We have now purchased most of what we consider the basics for the arrival of our daughter. One of the last things left for us to buy is the baby bag and I’m really not sure I can handle another trip to the shops…..
We had originally thought (I say ‘we thought’, but what I really mean is ‘Rambo thought’) of a nice designer bag that doubles up as a baby changing bag. I do have to ‘give her her due’, she’s not materialistic, but she likes her Mulberry handbags! Needless to say we have been thankfully advised that an expensive designer bag is very impractical when it comes to storing and holding all the baby items.
All this painful talk of bags got me thinking..
Could I pick a bag that we would both be happy with? It’s just like buying a gym bag, right?
So, I set about the tedious task of looking for bags we could both use as our baby changing bag. Let’s face it, most of the baby bags out there are geared towards mothers (or at least the ones Rambo has looked at are) and if I don’t find one on the internet it will mean I may end up carrying a an un-gentleman like bag.
Here we go, If I was to grade a bag…… now that’s not something I thought I’d ever write or say out loud. Anyway, if i was to grade a bag, here would be the criteria:
Size – Is it big enough to hold all the baby bits?
Accessibility – How easy is it to find and retrieve items quickly?
Carry-ibility – (I know it’s not a word) – How easy is it to carry? Especially as we’re likely to be juggling lots of things at one time?
Hipster Rating – How likely are the local hipsters to have the same bag? Basically, Is it cool?
Price – Will we need a second mortgage to buy one?
Material – Will it hold up to having baby poop and sick on it and can it be cleaned easily?
Style – Apparently bags have styles. Mad right? Who knew. Totes, Rucksacks and Duffle to name a few..
Rambo Rating – What does the boss think? Will she use it or am I on my own?
The bags I like (Click on the names for more details):
Comments: Polyester so it clean easy, cheap price, dark colour to hide stains, maybe a little too big
Comments: Good size, good price, shoulder strap, lots of compartments, easy wipe material.
Comments: Easy to carry as you walk, If you need something in a hurry the bag has to come off the back and then you may have to dig to the bottom for an item.
Comments: Doubles up as a rucksack and a holdall which is very handy, great size, I really like this bag but it’s very expensive.
Comments: My personal favourite. I know it doesn’t have shoulder straps but the tie up top differentiate its from other totes for me. I imagine I’ll be juggling a lot at one time, phone, coffee, baby… so a tie up top will ensure the nappies/diapers don’t fall out.
Comments: Nice big bag and it has shoulder strap attachments.
Comments: Compartments on the side for bottles, easy to carry things when walking, zip opening makes it easy to get items out. Great bag and nice colour.
Pros: Great size and looks great, material will stain and it’s mega expensive – you’ll need a second mortgage to buy this bag!
Comments: Just looks a bit plain in comparison to the others and the material will stain. It will match the colour of our pram though so it’s likely to be a hit with Rambo.
Comments: Not sure Rambo will like it and it’s probably not big enough to carry everything in. The leather will clean easy though.
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