When I found out I was pregnant, I found myself contemplating the perfect baby bag. I mean, why wouldn’t I? Everyone told me these 40 weeks would fly by, and they have been. I was looking at my baby tracker app and realized that Baby Girl Dusil will be here before we know it–just 2 months–and I don’t have a baby bag ready or my hospital bag packed (which is honestly an entirely different post, because packing these lists I’ve found seem excessive).
You’d think since I’m well-versed in handbags, I’d know exactly which route to take. But when it comes to being a mom and having a baby, let’s be honest: I have no clue. I can read all the books in the world and think that I know exactly how to get my baby sleep-trained, but whatever comes my way with this little one will mostly be out of my control, especially in the beginning. Am I crazy to think I could just carry a bag like a Louis Vuitton Neverfull or Goyard St. Louis Tote? I could be. Do I really need a true diaper bag that has little compartments for things like bottles? Maybe, I don’t know. How could I know? She’s my first baby, and people keep telling me I have no idea what I’m in for. That seems as true for my handbag needs as it is for anything about the experience.
So I’m turning to you, dear reader. After years of me advising you on what to buy, I need you to share with me your knowledge of baby bags. Obviously I want a bag that is easy to get in and out of, easy to throw over my shoulder and lightweight. I need a sturdy bag that can survive a little spit up, but I want a bag that is still fashionable.
What bag do you carry as your diaper/baby bag, and which way do you think I should lean?