I had a beautiful and poetic introduction to this gorgeous, modern, functional Holly Aiken Bomber Diaper Tote written out beautifully inside of my head, however, what I kept coming back to is the fact that this bag can be washed in. the. dishwasher. THE DISHWASHER! As a new mom of an increasingly messy little boy, I am completely impressed by this fact.
THE ARTIST: Holly Aiken is an artist who has been designing, making, and selling her product line at her Stitch – Holly Aiken shop in Raleigh, North Carolina for the past nine years. All of her products are made of vinyl to withstand the daily grind. You may have seen her bags on Diapers.com. After just one look at her website you will notice that she is “influenced by colors found in dime store aisles and vintage racing jackets” with bags “primarily made from vinyl and bold black webbing trim, accented by stripes or crisp geometric shapes. Her color palette is slightly retro and always just right.”
A peek at the collection at Diapers.com:
THE BAG: Now, one would classify me as an over-packer, and the Bomber tote fits everything I need for a days’ outing, a few toys, and the Boba Air baby carrier (love it, everyone needs one as a travel carrier and/or extra car carrier).
Inside you can see the compartments, there is plenty of room for everything. Top left: diapers, wipes, book, and the changing pad standing upright. Top right: changing pad was laid down, and a change of clothes were added, bibs, sunhat, wallet, zip pouch for my items, and a Green Sprouts Trainer Bottle. Bottom: toys added on top, along with a Planet Wise wet/dry bag, and the Boba Air carrier (folds up in to itself in its own pouch). Very roomy!
The changing pad rolls up easily and is large enough for a squirmy nine-month-old.
Voila! I could have packed more. The bag also has side snaps for streamlining your carry if you are packing light.
THE FUN PART: CLEANING TIPS!
“Unfortunately, while our bags are tough enough to stand daily wear and tear, enemies of cleanliness always seem to find us. We’ve formulated a few ways to get your bag back to its spic-and-span potential.
1.) Soap and a damp cloth and scrub; just like your mom said to do behind those ears. A simple, yet effective way to get the dirt!
2.) Discovered a truly heinous spot? Rubbing alcohol is not just for sterilizing cuts and new piercings. A little wipe here and there, rubbing alcohol usually does the trick for spots that ignore the soap and water effort. An ammonia cleaner of any sort can also be used.
3.) A mild abrasive bleach cleanser. That’s what you should do to stubborn dirt or spots. Slap it on and rub gently. Take it off with a damp towel and hopefully, those darn spots will be on the towel and not your bag.
*Did you know that your Holly Aiken bag is antimicrobial and antibacterial protected? It’s also mildew and oil resistant. Talk about indestructible! Thumbs up for vinyl!”
THE GIVEAWAY: Holly Aiken is offering Little Brim Baby readers a Bomber Diaper Tote of their own just like the one shown here in this beautiful soft shade of Pink/Gunmetal!
Entering this giveaway is easy.
Leave a comment below here on this blog post stating what fun product (besides the diaper tote) catches your eye on their website — the email address you leave WILL be collected by Holly Aiken for their mailing list. (No need to type your email address in the comment box, only in the email field.) Only one comment per person. Contest ends on Sunday, 7 October at midnight and the winner will be chosen via Random.org. U.S. Residents only.
The winner has been chosen (comment #9) and contacted via email, thank you all for entering and being Little Brim Baby readers!
*** While Holly Aiken generously provided Little Brim Baby a Bomber Diaper Tote for review, we have not been compensated and all opinions are our own. We are excited to have her want to share one with you! Contest is open to all U.S. residents. Some restrictions may apply. ***