest, cutest, smartest most stylish bags for mamas of all types!

For the "Green" Mamas

Dandelion Organic Diaper Bag
Dandelion Organic Diaper Bag
There are plenty of reasons to cloth diaper. Some do it because it's economical, others because fluffy butts are just adorable. But a lot of mamas choose cloth diapers because they prefer a more natural, ecologically kind method of diapering.

If you consider yourself a “green” mama, check out the super cute line of organic Dandelion diaper bags! They are spacious and study like a good canvas bag should be!

If you'd prefer an organic bag with a fun print, check out the Petunia Pickle Bottom Organic Cotton Sashay Satchel. This bag moves from satchel to backpack effortlessly and has beautiful earthy prints. I especially love the Adoring Autumn print!


For the Sporty Mamas (Daddy approved!)

Scout Pack by Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bag
Scout Pack by Petunia Pickle Bottom Diaper Bag

Not all daddies want to carry a bright pink, floral bag - even if they are totally wrapped around their little lady's finger. And not all mamas want to either! Thankfully, there are plenty of sporty options to suit.

While the chic yet sporty Heathered Gray Scout Pack by Petunia Pickle Bottom is on the smaller side, it is perfect for a quick run to the store or a play date at the park and comes with some essentials neatly stored away inside.

The Critical Mass Messenger Bag is another over the shoulder bag that has plenty of space for anything and everything dad will need all day long. It's not designed to be a diaper bag, but it would hold everything you need and last for years.

Caden Lane makes the Kyle Bowler diaper bag which- as the name might infer- looks somewhat like a bowling ball bag, which means there's plenty of room for cloth diapers. This bag has exterior pockets for accessories, a changing pad and a matching zippered sack.


Perfect for Practical Mamas

Ju Ju Be's Be Prepared Diaper Bag
Ju Ju Be's Be Prepared Diaper Bag

Who said practical has to be boring?? These are some smart, hard-working bags!

Ju-Ju-Be's Be Prepared diaper bag is one of the smartest diaper bags on the market. It opens up wide to make it easy to find everything you crammed in there! We love Ju Ju Be for lots of reasons (their prints are amazing!) but moreover, they are well-designed and incredibly well made. (Trust us. The ladies at Kanga Care have a collective dozen or so Ju Ju Be bags...)

Skip Hop makes a Grand Central Take it All Diaper Bag that will fit everything including the kitchen sink. This bag is perfect for a long day trip.

While the next diaper bag could fit into the category of sporty and daddy-friendly, the L.L. Bean Carryall Diaper Bag is also very spacious with built in organizational pockets and easy-to-clean fabric. You can also monogram it and choose from a variety of classic colors.

Petunia Pickle Bottom makes the Abundance Boxy Backpack which comes in multiple fabric options and has a huge main compartment and spacious pockets. There is also a build in zip out changing station with detachable changing mat.


Ooh la la for Couture Mamas

Dapper Bags Longmont Diaper Bag
Dapper Bags Longmont Diaper Bag

We all know that your diaper bag basically becomes your purse, so sometimes it's nice to have a diaper bag that can do double-duty: look stylish and perform well!

One of our favorites: Dapper Bag's Longmont bag (pictured). This bag is made of cowhide leather with a protective coating for durability. It has a convertible single strap which can double as backpack straps.

Tim and Leslie make super chic diaper bags that would be perfect for even the most stylish clothing diapering mama. Both the Hannah and Rachel Diaper Bags are sure to turn heads. These two bags are both made of faux leather and easy to clean with spacious interiors. They both come in different colors as well.

The Nest Diaper Bag makes a couture bag: Collins in Pacific Blue. This bag has convertible straps for the stroller and can be thrown over the shoulder. It is also spacious and very durable as it is made of glazed leather while the interior is water resistant.

Okay. We know. This adorable clutch wouldn't hold enough cloth diapers for a day out, but they are so beautiful, we just had to show you. The Marmalade Fondant Cake Cameo Clutch by Petunia Pickle Bottom features a fold-out, detachable, water-resistant changing pad, an embossed plastic Cake wipes case in coordinating color and a Cake monogrammed muslin dust cover that doubles as a reusable bag. In addition, it has a detachable wristlet that converts into shoulder strap. This bag is perfect for a special event where baby is invited, or just when you're feeling fabulous.


Mamas just want to have fun! 

Ju Ju Be's BFF in Tokidoki Iconic
Ju Ju Be's BFF in Tokidoki Iconic

This last category is a personal favorite of Kanga Care's CEO, Julie Ekstrom. These bright, playful prints complement her sparkly personality and eye for design.

Check out the B.F.F. by Ju Ju Be in their TokiDoki Iconic print! This bag is loaded with features and has room for plenty of Rumparooz! This diaper bag will be your B.F.F. as it will carry all of your stuff in an ultra organized way and doubles as a conversation-starter! It can be worn as a back pack or a messenger bag.

For you hipster parents (we know you're out there!), Chrome makes a Custom Citizen Bag. Just mix and match your favorite colors to design your own unique bag. For anyone who lives in a big city, you've seen these on bike messenger around town - they survive incredible abuse for years (literally guaranteed for life) so they could definitely last through several kiddos.


Whatever your style, there is a perfect cloth diaper bag for you out there! Tell us which bag is your favorite in the comments below!



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9 comments:

  1. I own several Ju Ju Be diaper bags and I think that they are GREAT quality!
    My favorite is the Be Prepared-but I have lots of little ones.
    The Packabe is a good bag too,but has been discontinued :/

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  2. Great post! I like the Ju Ju Be Prepared bag, very nice. I am also a huge fan of the Tim and Leslie bags, they are so chic!

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  3. I never would have thought of some of these as cloth diaper bags because they are so stylish, but most of them seem roomy enough to fit. Thanks for broadening my horizons:-)

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  4. I want the longmont diaper bag now that I have seen it.

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  5. Oh I love all of them lol. I just have a couple regular over sized bags I use and hubby has a Diaper Dude bag, the I like to use because of all it's pockets and spaces for different stuff.

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  6. I'm completely interested in getting the Be Hip bag. I like cross body straps and small sizes because I pack extremely light, especially for having two in diapers.

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  7. I love the Dapper Bag! I like a bag that is on the smaller side.

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  8. I never thought to use non-diaper bags as diaper bags! Great idea!

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  9. Ju Ju Be has more POCKETS than anything else I've ever seen! Amazing!

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