Lots to carry? Natalie can help.
When you have a new baby, packing light to go anywhere is nothing short of comical. Babies may be small, but it always seems like you need a lot of stuff. And the longer you’ll be away from home, the more you’ll need. A full day’s worth of supplies – diapers, wipes, a couple of changes of clothes, a few receiving blankets and a stack of burp cloths don’t easily fit into a typical diaper bag. If you’re pumping or giving a bottle, forget about it. But recently, The Bumble Collection debuted their new Natalie bag, an extra-large diaper bag that’s designed for day trips and weekends.
Like all Bumble Bags, the Natalie features the beautiful patterns hand-designed by Jennie Lynn, the founder of The Bumble Collection. The fabric is soft and lightweight, and is both water- and stain-resistant. The changing pad zips into the side pocket to create a handy station for floor or table changes, and can be detached for use in public bathrooms or other tight spaces. The main compartment is very roomy with several pockets for organization, including hidden zippered pockets. There are two insulated pockets on the sides for bottles, sippy cups or snacks, and a mesh compartment in the changing pocket perfect for holding all the essentials. The bag comes with both tote-style straps and a removable long shoulder strap, and it can also be hooked onto the handles of a stroller.
The Natalie is machine washable (dry flat), the lining is soil-proof and in spite of the size, it’s a beautiful, feminine bag. The best part of all is that The Bumble Collection is donating a whopping 20% of their sales of the Natalie to Horizons for Homeless Children, a Boston-based organization that works to help stabilize the lives of homeless children by providing them with support and education.
I love this bag because you can buy it before the baby comes, use it as your hospital suitcase (when you can still actually pack light), and then use it for years as a supersized diaper bag or family-friendly weekend tote.