I’m sure every mom goes through this phase – getting tired of lugging around a diaper bag (as much as you may love yours!), and feeling like you’re hauling so much stuff!
So enter the “non diaper bag” diaper bag. It’s still a diaper bag, because I’m hauling diapers, and other kid-related things. But the bag is so not a diaper bag.
I made a deal with myself to start using my good ol’ handbags again. My favorite right now is a classic black tote from Kate Spade. I mentioned it in my January Favorites. It’s classic. You can’t go wrong with black leather and minimal hardware.
The one downside to a non-diaper bag is the lack of pockets. Diaper bags are amazing at having a million pockets which keep you perfectly organized. To compensate, I’ve been collecting pretty zippered pouches to store essentials. My favorite is this navy and white pencil pouch I found at Target. (currently out of stock) In the main compartment, there are diapers and wipes. In the smaller front pouch, I keep diaper trash bags and hand sanitizer. My husband doesn’t mind grabbing this when he needs to do a quick diaper change (Elizabeth’s diaper… not his).
I also picked up a 4 pack set from Amazon. They’re cheap and cheerful.
By utilizing a pouch/compartmentalized system to organize my non-handbag, it makes it super easy to change bags, whenever I want! It’s a great tip whether your a mom or just a lady who loves to switch up her handbags! (Or both!)
To see more details about what I carry in my handbag now that I have a toddler, check out the video!
Here are a few more posts about what I have been carrying in my diaper bag!
Are you carrying a diaper bag right now? Or just a handbag? How do you stay organized?