Sometimes there's nothing better than embarking on a fun and exciting road trip with your family. I'm actually a big fan of road trips. I enjoy driving, being in the car, getting to see a lot of different states as we pass through, and it's a great time for conversation, and fun with the family. Having a good little traveler makes it all the more enjoyable. We've being taking family road trips since B was one year old or so, and he loves to be in the car with us.
One of the un-fun things about traveling (for me, anyway) is packing. I am a really organized individual, and can be pretty anal about the way things are packed, including what stays near us in the back seat. It's important to me that the things we need while we're in the car, are fully accessible, and easy to locate. Thankfully, I connected with the fine folks at Lily Jade, who had just the right product for this organizing mama!
Lily Jade was founded by Meggan Wood. When Megan was expecting her first child in 2005, she searched high and low for the perfect bag to organize the necessities for herself, and for her precious baby. Then, as a new mom, Megan was left with a plethora of bags that screamed 'diaper bag,' with busy prints, wipeable fabrics, some made crinkle noises, and they were never to be used again. Megan teamed up with her husband Landon, to design a new line of bags for moms, which were fashionable as handbags, and functional for holding baby's items. The result was Lily Jade bags, which are truly gorgeous handbags, and include the Baby Bag, which organizes everything a mom might need to tote along for her little one.
I was pleased to connect with the folks at Lily Jade, and was offered the opportunity to review the large Baby Bag in khaki. The Baby Bag can be purchased seperately from a Lily Jade bag, and is meant to fit inside of totes or bags, or can be used on its own, to organize everything you need when you're on the go.
My Lily Jade Baby Bag arrived packaged in plastic, for ultimate protection from damage during shipping.
I found the actual product folded and tucked neatly inside this reusable Lily Jade cloth bag.
I had already looked at the Lily Jade Baby Bag on the Lily Jade website, and knew that it was going to be the larger size, and that I should expect a lot of pockets. Of course, this nifty orhanizer looks even better in person, and is even larger than I imagined! I couldn't wait to put it to the test! Sarah, the wonderful gal I corresponded with at Lily Jade, told me how handy the organizer is for use in the car, on the counter top, in totes/bags, and of course- in a Lily Jade Bag. I love the Lily Jade Bags, but don't yet own one, so I was excited to see how the Lily Jade Baby Bag would work on its own, and/or as an organizer in bags I already owned.
The organizer folds for easy storage, and is washable, wipeable.
Here's a quick peek at the inside of the large Baby Bag by Lily Jade, bearing the official Lily Jade stamp.
I decided that the best way for us to use the Lily Jade Baby Bag on our trip, would be to use it as a backseat organizer. When we're planning on being in the car for hours on end, we travel with plenty of snacks and such. I wanted to bring along some of B's snacks for the entire week, so we wouldn't wind up having to buy them all over again, just for our trip. So, I selected snacks I knew he would want at some point during our trip, and set them aside. I also set aside a few other must-have items for the back seat, including reading material, B's tablet, extra batteries, and first aid products.
As I began packing items into the Baby Bag, I couldn't believe how many pockets I found! There were 20 pockets or more, of all sizes- perfect for holding just about everything you might want or need to bring along with you! We primarily used the bag for snacks. The pockets were different sizes, but they wound up being pretty perfect for holding larger items, and small items, as well.
The Baby Bag by Lily Jade was the perfect back seat organizer to use on our trip. It sat perfectly on the seat between me and B.
Look at everything I was able to pack into the Lily Jade Baby Bag!
Wipes and First Aid Kit were super accessible...
...and some of the smaller pockets were the perfect size to hold juice pouches.
We had lots of room for graham snacks, nuts, crackers...
...and B's very favorite fruit leathers.
I also stashed my sunglasses into one of the pockets, and a lip gloss, and had a pocket for my phone. It was much easier to place those items beside my seat in this organizer, than to have to dig for them in my purse. Everything stored in the Baby Bag was accessible, and organized during our entire trip. It made short work of grabbing a snack or drink for someone while we were driving, and made for a much more enjoyable ride for me.
Once we reached our destination, the Lily Jade Baby Bag came out of the car, and was taken into my uncle's house. Since the bag had B's snacks in it, we just placed it on the kitchen counter, and B's snacks were organized, and out of the way. When we went on a couple of day trips while on our vacation, to the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Yonkers, and into NYC, I was able to simply place the Lily Jade Baby Bag into my handbag, and place needed items into it, such as sancks, hand sanitizer, etc. It was so nice to be able to walk through NYC, and to easily be able to grab a little snack or juice pouch for B, without having to stop and hunt for them in my huge handbag!
Features of the Lily Jade Baby Bag, Large
• Large "Baby Bag" Organizer in Khaki
• Washable diaper bag organizer.
• Nursing wrap pocket
• Perfect for car or stroller storage
• 17" x 10" x 5.5"
• Changing pad not included
• Each Lily Jade diaper bag includes a matching "Baby Bag"
Our Price: $55.00
Sale Price: $45.00
With so many hand pockets, and with so much room inside, the Lily Jade Baby Bag almost eliminates the need for moms to tote around big, clunky diaper bags, that can be unattractive. Now moms can carry their favorite statement handbags, or even a gorgeous leather Lily Jade handbag, and still feel confident and stylish while toting around their baby or child's neccessities.
Cailyn Royal Purple
Caroline in Brandy
Madeline in Red
Anna in Black
Aren't these Lily Jade Bags gorgeous? I would be so proud to carry one of these, and the thing that I love most about them is that they are handbags, but can be used as diaper bags. These bags come with the removeable Baby Bag, so mom has plenty of room to store and organize baby's items. Once your children have grown, you may find that you don't need the tote around the Baby Bag in your Lily Jade handbag anymore... so you just take it out, use it elsewhere, and still proudly carry your gorgeous Lily Jade handbag, wherever you go!
Medium Baby Bag in Red
The Lily Jade Baby Bag used to only be available with the purchase of a Lily Jade Designer Diaper Bag. Now, the Baby Bag can be purchased all on its own, and is available in two sizes, and two colors (khaki or red). I think that this is the ultimate organizer for moms, and it's a must have product for both new and seasoned moms. We have friends who are expecting their first child this fall, and I already know that I'd love to gift one of these Baby Bags to them! If you have a friend or loved one who is expecting, why not give them the gift of a Lily Jade Bag?
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Head on over to Lily Jade, and take a look at their entire collection of beautiful bags and accessories! Be sure to check out all of the buzz over Lily Jade Bags... even celebrities are in love with them! Lily Jade is social, and would love to connect with you via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. You are also invited to sign up for the Lily Jade newsletter, so you never miss out on new product info, or special promotions.
Special thanks to the wonderful team at Lily Jad for allowing me to review the must-have Baby Bag, and share about it with our readers. It's easy to see why everyone is talking about Lily Jade!