A fun diaper bag has always been one of my favorite baby gifts to give. I'm not talking about any old diaper bag however...No, no. I like the diaper bags I give, and the diaper bags I used for that matter, to do double duty. There's nothing wrong with a traditional looking diaper bag, but I'm all for bags that can transition seamlessly from baby time to mama out on her own time. Hey, I was a tad lazy when it came to switching out my bags when my kiddos were infants. I didn't want to have to transfer my phone and my wallet and my makeup, I could go on and on, from the diaper bag to a handbag or, better yet, a gym bag. So, when I give a diaper bag as a baby gift, I keep these things in mind. And on that note, I'm sharing some fabulous new baby finds that make for great goodies to help you with your baby gift giving! And I even included ideas in a couple different color palettes.
Like I mentioned before, if you pick the right diaper bag, it can work as a gym bag. A coated canvas one will wipe off easily so you don't have to worry about diaper cream or shampoo spilling on it! In fact the Skip Hop Signature Duo diaper bag is perfect for double duty. And if you're planning on giving it as a gift, why not fill it with goodies like a Just Born gown and hat set and Chewbeads? They fit right in with the super usable theme. Baby gowns are game changers for newborns and I've yet to meet a teething bambino who didn't love gnawing a Chewbeads necklace or bracelet! Plus, they have super cute feeding sets now to boot.
And if you really want to go all out with your baby gift, you could include a Boppy nursing pillow and slipcover too. I used this classic piece of baby gear with both my babies. It's a total lifesaver for breastfeeding moms. And you wouldn't believe how many cute prints the slipcovers come in these days. You could choose a print that goes with the color palette of your gift! A tip...You always want a spares slipcover. Always!
As I mentioned, we're going to talk about two different themes, the above being blues, obviously, and I went with shades of pink for this one. And a little pink just Born eyelet dress and diaper cover set along with a super plush blanket were just the ticket. I finished off this baby girl ready gift with a Gerber It's a Snap! cloth diaper. If you have a new mama or mama to be friend who's focused on the environment, she'll love this little number. And thanks to the signature snap it offers adjustable sizing. Score!
Now we couldn't talk about double duty diaper bags without featuring some diaper bags that look like purses. Because as much as I don't want to constantly shift between my gym bag and a diaper bag, I feel the same about my purse. I want a diaper bag that fully functions as an every day handbag. It's a good thing there are plenty of gorgeous bags out there that do just that now. Take this navy J. Mater bag, for instance...You would never know it's a diaper bag. It's so chic it looks like a business ready tote!
And that same vein is this large and in charge Sabrina Soto X Diaper Dude shoulder bag . The leather look says anything but diaper bag and it's such a great size, you could even use it as a travel bag. Your laptop and whatnot will totally fit in there. See what I mean about double duty? Find the right bag and there's no limit to how many ways you can use it!
The Petunia Pickle Bottom Altogether Tote is another useful coated canvas bag that doesn't skimp on style. This festive print is part of a summer capsule collection and I can see why. The vibrant color was made to be taken out to play in the summertime! I know this mama sure can think of a million and one ways to wear it!
And while all of these bags would make a great gift on their own, adding a baby wrap and luxe blanket to the mix would really round your gift out nicely! Since chic baby gear is our focus here, the MobyWrap X Petunia Pickle Bottom collab is perfect. The exclusive prints in this collab are just gorgeous!
Now that you've seen my take on double duty diaper bags, I hope you'll find it easier to put together your next baby gift!
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