Above: diaper backpack by .
fun fact, we don’t call them diapers – we call them nappies. so really, it’s a nappy bag. but for the sake of the internet i’m going to switch to the American version here.
soooooooo, diaper bags! yeeeesh. that’s basically my reaction whenever i even think about this thing i have to get. mostly because i have not seen anything locally (in south africa) that i would want to use. i don’t get it – diaper bags are worn and used by the mom or dad, why would i want to carry something around that’s pastel or bright pink or covered in little bears or any other such nonsense? and if they’re not child themed, they look like some kind of hideous Louis Vuitton / Gucci knock off that’s supposed to be, i don’t know, “chic”? no thanks.
i have found some diaper bags – actually, backpacks – that i think are nice, non-ugly and practical. why backpacks? because i’m assuming that with a child and a pram and a bunch of other things on your mind (and in your arms) a heavy bag on a long strap slung over your shoulder is just going to get in the way. i like the idea of backpacks too because they are unisex enough that the dad can carry it around without feeling like a chop.
i was most convinced by this theory because of the , which has been sold out foreeeever, but was just restocked!!
the have really nice, simple backpacks that come in silver, black and beige. into it:
this is probably the one i’m most likely to buy (though they don’t ship to SA! waaa). it’s by and is available in three colours (beige, khaki and orange) on :
a good lookin’ backpack by a swedish brand called :
i like these vintage looking diaper backpacks by , available in , and (those straps in the front are magnetic closures, so you don’t have to fasten and unfasten each time)
a cute dotted number by :
this diaper backpack by is a close second for me after the Bebamour (they ship to SA, yay!)
a very fancy looking diaper backpack by (also sold through )
“omg look how happy we are with our diaper backpack, yay!”
a cutie of a backpack by :
and there’s a wide variety of diaper backpacks over at :
a reader on Facebook suggested the classic , and even though they aren’t diaper bags (no fancy inner pockets and such) the fact that they zip open completely and also have handles is great. and SO MANY COLOURS! you can buy them on .