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Functionally Smart, Beautifully Styled Bags for Moms

Amidst the baby weight and the spit-up, it can be hard to maintain your sense of style once you have a baby. You’ve probably switched from high heels to sensible flats, flip flops or sneakers. And all those hip purses you used to carry have probably been replaced with diaper bags.

At Mamanista, we’re determined to bring you practical and chic products for moms. We’ve reviewed cute and affordable maternity jeans, stylish workout gearmommy shoes that are as comfy as they are coolhip tees that celebrate motherhoodhip baby slings and much much more.  

One of our favorite diaper bag lines is Ju-Ju-Be.  With Ju-Ju-Be Diaper Bags, you don’t have you sacrifice style for function. These bags are as practical as they are pretty. The bright fabric exteriors are waterproof and Teflon treated to fight off spills and messes, so your bag will look great even after months of heavy use.  The pretty satin linings are waterproof to protect against the inevitable bottle leak, and they even have an anti-microbial treatment to keep things clean in case you need to tote around a dirty diaper. And when the bag does need a wash, you can put it right in your washing machine. (Seriously…who came up with the dumb of idea of making dry-clean only diaper bags?)

Mama Luxe loves her Ju-Ju-Be Be Small Diaper Bag, which is perfect for daily use. Mama Mwah digs the new Wanna-Be bag, which she tested on a recent weekend trip with Baby Mwah. This bright bag can be worn as a backpack or carried as a tote. It keeps your hands free while storing just about everything you might ever need for a day at the beach, pool or a weekend trip to grandma’s house. And all the pockets make finding what you need quick and easy.  

While the built-in mesh SandTrap hidden in the bottom of the bag is clever, the numerous internal and external pockets are the Wanna Be’s best feature. Take a peek inside. The mini-cooler pocket is insulated to keep baby’s food and mom’s lunch cool. Wet swimsuits can be stashed in one of two plastic pouches. Your iPod can go in a special pocket with an audio port for your headphones. Your cellphone, magazine, car keys, wallet, tissues, wipes, diapers, bibs, burp cloths, extra outfits, water bottles…they can all fit in a pocket. There’s even a clever towel holder on the outside. It works great for your beach blanket, but I’ve also used this to carry my yoga mat on my way to the gym.

For shorter trips to the grocery store, I prefer the new Ju-Ju-Be Be Light, but you can’t beat the Ju-Ju-Be Wanna Be for overnight getaways with baby. 

Want It:

You can find Ju-Ju-Be Diaper Bags at online stores like eBags and, luxury department stores like Nordstrom, and at your favorite local boutique. Check out the full list of retailers.

Win It:

We’re giving away a Ju-Ju-Be Be Light Diaper Bag. (Pictured at left) This is the lightest diaper bag on the market, but it can still fit your wipes, diapers, changing pad and more. And it’s reversible, so you get two bags for the price of one.

For a chance to win, leave a comment on this post by 11:59 EST on August 15, 2008 letting us know your favorite Ju-Ju-Be Bag and fabric pattern. Visit to check out all the products first.

Want more chances to win a Ju-Ju-Be bag? Ju-Ju-Be hosts their own forums and message boards and a weekly giveaway for “Real Moms.”   

Written by

Debbie Bookstaber started Mamanista in 2007 with her friend Candace Lindemann. Debbie and Candace also are the co-founders of, which empowers bloggers to become philanthropic leaders in their communities. Through their annual awards, recognizes bloggers who effectively use social media for social good. Debbie lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her husband and two young sons. She's an active volunteer in her community and a working mom. Debbie is a partner at Element Associates and the Social Media Director at Child's Play Communications. You can follow Debbie on Twitter @buzzmommy or meet her at a future blogging or tech conference, where she frequently speaks about social good efforts, SEO or affiliate marketing.

Filed under: Bags, Contests, Diaper Bags, Hip Find, Uncategorized

163 Responses to "Functionally Smart, Beautifully Styled Bags for Moms"

  1. Aisling says:

    The BePrepared in Mint Julep is my favorite (but I like a whole bunch of these bags).

  2. Gianna says:

    I love the Mint Julep :)

  3. Sylvia Porter says:

    i really love the BeAll bag in blue bouquet!

  4. Erica G says:

    I like the BePerpared bag in the brown/bubblegum.

  5. Susanne Troop says:

    Be Spicy in perky perennials.

  6. Chrysa says:

    It’s hard to choose, but the the WannaBe in Perky Perennials is my favorite.

  7. Lily Kwan says:

    I love the Be Prepared bag in the purple paisley pattern!

  8. Donna Kozar says:

    I like the Light Diaper Bag in Mint Julep.

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