You know how almost every bride convinces herself that the bridesmaid dresses she picked out can have a life of their own, apart from the wedding, and that her bridesmaids will get plenty of use out of them? And how many of those brides are right? I’d say at best, 10%. And I may be being generous there.
Well, I think the same principle applies to the concept of using a diaper bag as purse. There are tons of cute colors and patterns and interesting shapes of diaper bags these days, many of which seem to come with the promise that it can be your purse AND your baby junk holder. And yes, technically, it CAN hold your wallet and keys, but who are you fooling? It’s totally a diaper bag.
But for the last week I have been wearing my diaper bag/purse sent to me from Ju-Ju-Be everywhere, and I’d most definitely argue that it is part of that very small minority of bags that honestly can be both. Check out the HoboBe bag!
This bag has all the bells and whistles that I need in a diaper bag AND in a purse. And the size is absolutely perfect! Is it perfect if you have newborn twins? Um, no. And it isn’t necessarily perfect for every outing, just depending on the needs of your child. But for me, having an 18 month old means that I don’t have to carry 3 changes of clothes and 6 diapers everywhere we go (shout out to the young infant moms….warrior on with all that stuff….you actually might need it!).
Yes, friends, there does come a point where you get to slim down the volume of stuff that must leave with you any time you step out of the house! The Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe, shown above in one of their fabulous new fall patterns (Scarlet Petals), gives me the ability to pack for Layah and her needs (yes, there’s space for a bottle or sippy cup!) and also take care of my own.
I have happily taken this bag with me places when I haven’t had the toddler in tow. And isn’t that really the ultimate test for a diaper bag that claims to be your purse? Will you take it somewhere without your kid (and I don’t mean that you take it simply because you didn’t have time to change purses. I mean that you WANTED to use it as your purse)?
Check out some of the inside features. Lots of pockets, and great material that wipes up really easily! The mesh pockets are a personal favorite because I can see what’s inside (and that’s where I keep the items I ALWAYS lose in other purses: my phone and my keys).
Basically, this is the diaper bag that I wish I had owned 4 years ago. I think it would have successfully made it through 2 kids! But since my diaper bag days aren’t quite over yet, I’ll squeeze as much use out of it as I can.
And even when I’m all done carrying diapers and wipes, I can promise you this: having a purse that can easily be cleaned will be an awesome feature for several more years. I have no illusions about getting to stop carrying around applesauce and crackers in my purse anytime soon.
Could you use a purse/diaper bag combo? And would you LOVE to have one as fabulous as the Ju Ju Be Hobobe?
Well then, let’s do this!
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