Ju-Ju-Be is a diaper bag brand which is extremely popular with many moms. Part of their success comes from having an extensive range of bags and accessories to suit every need and look whilst coming up with new styles and collections every other month. Not every collection is desirable but most of the Ju Ju Be x Tokidoki releases have been popular.
People have been known to queue overnight outside local retailers to receive a queue number so they can choose the print placements on the bags. There are Right-To-Buy contests, which secures you a confirmed slot of purchasing a bag. Yes, it’s not even free! It is one of the few non-luxury brands where a used bag with a highly sought after discontinued print can command more than a new bag. If you meet a self-confessed Ju-Ju-Be addict, be sure to ask them to show you their “stash shot” because it is likely that the sheer number of bags will make your eyes widen in shock.
It is a slippery slope “down the rabbit hole”, as they call it. I have a number of bags which I purchased pre-loved at reasonable prices from Facebook.
When I bring Elise out on my own, I pack as light as possible because my shoulders are beginning to feel the strain from baby-wearing her. This is how I packed my bag when I brought her out the other day using a Ju-Ju-Be Minibe.
The Minibe is slightly larger than A4 and incredibly light. It’s also machine washable so there’s nothing to worry about if it gets stained with food or dirt.
- 2 diapers
- 2 rompers
- 1 pair of long pants
- 1 pair of socks
- 1 bib
- 1 face towel
- 1 pack of travel sized wet wipes
WHAT’S IN MY BAG
- Wet bag
- 500ml Tupperware water bottle
- 150ml straw bottle
- Zojirushi food jar
- Hegen storage bottle filled with snacks
- Bowl with feeding spoon (freebie from Dumex)
Everything in the photo fit nicely into the Minibe with space to spare. The straps are padded for comfort and it’s more accessible than the Anello bag which I used previously. This model does not come with a changing pad.
As I wear Elise in front and carry the bag, I sling my essentials in a large piece from Be Set.
- Travel brush
- Bank tokens
- EZ-link card
- HERA BB Cushion
- Laneige tinted lip balm
- Peripera Lip Tint
- Hand sanitiser
- Earphones (which I don’t get to use anymore)
- Small piece from Be Set containing cards and cash with keys hooked onto the strap
That’s it! 🙂