Help me please. I need a diaper bag, and I don’t know the first thing about choosing one.
I know what you’re thinking – This chick has a toddler! Surely she should know a thing or do about them. But the truth is, I simply didn’t buy a diaper bag with Ryder. Instead, I rotated my over sized Coach shoppers to cram everything from diapers to a waterproof change pad. And while that worked with one kiddo, I’m finding the duelling diapers (size 4 and newborn), two sets of wipes (Swipers and Sensitive) and the extra changes of clothes to just simply overwhelm my Coachie (not to mention Ryder’s snacks and Reid’s bottles). So I’ve decided to cave and do things properly.
Here’s the situation. If I’m going to buy one, then it’d better be pretty damn fabulous. After all, this will be on my arm instead of my coveted Coach/Prada/Ferragamo, so I have to love it.
Now through PTPA, I was given a BabyMel UK diaper bag to test (pictured left). While amazingly convenient and more than adequate, I’m just not sold on the aesthetics – basic black with orange detailing. And while some will argue that BabyMel is a hot designer label (created by the founders of even hotter Storksak), it’s just not nearly funky, modern, pretty, or colourful enough for moi.
I’ve been doing some research and have figured out that the premium brands are Petunia Pickle Bottom, OiOi, Storksak and Fleurville. So here’s my question – which one? Do you have a preference or suggestion? And, have I missed a super cool label that I should check out? I would really appreciate your advice!
I’d like to make a purchase in the next week or so, and I’ll certainly let ya’ll know what I decide!