Friday, February 25, 2011

Guest Post: Warning! This post will inspire Mom Bag Envy!

Looking for total a reason to be the envy of all your mom friends with a swank new handbag? How about loving a diaper bag to the point that doubles as a funky, swanky and crazy useful purse. Enter the Haiku bag, the Cadillac of Diaper bags/mom organization system.

During our October Walt Disney World trip, my bag was my saving grace. It packed beautifully and kept us from having to carry any additional backpacks or bags. It easily attached to my Maclaren Stroller and simply put is my best mom purchase to date.

The bag retails for around $100 dollars. I also purchased a matching wallet for an additional $40.00. Both have been used both exclusively as my purse and diaper bag for the last year.

In this bag I carry the following:

• Preschool size reusable thermos

• Adult refillable water bottle

• Empty Sippy cup

• Squeezable applesauce

• 3 diapers

• Changing pad

• Wipes

• Bib

• Formula dispenser

• Snack Trap of Cheerios

• Preschool snack

• Small bag of crayons

• 1 Matchbox car

• Carabineer of keys

• Carabineer of loyalty cards for shopping

• Phone

• Sunglasses

• Wallet

YES… all in this one bag. It’s not even a BIG, monstrous likely to become a bottomless pit of goldfish and used Kleenex. Oh yeah, I have those too!

The secret is all the compartments. Two outside pockets for my sunglasses and phone, two side pockets for the bottles, back compartment for diapering supplies.

The fabric is a wipe clean, non-staining miracle of manmade fabric. It looks and feels like suede, but can withstand anything my two under 5 crowd can dish out.

I purchased mine through Zappos, but it is also available through multiple retailers and also online.

Part of making travel work with a 6 month old at WDW included a  Graco Car Seat Stroller Frame with carseat to double as a stroller and a large muslin blanket (aden + anais Muslin Wraps 4-Pack - Zoo Animals) to use a a sunshade.  We used it all summer. It can double as an impromptu blanket.

We also took our extremely lightweight and durable Maclaren stroller. Both took up little room in our car for the drive down from Raleigh and were lifesavers for travel with baby.

Check out this versatile bag, you will indeed be the envy of moms everywhere for the utility and organization (and funky design) of a great mom bag.

Contributed by Heather V. of Raleigh, NC.  Wife to Bill, proud mom to Ben and Ian, and creator of Freeze Ahead Frenzy.  She's also one of our Minnie Moms.


  1. That bag looks cool enough I don't think that Dads would have a problem carring it around when asked.

  2. This bag looks awesome. I have a bag called Yummy Mummy, Im not sure if you have that brand in the US made by Pink Lining? Its similar and about the same cost and I LOVE it and will use it until Tink stops needing me to carry so much stuff around, when shes left home I guess lol.
    Great post :-)


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