I keep adding more and more and more stuff to Simon’s diaper bag, aka my carry all, aka the place where I put ANYTHING that needs to come with us when we leave the house.
As Simon gets older, my cute, large but organized diaper bag is getting weighed down with too much stuff. Yesterday I went to clean out said bag and pulled out 3 changes of clothes (just in case?!), 4 toys, 3 pacifiers, 2 burp cloths, 1 bib, 2 pairs of socks, 2 pouches of wipes and 6 diapers. This is in addition to my own wallet, keys, lip gloss, hairbrush, hair ties, gum, etc. My bag was filled like we were getting on a 24 hour plane ride or moving to a desert island. We were only going to the mall for a couple of hours. Eh hem.
When I was offered the opportunity to review the b.box Diaper Wallet and 2 Red Hens Toy Nanny I jumped at the chance because we are constantly on the go (to the nanny, to the park, in and out of the car, etc) and I thought that both products would fit our lifestyle perfectly. Not to mention that my messy diaper bag clearly needs an overhaul.
The very convenient b.box Diaper Wallet is made by an Australian company whose goal is to make parent’s lives a bit more convenient. They design all of their products to be BPA free, so they are safe for babies and the environment.
Honestly, when I first saw the diaper wallet I thought that it was a bit bulky, but then I compared it to the diapers, package of wipes, and changing pad that I have in my current diaper bag and realized that I would actually be saving space (and have less clutter with everything all in one place!) if I switched to the diaper wallet.
Current stack of wipes, diapers and changing pad in my diaper bag compared to the compact diaper wallet.
Better right? It’s been really nice to only have one thing to pull out every time that I want to change Simon on the go. I also love that I can toss it in the stroller without having to take my whole bag when we just go out for a quick walk or to the park.
Honesty again…When I was sent the Toy Nanny I was completely skeptical. It seemed really silly… why not just put everything in a bag…and then I used it a few times to bring stuff to the park and then to and from the nanny and it made total sense. I actually REALLY like it. I think that it will be really useful in the summer when we’re spending time at the lake (it’s waterproof!) or packing for a car trip to see the grandparents.
I love that this is a play mat and carry all in one – perfect for outdoor activities. I think that the mesh pockets make this even more usable. Imagine packing pool or beach toys in the mesh pockets and a picnic lunch and towels in the main compartment. Useful, right?
My original hesitancy about the Toy Nanny was for nothing. I learned that it holds a ton of toys / stuff and has a lot of uses. It also comes in some pretty cute patterns.
The Toy Nanny on my shoulder above is full of the toys seen in these pictures and you can barely tell that there’s anything in it.
My niece and Simon seemed to enjoy having a designated space to play too – my niece kept saying “I sit on blue circle”.
I could see this being really useful during those times that you need to create a space to contain toys. “Play on the blue circle.”
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