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Mother's Helper: Not Rational, Danzo Baby, and Nest Diaper Bags

When a change is in order

diaper bags!

What stinks more: dealing with a blowout or dangling a teddy bear-festooned satchel from your shoulder?

Here are three diaper bags that have an answer.

Not Rational Cooper, $640
This bag sticks around long after she’s in big-girl undies. Snap the leather hooks onto stroller handles and quickly detach on “Who me, a mom?” days. In case of spills, pull out the water-resistant lining for spot cleaning. The matching leather-backed changing pad (nothing is too good for your baby’s bum) justifies the splurge.

San Ysidro Hobo, $299
The hobo bag with leather trim caught our eye with its gutsy palette of green, orange, and red. Its one concession to cutesiness? The tiny duck emblem on the handle. Zip it all the way open in case of quick cleanups, and attach the Velcro labels to clear pockets so befuddled dads can restock supplies.

Nest East Coast Tote, $340
Minimalism isn’t a word you associate with parenthood, though you may fool others with this stripped-down carryall. The zippered front pocket allows access to emergency items (Xanax, pacifiers); compartments in the teal interior keep juice boxes from mingling with tubes of tush cream.

Photos: Courtesy of Not Rational; Courtesy of Danzo Baby; Courtesy of Nest