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Diaper Bag Dilemma

How To Choose the Right Diaper Bag For You

Choosing the right diaper bag can be overwhelming with all the different sizes, styles, shapes and fabrics available. It is important to think about what you need in a bag to carry all of your baby’s essentials as well as your own personal belongings.

It is worth taking the time to research your options to narrow down which will be the best to make your life easier and more organized.

Our Ella Bella stylists have put together a list of things to consider when picking out the perfect carry all for you, and highlighted some of our best sellers to help simplify your hunt.


Choosing the right size bag can be difficult, especially if you are a new mum. In this case, you should begin your search with a change bag that is larger than your typical handbag – but make sure you consider the weight of the bag when it becomes full, if you are one that tends to over pack. A smaller bag works well if you are breastfeeding and do not need to carry bottles or if you are an organized and compact packer. Write a list of all the contents that are must haves, so you know which pockets, compartments and features will work best for you to access them quickly and easily.


Fabric is an important option to consider because your diaper bag will always be by your side. If you would like a more stylish bag, a leather bag that most resembles a luxurious handbag is for you. Make it worth the investment and look for one that will work well as a travel tote or workbag when the baby is out of diapers!

If you do not wish to purchase a leather bag for ethical reasons, if you are on a tighter budget, or you tend to be more casual then there are many nylon options, which are very durable and easy to clean. Nylon also comes in a larger array of colours and patterns, which can add more personality to your look!


When choosing your style of diaper bag, consider who may be carrying it. If you will be the sole carrier or if you plan to purchase more than one, you can feel free to go all out with a bright or ultra feminine style. But if you may have your partner taking it on some days, or if you plan to stick to one diaper bag, a more unisex design will be more suitable. 

Our Top Picks include

The Bobby Bag by Storksack

The Bobby bag is super lightweight and spacious, made from a fashionable quilted nylon and finished with sleek silver hardware. Cleverly designed on the inside, this style comes equipped with a padded changing mat, insulated bottle holder, matching pacifier case and eight organizational pockets. Concealed within the Bobby is a FAB: Food & Bottle bag. It is a matching, insulated storage bag for bottles, food, wipes and other wet items. It features a Velcro handle, allowing it to be attached to a stroller for quick trips.  

Legacy 'Be Prepared' by JujuBe

The Legacy 'Be Prepared' diaper bag includes: full zip-down pocket for super access, unique main zipper closure system, memory foam changing pad, 2 exterior insulated bottle pockets with Thinsulate, structured bottom with luggage feet, tote handles that can be tucked away, teflon for non stick, crumb drains, metal hardware, quiet magnets. Machine washable - air dry. 

 Charlie 7 piece bag set by Timi & Leslie 




Charlie comes with many functional and fashionable accessories and features: a cross body, adjustable detachable strap so you can wear it hands free whenever you need to; a specially designed changing pad with a front mesh pocket where you can store your diapers, wipes and creams when you need to make a quick diaper change trip; a zippered sac to put away soiled clothes; a stylish clutch that you can use as your purse (who wants to carry a purse and a bebe bag?) with interior credit card slots and an inside zipper pocket; an insulated bottle tote to keep your baby's bottles warm or cool; matching stroller straps so you can hang your bebe bag from your stroller; water resistant, light colored lining so you can easily see everything in your bag; two exterior pockets; six interior organizational pockets; inside key fob – never lose your keys! 

Shop these styles and more in store now!

Or on our online shop here:

Bobby Bag: http://ellabella.ca/products/bobby-quilted-bag

Legacy 'Be Prepared': http://ellabella.ca/products/be-prepared-diaper-bag

Charlie bag: http://ellabella.ca/products/charlie-diaper-bag

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