Baby And All Nappy Bag And Sling

I’m sure you’ve been there. You’ve popped out to the shops, you have a perfectly packed nappy bag – slash hand bag – slash reusable shopping bags carrier bag slung casually over your shoulder, and baby or toddler popped in the trolley seat. You’re walking up and down the isles, and getting through the shopping when your little decides going vroom, vroom up and down the rows is no longer good enough and you now need to ‘up’.

Or you’ve taken her out for a walk with her push bike or tricycle and half way back home she decides enough is enough and now she wants to be carried.

You can fight the whole way through, of course, but for me, it’s somehow simpler to manoeuvre a child, a trolley/bike and a bag, along with the shopping, all the way home (then people wonder why I’m exhausted by bed time.)
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Nappy Bag Giveaway from ZPM

Last year when I was still just a new blogger with a new blog about a little girl, I wrote a post about packing your nappy bag. The ZPM nappy bag I had was great, but I had a problem with the fact that it wasn’t very portable as it didn’t have a shoulder strap. I shared my concerns with Zoe, the owner of ZPM, and here, about a year later, is the new and improved ZPM nappy bag.

It is smaller than the old bag, which is great for a nappy bag on the move – especially now that Ameli’s older and we more often than not pop out with a nappy and some wipes in my handbag, and nothing else.

My favourite feature about this bag was always, and still is the 360°c silver swivelling hook. When you’re in a public changing area, there’s nothing worse than having to put the bag (or the baby) on dirty surfaces. The changing mat is great for that, and easy to clean.

The inner compartments have more treats that I’ve not had in any other nappy bag – dispensing pockets for wet wipes and nappy bags. The wet wipes stay moist and as someone who is forever forgetting them at home, having some in the bag is so useful. There are elasticated pockets on the sides for bits and bobs, and room for a large amount of nappies.
I would love to see this nappy bag in a variety of colours and patterns, as I’m not really a fan of the spots, but it’s unisex and not sickly cutesy, which is good.

The front pouch has pretty much replaced my handbag, and is where my make-up, cash, keys and so on go. And what I love about it is that it’s see-through, so there’s no digging around trying to find things.
We’ve had a few nappy bags over the last 18 months, and really, those ZPM bags are high on my list of favourites. They’re unusual, functional and in my opinion, just make t rips out that little bit easier.

And at £24.50, it’s also one of the better priced nappy bags around!

Soooo… the giveaway.

ZPM have kindly agreed to give one Diary of a First Child reader a Multi Spot Nappy Bag. To enter, leave a comment below to let us know your favourite feature of the nappy bag (check the ZPM website for the full list of features). For ONE additional entry you can also follow ZPM and Diary of a First Child on Facebook or on Twitter, leaving a 2nd comment to say you have (only one additional entry, so max 2 per person.)

Competition closes at noon on 18 April 2011, and the winner will be randomly selected using Random.org.

You do not have to tweet or share this competition to enter, but doing so helps ensure that I can keep bringing you giveaways! You can subscribe to Diary of a First Child by RSS or email. You can also follow us on Facebook or on Twitter. We hope to see you back again soon!

And the winner is: Mandy Moss. Congratulations Mandy, we hope you love the ZPM nappy bag as much as we do.  Even if you’ve not won, this nappy bag is well worth the money, and extremely good value for money! Thanks ZPM for sponsoring this competition.

Ju Ju Be – The Dad Friendly Nappy Bag

My nappy bag has replaced my handbag, these last ten months. I have gone from a big bag that could fit everything but the baby bath inside, to a Reebok yoga bag for convenience, until I tore it, and now I have myself a new nappy bag: the Ju Ju Be All Navy Berry, and for once, even my husband doesn’t mind carrying it.

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Packing the Perfect Nappy Bag

Before my daughter was born I was given a great large nappy bags, with pockets and pouches for everything. It really was one of those ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ bags, and I was thrilled. Then she was born, and I steadily began to loathe that bag! I could never find anything, no matter how much I tried to keep the compartments separate, and keep ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’. It was impossible, and it was heavy!

As a baby wearer, I found that the nappy bag was heavier than the baby, and was really weighing me down. Sometimes we’d go out for an hour or two, and I’d lug the bag around with me, and never actually use it! Something had to be done!

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