I’ll admit that embarking on Holiday travel with a newborn seemed a bit overwhelming. There are LOTS of things to pack, and given little J’s current average of 3-4 “costume” changes per day (I’ve started referring to her as the Spit-up Diva), it’s important to have room for several changes of clothes + all the other gear/supplies that are needed for taking care of a baby. Sure, I could have just thrown all those things into one of my many (Black Hole-ish) tote bags, but it’s really no fun to dig around trying to find what you need, especially when you’re short on time or, ahem, patience, not that I would know about that… 🙂
Using the Hat and Mittens (size Medium) set will have to wait until next year, as they are too big for her right now. I sometimes forget that that she’s still such a peanut, and overestimate her rate of growth! These will be great for next year though; simple and beautiful design, lined with cozy fleece and a water-resistant exterior makes them a great addition to our rain/cold weather gear (which, let’s be honest, we can use for 8-9 months a year).
The Voyage Bag is constructed of a lightweight, water-resistant nylon, and is machine-washable (you know how I love that feature!) + the interior is easily wipeable. The design of this bag is unique in that one whole side zips open so you can see the contents of the bag at a glance (no more digging through Black-Holes!), plus features several mesh pockets to help keep smaller items organized. Included with the bag are an insulated lunch box and separate zippered pouch. The lunch box is soft, so easily collapsible when empty- we used it to store little J’s bottles, and the zippered pouch was fantastic for keeping all the little stuff conveniently together- we used it to store her diaper cream, vitamin and saline drops; stuff that could easily get lost or misplaced when traveling. A fold-up changing pad is also included, and is stored in it’s own zippered mesh pocket inside the bag. The attention to detail in the stitching and materials used really speaks to 7 A.M. Enfant’s focus on high-quality craftsmanship and versatility.
My husband and I were so pleased with the functionality and stylish design of this bag. It truly made our first extended time away from home with our daughter so much easier, given that we had a great way to keep all the stuff we needed for her organized. I’d highly recommend this bag, and we’ll be using it again in a couple weeks for another trip!