Nappy bags are just as essential for a Mama as a great stroller is. It really is surprising how much your tiny little bundle of joy needs whenever you leave the house. Baby wipes, plenty of nappies, powder/creams, bibs, bottles, rusks, change of clothes, spare socks, rattle, tissues, teethers… and that’s just the baby! You also need to take your own essentials.
You need a big bag!
A baby bag that looks great but is also functional is a must-have for a stylish mum. The trick is to find a ‘nappy bag’ that doesn’t look like a nappy bag so you can use it whether your little one is with you or not, and long after they’ve grown.
Alf The Label is the newest brand specialising in baby bags and what a welcome addition they are. They are NOTHING like a baby bag. So stylish, that they’re bound to be the next ‘it’ bag for stylish mamas everywhere.
In fact, if you’re currently not pregnant you’ll probably want to be just to get one of these beautiful bags.
Made from super soft leather, the bag has been designed by a Mama herself who knows that style and functionality must go hand-in-hand with a baby bag. Stylish, chic and completely practical, Alf The Label‘s designer range of bags will ensure you’ll want to use it long after your little one’s are out of nappies.
Most of us want to look stylish as mamas, (even if we don’t always feel it) because it’s not always easy to even get a chance to shower let alone choose an outfit! Anything that makes your outfit complete and chic in an instant is a hit with me.
But apart from looking great, your baby bag needs to suit you and your lifestyle, so should have some simple practicalities that you’ll need day-to-day whenever you leave the house: a change mat, lots of pockets and compartments, a longer strap to hang over the pram or your shoulder, and one that’s not too heavy. Having a light bag is a bonus because by the time you fill it up with everything your baby needs it will be heavy enough!
I have been using The Ari baby bag for a few weeks and love how organised it keeps everything for me, while making a real statement as a stylish accessory.
While still a compact bag, it is both long and deep enough allowing ample room inside for all your (and your little one’s) essentials. The two zip compartments inside are large enough for storing things away and the zips are sturdy and strong so you can really fill it up if you need to.
The three elastic bottle holders on one side are the right size for bottles, drinks bottles or sippy cups – with one insulated, leaving plenty of room in the middle for wipes, extra clothes, change mat or snacks. The other side has two different size pockets for lotions, creams or your wallet and phone. It’s also big enough to fit my laptop in comfortably, and the external zip pocket is great for extra storage.
The leather shoulder strap is long and fully adjustable, and there’s two smaller D-clips at each side for attaching to your stroller when out and about. You can easily remove them if you’re not using it with your stroller.
The long leather dummy strap clipped to the inside is a great idea too – very handy for finding it when you need it in a hurry, you could also use it for a special toy or even your car keys.
My favourite feature would have to be the flap over the top so you can easily access the inside of your bag with just one-hand. It’s surprising how many times you only have one hand free as a Mama, so this feature is really clever. The bag itself has a zip, but I just use the flap cover most of the time, which also contains a handy zip for extra storage.
The design with the spotted cow’s hide is so stylish, I just love it – the monochrome goes with every outfit and is a timeless and classic design. And it’s surprisingly light for a bag of this size – there’s plenty of room inside but you don’t feel like you’re lugging around a suitcase! Made from full grain treated cow’s leather it is so soft and smooth, and easily wipes clean with a damp cloth.
The Ari Bag Features:
• Matching padded changing mat
• Three elasticised bottle pockets (one insulated)
• Handy flat pocket for spare nappies
• Internal clip for keys / dummy / toys
• Smart phone pocket
• Two additional large internal zip pockets
• Smooth metal zips and metal feet
• Detachable and adjustable cross body strap
• D-rings to attach cross body strap or pram clips (sold separately)
• Peach coloured wipe clean lining
It’s an investment for sure, a quality accessory always is, but a beautiful, quality handbag you’ll have for a long, long time.
To celebrate the launch of Alf The Label gorgeous new range of Baby Bags the lovely Sophie is giving ONE lucky Stylish Mama (or Mama to-be) the chance to WIN a Bag of your choice!
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