Before I had kids my addiction was purses – I could never have enough purses. Most women know you need different purses for all sorts of reasons. Different colors for different seasons. Different sizes for different situations. Well once I had kids that addiction switched over to diaper bags. I no longer carry purses, I see no reason to be carrying two bags with me everywhere I go. For that reason my diaper bag must also function as a purse. Since I am a self diagnosed diaper bag addict of course I was thrilled when I received an e-mail from Willvin (in Sweden!!) asking if I would like to try out their amazing diaper bags.
Willvin diaper bags are designed by Petra, a mom of two young boys, – who better to design a diaper bag than a mom? She had tried out at least 10 diaper bags and though there were things she liked about them all there was also always something that just wasn’t quite right. Since she couldn’t find exactly what she wanted in a diaper bag that was currently being manufactured Petra decided to take things into her own hands and the Willvin diaper bag was born. A neat little fact is that Willvin is the combination of her boys names – William & Vincent.
I chose the Willvin Magnificent in leatherette beige.
This bag is made of a very durable tough polyester which resembles leather. My mother in law was sure it was real leather and Dustin even said it smells like real leather. I love the color and design of this diaper bag. Dustin has no problem carrying it because it is very neutral and the color can be carried year round. If I like the look of a diaper bag it has met one requirement, but even more important is that it must be functional! I love all the pockets in the diaper bag – especially the bottom compartment.
It is my personal opinion that most diaper bags are designed with the disposable diaper using mom in mind, but we are a fluffy butt household! Every fluffy mom knows that cloth diapers take up more space than disposables so I was happy to be able to fit 6 pocket diapers in the bottom compartment of my Willvin diaper bag! Once we are done with diapers the bottom compartment will be ideal to carry an extra change of clothes and shoes for the girls.
The interior is large enough for everything I need while out running errands. In the large interior compartment I have the baby wipes case, a small blanket, burp rag, wet bag, change of clothes, snacks, Sophie, and a few other small toys. There are also small compartments on the inside as well where I keep ointment and other small items – I will be so happy when one of those items becomes sunblock! There are also pockets on the outside where I keep my phone, keys, and camera for easy access.
When the weather is nice I like to take the girls on walks and when I say we are going on a walk Dustin usually lets out a huge sigh and says “how longgggg?” because my walks tend to be at least a few miles, hehe. I hate throwing my diaper bag in the basket under the stroller because then it is not easily accessible and with a long shoulder strap the bag ends up rubbing the wheels on the stroller. Neither of these is a problem for the Willvin diaper bag. I have never used a diaper bag before with stroller straps and wondered what all the fuss was about, but I can now tell you that I absolutely love the Willvin integrated stroller clips. Just pull them out from the inside of the diaper bag – wrap them around your stroller handle and clip. The bag is held at a perfect height, is not in my way, and is securely attached to the stroller.
I am going to be completely honest with you – as I always am – though I love this diaper bag it is far out of my budget, but if you are willing to spend some extra bucks this is definitely a diaper bag that will last for many years and will work for both you and your significant other. Even when the time comes that we don’t need a diaper bag anymore I know I will still find uses for this bag. It would be an awesome carry on bag for airplane travel or to use for carrying my laptop around. Check out the Willvin website for all available colors and materials!
EXTRA ENTRY OPPORTUNITY
Tell me what you currently use for a diaper bag and what you wish you could change about it. Also tell me which Willvin diaper bag you would love to have! After you have commented below with this information you can have 10 extra entries into any one active giveaway. Label them “WILLVIN 1-10”
Psssst – I have a secret………. in about a week or so there is a very good chance there will be a giveaway for a Willvin diaper bag right here at Happenings of the Harper Household. Excited?