How to create your own diaper bag

Yep… how to create your own diaper bag… with the bags/totes/satchels you currently own. Genius right?! That’s exactly what I thought when I learned of this nifty little insert. Introducing ToteSavvy . They explain it best… “ToteSavvy is the first organizational insert designed specifically to turn any large tote into a fully functional diaper bag. Our patent pending design is unique for it’s rigid yet flexible walls that keep every pocket upright and easily accessible inside your handbag.”

I’m a major handbag freak so when I saw this insert I knew I needed to get my hands on one before Jude arrived. This tote is one of my favorites (total Forever 21 score too!) so how perfect is it that I can still utilize one of my favorite bags as a diaper bag! Love!

They’ve designed a pocket for basically everything, and even thought about the #momlife necessities, including a  little pouch made perfectly for your phone located at the top of the insert so you can access it quickly (we all know the importance of this little detail!) I was able to fit several diapers, wipes, my wallet, a pacifier, butt paste, some snacks, and a bottle into the insert. Oh, and Sophie the giraffe 🙂

You can currently purchase these inserts in Black or Grey.

For more information, head to their website Life In Play Company.

So excited to use this in just a few short weeks!!! (Ahhh!)

Outfit details:

Dress: (repeat offender, 🙂 Here )

Bag: (old) similar, similar

Sandals: (old) similar

Rings: Here


Photography: Ashley Maxwell Photography

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  • Raina Elegado
    March 17, 2016

    Love this! And you are such a cute preggo! <3

    Xo Raina

  • Leah
    March 19, 2016

    You are too adorable! Such a cute bump. Do you wear anything under your dresses to smooth you out during pregnancy?

  • Marianna Davis
    March 19, 2016

    Hi Melissa, how are you?
    I loved this idea! I was wondering if this insert comes with a changing pad for diaper’s changes.

    • ellabrooksblog
      March 20, 2016

      Hi Marianna! Actually, yes it does! It’s located/stored on the very bottom of the insert.

  • Kathy Smith
    April 8, 2018

    Thanks for sharing your tips. I get more ideas from it. I have a two years old twin baby. I am looking for a Backpack diaper bag for twins to travel with my baby.

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