I love bags. I mean, I really love a great bag. More than I can possibly tell you. I’m the girl with a purse collection and regularly rotate between them. Most of those bags also have a matching wallet. So you can imagine my disappointment that with babies, I can’t carry one of my many purses. Sure, there’s cute diaper bags around, but the standard diaper bags at big box stores aren’t super cute or trendy. Never mind everything else they’re not.
It was a little more than a year ago when I was introduced to Ju-Ju-Be bags. I quickly fell in love with them, for so many reasons, all of which I’m sure you know I’ll cover. But, to start with, they’re cute and trendy.
There are so many things I could have never imagined with having twins. During pregnancy I did so much reading, buying, learning, understanding. I needed to get a good grip on what to expect. But, I could have never imagined all the stuff I would have to carry for two babies. And, in each stage, the amount of things I need for them changes.
In my best effort, I try to pack light and take the essentials. But, sometimes, the essentials are things I could have never imagined would become so important so quickly. My current diaper bag is the Ju-Ju-Be BFF. In the months we have had it, it changes the way I think about taking things we take along with us. I’m able to grab all their needs, all the fun things they want, and a few extras along the way.
Yet, as it always happens, life is changing for us. We’re preparing our move back to California. Life is going to get really busy for us. I’m planning small day and weekend trips for the family. I know we’ll be spending a lot of days running around, meeting up with friends, and playing. You know what all this means? More stuff. And not just for my twins. All day outings means that my oldest, Zadey, wants to bring items as well. This means we end up with a car loaded down with bags.
I end up taking a purse, because the diaper bag is full and I need extras to be gone all day. Then there’s the fully loaded diaper bag. Zadey will bring her backpack and of course, there’s the ever important camera bag too.
It all becomes too much. It’s for all of these reasons that I wanted to get a larger bag. It had to be a Ju-Ju-Be bag, because I was not going to compromise. And, it had to be the Be Prepared because I’ve been eyeballing it and wanting it since I decided to get the BFF.
Ju-Ju-Be Be Prepared Diaper Bag
The Ju-Ju-Be Be Prepared diaper bag is really amazing, it’s large, roomy, well thought out, and will keep you and the little one’s needs well organized. It features:
- Full zip-down mommy pocket for super access.
- Unique main zipper closure system makes for easy access.
- Memory foam changing pad included … nice ‘n comfy, super cushy
- Picture pocket to keep photos handy when bragging to friends.
- 2 exterior insulated bottle pockets … with Thinsulate by 3M. Keep it warm? Keep it cold? Sure!
- Structured bottom with luggage feet.
- Color-coded tabs let you know which pocket is for which child.
- Tote handles can be tucked away and hidden when not in use.
- Teflon … so stains don’t stick.
- AgION Antimicrobial Linings … kills germs, mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria, and other bad stuff.
- Crumb Drains … bye-bye mess!
- Metal Hardware … we don’t trust any of the cheap plastic stuff.
- Light-Colored Linings … you can actually see what’s inside, it’s not just a big black hole in there.
- Quiet Magnets … Velcro’s noisy. Yuck!
- Machine Washable … air dry.
Watch this quick video, you’ll be so surprised at how all the great features work together:
What’s Inside My Ju-Ju-Be Be Prepared?
I really see my Be Prepared bag as my full day out bag. After packing it, it’s also a great weekend bag for the kids. Here’s how I packed my Be Prepared as if I was going to be out for a full day with twins.
- 4 Bottles
- Changing Pad
- 10 Diapers
- Pack of Wipes
- 2 Outfits w/Socks
- 2 Hats
- Lotion, Diaper Cream, Chapstick
- Hair Brush
- Diaper Trash Bags
- My Wallet
- My Samsung Galaxy Tab
And, here’s the thing, I could have easily and comfortably added a great deal of more items. For example, when actually leaving the house, I would add:
- A Couple of Small Toys
- A Small Lunch for Each Kid
- 2 Sippy Cups
- Light Jackets
- Extra Clothes for Zadey
- Toys/Electronics/Activities for Zadey
- Snacks and Drinks for Zadey
My bag was very loosely packed. This only makes me more excited to have my bag. Between an up coming cross-country move and preparing for long days when we arrive in California, the Be Prepared is going to be exactly the type of bag we need to make it through our days.
Ju-Ju-Be Pricing & Purchasing
This is really an amazing diaper bag, the only diaper bag you will ever need. It will be especially great for moms with more than one child or who plan on having more children. The Ju-Ju-Be Be Prepared bag is high quality, durable, and washable which means it will stand up through years of use and all your kids!
Win a Ju-Ju-Be Be Prepared
The awesome peeps over at Ju-Ju-Be want you to fall in love with Be Prepared, just like I have. They’re offering one lucky Moving Through Life fan the chance to win a Be Prepared bag in the pattern of your choice! This giveaway will run from 2/11/14 to 2/25/14 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to US residents only. Winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Entry in this giveaway constitutes your acknowledgement of my official giveaway rules. Good luck!
This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Christine S.