I have been carrying a diaper bag most of my adult life. Pretty sad, huh? I’ve had so may diaper bags I could never count them all. Most were purchased at a local retailer or given to me at the hospital and they had to be replaced within 6-12 months… if you use them a lot and stuff them full like I do, they just rip at the seams.
After 19 years of being a parent I decided it was time to start carrying a diaper bag that was more for me but still functional for the kids things. My goal while searching was a bag that I would choose even if it wasn’t a diaper bag.
I found Amy Michelle bags by accident. Oh, my precious heavens, where have you been all my life?! After searching their site I found it amazing that these are diaper bags. I fell in love with several, but we decided on the Lotus bag.
Lotus™ Bag Features
Forget diaper bags in pastel colors. Amy Michelle offers runway-fierce totes that would satisfy the most savvy fashionista, and no one but you needs to know about the diapers inside! All bags feature Mom’s section in front, baby’s organization in the middle and separate changing area in the back. Your purse and diaper bag all-in-one.
Look at all that room inside the bag! There are pockets, pouches and zipper closure compartments around the interior of the bag, the outside side pocket where a diaper changing pad goes (comes with the bag in a beautiful red color) I use for papers, coupons etc. It has a magnetic closure for easy and quick in and out (one handed too!). I use the outside side pockets for water bottles and a large bottle of hand sanitizer.
It is very important that I can carry a lot of stuff and not feel like I am going to rip the bag apart by the seams. Even though I don’t carry diapers anymore, I still carry two sippy cups, two Munchie Mugs, a small bag of baby wipes, a change of clothes for Ethan, a Pull-Up, snacks for Mommy, my personal items, sometimes a camera &/or video camera and if traveling to Grandma and Grandpa’s for an evening visit, a pair of pajamas for each kid.
This is a shot of the bag last night before going to the soccer game to watch Joshua play. I had almost everything listed above in the bag and a box of Kleenex because Ethan and I are fighting a cold.
I am in love with my Amy Michelle Lotus bag and will continue to carry it even when I don’t have a ton of toddler things to toss into it .
You can purchase the Lotus bag for $99.95
ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win an Amy Michelle Poppy Clutch in Chocolate (RV $54.95)!
Although I have not seen this bag in person, I can imagine it would be great for quick outings with baby or use it for a purse for you (yes, I know… strange concept).
Simply follow the directions in the widget below. It’s that simple.
COMMENTS DO NOT COUNT AS ENTRIES…
but they are still very much appreciated and adored :O)
You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. U.S. only.
This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on October 4, 2011.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my disclosure policy.