For some time I’ve been wanting to make my daycare bag (or nappy bag) a little bigger. The original ones were just the right size for a family daycare my children had been attending at the time, and they are great for Miss M’s preschool.
But some daycares in Sydney require you to bring a ridiculous amount of stuff – a sheet, blanket, not one but two sets of change of clothes, a water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, lots of nappies and even food. It’s hard enough to find a bag big enough to contain all the gear. And if you are using cloth nappies, you might as well find a suitcase to fit everything in.
So when a friend wanted a daycare bag, I asked if she might want it slightly bigger. And here it is.
I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. It is only about 5 cm taller than the original one, with the width being the same, but it looks huge next to my children. No, it still doesn’t fit cloth nappies for Mr. A, but it is big enough for everything else, including a lunch bag, 4 or 5 disposable nappies, a hat, a water bottle, change of clothes, sunscreen, a cot sheet and a blanket, and a teddy bear.
As a nappy / diaper bag for casual outings, it should be large enough for everything you need. I love the open-top shape of the bag because it’s easy to access whatever you need when the baby starts crying – snack! bottle! a clean nappy! A new mother’s sanity seriously depends on such small details that allow for a split-second response. I don’t know how many times I drove myself insane with my commercial nappy bag with a flap and a million pockets to hide just the item I was looking for.
I think I’ll list the large version in my online shops soon, as a custom-made item.