While such a word might seem like an oxymoron to many mothers, there is such a thing as a stylish diaper bag. In fact, with a good many baby nappy bags (or diaper bags as they are known in the States) you would not even be able to tell right off that it is a diaper bag.

There are a few styles such as camouflage colored nappy bags that are definitely more oriented for daddy to carry around. For those fathers who are embarrassed to be seen with a pink bag with cute teddy bears or princesses decorating it, this is a definite step upward.

You can get a stylish looking bag for as little as US$40 from well known brands such as Baby Bjorn or Advent, to name a few options. If you have more money to spend on diaper bags then you can go all the way up to over US$250 and buy one made of real leather or some similarly expensive material. Some bags are made in such a way that they can be used at a classy looking bag long after baby has grown up and out of diapers.

About the most important thing to look for when choosing a diaper bag is not the style, however. Since you will be using that bag for months to come as you go out and about with your baby, you will want something that is comfortable and easy to carry. You will also want to be sure that it is convenient for storing not just diapers but also other baby items such as bottles, wet wipes and pacifiers, tissues and other such items that you should always have with you when you take a baby out. You could also consider getting a diaper backpack; some mothers find this a lot easier to carry around than a nappy bag.

Some nappy bags as well as diaper backpacks feature shoulder straps that have extra padding to them, making them more comfortable for you to carry and that is definitely a plus. Another feature that makes a diaper bag more convenient is when it has a number of small pockets to it for putting all those baby items in. Some bags are also make pockets to fit makeup, cell phones, wallets and other things you will generally take out with you. Other features that some diaper bags will offer are a color coordinated changing pad and a waterproof interior just in case the bottle spills in the bag.