I may have just a slight addiction for bags…. whether they be totes, diaper bags, purses…. you get the picture. Well I suppose my hubby would call it a full blown addiction, but he’s not writing this post now is he! Hehe. I have tried out many diaper bags in the past four years, but I have to say when I first saw the Vera Bradley Crossbody Baby Bag I think my jaw hit the floor. Gosh, I just love Vera Bradley.
Now most women are familiar with the oh so gorgeous Vera Bradley bags, but did you know how the company got it’s start? While on vacation in March of 1982, Patricia and Barbara were awaiting a flight in Atlanta when they noticed a definite lack of feminine-looking luggage. The longtime friends wasted no time in correcting this situation. Within weeks, these dynamic women had created a company, named after Barbara’s mother, capable of marketing and manufacturing their cleverly designed products. The demand for these unique handbags and luggage items has grown and so has Vera Bradley, which is now nationally and internationally recognized. Today you can find so much more than luggage and handbags at Vera Bradley…. and as a mommy of soon to be three my favorite shopping category by far has to be “Mommy and Baby.”
I received the Vera Bradley Crossbody Baby Bag in pink medley to try out. Today I took the kiddos to a local park to play and this bag was a life saver.
Besides the fact that this bag is absolutely gorgeous – I get SO many compliments on the pink medley print – I adore the size even more. It is very generously sized measuring at 15 1/2” long, 11” high, and 5” wide. A large diaper bag is important for me since we use cloth diapers which take up way more room than disposables….. and for the mere fact that I will soon have three kiddos items to tote around with me at all times. The 53” adjustable padded strap allows me to comfortably sling the Crossbody Baby Bag over my shoulder and chase the kiddos around without feeling weighed down. Plus there are pockets galore which definitely help to keep me organized! There are five interior elastic mesh pockets and four outside lined pockets. The inside pockets are perfect for keeping all sorts of small items in like pony tail holders (have you seen all my girls hair??) and the outside pockets are the perfect place to stash my cell phone so I can easily find it when it starts ringing. The pockets on either end of the bag would be perfect for moms who prefer baby bottles, but for me I use them to store sippy cups and bottles of water. And as an added bonus the Crossbody Baby Bag comes with a matching changing pad which conveniently stores in the outside back pocket…. this makes diaper changes on the go so much easier. Sugar has a fear of being changed on elevated surfaces like public bathroom changing stations…. and well their gross, so I don’t blame her one little bit. So instead I try to find somewhere relatively clean on the ground…. like a grassy spot at the park and with the large size of this changing pad I don’t have to worry about her actually touching the ground which is awesome!
Oh and one more thing that will make every momma smile – this entire bag is washable! That totally just makes my day. In all honesty this is the perfect diaper bag and it even comes in blue medley if you have boys or just aren’t into pink. Plus I LOVE that even though this is categorized as a diaper bag once the kiddos out grow that stage of their life you can continue to rock this bag…. just leave the changing pad at home and you can use this to tote around anything ya want.
As I mentioned before Vera Bradley has so many awesome products… you definitely need to head on over to their website and take a peek around. I guarantee you find at least one or two or ten items you won’t be able to live without, hehe. But don’t blame me if you get addicted!