9 diaper bags as chic as you, mama

We’ve rounded up this year’s most gorgeous—and the most useful—diaper bags and backpacks.

9 diaper bags as chic as you, mama

So much of being a mama is being prepared for whatever the day is going to throw at you. When you're out and about with your little one, a fully stocked, organized diaper bag can be your very own secret weapon. Need to pump on the go? Need a quick change of clothes for your little one? Need somewhere to stash those extra books and toys? You got this, mama—and while you're at it, why not look good along the way?

Here are our picks for the best, chicest diaper bags of 2017 that don't sacrifice flair for function.

1. Fawn Design Blush

A blush pink diaper bag with gold zippers and hardware—I mean, what's left to say, really? Style meets functionality here big-time. We love how roomy it is and how wide it opens; we love all of the pockets and compartments to help us stay organized; we love that it can be worn as a backpack or a messenger bag; we love that you can work it sans baby and no one will be the wiser. What we're saying, mamas, is there's a lot to love here—trust us!


Pro tip: With a total of 10 pockets (four outside and six inside, including one zipper pocket) it's almost impossible not to stay organized with this bag. There's even a key chain hook on the inside so you don't have to fumble around trying to find your keys five times a day! (We know; we've been there.)

2. Skip Hop Chelsea Downtown Chic

Skip Hop - a perennial diaper bag fave - doesn't disappoint Chelsea Downtown Chic. It's timeless and, well...chic. It's also chock full of compartments and the simple black design looks good no matter what.

Pro tip: The main compartment of the bag features a drawstring opening, which we loved; it was so easy to get things in and out, which we think is a huge plus.

3. Skip Hop Greenwich Simply Chic

The Greenwich bag offers the same great functionality as the Chelsea bag, but steps up the style a bit with wipe-clean vegan leather. The clean lines and extra wide, dual-zip opening means you don't have to sacrifice performance for style.

Pro tip: Our love for diaper bag backpacks knows no bounds—mom-ing hands-free is truly the best! These bags also feature straps so it can hang neatly from your stroller, too, which is another win.

4. Babymel Robyn Convertible Backpack

Versatility is the name of the game here, mamas. This bag can be worn four ways—as a backpack, shoulder bag, cross body, or hand held. And it doesn't hurt that the striped design could not be more charming, either.

Pro tip: One of the bag's side pockets has a dispenser slot for pulling wipes through—how amazing is that?

5. Storksak Emma

If you're looking to step up your diaper bag game, this one's for you. The Emma is crafted from soft, luxurious leather and at first glance (and maybe even second glance) looks like a gorgeous purse rather than a functional diaper bag. The best part is-- it's both! It gets the job done with tons of compartments and side pockets, stroller straps, a wipe-clean lining, and a changing pad and insulated zipped bottle holder. This one's a looker, mamas!

Pro tip: After your diaper bag days are behind you, the Emma makes a perfect work bag. It's just the right size for a laptop, and the gorgeous leather and classic style means it will stand the test of time.

6. Babymel Grace

If you like the look of the Emma but want to spend a little less, check out the Babymel Grace bag. It's simple, modern, and chic, and won't break the bank. We also love that it can be carried by the shorter hand straps or over the shoulder.

Pro tip: The side of the bag features an insulated bottle compartment that not only keeps bottles upright, but also keeps them warm or cool for up to four hours. Love this!

7. Sarah Wells Abby

This tote is a total game changer when it comes to traveling with your pump, especially if you're a working mom. The two side pockets fit all portable pumps and are thermally lined so your milk will stay cold for up to six hours with ice packs. There's also plenty of room for pump parts, accessories, a laptop, your phone, keys, and more. We could not be more obsessed with the nautical stripes, either!

Pro tip: Looking at a photo of your little one while pumping can help with let-down and milk supply, so the brilliant folks at Sarah Wells included two photo pouches in the outside tote pockets perfect for pics! ?

8. Rosie Pope Addison Lane Carryall

The Addison Lane is truly the ultimate in discreet diaper bags-- it's gorgeous enough for a girls' night out but functional enough for jam-packed day out with the littles. We love the magnetic closure on top, making it super easy to reach in and grab whatever you need from one of the five inside pockets. And the braided shoulder straps are comfy to carry and super cute to look at, too!

Pro tip: Heads up: you can fit a ridiculous amount of stuff in this bag. We know; we tried ?

9. Rosie Pope Highbury Hill

We love Rosie Pope diaper bags so much that we had trouble choosing just one! If you're looking for a simple, stylish, and oh-so-chic backpack style, check out the Highbury Hill. It's a total stand-out both for its unique shape and its super useful features.

Pro tip: We had such a hard time deciding between colors on this one that we wanted to make sure you knew about both! The dusty navy and the blush could not be more different, yet could also not be more gorg!

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These are only the vitamins I give my children and here's why

It's hard to say who loves these more—my kids or me.

When I became a mama five years ago, I didn't put too much thought into whether my son was getting the right vitamins and minerals. From breastfeeding to steaming and pureeing his first bites of solid food, I was confident I was giving him everything to support his growth and development.

But then the toddler years—and the suddenly picky palate that accompanied them—came along. Between that challenge and two additional children in the mix… well, I knew my oldest son's eating plan was falling short in some vitamin and mineral categories.

I also knew how quickly he was growing, so I wanted to make sure he was getting the nutrients he needed (even on those days when he said "no, thank you" to any veggie I offered).

So when I discovered the new line of children's supplements from Nature's Way®, it felt like a serious weight off my chest. Thanks to supplements that support my children's musculoskeletal growth, their brain function, their immune systems, their eyes and more, I'm taken back to that simpler time when I was so confident my kids' vitamin needs were met.*

It wasn't just the variety of supplements offered by Nature's Way that won me over: As a vegetarian mama, I'm the picky one in the family when it comes to scanning labels and making sure they meet our standards. The trick is that most gummy vitamins are made with gelatin, which is not vegetarian friendly.

But just like the other offerings from Nature's Way that I've already come to know and love, the children's supplement line is held to a high standard. That means there's no high-fructose corn syrup, gelatin or common allergens to be found in the supplements. The best part? My two oldest kids ensure we never miss their daily vitamins—they are so in love with the gummy flavors, which include tropical fruit punch, lemonade and wild berry.

Nature's Way Kids Mulitvitamin

Meanwhile, my pharmacist husband has different criteria when evaluating supplements, especially when it comes to those for our kids. He appreciates the variety of options from Nature's Way, which gives us the ability to rotate the vitamins based on our kids' daily needs. By keeping various children's supplements from Nature's Way on hand, I can customize a regimen to suit my kids' individual requirements.

Of course, high-quality products often come at a higher price point. But (to my immense gratitude!) that isn't the case with Nature's Way, which retails for a competitive value when compared to the other items on the shelf.

Like all mamas, my chief concern is supporting my children's health in any way I can. While I see evidence of their growth every time I pack away clothes they've outgrown, I know there is much more growth that doesn't meet the eye. That's why, for my oldest son, I like stacking the Brain Builder gummy with the Growing Bones & Muscles gummy and the Happy & Healthy Multi. My 3-year-old also enjoys getting her own mix to include the Healthy Eyes gummy. And both of my older kids are quick to request the Tummy Soothe tablet when something isn't sitting right in their stomachs.* And I'll admit it: I've tried it myself and the berry blast flavor really is tasty!

Although my current phase of motherhood may not be as "simple" as it once was, there is so much to appreciate about it—like watching my kids play and sing and create with their incredible imaginations. Along the way, I've eased up on some of my need for control, but it does help to have this range of supplements in my motherhood tool kit. So while I may not be able to convince my son to try kale, having the Nature's Way supplements on hand means I do know he's right on track.*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

This article was sponsored by Nature's Way. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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