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Melissa and Ellie

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Best Diaper Bags & Best Baby Products

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When it comes to planning for baby, expectant parents spend hours obsessing over everything, from what kind of bottles to use to what color to paint the nursery. Thankfully, diaper bags offer a reprieve from these concerns and open up a world of fun and, yes, even fashion. Gone are the days of plastic linings and rubber ducky motifs, now is the age of sumptuous leather and faux fur – how fabulous!

Our favorites are singled out here, but the list could really go on and on (and on!). Our criteria are based on versatility, functionality, style, and, of course, anything that doesn’t scream “diaper bag!”

These companies have all passed this challenge Big Time. You’ll see there is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the diaper bag, and we admit, it was hard to narrow it down to these ten picks. We say try one - or all ten - on for size, and we can assure you the oohing and aahing won’t just be about your baby!

Find the best diaper bag with our help. Don't expect diaper bags with plastic lining or duckies. These best baby products are made of fine leather, faux fur and other fashionable materials that never look like a diaper bag.

Best Diaper Bags by Melissa and Ellie

The Best You Can Get

  • Storksak - Elizabeth

    Melissa says: Melanie Marshall and Suzi Bergman are the dynamic duo behind the Storksak brand. They mix technology with contemporary design in creating these multi-functional bags. Storksak’s attention to details, both aesthetically and safety-wise make them a favorite among A-list celebrity parents (Brad & Angie anyone??), and it’s easy to see why. This is a bag you’ll want to wear long after your diaper-toting days are over.

    • Removable thermo-insulated bottle holder keeps fluids hot or cold for 5 hours
    • Padded changing mat and key-ring clip
    • Individual compartments for baby's necessities, cell phone and more!
    • Wipe-clean, pop-out compartments create a spacious cavity for carrying larger items
    • Adjustable, removable shoulder strap and top-zipped closure
  • Petunia Pickle Bottom Cake Collection - Society Satchel

    Melissa says: This bag is part of the “Cake” collection for a reason – it’s delicious looking enough to eat! It truly represents function and style with four ways to carry it: as a clutch, over your shoulder, as a backpack for hands-free baby toting, and, the ever essential, valet stroller clips. Petunia Pickle Bottom has managed to combine rich European cut velvets and wool tweeds to create sumptuous bags that are both modern and forever timeless. Includes a monogrammed cake flannel dust cover.

    • Built-in Changing Station
    • Front patch magnetic pocket for easy “reach and grab” cell phone
    • Internal zippered “Mommy pocket”
    • Monogrammed Cake wipey case with antique brass finish and coordinating color plastic liner
    • All hardware is custom stamped and sculptured with an antique brass finish
  • Nest - Whipstitch

    Melissa says: The Nest Whipstitch Leather bag puts a trendy twist on what used to be considered a dowdy necessity. It is made with luxuriously soft leather, tastefully detailed with metal studs and whipstitch leather edging. It comes in a host of colors, including Platinum and Bronze, but as far as we’re concerned, Nest is pure gold!

    • Tabbed magnetic closure
    • 2 exterior pockets for cell phone or PDA
    • 2 large exterior and 1 interior zippered pockets
    • 2 interior bottle holders and 2 divided pockets to store toys, books, or extra clothing
  • Not Rational - Hansel

    Melissa says: Not Rational might be the name of this trendy diaper bag, but purchasing one may be the sanest decision you’ll ever make. Designer Fabiana Trosman has created a collection of absolutely gorgeous and luxurious Italian leather bags that easily convert from diaper bag to fashionista bag.

    • Exterior pocket with a snap button closure
    • 4 outside and inside pouches with signature striped lining
    • Matching leather changing pad as well as a bottle and pacifier
    • Binky strap
    • Antique brass hardware
  • Mia Bossi - Maria Bag

    Melissa says: The motto behind these handmade diaper bags is "function meets fabulous!” We couldn’t agree more. These one-of-a-kind Italian leather designs are truly inspired. Like the others on this list, the Maria also doubles as a purse, a computer case and a carrier for all the necessities a modern mom needs.

    • Washable changing pad
    • Zip-in and zip-out inside lining (additional insert for computer or briefcase available)
    • Cell phone, keychain, diaper and baby wipe holder
    • A private zippered pocket for personal belongings
    • Adjustable and detachable straps for use with your stroller

You will be happy with any of these

  • Christina Price – Haute Tinley

    Melissa says: Christine Price Inc. has put a couture twist on these stylish bags and made them practical as well. They’re made of the best quality calfskin leather, top grain canvas, jacquard, or tweed, and come in a variety of fabulous colors. Completing the look is gold or nickel hand-finished hardware. While the collection is made with “haute” mothers in mind, the Tinley is nothing but cool!

    • Gold hardware
    • Signature striped fabric
    • Magnetic closure
    • Removable lining
    • Braided leather handle
  • Kate Spade - Classic Noel Henry Baby Bag

    Melissa says: You may be wondering why other high-end, top designers aren’t on this list. The answer is easy. Kate Spade’s “Noel Henry” bag is as classic a bag as she is an American Designer. A clean design, multi-functional bag, created with mom's needs in mind, make this one a keeper!

    • Unstructured tote with zipper closure
    • Double slide pockets and zip pocket
    • 14-karat gold plated hardware
    • Larabee dot cotton twill lining
    • Changing pad
  • The Bumble Collection – Jessica Messenger Backpack

    Melissa says: The Bumble Collection is created using exclusive one-of-a-kind, hand designed prints combined with their own water and stain-resistant fabrics. The company philosophy is that their “products are made to last through the journey of motherhood.” We say, why not look cute while taking the trip!

    • Water & Stain Resistant
    • Detachable, Fold Out Change Pad
    • Machine Washable
    • Two Side Elastic Bottle Pockets; 1 Side Cell Phone Pocket
    • Hidden Interior & Exterior Zipper Pockets
  • Fleurville - Mothership

    Melissa says: Green is more than just a color to Fleurville. Their commitment to designing with the environment in mind makes them one of our favs. They are recognized as environmental leaders in parenting products by becoming one of the first PVC-Free companies. Not only that, but their durable and stylish bags are constructed to stand up and stay open so you only need one hand for the bag and one for the baby!

    • Padded non-skid shoulder strap
    • Changing pad in its own sleeve
    • Cinch sack; See-through wipe case
    • 3 exterior pockets and 3 elastic topped pockets inside
    • PVC and Teflon®-Free
  • Diaper Dude – Herringbone

    Melissa says: Okay, we know what you’re thinking – a diaper bag for dad? But Diaper Dude truly gets what the modern family needs. Specially designed for both moms and dads, this cool sack has sporty messenger styling and lots of handy features for on-the-go parents. Throw a disposable camera into one of its many compartments, and you’re good to go!

    • Ergonomic, across-the-chest design is super comfy and saves your shoulders
    • Wide, adjustable strap has padded panel and clips open and closed for easy on-and-off
    • Padded back for extra comfort against your body
    • Three exterior zip-closed pockets are perfect for wipes, bibs, food and more
    • Large inner compartment with zip-closed pocket and special pouch for diapers

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For the best diaper bag selections, look no further. We suggest the best diaper bags that don't look like those old tacky plastic ones. Our best baby products feature high fashion bags and other accessories that are versatile and functional while being made of the best materials from sumptuous leather to faux fur.