Last week a fellow social media maven and total fashionista, Vera, from Lady and the Blog wrote a few posts about what women carry around in their purses. As I dumped out my own purse, I started thinking about my purse collection as a whole. I know my husband would be happy if I cleaned out the few shelves in our closet that hold them all (most of which I hardly use.)
Then I started thinking about diaper bags. Oh, how I love them! At my very first tradeshow, the now defunct JPMA Kid’s Show, I was introduced to the array of fabulousness that existed in the world of diaper bags. I was newly married, nowhere near having kids, but boy did I like those bags! There were so many options that didn’t scream pink and blue or have bunnies all over them.
At the next tradeshow (ABC Kids Expo) I caved and bought a beautiful leather bag by Born Out of Necessity. I thought it would make lovely travel bag. Unfortunately, I didn’t factor in that toting a laptop, water bottle, and other essential travel items would make that beautiful leather bag very, very heavy. But my love for diaper bags had been born. After that, I pretty much left every major trade show I attended with one in hand.
Before my son was born, I used the Touring Tote religiously as a purse. I loved that I could include toys and diapers (should I have needed them) and also be able to carry it without anyone asking why I was carrying a diaper bag.
Fast forward many years and here I am – mom of a two year old and due in two months with my second. I am the
proud embarrassed owner of nine diaper bags (that I can find). My day to day bag is the lillebaby Oslo which holds everything I need, has tons of pockets and can just be wiped down when it gets dirty. It also helps that my laptop fits. But with this new baby on the way, I can’t lie – I want a new one.
|Bo2N, BabyStar, lillebaby, SkipHop, Petunia Picklebottom and Pink Lining|
For example, this plum bag from OiOi is gorgeous, but a smidge outside my price range (considering I don’t remotely need a bag!) And as you can see from the three I own in my picture, I am a huge Petunia fan. My next purchase will likely be their new weekender bag. I am totally justifying this purchase because it’s not really a diaper bag. It’s for travelling.
Wait…isn’t that how all this got started?
How many diaper bags do you own and which are your favorites?