So I’ll be honest… This was a bit of a ‘mommy-splurge’. An ‘I-think-I-should-treat-myself’ kind of (totally justifiable) purchase. I had done my research on diaper bags and decided that this was the one for me. Except they can get pretty pricey…up to two hundred dollars (gulp). I could just sew together all that cash and use it to hold my diapers… But that wouldn’t be as attractive now, would it?
Enter Ebay. Price-checking is your BFF! I found my bag at a better price on Ebay, from a husband who was trying to sell it because it wasn’t the pattern his wife had wanted–hey, her loss, right? 😉
When this diaper bag came in the mail, it was seriously just like Christmas. I was giddy, and couldn’t wait to tear off the wrapping paper. Mom’s are weird, aren’t they? Anyway, all the YouTube review videos proved to be true, with the exception of the backpack straps being “super comfortable”. I wouldn’t go that far.
I’ve had this bag for over a month now and I carry it everywhere I go. I often bring this diaper with me even when I don’t have the baby with me (she’s home with Daddy) because it has every single thing I need in it! The main compartment hold all of baby’s things, but the front compartment (called the “mommy pocket”) holds my money, chapstick, kleenex, keys, phone….everything.
The bag also has two bottle holders on either side that are insulated for keeping your bottle cool if you’ve just pulled it out of the fridge–another feature I really like.
I also love the classic style of this bag, with the black and white stripes, and gold accents. This particular diaper bag is called the Ju Ju Be BFF in the style “First Lady” I believe.
I used this bag on our first trip as a family, back to the mainland last month. I had everything I needed, nicely organized and easily accessible. Plus, it fit perfectly beneath the seat in front of me when we were on the plane.
Those are just a few of the things I love about this bag, but there are certainly many more!
What diaper bag do you use? Do you have a favorite?