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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Diaper Bag

As all of us expectant Mom's know THE DIAPER BAG is this looming, choice on the already littered path of choices to be made en route to mommy-dom. Along with the nursery decor, the baby furniture, crib bedding, child proofing, strollers, and a million other big and small selections I didn't mention.

Why does the diaper bag feel like such a big deal then? Short answer: I don't know; I've never had one before. Long Answer: I've asked all my mom friends and the consensus seems to be "Because we have to carry it around with us for the next 2-5 years and it has the potential, if chosen poorly, to make us feel like a pack mule."

Now I am not a fashion-diva. Blue jeans and Converse are more my natural habitat. But even I draw the line at being seen with a giant Winnie the Pooh carryall slung over my shoulder until 2013. So what's a girl to do? Call up the Duchess and beg for a fabulous, all-terrain, sophisticated diaper bag for Christmas!
Ta-da!! The MZ Wallace "Kate" bag. It's so magnificent I can hardly stand it! I love it - really truly love it - more than I can say. Plus, it has all the goo-gaws that a diaper bag should have: 2 exterior bottle pockets, diaper changing pad, attachable shoulder strap, detachable market purse, 10 interior pockets and it's water and stain resistant!

So much love to, the Duchess, the world's best mother-in-law,


Jessica said...

Ohh, I like it. And, I'd never seen this one before. It's really chic! We're trying to find a diaper bag that makes both a gal and a guy happy though, and somehow I feel that the search must continue. I'll look longingly though.

Deena said...

Alas I have no dutchess in my life. I asked for a nice corduroy messenger bag style diaper bag and didn't even get that. I ended up buying a cloth beach bag at walmart for 5 dollars and it's lasted so far. Of course I'm not quite that trendy ;-)
Love you!

Kerrie (and Jason) said...

How ironic! I have just been doing the same thing - looking for a bag. I think I have decided to not get a 'proper' bag though as most over here have attached change mats and they are all designed for newborns - not excitable larger toddlers!! That one does look nice though.....

Wyndee said...

Oh, very wise choice made by the Duchess!!! No self-respecting mother lugs around Winnie the Pooh diaper bags! Egads! I had the absolute best diaper bag (don't ask me what it was because I've forgotten), but my mother & sister lost it in Kohls dept store! Can you believe that?!?!? I still haven't forgiven them, yet I don't even remember the brand. ha ha

Chris and Terri said...

AAAAH The diaper bag!!! It's very important! And I agree with that Pooh comment.

I like this one! Never found one I loved that I could also afford LOL so I'm carrying my mega tote bag which doesn't have all the nifty pockets but it's very very cute!

When C takes M, it's a black backpack style.

Erin said...

This post made me smile, Rosemary. I went on a mad hunt for my diaper bag as well and ended up with a cute little canvas Kate Spade. I loved carrying that thing for almost 2 years and, though I'm sure I was, it somehow made me feel like I wasn't a frumpy old mom. Good choice.

Maci Miller said...

ooooo! I LOVE it! Looks like a Botkier bag and I love Botkier! And I disagree that you are not a fashion diva. You seem quite stylish to me!

Megan said...

Looks like a really cute diaper bag, actually more like a purse!! And it sounds very functional~