I am completely head-over-heels for the Fawn Design original diaper bag! It is so stylish, classy, completely functional … and does not feel like an old gym duffel. I chose the rich brown color, which is constructed with a faux leather that could easily be mistaken for the real deal.
When I first saw it, I never would have thought it was a diaper bag—it appears more as a trendy backpack or cross-body style purse with its messenger strap and six easy access exterior pockets. In fact, I completely plan to use it beyond my diaper-toting days as a new mom. With that said, my husband does feel like he’s carrying a handbag, so he isn’t crazy about using this one on his own. He can stick with our standard black duffel.
Overall, the quality this bag features is top notch. The stitching is strong, the vegan leather material is thick and durable, but still soft, and the zippers and gold hardware are not only beautiful, but are sturdy and easy to slide. I also appreciate the adjustable straps (both shoulder strap and detachable backpack straps), as I’m 5’9” so it’s often hard to find bags that feel long enough. This product is more versatile and could suit many different users.
The Fawn Design Diaper Bag can be worn as a backpack and also has a messenger-style strap (51” at its longest length) that can fit cross-body or just over-the-shoulder. When worn using the backpack straps, it’s super comfortable and not too heavy—even filled, as the weight is well-distributed. Alone, the bag weighs a mere 3 pounds. It is also easy to hang on a stroller due to the adjustable nature of the straps and reasonable weight.
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In considering my lengthy experience with diaper bag usage throughout motherhood, this is not the largest on the market, but is still great for daily errands or day-trips. With two littles in tow, I’m able to pack a handful of diapers, wipes, changing pad, extra change of clothes for each, nursing cover, water bottle, and a few snacks and toys.
There are a total of 12 pockets—six interior pockets and six located on the outside. Only one small front pocket is secured with a zipper. The main compartment of the bag seals with a zipper, so I don’t have to worry about dumping my life in the middle of the grocery store. My biggest complaint is that none are very wide or deep, making it hard to stuff anything of a substantial circumference.
The Fawn Design Diaper Bag is very easy to feel organized due to its simplistic style and absence of hidden zippers and compartments. The small zipper compartment on the outside is best for my cell phone and keys. It cannot fit much more than that, but is the easiest for quick access while being secure. When filled, it can stand on its own, but it collapses if empty.
This bag is so easy to clean with a damp cloth both inside and out. It does not have feet on the bottom, so I’ve had to clean some dirt here and there, but it comes off pretty easily. There are no accessories that come with it, but the brands offers all kinds of fun accessories on their website, including wallets, pouches, decorative straps, tassels, bottle bags and more.
I’ve spent a lot of time receiving compliments on the Fawn Design Diaper bag, but I’m not complaining. It retails for $170 in a variety of goes-with-everything colors, and they sometimes offer seasonal fashions as well. If you’ve been searching for that perfect, everyday diaper bag, but not so diaper bag-like, this is the one for you! You’ll be seeing me carry this around for years to come (even without diapers). They also offer a Fawn Design Mini that comes in two different shapes and could compliment your baby bag arsenal for days when you don’t need much while out and about. Either way, I would encourage a fellow mom to checkout the line and give Fawn Design a try—you won’t regret it!
Still shopping around? Checkout this alternative bag on Amazon: Miss Fong, $60