6 Ways to Reuse That Diaper Bag ~ #LilyJade #NotYourGrandmasDiaperBag

So your baby is no longer a baby, and you went ahead and bought your favorite 'Winnie the Pooh' bag that looked so cute in the store, only to realize now, "what were you thinking?!". There is no way that you want to be seen carrying around that diaper bag now that your baby is old enough to ask for Chinese takeout. I want to thank Lily Jade for sponsoring this post, because this is one diaper bag that you're going to want to keep for life. This is definitely not your grandma's diaper bag!


I remember when my oldest was born. I bought a diaper bag that represented the baby that I had just given birth to. I had a cute baby girl, so I wanted a cute pink diaper bag. You know the one that most new first time moms just think are so cute. Well the cuteness only lasted, but so long. Once Kristal was old enough to walk, there was no way I was going to walk around with a baby bag that had childish cartoon characters around everywhere I went. So I ended up buying a new bag. Now that I've learned my lesson, I always buy bags that I know will stand the test of time and grow with me from birth through their teenage years. I only wish I had known of Lily Jade back then. However, now that I do, I want to share them with you so you don't make the same mistake that I did. There are so many ways to reuse that diaper bag and Lily Jade bags can be reused over and over and over again.

Here are 6 ways.


As an airplane carry on.
It's not just your baby that needs items on the plane. We parents need items in order to keep our sanity as well. I usually pack a book and my electronics (cell phone, camera, ipad and laptop), along with other items such as snacks, makeup and other essentials. All within TSA regulations, of course.

A laptop bag
Believe it or not, my Lily Jade Elizabeth that you see in the photos, can actually be used as a laptop bag. It's big enough to hold my 13" MacBook Pro, along with other things. However, all of the other Lily Jade bags can fit up to a 15" laptop.


A beach bag
Even though summer is over, it's not too soon to think about next summer and all the beaches that you'll be visiting. All the waves that you'll be surfing and the water you'll be treading in. How about all that beautiful sun that you'll be soaking up the rays in? You're going to need a bag that is big enough to pack all your summer essentials, your sunglasses, cell phone, portable charger, towel and don't forget your sunscreen.

A dinner date bag
I love having a big bag, because I can pack everything that I need in there, however, there is no way that I would have taken one of those "ugly cartoon diaper bag" with me on a dinner date. However, if you have a beautiful Lily Jade diaper bag, you can carry it with you, as no one will even know that it was a diaper bag. That's the beauty about Lily Jade, they're not only functional, but they're also very versatile.


A workout bag
Looking for a bag to take to the gym with you? Look no further than Lily Jade. Remember when I said that this bag is functional and versatile? I meant it! They are big enough to pack all your gym wear and workout essentials. Why buy a gym bag when you can have a Lily Jade bag that you can take with you to the gym and everywhere else?

Your everyday bag
Because Lily Jade bags are convertible, it makes it great for everyday use. I can now not only use my bag as a backpack, but it can be used over my shoulder on just carried on my arm. There should be no reason that you have to throw your baby bag away because your baby is no longer a baby. Lily Jade bags are made to be used forever and "ever-ever". Sorry Ms Jackson!


So, why I am crushing on my Lily Jade?

Not only are they fashionable, but also I'm just in love with their features. One of my favorites is the removable bag organizer, which you can see in the photo below. Although Madison is no longer a "baby", she's still my baby and I still pack snacks, little toys and even her electronics whenever we're traveling. This organizer is removable, so if my husband and I are going out on a dinner date, I can simply remove the organizer and hand it to the sitter with all her essentials, and continue along my merry way with my bag. How neat is that? 


I know a few people may say, "Well I can't afford the price tag". My neighbor was actually one of those persons and this was my explanation. Think about it this way. You may pay less for another brand, but you're not getting the value that you will get with a Lily Jade. Once you're done with that character diaper bag, you more than likely will either give it away or throw it away. There is no longer a need for it once your baby is grown up. However, with a Lily Jade, you can continuously use it until your child is an adult. Why? Because it is MORE than a diaper bag, it's the bag that does it all. It's also a bag that will last a lifetime with proper care!


What other ways would you use your Lily Jade diaper bag?