Diaper Bag Switch

by Ann on June 29, 2010

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Oops!  In the time it took me to decide between the two diaper bags (open up yesterday’s post if you don’t know what I’m talking about), CSN sold out of the Mrs. Smith flowery one I ultimately decided on!  Instead, I’ll be getting this awesome Okkatots Travel Baby Depot Bag!  See, I could not decide between the two because they both seem extremely functional and easy to organize and I’m done with too-small bags.  This one was more expensive so I am getting the difference on this one- which I’m very happy to do!  I ended up going with Mrs. Smith originally because it’s flowery and since I’m pregnant with a girl this time, I figured it’s time for me to be all girly.  With my boy everything was black or tan. 

This Okkatots bag got fantastic reviews and I guess my husband will be more likely to carry it when I need help!  Although- I recall the last time my shoulder just about falling off every time I carried my diaper bags, so this time, getting a backpack will be a delightful change of pace:)   Maybe I can give up on my over-sized purse for awhile since I seem to pack my son tons of snacks and toys everywhere I go and my shoulder still gets overwhelmed and sometimes it looks as though I’ve been squatting heavy weights but instead it’s just the mark from my bag.  Know what I mean?  :)  With my first, it was all about finding the cutest bag with good reviews.  But then I realized I was only paying attention to the good reviews and ignoring the bad, ie…too small!  So, this time, true functionality and space are my major goals.  Like I said in the last post, I cannot wait to review this!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Belinda @zomppa June 29, 2010 at 2:43 pm

WOW! That’s some bag. Like the DVD player.

2 stephchows June 30, 2010 at 9:03 am

lol, I think I could go away for a weekend with that bag :) but based on how much mom’s carry I bet it’s perfect!!

3 Ann June 30, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Yes! I am pretty sure I could fit a couple of babies in the bag:)

4 Jenn/CinnamonQuill June 30, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Ahhh! Cool! I know, this is weird, I’m not a mom (yet?!), but I’ve carried diaper bags as purses for a long time now…I know, weird. But, they make some super cute ones, so why not? Plus, I always have a bunch of junk and water bottle, and hey, I happen to think it’s a little more posh than a rolling suitcase or something.

Lately, I’ve been classing it up with a reusable shopping bag (with cute print) but when I am going on a road trip (or going to be gone all day, lol, def understand the bringing snacks issue) I turn to a diaper bag. Haha. But, I love your choice! I think a backpack would be pretty nice, especially now that you’ll have two kids…you’ll obviously need both arms. I hadn’t been too keen on the backpack idea until I considered this.

Wow, for not being a mom I sure wrote a ton about diaper bags. :) Congrats on your third trimester! And I can’t wait to see what you think of this bag!

5 Ann June 30, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Jenn,
Anymore, regular purses look like diaper bags to me so I don’t think it’s weird! Unless you’re carrying around the changing pad that possibly comes with it:) And I’ve been using the re-useable shopping bags too sometimes but mine are all ugly, I need to invest in a cute one but keep getting free ones so I use those!
Yes! With my first – it was all about cute functionality but then I realized that I didn’t know what functionality really was yet and so they were just cute and terrible at the same time! I’m always jealous of the moms with backpacks so I figured it’s about time I join the smart ones but still use my one leftover cute diaper bag for short trips out!

6 Patty July 21, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I hear you on the shoulder falling off bit! That has and continues to happen to me because I haven’t broken down and gotten a backpack – I think that is seriously the way to go with regards to transporting children and their things! Can’t wait to hear how it works out!

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