Is it possible to look sweet and feminine while schleping the baby around? I found this fabulous, Springy tote bag by Sally Spicer that fits the bill. The Baby Tote Bag reviewed is in their Jardin de Matisse fabric and features:
• 4 pockets (3 interior, 1 exterior)
• A removeable changing pad
• Magnetic snap closure
• Polyvinyl waterproof bottom and lining with web handles
• Measures 12”(H) x 15”(W) x 6.5” (D)
I love several things about this design. First, the floral fabric is lovely. It’s going to last me way beyond the diaper bag carrying years, as I can tote it to the beach, on picnics and use it to haul groceries. I love that it has 2 elasticized bottles holders inside the bag. This makes finding my water bottle and my son’s an easy job. I haven’t seen this feature on other diaper bags, and it’s turned out to be really handy. It’s also a useful reminder for me to pack not only a drink for my baby, but also one for myself, too! I filled the bag with all the necessities required for toting around a 14 month old. Below, you can see how everything packs up and organizes nicely!
The removable changing pad is perfect for quick changes. It rolls or folds up small and is also easy to clean. The magnetic snap closure keeps my contents private, but allows me to spill out over the sides if I need to throw in any extra items last minute. It’s also perfect when I only have one hand and need to get the diapers out….QUICK! The snap works great to keep the bag closed, even with all the items pictured.
The base is sturdy, too. With traditional tote bags, they don’t tend to stand-alone and easily tip over unless you really weigh them down. It’s definitely a bonus that the inside of the bag is waterproof, making those accidental spills easy to clean up!
Buy it: The Baby Tote Bag retails for $100 and can be purchased on their website.
And, if you keep up with our blog, you know how much we LOVE products that are made in the USA. Sally Spicer is based in San Francisco, CA. From start to finish, that’s where the bags are designed and manufactured. Sally studied art in Italy before returning to her native SF and began creating bags for herself and friends that integrated the vibrancy and cutting edge style of her California home with the timeless values of European design and durability. There was a recent article in the NY Times featuring SF Made, of which Sally Spicer is a proud member. It’s a great read on local manufacturing and you can find it here.
DISCOUNT: Sally Spicer Bags is offering our readers 15% off a purchase of $50 or more on their website (excludes sale items). Just enter thatsitmommy at checkout! Thanks, Sally Spicer!
* We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. We did receive the product mentioned in this review free of charge to facilitate this review. This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.