Once again, I am learning that boys have slim pickings when it comes to baby items. I guess companies think that baby boys do not really care what they look like, and neither do their moms, which is so NOT TRUE!!! I want him to have cute things just like my daughter, but I am having to do a lot more searching for him than I did for Kate.
When I started looking for a baby bag, I looked at every store possible...
- Babies R Us
- Skip Hop
- JJ Cole
- Leslie and Timi
- Baby Supermall
I saw tons of adorable bags that I would purchase for a girl, but not a lot for a boy. Then, the ones I did find for a boy didn't receive such great reviews. But, I had to choose something. I wanted something that had the following features:
- a good amount of room inside
- pockets on the sides for bottles
- a changing pad
- water repellent/resistant outside
- a durable interior
So, after several weeks of searching, these were the bags that ranked top on my list...
1. Skip Hop Dash in Wave Dot
2. Kalencom Coated Buckle Bag in Calypso
3. Skip Hop Duo in Onyx
4. Kalencom Laminated Buckle in Heavenly Dots - Chocolate/Blue
5. OiOi Essential Bionic Dot Turquoise Messenger
6. JJ Cole Cadence Bag in Charcoal Trellis
And, after much debate, I decided to go with this one...
Now, let me explain why...
This is the same style and brand of diaper bag that I used with my daughter and it held up very well. The outside is laminated, so if you spill formula on it or if it is raining when you get out of the car, the bag will not be damaged. Liquids just slide right off! It comes with a handy changing pad, an accessories case, and an extra bottle holder. I used all of these things except the bottle holder the first time around. It has two outside pockets for extra baby items and the interior is pretty durable. Not to mention the inside has a lot of room for bottles, wipes, a change of clothes, toys, diapers, etc. I am an over-packer and this bag fits everything that I need and more.
With Christmas break right around the corner... 2 days away (insert smile), we will be trying to get the baby's room ready to go. So, stay tuned to see the transformations that start to take place in there.