Last year, in a fit of decluttering, I sold my beloved nappy bag to a vegan with bright pink hair. I figured I was beyond the need for a nappy bag; my kids are three and five, after all! But it turns out I was wrong. I’m still carting bottles around, plus a change of clothes, swimmers, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, snacks and all that other crap children may or may not need during a half-hour outing. The only thing missing from today’s nappy bag is the nappies.
I’m not one to collect bags; I tend to use them to death, but I like to have one casual and one dressy handbag, plus one everyday bag that will get me from playgroup to swim class to dinner by the beach. Hopefully with the children in tow. As my kids have gotten older, our needs have changed. I, for one, am less of a tote person and more of a backpack wearer as I spend much more time on my bike. The kids like their water cold, and they drink so much!. I’m like a freakin camel these days! I also like to be able to ask one of the kids to carry the bag, cos I’m a bit of a slave-driver. I’ve tried a regular backpack and a beach bag, but they’re just not that great. And I can never, ever find my keys or phone.
So with great relief, I have gone back to the nappy bag and now I am packing this Lässig Vintage Backpack, which not only looks great, it’s been made with environmentally-sensible materials. What the heck does that mean? It means no leather, no PVC (the world’s most poisonous plastic), no cadmium or nickel, which are rare and destructive to mine, no phthalates, no toxic Azo dyes and no plastic zips or fasteners. This thing is built to last and I reckon it’s even tough enough for my crazy life.
The Lässig Vintage Backpack comes with pram fasteners, change mat and insulated bottle holder, and has all those fab compartments and secret pockets that just make life easier. I particularly love the pouches that hold both kids water bottles upright and easy to find in the bag and, of course, the clip for keys and pocket for my phone. I’ve gone for the Ethno print, which is Aztec inspired with a magenta trim (you can win this exact same bag by entering the competition below), and I am loving myself sick in it.
Lässig does kids’ backpacks and a great range of nappy bags, and all are made with the attitude of being safe for mum, bub and the planet. Check out the full range here and fine stockists here.
Win a Lässig Vintage Backpack just like mine!
Thanks to The Amazing Baby Company, we have a Lassig Vintage Backpack in ethno sand to give away, valued at $159.95. If, like me, you’re a mum on the go, you will love this bag. It’s so light and easy, wipes clean and inflicts no harm on the environment. A winner all round. To enter, tell me about the weirdest or most wonderful thing in your nappy bag. Competition closes March 31.
Sponsored giveaway. A sample product was provided for review, all opinions are my own.