Thank you, Miss Fong Diaper Bag Backpack, for sponsoring this post, Taking Our Style Back with Miss Fong Diaper Bag Backpack. I was selected for this opportunity by Miss Fong Diaper Bag Backpack; the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
As we are prepping for a new baby around here, I am on the hunt for a new diaper bag. I enjoyed by Skip Hop Duo Special Edition Carry All Travel Diaper Bag Tote but honestly, it is already starting to look a bit worn. Additionally, I really wanted a diaper bag that had a bit of a designer feel for times that I left my purse at home. Dusty, like many husbands out there, wanted something that did not look like a purse.
After 15 months into our first child, however, I now know that I am the one that carries the diaper bag for most occasions. I am in charge of keeping it stocked, grabbing it from the car, and carrying it on my shoulders. As we prepare for the additional of a new little one in our home, I know a great, well-designed diaper bag is essential! Not only is it an intentional purchase that creates so much less stress and a better parenting experience overall, it also can now be a way for moms to take their style back. No mother wants to find themselves with a newborn and toddler on their hip with last nights’ pajamas and three day old dirty hair, but it happens. Thankfully, with some great styles out there today, a trendy and functional diaper bag, along with a cup of coffee and a trip to Target, can revamp any old day to one that is filled with confidence and class.
Like many others out there, I have been eyeing up something for a similar-look to the Fawn Designs backpack. I love the style, but I did not love the price tag. I was looking for a bag that I could combine work and kid stuff with — something polished and sophisticated, but still practical enough to stash lots of kid stuff in. I liked the Fawn bag, but I couldn’t quite justify paying over $150+ for a backpack that wasn’t real leather nor something that would potentially hold a blow-out covered outfit one day.
This is when I discovered the Miss Fong Diaper Bag Backpack on Amazon. They did not have a homepage, but even so, it peaked my interest enough and seemed like the design fit all of my criteria for a modern, stylish backpack diaper bag on a budget. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now, and it is everything that I asked for and more. I initially missed my divider pockets that I had in my Skip Hop but with the direction to add these amazing packs to my collection from a friend from the Guidance Guide team, I can cram tons of stuff in there. And aesthetically, it’s really versatile. It works with modern, chic, athleisure looks as well as more whimsical bohemian ones.
One of the things that I have heard about the Miss Fong Diaper Bag Backpack compared to the higher priced ones is… is it still good quality at the reduced cost? I can assure you that the material is thick, durable and much better than I was expecting. My sister Kiki Lu Designs, which is similar to the style and price of a Fawn, and the material on her bag is much more ‘buttery soft.’ However, the Miss Fong Diaper Bag Backpack‘s material is still nice, wipeable, and sturdy. I like that because of this it holds its shape nicely when I place it on the ground. It’s also not heavy at all, which makes it easier to carry when it’s packed full with stuff.
The backpack straps are pretty comfy for me. The straps are more of the leather-like material compared to the others that have cloth straps. All the compartments and pockets are perfect! You can stash EVERYTHING somewhere on the bag: keys, phone, wallet, blanket, diapers, whatever… everything has a place. The bag keep everything nicely organized.
The hardware itself looks great for a bag of this price point. I found the zippers pull nicely and to be a great pale gold color, not the cheap, brassy yellow gold. It has 6 outer pockets, 7 inner pockets including two insulated bottle pockets and the wipe pocket with external access. So far I’ve had no problem with the zipper catching or otherwise not working smoothly — it zips up wonderfully for me, even when the bag is packed full. The zippers seem really durable and steady!
The Miss Fong Diaper Bag Backpack comes with a cross body straps, stroller straps and changing pad, which are nice accessories. The crossbody strap is especially useful for me and my toddler wrangling! I loved the additional touch where all of my accessories were included, and everything was packaged really nicely in a dust bag. My interior is a pale grey-ish nylon, which makes it easy to keep the inside clean by simply wiping and see everything.
I wish there was a top handle just to be able to grab and go, but honestly, I feel this also could clutter up the design so I’m okay without it. It only becomes an issue when I do not have the cross body strap on and we head somewhere that Ollie goes into a “child’s room”. This could be the nursery at church or the kid’s center at the gym. Each has a spot for diaper bags to hang, and I would love to have a top handle for hanging.
Overall, this bag is so cute, practical and versatile. I am loving the Grey color as no matter if we have a boy or girl for our next child, the color will work for both. Overall, I’m really pleased and I get compliments all the time from other moms who love how it combines fashion and function, but also from non-moms who are like, “That’s a diaper bag? Really?!!” because it’s stylish.
Mostly, I love it because it’s a great bridge between the different parts of my life. Too often as a mom, it can be hard (or expensive) to blend mom’s tastes in design and fashion with all of the kids’ stuff we have to haul around. A mom should never have to give up feeling good because they have little ones to attend to. This bag blends my mommy-self with my fashion/grown-up self… which is great!
I went a step further and did a quick video of how I pack this bag and what it looks like “in real life”.