Product Rave: Built NY for Babies

Like all new mothers, I’ve gone through two or three diaper bags in my two years of motherhood and I definitely have my favorites. Kate Spade was my go-to girl for what I referred to as the “big daddy” diaper bag — the one that you schlep all the supplies around in for the first, oh, six months or so. The one that means you are prepared for World War III at any given moment — extra change of clothes, extra diapers, extra pacifiers, milk, bottles, Mylicon, baggies for pooped-on clothes, my camera, . . . the list goes on and on. Oh, and that’s before you’ve even dared to consider throwing anything for yourself in there (a wallet? lipstick??? anyone??)

But I finally got to the point where I could just dash out with an actual purse (I never thought that day would come) but I wanted a little something that I could use to tote around a bottle or two as well as 2 or 3 diapers and a small wipe case. Just the bare basics, nothing more. And I found that in the BuiltNY Gourmet Getaway bag. Yes, I know – it’s technically a lunchbox. But it was perfect for our needs because not only would it insulate your stuff for up to 4 hours (a plus in the summer heat when you need  to keep a bottle cold so it doesn’t sour), but it is also super stretchy. You’d be amazed at how much stuff I can get in there. Plus, they come in a variety of cool prints, and when it gets gross or icky, I just throw it in the washing machine. Easy as pie.

But now I see that Built is also offering an actual diaper bag. While it probably wouldn’t be The One for me, I’m pleased to see that they’re catering to the parenting crowd because they’re a natural fit. It’s a cool bag – the dads won’t be embarrassed to tote this one around. And, like the lunch tote, you can clean this thing up so easily. And let me assure you – they get icky.When the little ones get big enough to actually want a lunchbox, check out the cutest little Munchier Bags. Heck, I would use this. Such a fun, whimsical design.

None of these items are crazy expensive. I picked mine up at Amazon.com, but I think they’re available at a ton of places.

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3 Responses so far »

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    Kira said,

    I still haven’t figured out what I am going to use for the next kiddo. Part of me wants something big enough that I can pack for Evelynn too (you know, the extra change of panties/pants/snack), but I also hate to add more bulk. However, when I weigh that against having two bags….ahhh, you get the point.

  2. 2

    Ugh, the mere thought of having to schlep 2 diaper bags around is exhausting to me. I guess it makes sense, in some ways, but I just had never thought about that.

  3. 3

    Dorothy said,

    The green rabbit is so cute! I think it could be a reason to starting taking lunch from home, instead eating at work (you have choice between fat and fat, if you know what I mean… ;)).


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