Diaper bags have really grown up. They are fun and fashionable and made by the best brands. Here is your ticket to finding the best travel with baby diaper bags – you will look and feel fashionable and organized with these gorgeous diaper bag choices.
Nothing helps more than a great diaper bag that is all packed with the essentials – you just pick up and go anywhere with your baby, knowing all the important things are covered for your outing.
Featuring The Cutest, Most Fashionable Baby Gear Bags
The Adorable Diaper Bag Gallery
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Look for some of these brands when out shopping…
Timi and Leslie
Why choose a diaper bag by Timi and Leslie? Well, you could because Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, Courtney Cox, Nicole Kidman, and Faith Hill do; or maybe because you want something stylish that has all the necessary pockets for everything to make your life easier.
Either way it is a good choice.
Maman Stylish Designer Tote
Roomy with pockets for everything. Waterproof with multiple ways to carry: hand held, strap, and attach to stroller.
Kate Spade Designs Are Gorgeous.
Carter’s Zebra Diaper Tote with Green Accent
The Bumble Collection All in One
When I started having grandchildren join the family circle, I was amazed at how darling all the baby things are that my daughters and daughter-in-laws have in their nurseries. The diaper bag selection is just mind boggling in both style and choices.
These make wonderful baby shower gifts.
There are so many, many fabulous diaper bag choices that I don’t envy anyone having to choose, but one brand stands out in the reviews and that is Storksak, because it looks great, carries all the gear, and is lightweight. All good qualities of a diaper bag that will make mommy happy.
…and you know what they say about the importance of that!
What to Stash Inside
WHAT GOES INSIDE A DIAPER BAG?
all the baby diaper essential,
special things for breastfeeding,
a burp cloth,
a receiving blanket,
Play keys (so you don’t end up giving your yucky set of car keys to quiet them)
Most of today’s bags come with changing pads included.
Sometimes I felt like I was moving half my nursery items everywhere I went. But a a well stocked diaper bag can mean the difference between a successful shopping trip or a happy outing and the alternative.
Now, all that roominess is stylish- no more blocky bags with the drab vinyl prints.
Great Gift For A Mom
Designers Make Diaper Bags Look Chic
And you look absolutely adorable
Everyone wants to create diaper bags, it seems, and some of the best designers have put their talents towards stylish bags to make taking baby out and about a fashion affair.
A Lineup of Cute Diaper Bags
Kate Spade in Adorable Black and White – Take it Everywhere!
Her name is known for fun, modern, and chic design. No one will think this is a frumpy diaper bag. Instead it looks like a fashionable tote, but with all the room you need for special baby gear.
What To Look For In A Diaper Bag
It depends on you
One of the features of a diaper bag is the way you can just grab and go- without thinking about what to pack and perhaps forgetting an important item. You don’t want to run out of wipes, or that extra binkie when you need it.
Consider a versatile style, one that goes with most of what you wear.
Lots of use=lots of wear, is the material your diaper bag is made of up for the task? You will give it more wear than usual.
Washable? Hard wearing, constructed well?
Throwing lots of gear over your shoulder should not get you down. You will also be carrying your baby. Maybe you just want room for essentials in your every day diaper bag, and a second larger bag for travel.
I love these soothing songs, and you and your baby will, too.
When you are a new mom there is nothing you wish for more than some extra rest, and while it doesn’t guarantee that your baby will sleep, lullabies do help. Peaceful melodies create a calm atmosphere.
“There is no velvet so soft as a mother’s lap, no rose as lovely as her smile, no path so flowery as that imprinted with her footsteps”~
~ Archibald Thompson ~
Choose the purpose of your gift:
Do you wish to inspire her?
Pamper the new mom
Make her feel important and special
Help her feel capable and a better mom
What is your wish for her… and what makes her feel special… combine the answer to those two things and you have found the perfect gift.
Make a New Mommy Feel Special – Give her something thoughtful and sweet
It Can Be Little, It Might Cost Nothing
Give something adorable to help her feel that way!
It can be a time of wonderful ups, but certainly a few lows after you have your new baby… and most of the lows center about how you feel about your attractiveness. Your clothes don’t fit, and you are tired of wearing maternity outfits. You just plain feel tired… and that promises to be for the near foreseeable future. Besides all that, you have worked pretty hard… you need something that makes you feel pampered, and special, and yes, adorable again.
These gifts don’t have to be lavish, they can be small and thoughtful.
They don’t need to be expensive, they can be something homemade, a jar of jam with a special message, flowers from the garden, or a fresh picked bowl of berries. Just make sure their message is that the new mom is thought of and cherished.
That is how she feels, and now what are we going to do about it? I know how I felt when, right after my new baby arrived, I was given a few special gifts just for me. Wonderful! Elated, even. It is just such a nice and unexpected thing.
What would make her feel special? Maybe a new, pretty Bathrobe.
May your day be filled with gigglesanonymous
Beautiful Mother And Child Art
Inspirational, Soul Lifting Stories – Give Her A Little Chicken Soup
… for her soul, that is. Perfect to read during feeding times, as a perky pick up for the day.
The “Chicken Soup” collection of books is famous for a reason: everyone needs a little nurturing now and then.
There is something about a well told story, especially when it is soul lifting and heart warming. Provide a little chicken soup just when someone needs it most by putting a book of favorite quotes and stories into their hands- there when they need it.
Sometimes a mom just wants to revel in the sweet thoughts that celebrate this new chapter in life… Chicken Soup books always uplift, and serve a gift of this book with a bowl of the real thing- homemade chicken soup from your kitchen.
How adorable of you!
Gallery of New Mommies – An age old story, a brand new chapter
A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.anonymous2
You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once.Polish Proverb
A Sweet Picture – Willow Family Sculpture Figurine
What a sweet commemoration of this wonderful event- the addition of your new baby into your family circle!
Sometimes We Need A Little Encouragement – Daily Guide To Inspire A New Mother
Loving is feelings, but loving is also a lot of little things and this guide will inspire you to increase you love vocabulary as a new mom. “What the world needs now is love,sweet love” – we can always use a little more.
A Bundle of Joy! Yes, yours! This for that new little one in your life. Natural products that you can feel good about using.
Burts Bees Products are darling gifts – natural new mom gifts for her and for baby
Will the gift make it easier to take care of the baby, does it create good feeling for a new mom? Give her a little luxury or something that helps the mommy baby bond.
Breastfeeding Help – Why not make up a basket to lend encouragement?
We all know that breastfeeding is better for both the new mother and the baby, but sometimes there are challenges that create barriers to success- not always, but the new mom can use some help and would love these thoughtful gifts for making everything a little smoother.
Beautiful Lullabies – Soothing music for new mommy and baby moments
Super Diaper Bags – Fashionable and Fun
Petunia Picklebottom and More! If you love this idea, be sure to check out some of the fabulous choices in Adorable Diaper Bags
Time for a Spa Treatment
No time for a Manicure?
If you have the skills, give her a manicure, here’s how:
If you don’t have the time, but have the money… give a gift card to a salon for the service. Still not what you had in mind?
Creamy hand lotion is the next best thing to a full manicure session at the salon.
A gift certificate for her favorite spa treatment (pedicures are especially nice), and arrangements to watch the baby.
One of the best forms of exercise for keeping flexible and known for its gentleness, this has been my favorite workout. It requires few props, but for some, there are accessories that make yoga exercises more comfortable.
As I try new levels, I found a few items that I wouldn’t want to be without- so if you have someone on your gift list who wants to try yoga, or those who have been practitioners for a long time, consider some of these great ideas- or even apparel for those who just love comfort!
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Personally, I think a gift basket like this (or one you assemble yourself) is the way to please even the pickiest person on your list. Noting their interests while catering to their desire to relieve stress makes this combination of items one that could please just about anyone.
Spa products, aromatherapy, and a few luxurious taste treats – who can resist loving that?
One of the best gifts for a person who practices yoga is a mat. This one is particularly attractive in color and eco-friendly.
What Is “Eco-Friendly”?
Usually made of rubber, sometimes mixed with jute or organic cotton.
These mats will be more expensive in cost.
What To Look For In A Mat
The majority of mats are made of PVC vinyl, but some may be made of jute, rubber, or cotton.
Although a bit sticky, PVC can last a very long time and endure a lot of use. It is also the most “cushion-y”.
There are different textures to choose from, with jute probably being the most rough to the feel.
That depends on you, with varying thicknesses available. I have one of my first mats that is a terry cloth material backed with foam, which is very thin, and a newer PVC which is much thicker. Sometimes I prefer one and sometimes another. Although I always liked the thinner matt for its feeling of stability and connection to the ground.
ALLERGIES TO LATEX
If you have allergy to latex like I do, you will probably need to forego anything made of rubber.
This Exercise is Good for You – Relaxes, Challenges, and Stretches for Strength and Flexibility
Gifts that will be used all year, because these exercise routines can be enjoyed by all in any season of life.
Almost anyone will benefit from the gentle stretches, and the levels of difficulty mean that a practitioner can progress through increasingly challenging workout.
If you are thinking about what to give the person who has already found this workout form, why not pay for classes at their favorite studio? Or if someone wanted to begin, why not give them a beginners kit including pre-paid classes, a workout outfit, and a mat?
Gift Basket Ideas:
Candle in soothing scent like ‘Green Tea’, or ‘Beach Walk’
Book with illustrated poses
Exfoliating glove and stress-relieving shower gel
Packed in a yogi tote
Good Health recipe book
Find out which is their favorite kind of class and be sure to get the clothing items or accessories that best go with that type of exercise. Check out the types in the table on this page.
Types of Yoga
breathing very important
tailored to the indvidual
use of room heat
Vinyasa or flow:
Yoga has become one of the most popular ways to exercise. The benefits listed on WebMD are improved flexibility, more strength, better concentration, improved posture, better breathing, find out more in their article.
There are classes in just about every city, but with DVD’s and fitness videos that are available those classes can be brought home.
Hint: prepaid classes are a great gift idea
This form of exercise boosts levels of brain chemicals which contribute to relaxation and contentment, and its effect on cortisol levels is considered the reason for yoga’s ability to boost the immune function. It stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, and that aids restoration and healing.
What To Look For In Workout Clothing
Loose fitting is the rule- except that a stretchy closer fitting top might work better than a baggy one. In poses such as downward dog… keep your shirt from falling into your face!
DOING THE “HOT” STYLE?
Capri or crop pants prevent sweaty slippery legs while allowing a cooler outfit
Fabric that wick sweat away from the body
What Is Hot Yoga?
Hot yoga is the use of raising the temperature of the room to allow muscles to warm and stretch more easily.
There is nothing that feels better than these five toe shoes- not even barefoot! Pay particular attention to measuring your foot for good fit. The Kangaroo leather is amazingly soft.
Vibram Barefoot Shoes – Perfect for Workouts
Until you wear a pair of these, you will not believe how comfortable they are. A great way to grip the floor when doing exercise, these shoes are mainly for indoor performance. There are other Vibram shoes for outdoor wear, such as running or water sports, but these are best for yoga workouts. I have a purple pair- I love them, and people remark on them. They are a little unusual, although increasingly popular.
One thing that I stress in my review is the importance of getting the sizing right for this type of shoe. If you don’t have access to that information, this isn’t the ideal gift suggestions. BUT, if you do know the accurate sizing to order, there is nothing that will make your gift more welcome than this super comfortable workout footwear.
This brand has made clothes for dancers for years, and their exercise and sports clothes are excellent.
Yoga Pants for Comfort – Lounging, Exercising, Almost Everything Is More Comfortable
Danskin and Green Tea are great brands, and there is nothing more comfortable than these pants. Allows for complete flexibility without binding while doing the stretches and poses. I prefer all cotton, maybe with some Spandex for stretchiness and shape.
I haven’t tried the straight leg type yet, but would love to.
Ball Chair – Improve your posture and your core strength
There are a number of these chairs on the market, and they seem to be an improvement for sitting on just a ball (which I’ve done). An excellent gift idea for someone interested in the health benefits of strengthening their core, who has to do a lot of sitting (like at the computer). It is on my wishlist.
You want contact with the floor or mat, so barefoot or barefoot shoes work best.
Relaxation is an important part of yoga practice: forget the phone and take full advantage of the rest at the end of the routine.
What Are The Senior Benefits?
help you stay agile
help you remain flexible
Yoga might help…
reduce heart rate
improve blood pressure
ease back pain
alleviate depression and anxiety
Are there drawbacks?
Yes, care should be taken with poses, and sometimes existing problems complicate the ability to do the poses safely. The answer is to use modifications to ease into the exercise. Also to not rush the progress, taking time to accomplish the level safely.
I don’t need more tools or things for my garden. I have accumulated the tools, the paraphernalia, and even the apparel of a gardener of many years.
Still, it seems there are little tweaks, or some joys of things garden related that make me think that I would indeed enjoy having that cute birdhouse, or a swing for the grandkids. It certainly isn’t a stretch to dream of some raised garden bench style planters to make a handy herb and lettuce bed not far from where we grill a summer meal.
I hope you enjoy looking at these collected ideas and my musings. They are all affiliate links, but no less inspiring for all that.
A Very Charming Birdhouse
I can’t help it, I absolutely love well designed bird houses. Whether they are rustic , Japanese style, or something much more Colonial and grand, I seem to have a real weakness for them.
And it can’t be chalked up to a love of birds, although I do love birds and almost a superstition about seeing them and having a blessing ( maybe I’ll explain about that later.
What I like about this particular birdhouse is its Old England look. It just looks like it belongs in a Cottage garden.
Every Garden Should Have a Rope Swing
A carry over from my childhood, I am sure. Yet, it was only in the past couple years that I saw a rope swing hanging from a tree in a front yard in Atlanta.
The neighborhood was established and sedate, and nothing could more appropriate than that swing, just waiting for the right time of the afternoon.
Simple, but sturdy, it brings back such memories and makes me think of lazy summer days.
Wouldn’t we be happier if we took a few moments to sit in a swing and dream?
This Is Practical
I bet I could talk myself into the idea that this is a necessity.
I’ve been wanting this type of raised bench planter ever since I saw some my Uncle had at his home in Maryland. I love the deep curved bottom of this one, and it sure would save my back some bending over.
I can imagine it right outside the back deck, filled with succulent lettuces, clumps of parsley and some leafy basil plants. While the tomatoes are pretty, I doubt if I would keep mine quite so well behaved… so maybe peas on the trellis instead?
You know Mother’s Day is not that far away, and I believe this could be the start of a little hint dropping.