I DO NOT CARRY A DIAPER BAG. Not anymore anyway. Once my baby got past the "blowout" and "barfallovermyself" stage I quit lugging it around. I've had 3 since Scooty Pants was born. The first one bit the dust within the first 3 months of owning it. The 2nd one has the same problem. I had to dig out a 3rd diaper bag by the time my baby was 6 months old. Thats just sad.
I dont like them.
I keep one in the car however. A few, actually.
- a little daypacker backpack filled with stuff to keep the baby busy if we got somewhere, like church or the doctor's office. It has snacks and diapers in it too.
- "the mega bag" (and I'm not real sure why...I dont take it anywhere) but it has stuff like benedryl, my huge fold out changing mat, spare clothes for the baby and other stuff. The big one gets toted along with my youngest two to the babysitter's one afternoon a week for an hour. It seriously is HUGE. Its cube shaped and not really good for anything but sitting in the car. Stupid me, I gifted an identical one to my bestfriend when her 5th baby was born. What was I thinking?! It has 8+ pockets. Thats what I was thinking...I love pockets..
- the "big black bag" which has 4 sweatshirts and a change of clothes for my 5yo. This one rarely sees the light of day and my husband likes to complain about it being in the back of my expedition but you know what, I use it!
I carry a purse most everywhere, I go and I dont want to lug along a big o bulky diaper bag too. When I was a stay at home mom I had a diaper bag that I carried everywhere. No purse. My wallet and all my "stuff" was in the diaper bag.
Do I *really need* to carry a diaper bag too?
And why the heck am I asking anyway?? I'm thinking about downsizing my mega bag to a messanger bag. I'm not sure either would work with my everyday stroller (a maclaren volo- courtasy of the target baby clearence a few months back), but I'm thinking smaller is better.
Hmm...maybe the lack of a big ugly diaper bag is why people still ask me if I'm the NANNY and are shocked when I say I'm the mommy....
So, my lovely readers...if you made it this far....do YOU carry a diaper bag? What do you have?? Do you like it?