Maybe you aren't exactly crazy about juggling baby and a massive tote at the same time. Problem solved, courtesy of the LillyBit Watercolor Floral Clutch ($35), which looks suspiciously like a simple summer handbag you carried in your non-mommy days. Yet open it up and the truth is revealed: It's actually a clever tri-fold bag that holds everything in sleek style. Lovely!
A diaper bag that masquerades as a preppy-chic tote? Sign me up! The Skip Hop DUO Diaper Bag ($64) is more than just the king of functional diaper bags, though. It's all about looking modestly fabulous, offering a hint of nautical influence via its striped palette and transforming your life with a whopping 11 pockets, plus all of the necessary extras (bottle pocket, cell pocket, changing pad).
Backpacks are definitely A Thing right now. For some, the trend conjures up unpleasant memories of junior high; for others, it's a chance to navigate a busy schedule hands-free and look acceptably cool in a backpack for the first time in decades. If you're on mom duty, sling on the Vera Bradley Backpack Baby Bag ($135), which unearths a mini changing station and protects your shoulders with its padded straps.
Sacrificing style just isn't your style, which could be a good enough reason to invest in the Storksak Poppy Diamond-Quilted Diaper Bag ($195). In a shade of lush navy, the immaculately plush bag includes an insulated bottle holder that will keep baby's bottle at just the right temperature. Factor in a timeless design and you can easily see the possibilities of this diaper bag - in fact, it's something you can carry even when baby is all grown up!
If you require an insane amount of room of your diaper bags (and, really, who doesn't?), you'll want to snag a Timi & Leslie Charlie II Diaper Bag ($159.99). Marvelously constructed with intricate folds that lend it a modern appearance, this smart bag addresses your need to hold baby's essentials and your own in style. Also included are a snappy little clutch and sleek bottle thermos.
Dad may hesitate to sling on the cute diaper bag with the polka dots, but he'll have no problem sporting the Skip Hop Bento Diaper Bag ($99). It's designed with him in mind, and it's packed to capacity with just about every detail imaginable: a mealtime kit with food containers, pockets galore, padded straps, insulated cooler, changing pad and so much more.
A personal stamp makes this Pottery Barn Kids Color Block Harper Tote ($49.50) extra special - and a great gift idea for a new mom, too. Dress it up with up to three letters, or a name or phrase, in the color, font, monogram and applique of your choice. While the bag itself is low key, the personalization adds a classy touch that dresses it up just a bit.
With summer travel plans hopefully on the agenda, a Sea Bags for J. Crew Diaper Pouch ($26) wouldn't be a bad idea. This cute, water-resistant bag is made from easy-clean nylon and is sized just right for holding baby's diapers. It's ideal for a road trip, and it can also be used to hold other small baby essentials on the go.