I decided not to get a dedicated diaper bag, but sweet Aron found me a beautiful Michael Kors Gansevoort tote on ebay that I’d be much happier carrying and converting into a diaper bag. Really any bag can do as a diaper bag with the addition of a Skip Hop Pronto Changer
That said, here are some characteristics that most diaper bags share and that you might want to look for if you do go an alternative route: moisture-proof interior, comfortable handles, cross-body strap, light weight when empty, divided pockets, and a closure at top. My new bag could be a bit more “wipeable,” but it otherwise fits the bill perfectly!
If, however, you’re on the lookout for a proper diaper bag but you, like me, aren’t wild about the ones that seem intended to complement the baby’s style more than your own, here are a few other actual diaper bags I spotted and admired…
Update: Here’s what I carried in my diaper bag (at 9 months).[Grid: Storksak Jess