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Sprout | Diaper Bag Drama

So, it all started with this one.

I bought this one at the first Vera Bradley Outlet sale that I attended almost 3 years ago now.  I bought it because I had the idea of being pregnant in the back of my mind, but also because it was a great bag.  It was a good size and a great price.  My mom and sister loved it so much too, that they bought it as well.  I've had it in my guest room closet since I purchased it and have never used it, in hopes that it would serve as a baby bag one day.

Then, I realized that Vera had a new style out and while I loved the one I had purchase from the outlet, the only major differences between that on and the blue one above was that it had a more plastic lining throughout and it zipped completely shut.  Luckily, it went on sale and my aunt sent it to me when we first found out we were pregnant.

I was over joyed, but the moment I showed both options to my husband, he said, "well, those are nice, but what will I carry?"

Which brings me to this last one. The Skip Hop bag which is pictured a little different than the one we registered for... but it's a great bag.  Big, has a over the body shoulder strap, magnet closures and no Velcro, and MANLY. 

At some point, my mom said, "why do you need so many bags?"  My thought was depending on where we are and where we're going, we might need two bags.  Plus, if one gets funky, I want to have a backup for when one of them is being washed.

It seems like a lot, but once he's here and we're packing these bad boys for the sitters and the zoo and a road trip or an overnight stay somewhere, we're going to make good use of them.  I'm looking forward to my shower today to see if I get the last one!  I know my husband will be excited as that will serve as "his bag" for carrying the baby things in while we're out.

Anyway, happy Saturday!!


Sarah said…
We have 2 diaper bags - one vera (the newer, full zipper one) and a black "manly" bag, I think it's Eddy Bauer or something?

Anyway - we use them BOTH, definitely. Our black one is a little smaller, and Ryan uses that one if he has Joss out without me, but I also grab that one for quick trips too.

You WILL use them all, I'm sure!
Allison said…
:) We ended up with a boatload of bags, too. We have narrowed it down to 3 and use different ones depending on the occasion. DH's favorite is the one that is like a backpack--it's perfect for when we're out and walking for a long time) so we can still carry the baby and push the stroller and everything else. And whatever you decide with the Vera Bradley ones, you can always carry one as a bigger purse (I've pretty much gotten away from carrying a purse now--we don't need as much baby care, but need more toys!)
Smart girl.
I think we have a total of 4 diaper bags right now and I just bought another one.

The ones we use the most is a fancy/schmancy one I bought that looks like a purse (love it... but sort of small) and a Vera backpack. I can't remember what the fabric is but one of my favorite things about is that my husband will leave the house with one of the girls wearing this pink, floral, Vera backpack. :) He's so proud. Love that.

So all that said - amen sister, you'll need a lot of bags.
Moore Family said…
all very cute bags but remember you are also going to get a bag at the hospital....if you have a choice pick similac (even if you are breastfeeding they give you a "breastfeeding" bag). they are giving away a really nice 'backpack' type bag that is perfect for dads. my husband loves it!
You can never have too many baby bags! I have two diaper bags, one petunia pickle bottom and one just brown, I still use plus the girls overnight bag by dwell that is for larger trips. My girls are 2 and 4!
Sammi418 said…
I love that you have so many bags! I feel that, when the time comes, this will be me- needing multiple different diaper/baby needs bags for every different occasion/reason/excuse! haah too funny!
erynn said…
I've gone through so many dang diaper bags! I have that Skip Hop one, which is huge.. but great for stuff for both kids. I also like the Diaper Dude for guys.

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