One of my weekend tasks was to dig out my ToteSavvy by Life In Play! It is probably one of my all time favorite purchases & most used items, in the last few years. It has stood to the test of time and I do not see it failing me anytime soon as we embark on baby #4. Endless options for diaper bags was a huge struggle for me and one that left me with far too many diaper bags that served me no other purpose, than to hold my kids items. I am a major bag/backpack/purse lover and the ToteSavvy makes it possible to not only have something that can carry my boys stuff, but just mine too when I want it - it's a win-win!
I am able to fill my ToteSavvy up with everything needed for a busy day out or just a short trip to the store. I can then toss it any bag I want, leaving the options for pairing with an outfit endless. But also making it so my husband doesn't have to carry around a super girly bag when he goes out on his own - which was fantastic for him. He almost always opted to toss it into one of his backpacks, and was off and running.
I am able to fit SO much into this little (okay, not that little. It's 14" L x 10" H x 4" D) thing. Varying on bag or backpack, I am able to make a long day out with just one bag to tote around, not 2 or 3. From diapers & wipes to snacks, blankets, baby carriers and toys - we get it all in there. The book-like design holds 7 inner pockets (including one insulated pocket), an outer flat pocket (for paperwork or a tablet), 3 additional multi-size outer pockets, a key clasp, and washable changing mat. It comes in 7 stunning colourways AND there is even a mini version for those smaller bags!
Below, are just a few things pictured above in my personal bag that will be must haves ones baby gets here.
Hevea Pacifier - A must. I am a soothie/suckie/binky mama, through and through, With 4 littles, sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do to get through a few moments! We love this brand because of the natural rubber they are made out of and their non-toxic approach to their items
This one hangs off a natural soother clip that I made myself out of wooden & silicone beads. Another must, this time around - keeping the plastic down as much as we can with sustainable items.
Little Bean Threads All Over Cover - a must have for any season baby! Use this cover to keep your little one shaded from any sort of weather, a nursing cover, a cart cover for your quick shops or even a scarf!
Sakura Bloom Linen Ring Sling - I will admit I haven't used this brand or sling yet but I am excited to give it a whirl for our July baby. The thinness of linen is going to be so cool with the hot summer days, even though it's black! A carrier is always a must, for me, especially with soon to be 4!
Little Unicorn Muslin Swaddles - Another huge must around here. Great for swaddling those cranky babes, a sun shade on those hot days, or laying them down at the park or beach for a place to rest even. The options are endless
Over time I will pick out some more must haves, including our favourite brand of diapers, wipes, sippy cups and snack holders - but I have a few months to go yet so will work on selecting my most loved items for babe #4! One of my next purchases is a new bag, by Herschel, to toss this into!
What was in your diaper bag? Did you have a favourite brand of bag?
Credit to ToteSavvy for the video on how to pack your insert just right!
Kayla is a mom to three sons, wife, and doula. She works within the Shuswap/Okanagan Region providing mothers and their families with a whealth of knowledge and support in all things fertility, pregnancy, birth and beyond.