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I'm Ditching the Diaper Bag

I have five diaper bags sitting in my closet.  That’s five that have made it though the weeding out of the gazillion that I’ve owned since the birth of my son nearly 5 years ago.  Three of those made the 3,000 mile trek in a UHaul across the country when we moved with two toddlers from the Bay Area to Manhattan.

There are three different categories for diaper bags, and amazingly enough, purses fall into each of those same categories as well:

Utilitarian: Must have many pockets, changing mat, and wipe holder. Still looks nice, more for every day use.

Designer: For the times when you take the baby to nice events- your dressy go-to. Needn’t have many functions, just   look cute.

Travel: Used during train, plane and long car trips. Generally one strap for slinging, large and washable.

I’m ready to make one decision on a diaper bag for baby #3 and be done with it. Instead of finding one that encompasses all of those traits, I’ve decided to find a large, normal purse and convert it into my new diaper and wipe schlepper.  Here are my reasons:

I’m done trying to find the perfect diaper bag.  I really just want to carry something that will look nice for any occasion, and I won’t have to carry around a separate purse.  I plan on buying one of those cute little mini diaper/wipe cases to throw into the large purse along with my wallet, keys, lipstick and A&D Ointment. Not to mention, I’m so done spending unnecessary cash on “the perfect” diaper bag that will only last me as long as the child is in diapers (if that, let’s be honest).

We’ll see how long I last after my son is born in December. Just in case, what is YOUR favorite diaper bag?

Image: LeSportSac Collette

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