Nappy Bag, Hand Bag….Everything Bag…The “OiOi” Carry All

 I am more than a Mum and I need more than a diaper bag or as we call it a nappy bag.   If only I had of realised this four years ago, before Master O made his arrival, life would have been a whole lot easier. For years I toted around a bulky nappy bag, unattractive and unpractical.  Even worse was when it was time to go to work or enjoy some “me” time with friends, I would have to unload the contents of my bag  and swap them into a handbag.    Then I ditched the nappy bag and just tried using an “ordinary” bag.  With no compartments and hard to clean it didn’t survive being dragged to swimming lessons and my items were doomed to the depths of a bag that had no compartments and then

this little beauty arrived….

The OiOi Carry All - Red Faux Lizard - $159 RRP

Isn’t she gorgeous.  This “Oi Oi”  must be a “she” as she is as gorgeous, as she is practical, a multitasker, this hard worker helps keep my life organised!  This slim beauty, is decieving as she holds her multitude of treasures within!

This is my everyday paraphenalia.  Yes I know its alot.  I like to have my bases covered.  Nothing worse than being stuck on the side of a road waiting for road side assisatnce without nappies or a water bottle or even worse my iphone.  

From Left to Right.

My Inner B organiser and pen.

Small clear essentials bag.  Tissues, wipes, disposable bib, insect repellant, sunscreen, breath mints, deoderant, bandaids and a few small plastic bags.

Baby change mat.  This practical red roll up wipeable mat came with the bag!  We have used it for ore than changing nappies and it comes in handy when trying to find a spot to sit at the playground that is not going to leave a wet patch or grass stain on my bottom!

Baby Food pouch.  These are great as they don’t require a spoon or bowl and are longlife.

Drink Bottle.

Sunglasses.

Ipod and Iphone.  Ipod for Master O to play if we are waiting somewhere!

Large Clear Case. Nappies, Wipes (in a clear OiOi hard case, that also came with the bag!), Hand Sanitiser, Nappy bags.

Purse.

Reusable bag.  This is great to use for wet or dirty clothes or shoes. 

Lipstick.

Camera. (had to use it to take the pic!)

and my keys of course!!!

and to prove all of that fits in here….

This red faux lizard “Carry All” has compartments for everything!  The numerous front zippered pockets, mean that I do not have to open the whole bag to grab my purse or phone in a hurry.  The bag is easy to clean with red nylon lining and sturdy protective feet on the base.  She fits in the front of the trolley but also comes with a large detachable stroller strap to fit over the trolley or pram handle.  In case that isn’t enough the bag came with three free accessories.  An insulated bottle case (I used it for my coffee thermos!), wipeable roll up change mat and wipes case.  You know I am all about style and this bag in its transeasonal red is certainly gorgeous but what sells it for me is it practicality and multi functionality.  It took it to work, to kindy, to swimming lessons, to a meeting, out for coffee (she is great company) and of course to IKEA!

 OiOi have the modern Mum covered.    There range has current trends covered as well as the classics. “OiOi” even stock a bag made with the man in your life in mind.  I was complimented on this bag twice in one day.  Once by a young work colleague (who loved its colour!) and secondly by a pregnant mother in the mothers room who loved the way it was so organised!  I truly had the work-motherhood events covered with ONE bag. Oh and did I mention I can also fit an ipad in there!  

To keep my bag organised I;

Restock it every night and think about what I need for the next day.  This way there is no last minute rush in the morning.

Stock up on  “mini” sized bottles and wipes as they are perfect to keep in your bag.  

The clear cases are essential as it helps me to see at a glance what I have in there and what needs replacing.

At the end of every week I give my bag and purse a good empty out throwing out or filing away any receipts.

Is it silly to be so excited about a bag?  I have not been this excited about a bag since stocking up on fake Louis Vuittons in Thailand!  And they didn’t help keep me organised! So what’s in your bag?  Is it organised? Multifunctional? Or are you dragging around an aged nappy bag with a hole in the bottom?  Maybe it’s time to check out the “OiOi” range and start making a home for this little lady at your place.

To see the divine range of “OiOi”  bags and accessories visit oioi.com.au

I was generously given this little lady to review by “OiOi”  All opinions expressed here are my own.

Comments

  1. I love it! Even though I no longer need all the baby stuff, there is still lots of stuff in my bag and often very hard to find. I love all these separate compartments!

    • I think that what’s make it so easy to organise! The compartments keep everything in check! I am sure you could find enough stuff to fill it with Dorothy!

  2. I really need a new nappy bag. I’ve been looking around but haven’t found anything I like. This looks great, but the price is a little high for me

    I love the little clear pack you have with your essentials! What a great idea! It saves scrounging around the bottom of the bag for everything. I’m so gonna do that.
    Thanks for linking up!

    • Thanks for the IBOT Jess!! The bag would make a great baby shower gift, maybe a good excuse to have another baby?? he he he The clear packs are great and they are only $2.80 at Big W!!

  3. Snap! I’m discussing bags on my blog today but this is MUCH prettier.

  4. Oh I have mega nappy bag envy. She sure is beautiful! I want another one… just coz, lol! Well, that and the current one we got 2 years ago for Jonathan is an awkward size and design for carrying stuff for both kids around. That one’d do me just fine! Now, to convince hubby… Bah, yeah right.

  5. That is a really, really good bag! So organised and pretty… I used big bulky bags too but mine didn’t look half as organised as yours haha.

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  6. I wished they had some nicer bags when my kids were younger. In the end we opted for a backpack so that hubby could also carry the nappy bag around when we’re out together – no excuse! hahaha…then with our final bub, we got a nappy bag that also doubles up as a back pack – great bag that was, but still envying the gorgeous nappy bags they have nowadays!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! A few friends chipping in for a gift voucher for one of these would be great babyshower gift idea!

    I have a handbag for when I dont take the kids, or have the pram, but then just throw my wallet, phone & key in the “nappy bag” (a regular tote bag of mine) the rest of the time. It goes from being organised to mess and back again constantly though, as I find I have to pack it differently depending on if I’m taking one child or two, going out for the morning vs the whole day etc. I used to keep stuff in zip-lock bags, but got out of the habbit somewhere along the line.

  8. I have this OiOi (http://www.oioi.com.au/index.php?s=collection&p=hobo,173), and I love it too. Nowhere near as stylish as your little red number, but it was a gift so I’m certainly not complaining!
    And it’s nowhere near as organised, in fact I’ve struggled to figure out how to best pack it so thank you for the tips 🙂

    • It would make a great gift! Yours looks great too! So glad my tips were helpful, being organised has helped us in so many out and about disasters (which happen way too often!)

  9. I adore it! You know what I love more though? How organised you are and how simple it is!
    xxx

    • Aww thank you! I wasn’t always this organised but getting the “OiOi” little lady inspired me to be more organised! The compartments and the clear bags work a treat! Thanks for stopping by!

  10. I wish I’d had one of those when my two were small. So stylish.

  11. Oh i want one of those!! Very nice!

  12. I carry so much more than that in my bag, maybe I need an OiOi 😉

  13. OOh totally jealous! I would love to get a new nappy bag!

  14. I am very jealous too! The whole nappy bag thing does my head in. I have a nappy bag and a handbag. The handbag I bought naively when I was pregant thinking it would be big enough to double up as a nappy bag… but no… My dilemna is now seeing as Little T is 16 months old, can I just make do, or should I bite the bullet and get something that works. How much longer am I going to want a nappy bag with him? Am thinking at least another year… off to check out OiOi…

  15. Love love love.

  16. I was given a black leather OiOi for a shower-gift and I have to say – I LOVE it. It fits everything that I need for Squiggle, myself and my partner (because men just love to throw things in our handbags).

    Is it weird to admit that I actually use it as a personal handbag even when I don’t have Squiggle with me? I just empty out the “baby-pouch” that is full of the usual nappies, burpies, etc 🙂

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