Chase after your toddler while carrying everything you need in a stylish backpack!

When I was pregnant with my son, I registered for a traditional diaper bag. Sure, it was sleek and fashionable, but it was heavy. I didn't take into account how even heavier it would be once I loaded it with all of the baby essentials. Now that my son is 2 (and extremely heavy himself), I knew I needed to find an alternative. Enter the Boss Diaper Bag Backpack by Itzy Ritzy. 

This 100-percent vegan leather backpack contains 17 pockets! It's perfect if you have one rascal or multiple little ones. It comes in a variety of colors, with new patterns coming out all the time. I opted for the classic Black Herringbone, but the chic Coffee & Cream was hard to pass up. 

diaper backpack

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If your kid is still in diapers, it comes with a soft changing pad stored in a hidden side pocket, as well as two insulated bottle pockets. The 10 internal pockets and 7 external pockets can hold everything from diapers and wipes to toys and books. There's also plenty of room for your essentials such as keys, cell phone, lip gloss, wallet, and more.

I love how lightweight it is and how I can now easily pick up my son without feeling like I have to put down my bag to do so. When I do set my backpack down, I'm comforted by the fact that the bottom has rubber feet, ensuring it can sit on a variety of surfaces. 

inside of backpack

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It also has coordinating stroller straps, so when you're out and about, you can hang it on your stroller with ease. Although, to be honest, my stroller generally can't handle the weight of my backpack, but maybe I load it down too much!

I'll admit the backpack is a bit pricey. It's $159.99 on Itzy Ritzy's website and $149.99 on Nordstrom.com. If you're not picky, Amazon usually has certain colors for less. Based on the stellar reviews on all three sites, I'd say it's a good investment, especially if you know you can use it for more than one kid. I also think the backpack is cute enough that you could even use it for yourself!

backpack

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What are your thoughts? Do you use a diaper bag or backpack? Which do you prefer? Sound off in the comments!