Toting for Tots
bag thing can really get a new-mom-wanting-to-be-chic on a bit
of a shopping frenzy. Not that there isn't plenty of other retailing
to be had -- don't even get me started on the perfection that is
for baby girls. And we won't delve into my mother's (the unborn's
grandmother-to-be) new fixation with Ebay where she intends to find
pram. (Protests of impracticality are lost on her. New grandmothers
are like twirties without tots, they can justify any purchase.)
But back to the bags.
because of a girl's natural inclination (read: obsession) toward
having a handbag
that is 'just so'. Perhaps it's because it's one of the few things
(aside from your maternity
clothes) that you buy in preps for the babe that reminds you
of life before the bulge.
Or perhaps it's because we finally have an excuse to carry a handbag
the size of a weekender (most probable). Regardless, shopping for
the diaper bag seems to be among the most fun of a prego's purchases.
And to get you all in the mood, we've prepared for you a list of
the best and the brightest around.
- Henry Brown's
diaper bag. We love it for the customization. Not only can
you choose between black and brown for the outer waffle fabric
color, but you also get to choose between four
wonderful seersucker fabrics for the inner lining of the bag.
(The bow detailing on the side is just a bonus.) The inside features
a large zipper pocket, two clear-vinyl slip pockets, a small zipper-pocket,
center storage space big enough for a pet, and the bag also comes
with a changing pad and Henry
Brown's signature security blanket, the mooshie.
Mother Ship. The name pretty much sums it up. There are compartments
for just about everything. For the girl that needs everything
lined up, organized and ready to go -- this is your bag. Think
of it as an urban
messenger bag for the new mom on the go. Again, customization
rules the day as the new mom can pretty much mix and match to
her heart's desire. We're big fans of the pink stripe (of course),
but a girl can't go wrong with the purple swirl (very Pucci-esque).
They don't sell directly online, but there is a list of stores
for you to call/link to so you can find the tote you've always
has a good list of options from which to choose. We love this
creation (and its price), as well as this un-diaper bag in
Stripes. And then, for the sophisticate, there is the Sunset
Dragon Diaper Bag from Petunia Pickle Bottom which
I just may get for the name alone. Beyond that, you have to love
that they have one specially designed for Dad aptly named the
- From a style
perspective, I'm quite attached to Jane
Fox's diaper bags if for no other reason than the sleekness.
Still functional, the bag boasts exterior pockets for a bottle
and a cell phone plus ample multi-purpose pockets. And with a
Waterproof interior, you're good to go just about anywhere.
- For those
looking for a backpack-style bag, look no further than Chester
Handbags. Aside from easy mobility, your backside will look
so pretty -- as the prints
are positively precious.
keep you shopping for a bit. You pregos behave. And don't forget
Your figures may be gone, but your smile
should still be breaking hearts.
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every girl with a bun-in-the-oven (and for that matter, every girl
who has a friend with said bun-in-the-oven), take a moment to sit
down and peruse the delights we found at OneFineBaby.com.
Aside from the rugs
(currently on sale), the hand
knit sweaters, and the personalized
heirloom blankets (that are sure to make you the hit guest at
any baby shower), we are all about their Nursery
Gliders. In a market saturated with not-so-cute basic gliders
and not-so-comfortable rocking chairs, these upholstered
gliders with fabulous
ottomans are an answer to a chic mom-to-be's nursery
planning prayers. With over 80
fabrics to choose from and multiple different style chairs,
even the most particular mom-to-be will be able to make all her
decorating dreams come true. If anything, you'll wish you had fewer
choices to make. (And after searching for months and finding not
a glider, this is quite a statement.) No matter, the staff at One
Fine Baby is ready to help you through the decision process and
can answer any questions you may have. So shop on line, or give
them a call. 1-877- 873- 2229
note: Gliders are custom made and require up to 12 weeks for delivery
-- so do your shopping now.