With summer flying by (how is it the middle of June already?) and loved ones approaching me about baby showers, I knew it was time to put semi-finishing touches on our registries.
Just to have another set of eyes, I asked a mommy friend to look things over and make a list of suggestions or things I missed.
On the list … diaper bag.
I sheepishly told her I didn’t forget about it, but I just couldn’t decide what I wanted.
Please tell me other moms had this same problem!
Until last winter, I had been carrying the same Burberry purse (a gift) for almost eight years. Sure I tried others along the way, but none of them held a candle to my plaid carry all.
Perhaps I was unusually attached to it because it survived being stolen.
Some guy broke into my car several years ago and snagged it. I found it – minus my wallet and some contents – in the bushes along a trail by my house. Silly robber. Didn’t know what he was holding.
More than likely, I kept going back to it because I’m a creature of habit – especially if I find something that really suits my needs.
That’s why I’m really struggling to pick a diaper bag. It’s going to be something I use for a long time and I have strict criteria – plenty of pockets, sturdy, big enough to double as my purse, light colored interior, and stroller straps.
As strange as this may seem, especially because I don’t care about fashion at all, I also don’t want it to look like a diaper bag. I want it to be functional yet stylish.
I’ve scoured the internet and narrowed the contenders down to three:
The Grand Central by Skip Hop:
Kate by timi & leslie
Dawn by timi & leslie
Each has its perks, of course, but for some reason I’m really drawn to Kate and Dawn. Probably because they are the most expensive (Dawn is on sale right now … yay!). 😛
So here I am in a diaper bag dilemma! Mom friends/readers, care to provide links to your diaper bags?