When we swap designer handbags for nappy bags.
I’m not sure about you but I don’t use a ‘nappy bag’ I simply throw all my toddler needs into my oversized handbag.
I know it’s possibly not practical and ideal – but it works for me. At this sat age, however I am expecting number 2 in 16 weeks so perhaps I will change my mind?
I didn’t have so many things in my handbag that I meant I needed the oversize nappy bag, plus I didn’t really want to use a nappy bag and let’s face it, how many nappy bags out there are ‘sexy/nice/attractive’ to look at?
I get that they were made for a purpose and have many different compartments for all your baby or toddler needs, but I find them so bulky and big and generally unattractive.
Yes I know – they are not always designed for fashion but it would be nice to have something that doesn’t feel like an overnight bag or swag right? Oh and don’t forget the hefty cost as most mothers feel they ‘need’ to use a nappy bag just because they have children. They have their target market!
I’m yet to find one that I like that suits my needs and is user friendly, not with multiple compartments so that you forget which pocket had the wipes and which one has your keys! I’m also not into rummaging around trying to find different things.
I don’t do the overkill with my bag either, it’s usually a daily throw into my handbag for when we are out and about. My handbag has a few pockets where I can slip my keys for easy access and also a mobile phone pocket so I know where everything is at any stage.
My handbag now consists of:
– Mobile phone
– Small pencil case with band aids, lip balm, panadol, pen, nail file,
My toddlers belongings.
– 2 x nappies in a medium sized pencil case for hygiene reasons
– small packet of nappy wipes
– small roll on sunscreen SPF 50
– drink bottle of water
– a small car or toy of some sort
– 2 x nappy disposal bags
– small lunch box of toddler snacks
So why carry the extra large nappy bag? All this stuff fits in my handbag and isn’t too heavy. It also means I’m not carrying a big full bag and feel like I’m almost going on a road trip!
What are your experiences?
Do you use a nappy bag?
Have you found one that you love?
Do you find them useful or do you simply make do with your handbag like me?
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