i love my diaper bag

April 12, 2012
this post was written ahead of time for the BlogHer/Huggies series. i am HOPING that by now i’ve had a baby [maybe???] and am putting this bag to good use! this week’s theme centers around the diaper bag, so i figured i would take this opportunity to share one of my favorite baby items + the thought behind my choice.
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?
* josh has his own manly diaper bag! we weren’t planning on a separate one for him, but received it as a gift.

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.

this bag is FULL of storage options, with multiple zippered compartments, pouches [built for bottles], and a nifty bottom section:

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.

extra features
i was wondering about a changing surface for travel and was totally impressed that this little wallet-sized trinket:

magically folds out into this!

this importantly appears to be very wipeable and easy to clean
so there you have it
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!
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  • Reply cait March 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    what kind is it?

    • Reply libby March 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

      I assume it’s Orla Kiely! Sarah’s fave!

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

      yep definitely orla kiely 🙂 my favorite!!

  • Reply BroccoliHut March 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Perfect!! I love the pattern and colors too. You’re smart for choosing something you love–my sister splurged on a Coach diaper bag for the same reason. You’ll be carrying it with you everywhere!

  • Reply libby March 10, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    It looks like the lining is ripped in one of the photos. Is this a new bag?

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:43 pm

      You are right It does look like that ! I just checked and I think it’s just how the pocket looked. It is new ( was a gift from a friend )

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