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The Diaper Bag Diaries – May Flowers

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April showers bring May flowers, so the saying goes. But in Colorado, and many other parts of the country, all May has given us is more snow. Banish the bad-weather blahs with a bright new bag! Bold colored accessories lend a psychological boost: the bolder the color, the better the mood. The neon trend has been around for a few seasons now, and the Juicy Couture Baby Tote Bag in Passion Pink keeps you on-trend, while organizing the gear you need. Coordinate with saturated-color accessories and intensely hued baby gear. The pops of color should put a smile on your face, and a little more “Spring” in your step.

Clockwise from Top Left…

(1) Kipling Creativity Basic Pouch in Beach Print

Sometimes, the time you leave the house is dictated less by your appointments, and more by your little one. Keeping a stash of makeup in your diaper bag allows you to take advantage of those precious stop light moments.

(2) Vans Classic Slip-On

Neon slip-ons work for miss or mister, and add a sunny pop to baby steps.

(3) Skip Hop Dunck in Pink/Orange

Bath toys in the diaper bag? These colorful ducks are a favorite for scooping sand, stacking on a table, and “swimming” across the carpet.

(4) Milly Kiera Leather Multi Clutch

Mommyhood often means your diaper bag becomes your everyday bag. A clutch tucked inside, to hold your essential cards, keys, and ID, means its a quick switch when you get to go out shopping sans bebe.

(5) Band-Aid Adhesive Bandages in Neon

Boo-boos have never looked cooler. Stock some neon bandages in your bag for an accidental owie, or use them like stickers when all else fails for a goof-proof distraction.

(6) Sassy Wonder Wheel

Entertain your mini lunch date for the time it takes to sip your latte. Stick the suction cupped base on the table, and never again worry about toys dropped on restaurant floors.

(7) kate spade new york Hello iPhone Case

Face it: you are going to be stuck playing telephone with your toddler over and over anyway. Might as well have your iphone case join you in the “Hello?” game.

(8) Old Navy Denim Jacket

Spring days can go from sunny to chilly in a snap. A neon yellow denim jacket can cover up that floral dress or striped tee to warm up your wee one.

(9) Kid O Go Car Blue

The ingenious, ergonomic top handle on this toy car makes it a kid favorite, the electric blue hue makes it a fashion favorite, and the petite frame makes it a diaper bag favorite. Perfect.

(10) Nine West Handbags Bright Lights iPad Sleeve

Never grab the iPad of your play group mate again when its sporting a shocking lime sleeve. The subtle python texture adds to its allure.

(11) Boogie Wipes Original Fresh Scent

Why is it every time you need a wipe, it is the hardest thing to find in your bag? Bright green and bold orange helps you locate the tool to tackle sticky messes in a flash.

(12) CamelBak eddy Water Bottle

Milk for the baby, toys to entertain the toddler, snacks for the preschooler… don’t forget that a long afternoon out commands a water bottle for momma. This one won’t leak when it is tossed in your bag, and is hard for little hands to spill.

Janine Gelsinger blogs about mom and tot style as the Editor of COUTUREcolorado Baby. When not writing, shopping, researching, or producing photo shoots, Janine can be found putting together puzzles and singing silly songs with her daughter Vivienne Grey. But you won’t catch her wearing yoga pants. You can read more about her favorite trends on the blog, see her stylish toddler’s outfits of the day on Instagram, peruse her inspired baby style finds on Pinterest, and get a peek into the nurseries and closets of chic Colorado moms on Facebook.

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Written by Janine Gelsinger

Janine Gelsinger blogs about mom and tot style as the Editor of COUTUREcolorado Baby. When not writing, shopping, researching, or producing photo shoots, Janine can be found putting together puzzles and singing silly songs with her daughter Vivienne Grey. But you won't catch her wearing yoga pants. You can read more about her favorite trends on the blog, see her stylish toddler's outfits of the day on Instagram, and get a peek into the nurseries and closets of chic Colorado moms on Facebook.

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