Two days ago I was thrilled to receive my new diaper bag in the mail. It is the exact colors I wanted, the exact size, has the exact right number and size of pockets, and included a matching changing pad and wipes case. Similar bags that I have looked at cost around $150, but my bag cost me much less and was made precisely to my specifications. How is this possible? Well, the bag was made by WAHM who I connected with through diaperswappers. (You can check out her facebook page, Drea Designs, here.) I bought the fabric and sent it to her, and she sewed it together based on a pattern she had created when making a bag for herself. It has lots of great features, like a clip for my keys, and pocket toward the top on the inside for my cell phone. I am constantly misplacing (or losing, depending on your point of view) these items, so this is a biggie for me!
I got a couple of great diaper bags at my baby shower that have served me well over the last nine months, but the most-used one was getting pretty worn out, and they were all too small for the amount of stuff that I need to cart around sometimes. My ideal was to be able to pack everything I would need for a full day out with Sweet Pea into one bag, and this one can do it. A full diaper bag for me includes:
- three to four cloth diapers
- one wet bag
- one complete outfit change for Sweet Pea: shirt, pants, socks, shoes
- changing pad
- bottle of water
- jacket or light blanket for Sweet Pea
- baby carrier (ERGO)
- cell phone
- wallet and checkbooks
Here it is, with the top open, empty:
The key clip detail. This can hang on the outside or be tucked in.
Finally, with the flap down:
Lovely, isn't it?