Each time we find ourselves surprised with a new child (because each one, even our adopted Little Lady, has been a surprise), I get a new diaper bag. For me, it’s like getting a new purse or a new pair of shoes to go with a new outfit — I just neeeeeed a new diaper bag with a new baby.
And, my husband just doesn’t get it.
Hubby thinks I should just have one bag. . . my four year old, “doesn’t hold enough stuff for two kids let alone three,” stained diaper bag.
He also doesn’t get why I want feminine diaper bags — pretty bags that make me look good. If he had his way, we’d use a neutral bag without a fancy floral print; he’s asked several times for such a bag . . . a bag he’s not embarrassed to carry. It seems my previous girly bags just haven’t made him feel very manly whenever he’s had to take the kids out on his own.
This year, as an early Father’s Day gift . . . he got his wish. A sturdy, manly diaper bag with nary a flower in sight.
The Amy Michelle Madison Avenue Bag
Hubby’s new “Daddy Bag” is courtesy of Amy Michelle. The Madison Avenue diaper bag is gender neutral and “baby” neutral — looking more like your everyday tote rather than a cutesy bag. And that’s JUST what Hubby likes about it.
The Madison Bag has plenty of storage for Hubby when I send him out with one of the kids. For a recent weeknight trip to Lowe’s, the bag easily carried Mr. Boy’s diapers, wipes, sippy cup, an extra change of clothes, and the exterior pockets carried a few washable markers and a coloring book for him . . . just in case he didn’t find the lumber department as fascinating as Daddy.
I borrowed “Hubby’s bag” Monday when the kidlets went with me to an OB appointment; not only could I fit all of the normal diaper bag stuff, I was able to bring along additional entertainment (our Ipad) and carry it in the changing pad pocket.
From Hubby’s point of view, the bag is perfect: brown, durable and not “girly.” (his exact words)
If I were using this bag as my sole, every-day bag, I don’t know that it would work for three kiddos. There is quite a bit of storage, and I’m a big fan of the multiple pockets to keep everything organized, but given the ages of my little ones (3, 1, and a soon to be newborn), I don’t know that this diaper bag will hold everything I’ll need. But, it may — I’ll find out in 10 weeks when Numero Three arrives!
Then again, this is Hubby’s bag . . . not Mommy’s. And he is perfectly satisfied.
- Changing pad (21″ x 14″) – Remove padding to wash lining
- 2 Internal & 2 external bottle pockets (baby or water bottles)
- Quick release pacifier holder
- Stroller attachments included
- Top zipper closure
- Adjustable shoulder strap (can convert to quick backpack)
- 5 pockets for maximum organization
- Compartments for diapers, wipes, and bottles
- Slip pocket on back for changing pad
- Zip closure outside front pocket with cell phone pocket
- Easy to find key ring
- Bright lining inside
- Monogramming available on Madison Avenue collection
You can get your Amy Michelle bag directly from their site or from a variety of U.S. stores and Canadian shops. The Madison Avenue diaper bag comes in five different colors and retails for$54.95 . . . if you choose to have your bag monogrammed, the cost is $64.95.
Shipping is free in the U.S.!
(the giveaway portion of this post is closed)
Disclosure: The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely mine (and Hubby’s) alone. I was given the Madison Avenue bag to review. No other compensation was received.