Diaper Bag Dilemma: Solved!

4.19.2011

So, I mentioned in an earlier post that I was having a really difficult time finding a diaper bag that I liked. I didn’t really want anything that was too busy because I was afraid I would get tired of it. Last time I was at the doctor I saw something I loved from Pishposh Mommy in a magazine. They make diaper bag inserts. Basically,  it’s a drawstring bag and you fill it with all of your baby essentials and then put it in any bag you want. With it’s clever design, you can make any purse or bag into a diaper bag.
They also sell these adorable diaper clutches. They’re big enough to hold 1-2 diapers and a pack of wipes. They’re perfect for times when you don’t need your whole diaper bag.
I mentioned in a few earlier posts that my crafty Mom has been making all kinds of cool stuff for Emerson. When I showed her these bags, she decided that she could probably make them. We picked out some fabric and she went to work. I gave a sneak peak  the other day, but here is the finished product.
The drawstring diaper bag insert:
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It’s perfect because it has tons of pockets on the inside and the outside and it’s drawstring so it’s easy to get into and find stuff. My mom also put a stabilizing lining in it which makes it stand up on it’s own. That means it won’t collapse if it’s empty. Isn’t she talented?
The diaper clutch:
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And the whole set together (including matching changing pad):
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Now I can put these bags into any large tote and it instantly becomes a diaper bag. I LOVE the way they turned out. The only bad part is that they will be inside the diaper bag so no one will ever get to see just how adorable they are!
After my Mom finished the project,  I started the search for a large handbag or tote to put the insert into.  I couldn’t really find what I was looking for so I was so excited to find a diaper bag that the insert will fit perfectly into.  I was even more excited because I got a GREAT deal. I love Zulily! The chocolate brown color and simple design is exactly what I was looking for. I think it will be perfect for everyday use. It also has several pockets on the inside and outside. When I add the diaper bag insert it will be super easy to stay organized.
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Of course, they were having such an excellent sale, I couldn’t pass this one up either. It doesn’t go with my color scheme at all and the pattern is much brighter but I thought it was so cute.  It’s also a big bigger and bulkier than what I originally planned on buying but I couldn’t resist. I’ll definitely be carrying the brown one most of the time, but this will be a fun one for occasional use.
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The best part about both of these bags is that they clip right to the stroller. I think that will be a big plus when we’re out exploring the new city we will call home. Smile
Now that I have the diaper bag situation all figured out I can’t wait to pack it with all of the essentials we’ll need to bring Emerson home!
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Amy Young said...

Glad you found one you like!! Your mom has some real talent!! She should sell some of her stuff in an Etsy shop!

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cait said...

how perfect!! love that it's one-of-a-kind!

Rebekah said...

Oh my goodness, that's exactly what I want. When I have children of course! I love that concept. Your mom did a great job! And I love the bags you found!

Jen said...

Oh my gosh; that is perfect! And your Mom did a lovely job! She should sell those small diaper clutches on Etsy; I'd buy one <3

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