Saturday, September 9, 2017


 I've always wanted to be one of those super organized moms that have their sh*t together and can easily find everything they need when they go out with baby everyday. I saw my friend who carries a nice luxury tote bag with an item separator thing inside and thought, wow, I kinda need that - but then I don't use a luxury tote or 'baby bag' so nevermind.

First thing's first, you need a reliable diaper bag. For Zooey, I used a Marc Jacobs baby bag and ended up never being able to find anything--and it was heavy to carry and always nearly broke my stroller handle for being too overpacked (my bad)-That item separator thing would have been so useful then!!

Anyway, this time around, I wanted to try a backpack. So far, I'm loving my Fawn Design backpack- it's soooo roomy!! I actually hardly carry it on my back and always have it on my stroller and the way it opens (while it's hanging on the stroller handle) is so easy for me to find things! It opens like a 'smile' shape so you can image how open it can get when you need to just grab something out of it! You'll never find yourself having to empty it out to get to the bottom! The side pockets are deep too, I always find bows & ribbons that I thought I lost.

SO what is inside this bag..

I sort of think I'm organized this time around and these Bebe Au Lait wet bags are everything. I put extra clothes in the blue one, and our Parasol diapers in the pink one. The front pocket of the wetbag are for the dirty clothes / diapers (if I don't have a trashcan / plastic bag handy)

Not in photo are big Ikea Ziplock baggies. I use them for Amelie's teethers, food, utensils..

Sophie the Giraffe Teethers from Alex and Alexa
Ice Cream Teether from Louloulollipop
Food pouch from Once Upon a Farm
Munchkin Snack holder
Cheeky Kids Sippy Cup
Small Towel for easy clean ups from Aden & Anais
Detangler brush (For Zooey, myself and sometimes Amelie)

So next, let me just focus on the diapers we are using for a minute. With Zooey, we were gifted boxes of Huggies, or Costco diapers when we were in the US from our family.  However, we lived mostly in Tokyo for the first year and a half of Zooey's life, so we used the super soft diapers there. Did you know Pampers in Japan is waaaaay softer than Pampers in the US?  We actually used this other brand called Moony that you cannot get here in the US. After having Amelie (and am now living here in the US), I was determined to find a brand that had soft diapers like Moony and was introduced to Parasol.  Parasol is a subscription service of disposable diapers so you can't really find it at your local store yet. The quality is SOOO SOFT and the wipes smell SO GOOD. The ones we have smell like aloe and baby's bottom is so soft after wiping with it. The wipes can come with the subscription box too. Of course, the designs are cute and simple as well. Below, is Amelie unboxing her trial box.
(update: YES, they sent me a trial box of 5 diapers, yep FIVE SMH)

So far the diapers hold so well and we have never had any leakage!! Even when she had a super duper huge POOP! But seriously, these are the softest diapers and we love them! It's also so convenient to receive a box every month. 

I no longer support Parasol because of their staff's inability to communicate professionally.

Disclaimer: I wrote this post as part of a 'trial' to continue with the Parasol Affiliate program after my contact had left, but was rudely ignored. However, all the views and opinions expressed are honest and purely mine about the product itself. 
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