Above: diaper backpack by One Duo.
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 Storq carryall, which has been sold out foreeeever, but was just restocked!!
the Honest Co. have really nice, simple backpacks that come in silver, black and beige. into it:
a good lookin’ backpack by a swedish brand called Kaos:
a cute dotted number by Ogg Design:
this diaper backpack by One Duo is a close second for me after the Bebamour (they ship to SA, yay!)
“omg look how happy we are with our diaper backpack, yay!”
a cutie of a backpack by Oh Joy for Target:
and there’s a wide variety of diaper backpacks over at Twelve Little:
a reader on Facebook suggested the classic Fjallraven Kånken backpacks, 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 Amazon.