here she is . . .
so, for anyone who knows me in real life [or reads this blog regularly], i realize this is a . . . predictable choice. but i promise, i did at least consider branching out! there are a lot of cute and functional options out there, after all. but this tote won me over with its features and functionality. here are what i considered ESSENTIALS for my bag o’ diaps:
admittedly, this was high on my list! after all, this bag is going to be getting a LOT of use, and i wanted something that would make me happy [even just a little] when i had to go digging around for supplies to deal with a spit-up emergency or, uhh, diaper explosion. everyone has different style preferences, of course, but i chose a bag that i would totally carry around even if it were NOT a diaper bag. what can i say? i’m a sucker for colors, patterns, and stem print.
i also like how this bag is feminine [hey, i’m the one who will be carrying it*!] while not screaming “GIRL BABY” — because who knows what the next one might be?
this bag is made out of cotton coated with polyurethane for maximum wipe-ability. the inside is nylon, which i think would also take well to a wet washcloth for cleaning. there are some cute leather diaper bags out there, but i definitely think that would be harder to deal with if fluids of any kind happen to get on them. and i’m guessing that, knowing me, they will!
there are so many little things that people tend to recommend carrying around [i can’t speak from experience yet!] that pockets seemed essential. that way i won’t be digging around in one vast cavern when time is of the essence, as i’m sure it will be.
well maybe not SO secret . . .
i’m a person who tends to use things HARD. i was lucky enough to receive this as a generous baby gift [thank you again, siobhan!], but i definitely think that spending a little extra on an item like this one [or looking around for good/reliable brands in secondhand shops!] is worth it in the long run if it means i don’t ever have to worry about damaging or replacing it.
i was wondering about a changing surface for travel and was totally impressed that this little wallet-sized trinket:
coming up next week: the baby edition of what’s in your bag? ahh, eventually it will be interesting to see what it’s like to drag work bag / breast pump / diaper bag / baby out to the car. all part of the adventure!