This article contains affiliate links which means we receive compensation if you purchase a product through them. Visit our disclosure page for more information.
This diaper bag post was created in partnership with Kalencom. I was not financially compensated for this post but did receive a sample for review purposes. As always, all opinions are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support me!
Let me admit. I feel a bit out of my league when shopping for baby items, especially as a first-time, expectant mom. Scrolling through infinite options can become overwhelming quite easily. It’s challenging to know the difference between what is essential and what is hype. Thankfully, I can check one item off my list because I have found the perfect diaper bag!
You are going to want to add the Kalencom Nola Backpack to your baby registry too, and here is why:A diaper bag is perhaps the #1 piece of gear you will use as a new mother. Keep reading to learn why we love @TheKalencomCorp Nola Backpack!Click To Tweet
When the Nola first arrived, my husband, complimented my “new backpack”! It was fun to reveal to him that this wasn’t a backpack or purse, but our new diaper bag!
I just had to laugh when he responded with: “Wow, we are gonna have a bougie baby now!” He’s right. This is one classy-looking bag that even he won’t be embarrassed to carry.
The Kalencom Nola Backpack has an upscale appearance that is night and day from the typical, bulky diaper bags with tacky colors or cartoon character prints.
Its streamlined structure hides how roomy it is inside.
With all 14 of its pockets, the Nola diaper bag won’t become a pit of never-ending searching.
There are enough organizing pockets and zippered areas where you could leave your purse behind and stash your sunglasses case, cellphone, wallet, mints, Chapstick, and such, neatly inside and separated from the baby items.
To test it out, I put diapers and wipes, three baby bottles, a thermos, several outfits, diaper rash paste, a top for me for the inevitable spit-ups, nipple cream, disposable nursing pads, baby books, toys, snacks (more than anyone would need for an outing to do errands).
Not only did every item fit, but it was organized and easy to find. Plus, there was still room for extras!
There is even a special flat pocket in the back that will be useful to bring along documents to doctors’ appointments.
Also, it has adjustable stroller straps so you can easily hang it from your stroller when out and about.
Given that you are likely to be carrying a baby carrier or pushing a stroller while on the go, you will need both hands free. That’s why the comfortable and adjustable backpack feature of the Nola is so appealing.
However, if you prefer to carry it on your shoulder or as a tote, the backpack straps can be detached and hidden away neatly in a storage pocket.
This bag is so inconspicuous as a diaper bag that I plan on using it as carry-on luggage later!
At just $60, the Nola Backpack is built sturdy enough to survive years of daily use yet still maintain its sleek look.
As an experiment, I splattered some milk and oatmeal on the water-resistant fabric and was relieved at how easily I could wipe it all away.
Thankfully the interior and the foldable changing pad can be wiped down and sanitized just as effortlessly!
You’ll feel as spoiled as I do with the Nola Backpack, the only diaper bag you need!
Please share with us any other cute diaper bags you have seen in stores below!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.