10 Stylish Backpacks to Trade Up Your Diaper Bag to
When I was pregnant with my daughter, I picked out a standard diaper bag, which worked well enough for a while, but I quickly realized that anytime I headed out sans stroller it became cumbersome. Whether wearing my baby when she was just a little bit or chasing her as a toddler, keeping my hands free was indispensable. Diaper backpacks are a genius solution: roomy enough to allow you to carry all the essentials, designed to contain leaks, clean up quickly and are convenient to carry. Oh, and did I mention our picks are also incredibly stylish?
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1. Freshly Picked, Diaper Bag, $175
From the company that brought you the eponymous line of leather moccasins for tiny feet comes this simple but stylish version with gold-toned hardware.
2. Humble Hilo, Raya Backpack, $129
In black canvas with leather trim, the modern print adorning this one takes it to the next level. A portion of proceeds from each bag goes towards a humanitarian project, meaning this is also a purchase you can feel good about.
3. Leader Bag Co, Julien Canvas Set, $195
With their stylish design and just right proportions the offerings from Leader Bag Co are lust-worthy, and with the canvas bags ringing in under $200 (versus their nearly $300 leather counterpoints) they are slightly more attainable.
4. Petunia Picklebottom, Pathway Backpack, $159
While the brand is loved by many for their seemingly endless variety of prints, this simple two-tone bag in Birch and Navy with leather details feels refined and classic.
5. Rosie Pope, Highbury Hill Diaper Backpack, $160
This navy vegan leather bag has all the style of a luxury designer purse with the functionality of a diaper bag, including an insulated bottle cooler.
6. Beau, Joel Diaper Backpack, $160
Sturdy, simple and sweet this backpack is an excellent option for both mom and dad, that is if you don't mind sharing.
7. Tosan, Convertible Adventure Pack, $250
Designed specifically with dad in mind from the maker of the equally awesome "pop" and "tot" mugs and shirts, this backpack is ready for adventuring in the city or on the trail with durable waxed canvas and brass and leather details.
8. Little Unicorn, Marindale Backpack, $77
While best known for their strikingly printed swaddles, Little Unicorn brings some style to their version with rich cranberry colored canvas and a beautifully illustrated changing pad (not pictured.)
9. Fawn Design, Original, $160
Designed to be worn both as a backpack or over the shoulder, this streamlined design looks simple, but don't be fooled... it contains no less than ten pockets to keep you organized.
10. Coco and Kiwi, Providence Bag, $110
While at first glance this striped bag by Coco and Kiwi looks like a traditional handbag, it converts to a stylish backpack with the addition of its removable leather straps. Stylish, functional, versatile... that's a triple threat in our book.