This week I had a diaper bag disaster! I must not have correctly set up Audrey's sippy cup, and it spilled milk all over my bag. It wasn't just a little milk that I could wipe out of the water proof lining, I had a puddle in the bottom of my bag. Yes, an actual puddle. I realized it was there when milk started to drip through the seams onto my feet. I knew my bag was ruined. It was only a matter of time before it began to smell like spoiled milk. I wasn't completely thrilled with my bag anyway, so I decided it was time to get a new one. So I was on the hunt for a new bag! I had a few requirements that I was looking for. First, I wanted a lightweight bag. My last bag was heavy when empty, so it was terrible to carry when full. Which it often was since it was kind of small. It could really only fit the essentials. So I was also looking for a bigger bag for times when I would need extra snacks or things like bathing suits and towels. Also, I like diaper bags because they have so many pockets! I love to keep things organized so I can find them easily. And of course, I want it to be cute!!!
First bag on my list to check out was the Petunia Pickle Bottom. So many people I know have this bag, I was sure I would love it. It has that inventive outside pocket that folds out to an instant changing station. But I ruled it out as soon as I picked it up because it was so heavy with nothing in it!
Next, I wanted to check out the Marc by Marc Jacobs bag. It is very large, and slightly heavy but not too bad. It is obviously cute and I LOVE the red color! The price is a little on the higher end so I wanted to keep looking for a cheaper alternative, but kept this bag in mind.
In the past, I looked at the navy Dexter bag by Nest. I wasn't in the market for a bag at the time, so I just quickly looked at it. From what I remember, it was very light. It definitely had so many pockets (4 outside, and many more inside). At the time I was turned off by the gold embellishments on the bag. It wasn't awful, but it was shiny and brass-like which I don't usually wear. But now I was willing to overlook that and check it out because of all the other great features! Unfortunately, I could NOT find the bag anywhere! This is a serious purchase to me, so I really had to check out my new bag in person before I commit to buying it. So on to the next bag!
The last bag I checked out was the LeSportSac Ryan bag in quilted black. It was large and roomy, and the lightest bag around! It didn't have many inside pockets which was disappointing (only 2), but it was cute with the quilted pattern. It kind of reminded me of the Marc Jacobs, without the high price. But the best part of the bag to me was that it is actually washable! Yes!! You can hand wash the entire bag! How appropriate is that? Carrying around food everyday can get messy, and it is so nice to be able to wash out the bag completely. So it turned out to be the winner! And it was the cheapest! I am so thrilled with my new bag! I can't wait to use it! If you are in the market for a diaper bag, I highly recommend that you check it out!