So I recently upgraded my diaper bag…or maybe I downgraded? Downgraded in size and upgraded in versatility? At any rate, I was getting tired of taking my diaper bag out, only to end up carrying my wallet, keys, and phone in my hands while juggling a baby (not to mention shopping bags which usually ended up doubling as a purse) whenever I went anywhere that didn’t require I carry the whole diaper bag. As baby girl turned a year old, I found myself needing less during our outings. Basically just a mini cooler for snacks/milk, wipes, a diaper for emergencies, hand sanitizer, and mini trash bags…thats it (it sounds like a lot more than it really is lol). So I decided that it was probably time to make the switch over to a regular bag. All of my cross bodies were too small to allow me the option of bringing these few essentials along with me and I didn’t like the idea of a large, full cross body flopping around on my side when I walked. I picked up a new shoulder bag thinking it would be my solution but it just ended up getting in the way anytime I tried to wrangle the little one. I noticed a lot of mom’s would carry kiddie or regular backpacks while out and while I appreciated the hands free nature of that option, I wanted something more like a purse. Luckily cute backpacks are still all the rage – yippee!!! Cut to me bringing this fun guy home to meet the family and my prayers being answered. I love it. I can carry everything I need for an outing in this bag, have both of my arms free and feel a little bit cool all at the same time (except when I forget to snap the pocket flaps like I did when I took these pictures…). Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVED my diaper bag. It was absolutely perfect for that first year when I had bottles and diapers galore and was still figuring things out. I still have it on hand for extended trips but this little backpack is all I need for the day to day.
P.S. I have been living in this cable sweater from Old Navy here lately. I actually bought it a size up so that it would be roomy. One of the best decisions I ever made… 😉
Any of my other 90’s babes feel a twinge of nostalgia with the return of the backpack? 🙂
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