The best gift for new mums and dads

The best gift for new mums and dads

by Roxanne McCarty-O'Kane

Wondering what to buy for a new parent?

Whether the occasion is baby shower, birthday, Christmas or "just cos"...a stylish, practical and high quality designer nappy bag from is your answer to the perfect gift for new mums and dads.

The humble nappy bag has evolved from something parents had to lug around and may well spend many wasted minutes rifling through to find what they are looking for when they are out and about with the kids.

Luckily, modern Australian parents can now benefit from years of research and design trial and errors that have seen some of the best nappy bags yet now on the market.

Not only that – gone are the gaudy baby-like designs which, let’s face it, would have been more appealing for the baby than for the adult carrying the nappy bag.

Now, mums and dads can have a nappy bag that looks and feels like a normal handbag, tote, satchel or backpack, but has the capability to house all of those baby essentials within the nooks and crannies strategically placed throughout.

We so many to choose from, we have selected a few of the best nappy bags available right now in Australia which make the perfect gift for a new mum or dad. 

Florence Traveler from Vanchi

Life is good when you can combine looking classically chic with being an organised parent and the Florence Traveler brings you the best of both worlds.

Not only does this tan wonder look amazing, but it boasts a vegan leather outer and a durable water-resistant lining, so you know the quality is outstanding.

There are compartments to separate food, clothes and nappy change items while also offering three full-length zip access points and two press-stud side pockets for quick access (think emergency wipes – you don’t want to be fiddling around looking for those!)

You won’t even have to go searching for accessories. It comes with a change mat, bottle holder with insulated lining, adjustable pram strap and a clear wet pack for those little boo-boos to be tucked away while on the run so you can deal with them later on.

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Evie from Babymel

The Evie Pastel Floral Dot is one of those eye-catching designs that will make your nappy bag the talk of the parent’s group. If you like to amp-up the boldness factor, you could try out the Fruity Floral version, which has vibrant pinks, yellows and purples instead.

For those who want to be a little more subdued – or find a bag the man of the house can also carry around – this style also comes in quilted grey or black.

This cotton canvas beauty includes a faux leather trim and will be easy to take anywhere, with an adjustable shoulder strap that can also attach to a pram handle and the insulated bottle holder with drawstring closure means you won’t be stooping down to pick up rogue bottles that fall out of unsecured pockets.

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Azure Baby Weekender from Obi Kinomi

While we are on the topic of eye-catching, Australian designer Obi Kinomi has nailed it with this colour explosion that is inspired by the azure waters off the coast of our great country.

This canvas nappy bag has an outwardly minimalist appearance, but the inside tells a different story. Designed to last from newborn to when the toddler years get left behind, there are pockets on every side of the bag with a double zip-pull bag opening at the top allowing easy access to all of the contents.

The leather handles are a dream to grab onto, especially when the weight of the kitchen sink you feel you are carrying begins to set in.

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Alexa from Storksak

There is a reason why Stoksak is a celeb fave – we are talking premium everything. It’s kind of like the Rolls Royce of nappy bags!

The Alexa is no exception, with an on-trend design that parents can dress up or dress down and a statement buckle detail that gives it that little extra sophistication.

Not only does this nappy bag have everything you could wish for, (wipe-clean interiors, extra strap for the stroller, magnetic popper closures, and an awesome-sounding Snacky Sak) but it is super lightweight so you aren’t carrying as much bag around with you.

Like any good Rolls Royce, there is also a choice of colours. Alexa is available in taupe, black or indigo.

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Bianca Satchel from Gr8x

For something a little out of the box, the Bianca satchel gives the modern Australian parent just a hint of attitude. The faux buffalo leather satchel includes a dual zip-around closure to you can see what you’ve packed away at a glance.

The steel grey nylon wipe-clean interior complements the gun metal hardware on the outside and there are plenty of internal pockets to help you separate the food from the clothes, nappies and other baby paraphernalia.

A unique built-in wipes case is also a snazzy feature of this bad boy.

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Botanical Tote from OiOi

Funky fresh and quintessentially Australian, the Botanical Tote from OiOi has it all. Not only is it a gorgeous bag from a well-respected designer, but you know will be getting all the bells and whistles with this nappy bag.

Made from a soft touch printed polyester twill, the Botanical has a water-resistant finish which will come in handy, even if you don’t plan to go near traditional sources of water.

There are multiple elasticised and zip pockets inside, exterior side pockets for drinks and zip pocket for personal items like keys and your phone and of course it includes a padded change mat, insulated bottle holder and a wet purse. (You should never underestimate the power of having a wet purse in your arsenal).

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Calypso Satchel from Gr8x

Do you feel like you need to add some colour zing to your world? Turquoise can be an underrated colour, but its one that makes this Calypso Satchel a standout.

But never fear, if turquoise is not your cup of tea, this nappy bag also comes in black or the more enticing Moonbeam.

Calypso comes with a padded change mat, saving you the need for another online search, and a insulated, zipped bottle traveler will keep drinks hot or cold as needed.

A special pocket will help you stow away baby wipes, while the two end pockets and two front zipped pockets mean there is storage plus.

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Nico Tote from Il Tutto

Nico Tote Il Tutto

Il Tutto's best selling nappy bag looks smooth, stylish and sleek. It has everything a nurturing parent needs to care for their baby – a padded wipe-clean changing mat, a fully removable and washable lining, a wet items zip wallet and insulated bottle holder and an additional shoulder strap to wear across the body or hang off the stroller to remove the weight burden.

Phew! But there’s still more features in the Nico, with internal pockets and large, external zip pockets meaning there is plenty of storage space for anything and everything you want to take with you.

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