I have been going through a rough patch with my diaper bag for a while now. It didn’t seem to fit my cloth diapers well with everything else I needed to put in the bag. I have been using the same bag since my son was born and it was great at first (when we were using disposables) but now that we have been using cloth for a while, I have come to find out that it just doesn’t hold much. I had to go into Wal-Mart last week looking for a new highchair and little did I know, I was going to find my new love.
I had spent a while roaming the store looking for the chair in question when I saw a big bin of Jeep Clamshell diaper bags. I stopped and played with it and thought it seemed nice. There were no inside pockets like my other bag has. I dislike those pockets. They seemed to always be in the way. It seemed larger and roomier than I was used to as well. When I got home I told my husband what I had found and told him to look at it and keep it in mind for a Christmas gift or something. Later that day he comes home with the bag in hand. I was so excited it was a little stupid. I instantly started packing diapers and almost anything else under the sun in it to see what it could hold. Let me tell you, it holds a lot.
Today I packed it more realistically for a day trip to Austin. I always bring more diapers that I need for the amount of time we will be gone so I threw at least 6 pocket diapers (some double stuffed) in the bag as well as wipes, the wet bag, his shoes, a change of clothes, some toys, and some snacks. There was still room at the top of the bag. The best part of all? When I picked it up and threw it on my shoulder, it felt much more comfortable and, dare I say it, lighter. There is a padded part on the shoulder strap that probably has to do with that but the bag just seems lighter to me. I was able to wear it around all day and my shoulder feels great (with the old bad 2 minutes carrying it and I was done). I am already super excited to break it out again tomorrow when we head back into Austin 😀