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The Diaper Bag Diaries

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Graphic prints in black and white are huge for spring, and just because you run with the mom squad doesn’t mean your diaper bag can’t rep this trend. A black and white striped bag acts as a neutral, so it matches everything that basic black would, with lots more style. It pairs perfectly with spring florals for a play on mixed patterns, or provides a hip contrast to soft pastels. The structured hobo shape dresses up along side a spring frock, yet fits right in at the park. This Kate Spade Nylon Stripe Denise Hobo Baby Bag is a perfect everyday accessory, filled with on-trend necessities for mom and baby.

Clockwise from Top Left…

(1) Lollacup Innovative Straw Sippy Cup

A sippy for the mom who isn’t into the cartoons taking over, with a leak proof lid to keep the bag clean. The Little Black Dress of kid’s travel cups.

(2) Baby Creases Bandana Bib

Doubles as a hip scarf, and saves the little’s shirts from stains and catches crumbs.

(3) Bloch Baby Shoe

The cap toe trend on some mini ballet flats, recall a classic Chanel look for a little lady. Bonus: shoes “just like Mom’s” are even better than dress-up.

(4) Jellycat Bashful Zebra

A black and white friend from a favorite brand, when your kiddo needs a cuddle away from home.

(5) BUILT Sandwich Bag

Keep sticky snacks like raisins and half-eaten LARA bars from messing up your bag’s lining, or pack a snack for two to nibble after mom & baby yoga.

(6) Lamaze Panda Rattle

A bamboo munching buddy, in a chic and mysterious black masque, entertains your tot until you cross that last item of the to-do list.

(7) Crochet baby blanket

A handmade blanket is a treasured thing. If you don’t have an aunt who is handy with the knitting needles, you can always turn to Etsy. This black and white zig-zag is the perfect marriage of grandma’s afghan and modern chevron.

(8) Milly tech accessory

Protect your phone from sticky fingers and accidental oopsies in a mod circle print. A little retro, a little graphic, express your personality, and avoid grabbing one of the million other iPhones at your play date.

(9) SugarBooger by O.R.E. Vintage Alphabet Travel Set

A travel kids silverware set allows for an impromptu stop into that bistro with your favorite pint-sized lunch date. The letters help learn ABC’s with a cute little vintage flair.

(10) Kate Spade New York Favorite Things iPad Folio

As if an iPad could be any more appealing to kids, this Kate Spade cover flaunts silhouettes of favorite girly themes. Sunglasses, heels, la Tour Eiffel… what mom loves, so does little miss.

(11) My Animals Board Book

Black and white animal shapes entertain even little eyes, while mom’s animal noise impressions amuse the toddler set.

(12) Nature Baby® for J.Crew knotted beanie

You never know when it will turn chilly, and a striped knotted beanie keeps little heads warm and lends outfits an edge. The stripes subtly match mom’s diaper bag, and neutral black and white coordinate with any outfit.

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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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.

2 Comments

  1. Toni LaMack · March 9, 2013

    I loved your new Diaper Bag Diaries. The style used to coordinate all the items was great. I have two new friends recently became new grandparents and I enjoyed forwarding this to them. I hope to see more real soon. Thanks! Toni

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