A lady can never have enough bags, right? Right. I am a firm believer in that and having a baby didn’t change my mind. It did however, drastically change the type of bag I can’t have enough of. My days of cute clutches, brightly colored leather satchels and fancy wristlets are far behind me and I’m embracing this new phase in my bag carrying evolution… the diaper bag phase.
Being a mom means being prepared. For everything. For yourself and your little tagalong. Gone are the days of carrying just a debit card, iPhone and several chapsticks. This can be overwhelming at the beginning, but as baby grows and you learn through trial and some errors, preparedness comes down to a well packed diaper bag. This can be tricky if you try to be a diaper bag over acheiver and rotate bags according to your outfit. I know, I tried. It’s one of the errors I refer to above. I only made that mistake twice, and then I decided I needed one bag that would match most of my clothes for an entire season and I would not try that bag switch-up nonsense again. Just about that time I was introduced to Pink Lining.
Pink Lining Diaper Bag
Pink Lining is a small and relatively new company in London, creating hand-crafted, delightfully lovely, designer diaper bags. There is a huge variety of bags to chose from, an almost overwhelming variety, honestly. They litterally make every shape, size and type of diaper bag you can imagine, and then some. From messengers, to totes, to rucksacks, to mini totes and even one specifically for twins, there’s a bag design to meet any mums needs. (Because they’re a British company, I will refer to us as Mums for the rest of this post) And, because the name means something, each bag has the same shocking pink water-proof lining.
They don’t just make diaper bags though, they also offer smaller items for mum, like a wallet, a mini diaper bag and a mum on the run purse. They have kids items too, which are totally adorable, like an overnight satchel, a lunchbox, a wheelie case and my personal favorite, the picture satchel, which has a framed slot for your little atrist to display his or her masterpiece on the outside of the bag.
Once you’ve made the decision which carefully designed bag fits your needs the best, you just have to chose the color and outside design. I found this process delightfully agonozing. I don’t think I could have gone wrong though, as each bag has the essentials for any mum covered… From insulated bottle slots, to a removeable mirror, fold-up changing pad, phone slot, outside stretchy pockets for waterbottle or snacks (or in my case, wallet on one side, phone and keys on the other) to a detachable wet bag and adjustable strap. Their slogan “Practically Perfect and Perfectly Practical” sums it up.
The selection of color/prints is unique for sure. That’s one thing I really came to love about the bag I chose, I haven’t seen another one like it at all. They’re all totally cute, too! Bows and cupcakes and butterflies galore. Go on over to www.pinklining.com to have a look at their adorable website to see the variety and cuteness for yourself. The prices aren’t cheap. I think you’ll find that their prices are worthy of the quality product they’re selling and priced similarly to other products avaialble.
I ended up going with the Yummy Mummy bag in Gray Bows. Yummy Mummy is their original diaper bag. Not only did it look like to would cover all my needs for carrying and organizing baby stuff; it was understated enough to match my mostly black, khaki and grey wardrobe but cute and whimsey too. And it is clearly for a woman to carry but not overly girly, which I like a lot, since pretty much everything has to gender neutral enough to use it for any possible male children to come.
Did I mention there is a cupcake on it? Yes, a cupcake with a cherry on top on the outside of a grey bag with khaki trim! I love it. It compliments just about every outfit I leave the house in with Leah in tow. It’s handy and convenient, easy to use and of supierior quality. I’ve got my everyday diaper bag that suits my needs and my style. I enjoy carrying it from day to day and it’s been the perfect additon to my bag collection.