What makes the ultimate diaper bag? Is it an abundance of pockets and the ability to pack in as much as possible for every–potential–scenario you may encounter when venturing out with your baby? Or could it be versatility, functionality and dare we say, fashionability?
The ultimate diaper bag for you is something that can be used every day, and that makes life easier when you leave the house with your kid. Every parent has different priorities when it comes to diaper bag features, but most would agree that comfort and convenience are very–if not the most–important.
So pockets are certainly going to be important in a diaper bag, but we mustn't also forget the aesthetics. No one wants to settle for a big, frumpy tote when much more stylish diaper bag options are available.
When you do find a diaper bag that has all of your desired features AND is stylish to wear – that’s what we would call that the ultimate diaper bag.
A diaper bag is different from your average purse or backpack. While it’s true that you can convert a tote, satchel, duffle or backpack into a diaper bag, there’s going to be many more extras in a diaper bag that was specifically designed to accompany you and your little one(s) while on-the-go. For instance, waterproof or insulated lining to keep things dry or warm/cold. Retractable diaper changing pads so you can change your little one anywhere. Extra compartments to keep things organized. Easy-to-clean materials inside and out. You won’t find these in your average purse, backpack or belt bag.
What’s great for modern parents is that there are a lot of different choices of diaper bags. Aside from the traditional tote, you can find stylish backpacks, crossbodys or even a diaper clutch that can fit into another bag or stroller.
Choosing a quality diaper bag is important because you’ll be using it from the infant days, to the toddler years, and you may even use it with your preschoolers or big kids. Even when they’re out of diapers, kids still need snacks, first aid, sunscreen, bug spray etc. A highly functional diaper bag that can age with your little one is one of the factors that will determine what the ultimate diaper bag is for you.
What Makes Kibou the Ultimate Diaper Bag
Fashionable, comfortable, functional and deliberately minimal – Kibou is the ultimate diaper bag with all of these features. Its minimalist design keeps it small, with just enough space for the essentials. Life with a baby comes with a LOT of stuff. If you try to pack all of it into a diaper bag, it will wear you down with the ultimate, unintended consequence of making your life more difficult. When your baby or toddler is in full meltdown mode because she doesn’t have her binky or has just pooped in the middle of your trip to the grocery store, you don’t want to be digging in a bottomless bag of clutter looking for the pacifier, diaper and wipes.
When you only have room for the essentials, it makes them much easier to find. It also makes getting out the door faster without a mile-long checklist of items you probably won’t use but will pack “just in case.”
The Kibou has plenty of space for the things you need most when out with your baby. The back pocket features a retractable changing pad that can be removed once your little one no longer needs it. (When that’s the case, it’s the perfect compartment for your passports when traveling.)
There’s a waterproof pocket for diaper wipes, which can even be used for a soiled diaper or onesie. The inside and largest compartment is big enough to fit one-to-two diapers, a bottle or snack, hand sanitizer, small first aid kit (sold by Kibou as the Bou-Boo Bag), sunglasses, even a small umbrella. There’s also a key ring located in this pocket that can also be used for a pacifier. This is particularly useful to quickly stop a meltdown without the added stress of digging through layers of clutter to find the beloved binky.
The front pocket also has slots for your ID, credit cards or cash, allowing you quick access when the time is needed.
The Kibou’s ergonomic design can be worn on the hip or as a crossover. Wearing the Kibou on the hip is especially helpful when you are wearing your baby on the front or the back. Instead of having to maneuver your backpack or tote, you can easily access what you need without having to remove the bag at all. Keeping your hands free is the ultimate feature of this bag, allowing you to wipe noses, hold hands, and push swings all while keeping what you need right by you.
Kibou bags are available in sustainable, cruelty free vegan leather or canvas. Each style is safe to use with your baby and is California Prop 65 compliant – adhering to the highest safety standards for safe levels/exclusion of harmful or toxic chemicals. The vegan leather Kibou bags are available in six colors (brown, black, smoky indigo, olive, charcoal and blush). The canvas Kibou is available in two colors (jade and midnight). Both options are suitable for mom and dad to wear, making it one of the few unisex options that look great on everyone.
Where To Buy A Kibou
The best place to buy a Kibou is right here at the Kibou online shop. You can choose from the greatest variety of colors and materials, as well as lots of added accessories that fit perfectly into a Kibou. Some of the accessories you can find in the Kibou shop are the Bou-Boo Bag (bandaids, gauze pads, alcohol wipes, sting relief pads, triple ointment pouches and hand sanitizer wipes), hand sanitizer, snack bag, mini-umbrella, Pop & Go pacifier, and sunscreen.
If you’re gifting a Kibou to another mom or dad, you can opt for a Baby Shower Bundle which includes a few essentials they can put into their Kibou (baby wipes, hand sanitizer spray, pacifier, Bou-Boo Bag). There’s also bundles for Big Kids (wipes, sanitizer spray, Bou-Boo Bag, sunscreen, reusable snack bag and portable utensils) and Fur Babies, too (collapsible bowl, treat bag, wipes, hand sanitizer spray, treats, pop bag dispenser with one eco-friendly roll included).
There are other retailers where you can also find Kibou bags including Nordstrom, Maisonette, Motherhood, A Pea in the Pod, Albee Baby, The Tot and more.
What ultimately makes Kibou the “ultimate” diaper bag is that it is a versatile solution that makes life easier for moms and dads, gets them out the door quicker with little one in tow, and all the while they look good while wearing a fashionable diaper bag.