Baby bag help!

Sarah03

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I'm going to be an aunt! Yay! My sister and I have had an agreement for a while that I'd buy her diaper bag- and make it a good one! It's her first baby & it's a girl! She wants something cute that doesn't look like a baby bag. So I was thinking about this tote, maybe with an insert. Any input, moms? :smile:
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I love that bag but for me it wouldn't be big enough. I love their saffiano baby bags. I have one in silver/black violet. They have one in purple iris online right now that I think is beautiful. To me, they don't scream baby bag and I've read several members on here bought the same bag for work. If has a ton of room and is well organized. It also has a crossbody strap which for me is a must when running after my 3 year old while carrying my 9 month old.
 

iNeedCoffee

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I so wish they made the baby bags back when my kids were babies. I like the gingham, but ITA with Harley's post. That purple Iris baby bag is really beautiful.
Congrats to your sister!!
 

ophousewife

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I've been using the diaper bag and mommy bag system. The diaper bag is just for changes and stays in the car. My mommy bag has everything else. For a mommy bag I've been using either a coach isabelle or LV Neverfull. I love a big bag that sits nicely on the shoulder. Whatever bag you carry can't be slippery because with a baby you're always moving. That bag has a great strap drop but may not be big enough. Maybe something wider would work better. Hth
 

Sarah03

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Thanks ladies! I don't have kids, so all of this is foreign to me! I'll check out the baby bag online.
 
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Hello,

I highly recommend the coach saffiano baby bags, they are very functional and waterproof on the inside. I also, use mine as a work bag and don't think it stands out as a "baby bag". I wouldn't want to put liquids in a regular coach bag that isn't waterproof. Have fun picking:smile:
 

Kitts

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The FOS sale has the "saffiano leather baby bag tote" today in tan. It looks like a great bag and one I would have loved when I was in the diaper bag days.

It's not coming up when I go to the baby bag section so you may have to search for it.
 
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I agree on the saffiano baby bags. They don't scream" baby". I actually use the icking stripe baby bag as a teacher bag. and... I think Zaara10 (sorry if I got the username wrong) used one of the original saff totes as a baby bag.
This is the bag I use for work - NMA - i use the changing pad on the floor so my bag doesn't have to be directly on the floor:P!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Authentic-C...252?pt=US_CSA_WH_Handbags&hash=item5d4f1c6c04
 

Sarah03

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Thank you for all of the suggestions! It's a good thing I have a couple of months to decide. There are a lot of cute bags to choose from!
 

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I agree on the saffiano baby bags. They don't scream" baby". I actually use the icking stripe baby bag as a teacher bag. and... I think Zaara10 (sorry if I got the username wrong) used one of the original saff totes as a baby bag.
This is the bag I use for work - NMA - i use the changing pad on the floor so my bag doesn't have to be directly on the floor:P!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Authentic-C...252?pt=US_CSA_WH_Handbags&hash=item5d4f1c6c04
Yup that was me :smile: I still use my e/w saffiano totes as baby bags sometimes. But on days where I have way too much stuff (that'll happen w/ an 8 month old, 4 y/o & 6 y/o) I switch to my Vera Bradley or Marc Jacobs nylon baby bag. I honestly prefer those over the coach diaper bags bc they're not as heavy once loaded up. Sometimes I like throwing a coach clutch in the diaper bag too for myself.
But bc I would miss my handbags way too much & I don't find that I need to schlep all that baby stuff around all the time, I leave the diaper bag in the car & I carry my own handbag w/ a couple baby things in it.
So as you can see, 3 kids & about 8 diaper bags later, I've realized that what works for me is really different day to day based on the events for the day!
Oh wait, I just remembered you're not the mom, but the aunt getting a gift, doh! ;) Sorry for the rambling, lol. So let's see, I wouldn't get that tote you posted. Cute, but too small. I'd either go w/ a coach diaper bag or if you're interested at looking into other brands, Vera Bradley, MJ & skip hop make really great bags. There are a lot of lovely non-diaper bag looking options these days! (Check Nordstrom's website)
 

Sarah03

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Yup that was me :smile: I still use my e/w saffiano totes as baby bags sometimes. But on days where I have way too much stuff (that'll happen w/ an 8 month old, 4 y/o & 6 y/o) I switch to my Vera Bradley or Marc Jacobs nylon baby bag. I honestly prefer those over the coach diaper bags bc they're not as heavy once loaded up. Sometimes I like throwing a coach clutch in the diaper bag too for myself.
But bc I would miss my handbags way too much & I don't find that I need to schlep all that baby stuff around all the time, I leave the diaper bag in the car & I carry my own handbag w/ a couple baby things in it.
So as you can see, 3 kids & about 8 diaper bags later, I've realized that what works for me is really different day to day based on the events for the day!
Oh wait, I just remembered you're not the mom, but the aunt getting a gift, doh! ;) Sorry for the rambling, lol. So let's see, I wouldn't get that tote you posted. Cute, but too small. I'd either go w/ a coach diaper bag or if you're interested at looking into other brands, Vera Bradley, MJ & skip hop make really great bags. There are a lot of lovely non-diaper bag looking options these days! (Check Nordstrom's website)

Thanks for your response! I was thinking about doing a saffiano coach tote with an insert or possibly the coach saffiano diaper bag. I am worried about the bag getting too heavy, though. I'll check out nordstroms though! Thank you!! :smile: