Mommy’s (Diaper) Bag

I believe most of us start with a common diaper bag, whether it’s a baby present or we already listed it in our pre-baby shopping list. It’s usually the one with cute pictures of bunny and duck,  in quilted style, or the one that is just plain either in blue or pink. But we were afraid that the dads will be hesitant to carry the pink one :D

My first one was a present, with a matching sling carrier. The sling worked just fine until today, but the bag has gone out of duty since Darris was just a few months old. Okay, I’m a bag abuser. But don’t we all if it’s about our babies’ gears? Especially with our first baby, we were always afraid to leave something crucial at home. So we bring all of them, some diapers, baby cream, wet tissue, wet cotton squares, extra clothes, socks, you name them. Not to mention Mommy’s stuff like wallet, phone, tissue, makeup pouch, etc. So as predicted, the inner lining ripped off. After that, I preferred to bring my own bag and filled it with baby stuff than vice versa. But there was still one problem. It was still  messy as a no-pocket-diaper-bag. Note that this happened  looong before bag organizers are as various as today.

During my third pregnancy in 2008, I started to browse ‘real’ diaper bag like Skip Hop and Allerhand. Oh it’s sooo neatly organized! *I know..Where have I been?!*. But I wasn’t sure whether I can organize my budget to afford one of those. Luckily, the model I was drooling were sold out everywhere. So I was left with some time to think and to give it a good consideration. For the price of Rp 700.000-1 million, I can have myself a new bag too huh? :D

I kept on browsing until I found a roomy, classy and sturdy bags that would be a perfect diaper bag. And then I found bag organizers too. It’s from the same designer that create ‘diaper bag organizer’ that Affi had mentioned earlier. What a perfect combination, I thought. I can have a big sturdy mommy bag plus a bag organizer with half the price of a fancy diaper bag.  That means I can have two or even THREE of this combination with my current budget :)). When you think of it, diaper bag can only be worn during baby times. But mommy bag can accompany me far after my babies are entering elementary school.

So, that was my diaper bag story. Do you carry a diaper bag, or mommy (diaper) bag? :D

(The bag is red Ciciero Tiara, now discontinued. Bought at 275.000. Bag organizer is Siggy from 16million, 80.000)


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  1. Hehehe … I’ve quite an obsession for diaper bags, my first one’s also a gift from a good friend, it’s a really large yet cute denim bag with many useful compartments and lovely embroidery from oshkosh b’gosh (range around 300-400K). Since it’s quite large and heavy, I decided that I’d need a smaller/lighter bag as alternative for shorter trips to pediatrician or malls, then I bought the SkipHop Dash Deluxe. Still, I found it not small/light enough, so when she’s 2, I bought a SkipHop Zoo Backpack, it’s great to keep a toddler needs for a playdate or just a few hours trip: couple of sposies, a set of change clothes, a first aid pouch, wet wipes, bibs and clothwipes/handkerchiefs, a beverage bottle and packs of snacks. It’ll also make a good first preschool later on. OK, am just making myself a justification for buying more bags :D another purchase for my lil girls (I’ve 2 girls and another one on the way now) is a My Bag by Kushies, it’s an overnight/weekend duffel bag, so cute and roomy with 5 small pouches/bags each fits for few clothes, pants, pjs, socks, etc., also comes with a mini wet/laundry pouch/bag for dirty clothes/pants and a set of small pillow and matching fleece blankie. love to take it for an overnight or weekend trip, can fit my tot and baby clothes altogether. It’s such an eye-turner so I keep and take good care of it so my girls can still use it when they’re teens and probably will need a duffel bag for a slumber party at their girlfriend’s house :) it cost 800K but it’s quite worth-it.

    My biggest splurge for a diaper bag by far was a Kate Spade diaper bag which cost me about 2,7mil. It’s large and quite heavy, I end up using it as my daily bag, but it comes with plush changing pad, has a few compartments and I sometimes store a couple of sposies, a set of change clothes, wipes and handkerchiefs along with my purse, smartphone, checkbooks and keys when I go about doing 1-2 errands with my tot. We’re now expecting our 3rd lil girl, I still have a big crush for Allerhand and Petunia, still browsing for reviews though :)

    1. i used to drool over petunia too, mba..tapi weaknessnya adalah gag water resistance :( i checked di m** & i kemang few weeks ago they had their sale of petunia up to 50% but the cute ones feel fragile when you touch them. ada sih yang water resistance, but they don’t look as good as the velvet-classic-look ones hehe.. maybe you want to check Baby Care Centernya Allerhand since you plan the bag for further use? ;) btw, u sound very experienced with baby bag..how many exactly do we need for one kid sih, mba? shall i buy another one? smaller maybe? *wish you luck with the upcoming baby ya! ^^

  2. satu2nya diaper bag Langit yg gw beli no brand dengan motif retro gitu mak, jadi gw bisa make kalo bawaan lagi banyak banget :D
    emang dasarnya juga ga suka sama diaper bag yg bayi banget, ndilalah pas melahirkan paling banyak dapet kado ya diaper bag itu :D
    sekarang sih udh jarang bgt pake diaper bag, lbih sering ya macam elo dah. tas gw yg gede, plus bag org-nya neng opi :)

    1. ade gue pake diaper bag orgnya Opi Ta. malah ga pake dimasukin ke bag soalnya kegedean :D
      tapi enak sih, banyak sekat2nya gitu dan ga segede diaper bag. mana slingnya juga panjang. cuman udah ga bikin lagi keknya ya.

  3. beli diaper bag oioi brand very cutee bgt deh
    sblm melahirkan come with matching mat,bottle case begitu baby born
    wadoo banyak bgt bawaanya jadi berat then my hubby nga bisa bawa2 tas ini kalo dia tugas jaga heheh..too girly
    ganti haluan ke Au brand oroton cost extra over Au150.00
    waduh sama aja berat juga is not handy for me who have to do everthing without any one help! (mate,ortu,fam etc,etc)
    trus juga sempet di kasi friends more diaper bag wadoo tambah banyak seneng tapi nga dipake

    skarang my baby almost 2,baby bag no longer need it karna mommy need my normal bag heheh
    so i make hand made toodler bag dari my fave fabric
    yg isi nya most time only for toys or small food
    karna dia bisa makan yg langsung beli
    jadi nga repot juga.karena is handmade by me jadi bikin nya nga kalah lucu tapi tetep ringan,lucu & handy for me to carried around!!

  4. eh si cici udah pensiun cul…kirain masi lu pake hehehehe

    Gw sih sekarang kadang pake ransel, atw kalo dikit ya pake tas selempang yg agak gedean aja, bisa cukup buat perlengkapan 2 bocah. Awal-awal masi pake diaper bag tapi yang kecil, abis gw malah binun kalo liat diaper yg gede-gede..mo gw isi apaan yak hahaha..

    1. hus, pensiun apaan? masi mengabdi nih mu. tapi udah masuk ke stop n go sekali sih :))

      gue tipe ogah ketinggalan barang. jd tetep aja berat tuh tas walo udah ada ransel juga yg ditinggal di mobil. tapi kan males yaaa klo ada yg belepotan trus nunggu lari ke mobil dulu kaan? kaan?

  5. lagi nunggu mau melahirkan nih bulan depan *wish me luck ya mommies..anak pertama* finally got myself a diaper bag which suits my expectations last week. sempet mau pake tas besar plus pouches dan organizer tapi lihat kakak kok kalo nyari barang tetep pake ritual bongkar tas juga.. hehehe. anyway, pilihan jatoh ke Baby Care Center by Allerhand. mehong sih tapi menurut survey ke other mommies, katanya merk itu bisa tahan ampe tahunan. dalemnya lenkap banget! udah gitu semua dipakein velcro jadi kalo anak udah gedean bisa berubah jd travel bag..dapet music box juga lagi! pingin kasih lihat bentuknya di sini plus printilan dalemnya..tapi gatau caranya upload foto hehehe mungkin kalo aku taro linknya bisa liat ya *buat yang penasaran* http://www.wickeltaschen.com/allerhand-wickelstation-baby-care-center-trendy-orange-gelb-kollektion-2010?jt=1&js=100&jsid=19811&jcp=idealo.de#
    yang serunya lagi..sangking bagusnya, diaper bag ini bisa dijual lagi loh.. hehehe.. lumayan pas udah puas pake bisa ‘diturunin’ ke yang lagi perlu.. :)

  6. wah lucu ya mom…kayaknya versatile banget.
    berat ngga mom kalo penuh? dulu saya pernah pertimbangin juga allerhand carry-on. tapi ceki IRL kok berat padahal kosong.
    nah yg saya pake aja berasa kosongnya enteng pas udah diisi macem2 jadi beratnya ampun deh -_-”

    yang mayan enteng sebenernya skiphop. tapi kurang organized kek allerhand emang.

    1. hihihi..abis baca replynya aku langsung lari-lari kecil ke kamar untuk ngecek..*bener juga ya, gak kepikiran sebelumnya* tapi alhamdulillah engga berat kok..yang paling berat cuman tissue basahnya aja, karena aku masukin yg ukuran jumbo :D toiletries baby (buat kalo pergi nginep) aku masukin yang ukuran paling kecil dan bisa dikeluarin kalo engga nginep. jadi tasnya penuh sama wet tissue, sisir baby+baby hair lotion *mudah2an bayiku ada rambutnya hehe* nappy, diapers, minyak telon, selimut, 2 set kaos kaki dan kaos tangan, 1 topi, 2 baju kodok, 2 piyama koddok, dan 1 set baju training (ada jaketnya) oh iya, ada aku masukin kamera dan ipod..maklum kan buat dibawa ke RS pas udah waktunya. itupun masih engga berat ya..dan dua barang terakhir pasti bakalan aku pindahin setelah aku melahirkan..cek aja di kasihibu dharmawangsa, mba..pas kosong allerhand yang ini enteng banget kok.. :)

      1. hmm…kalo mommy bag saya prefer leather soalnya klo tas mahal.
        kalo tasnya dobel2, pengelaman sih ending2nya yg supply bag bakalan nginep di mobil doang hehehe.

    1. Hi terry, just wanna let u know that am still using the bɑby♡ care center..my baby is 8 months now, am driving and use no bɑby♡ sitter..I always proud of my awarded emergency-baby-bag :)

  7. Nanya dong mom..harga allerhand yg baby care centernya brapa? Aq punya yg carry all weekender sunflower,tp baru tau ada yg care center ini,kalo dah bli rencana carry all weekendernya mo djual aja

  8. Hallo, Reizaaa… ɑƙϋ udah 4.5 bulan pakai bɑby♡ care center *ga nanya ya* hehehehe.. Puas bangetttt!!!!! ɑƙϋ beli 1.4999.0000 :) pas bulan lalu ɑƙϋ ke kasih ibu kayaknya udah ga ɑdɑ..tp ɑƙϋ tanya bisa pesen koooo… :)

  9. Heeyy..it’s been over than a year since I posted my first ‘report’ about my awarded-emergency-baby-bag!^^ yup, u can tell that am still using it. My bɑby♡ is 15 months now, I bring the bag everywhere. Am dropping the diapers to max 4 now and left so much empty space for 2 sleep suits (always bring extra-u’ll never know when it’s gg to be hot and sweaty lol) and another 4 sets of clothes+a comfy old-navy blanket. I moved the petit size shampoo+shower bath to front pocket along with travel sized laundry gel and use the pocket to put 2 pairs of socks and some towel napkins for God-knows what emergency :-D The other pockets I use mostly for first aids, you can ask me for digital-ear thermometer, bye bye fever, tempra, bioplacenton, trombopob, transpulmin, minyak tawon, betadine, breathy, vicks bɑby♡, plester, cotton bud, pins, scisors, small flashlight, batteries (for flashlight and mini fan—i put the mini fan in MY bag :D). My baby medical record book also packed in the Bɑby♡ Care Centre. Everything is there and I never feel hesitate to bring it everywhere. It is good when u have everything that u need for your bɑby♡. It saves me so many times and my DH’s time too lol. The bag is super versatile. I will not stop recommend this Allerhand Bɑby♡ Care Center ever to everyone! :) My cousin recently dropped her other 1 month old ‘german brand’ bɑby♡ bag and get the Bɑby♡ Care Center at IDR 1.539.000 from kasihibu Dharmawangsa Square. It’s pricey but worth every penny. There will be no regret, ever! ^^

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