I’m a Diaper Bag Hoarder

by Erin L. on January 24, 2011

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?

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