Mum bags that aren’t mum bags: super-stylish diaper bags

Diaper Bag
Browse the online shelves and pick up a practically pretty tote or backpack

Stepping out of the house with a newborn baby or a toddler in tow is much needed for everyone’s sanity – we’re all for avoiding the dreaded cabin fever! But heading out comes with its own challenge… what to use to cart around all your baby’s stuff! That vintage bag bought on your honeymoon definitely won’t cut it, so it might be time to browse the online shelves and pick out something a bit more sensible and stylish. Here are our picks of some of the roomiest, practical but also stunning totes and backpacks to carry around diapers, formula, bottles, wipes… everything but the kitchen sink!

Desti Saint

Stylish Diaper Bags: Desti Saint

Desti Saint’s reversible tote will take you from day to night.

Go from the playground to date night with this tote bag from Desti Saint. We love that it’s  reversible – two in one! – and slouches in for a more feminine silhouette. Yes, yes, you may not have the opportunity to style it that way if it’s full of diapers, rash cream and snacks… but there’s no harm in trying!
The Italian Leather Shopper is available for pre-order from Desti Saint at $440; www.destisaint.com

Elyse & i

Stylish Diaper Bags: Elyse & I Finlay Fringe Tote Bag

Elyse&i’s fringe tote is roomy enough for all of baby’s essentials.

Go boho chic with the Finlay Fringe tote bag from Elyse & i. The inside is lined with soft cotton and an internal pocket to keep all of your personal items intact and away from bub’s stuff. Oh, believe us, there’s loads of it! If small hands like to pull on the fringe, good news: it’s detachable! We love a versatile bag.
The Finlay Fringe tote bag byElyse & i is available for US$220; www.elyseandi.com

MISCHA

Stylish Diaper Bags: Mischa Designs Jet Set Tote

The flat handles on Mischa’s Jet Set Tote sit comfortably on your shoulder.

Hong Kong brand MISCHA is famed for canvas fabric in its bags – think easy to wipe down and weatherproof but still so stylish. The iconic hexagon print has been on the brand’s bags since 2010! The Jet Set Tote in Rosewood is a great catch all for all of your mini me’s bits and bobs, including your own. It makes a solid travel bag, too.

MISCHA’s Jet Set Tote is available for $304.42; www.mischadesigns.com

The Noon Label

Stylish Diaper Bags: The Noon Label

Soft leather and a slouchy silhouette is just what you need for a nappy bag.

Local label The Noon Label handmakes all of its bags – think tote bags made of the softest leather. We love how roomy the Karree Leather bags are: perfect to fill up with stuff for your little cutie when you’re heading out and about.
The Karree Leather Tote in Tan Beige is available for S$40 on Carousell. The Noon Label, www.instagram.com/thenoonlabel

Skip Hop

Stylish Diaper Bags: Skip Hop Greenwich Simply Chic Backpack

Skip Hop’s Greenwich Simply Chic bag comes with its own changing mat.

Skip Hop makes the mother of all stylish diaper bags! With pockets and compartments galore, take your pick between a tote bag, cross-body or backpack (so you’re hands-free to hold bub!). We love the Greenwich Simply Chic Backpack, which comes with a changing pad in case you’re ever stuck without one.
Skip Hop’s Greenwich Simply Chic Backpack is S$139 from Pupsik; www.skiphop.com

Freshly Picked

Stylish Diaper Bags: Freshly Picked Classic Backpack

Carry all of baby’s bits and bobs around in a backpack.

Freshly Picked was made for mommas by a momma. Known for its super-soft moccasins for cheeky chubsters, the brand has branched out and created diaper bags for mums. The Classic Diaper Bag has an interior that’s nylon (easy to wipe clean!), and the outer fabric is vegan leather. This one also comes with a changing pad.
The Classic Diaper Bag is available for $242.74. Freshly Picked, www.freshlypicked.com

Kate Spade New York

Stylish Diaper Bags: Kate Spade New York Taylor Tote

The nylon fabric on this Kate Spade New York diaper bag makes it easy to clean up spills.

You might have a couple of Kate Spade bags in your wardrobe from your pre-baby days! The Taylor Large Diaper Bag is made entirely of nylon, making it easy to wipe down in case of any spills. It comes with a separate pouch for you to slot in important mum things – phone, cash, credit cards and more.
The Taylor Large Diaper Bag is US$298. Kate Spade New York, www.katespade.com

State of Escape

Stylish Diaper Bags: State of Escape Tote

Sailing ropes make the handles on the State of Escape tote easy to carry.

Australian brand State of Escape makes neoprene totes that are large enough to haul around all of your munchkin’s stuff: baby bottles, sippy cups, containers of snacks, toys… the list goes on! We love the original roomy Escape totes.
The Escape totes are available from State of Escape at Pedder on Scotts, 6 Scott’s Road, Singapore 228209; www.stateofescape.com

Fjallraven

Stylish Diaper Bags: Fjallraven Kanken

Sturdy and hardy, Fjallraven’s Kanken is durable for all purposes.

The Kanken backpack from Swedish company Fjallraven is designed for school kids lugging heavy textbooks back and forth, so you’ll definitely be able to cart bubba’s stuff around comfortably.
The Kanken bag is available on Zalora for S$139. Fjallraven, www.fjallravenasia.com

Top image from Freshly Picked.

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