It was brought to my attention recently that I am one very lucky lady.
In what sense you say?
Well, in the past 8.5 years and 6 kids, it’s almost safe to say that Monster Squad Dad would have changed more nappies than I have.
He has never once shied away from the rotten task of an up the back, front and sides poop explosion, like many, many other Dads I know would have.
No matter where we are he’ll whip out the nappy bag (with much disgust at the beautiful and somewhat girly butterfly design) and get that bum changed in an instant.
In fact, I would challenge any of you to do it faster than him. It just ain’t going to happen. He’s just too quick!
(I have seen him race mothers in shopping center change rooms. Leaves them for dead every time!)
So when the opportunity arose to review a nappy bag that had been designed with men in mind, I could not have thought of a better candidate for the job.
Common Chaos Chronicle readers, meet Monster Squad Dad. He’ll be giving you the lowdown on The Full Moon Nappy Bag!
Rito then, let’s get this shit done!
Oh wait, can I say ‘shit’ here? I guess so, I mean that’s essentially what we’re talking about, isn’t it?
When Jac mentioned she wanted me to do a review of a nappy bag on Common Chaos Chronicle, I gave her one hell of a raised eyebrow. “Why??” I bellowed from the other end of the house, as I tried so desperately to zone out and watch my shows.
“Cos, you change most of the butts”. Well that’s true.
So I screeched back something along the lines of “Whatever, I can tell you now, if it’s not the size of Mary Poppin’s Bag, filled with as much crap as Hermione’s bag, and it’s not covered in a girly print like your pooncy butterflies, then it’s already getting one thumb up before I even lay eyes on it. “ and waited for this so called ‘man bag’ to arrive.
And while I have free reign on this page I would like to make it quite clear that Jac likes to carry half the house with her in the nappy bag, ‘just in case’, which in my opinion is a total waste of my shoulder carrying energy!
About a week later I hear Jac tearing open a package and giving some kind of little squeal followed by a fit of giggles. The Fullmoon Nappy Bag had arrived.
Nothing quite like opening a package and having a babies butt staring back at you. Rather hilarious really and much more entertaining than the latest gas bill.
She flung the loaded up bag at me and said “Here, what do you think?”
“Well it’s compact”, I say as I unzip the man sized zippers, “Beat’s lugging that other giant thing around”.
One tick for them.
It’s at this point that I realise that the cool bloke that runs Gravy Bags has sent us The Full Moon completely loaded up and ready to go. BONUS.
According to their website this is an option you can choose when you purchase the bag, which to me screams AWESOME in the gift buying stakes. That gets another tick.
So after a quick assessment of what fit’s in it, I can see 4 nappies, a packet of wipes, a packet of nappy sacks, a change mat and some bum powder.
Not bad. The essentials. Here at Chaos HQ, we’d swap the powder for a travel sized tube of bum cream, and there would still be enough room to squish a bib or 2 in under the wipes as well. (Tick)
I checked out the ‘how to’ video on the Gravy Bag site to see how all of this was supposed to work.
Brilliant, just brilliant.
(Thank-you Gravy Bags, I will now have that tune stuck in my head for the next 3 weeks.)
Folding up the change mat and getting the supplies out of the bag really is as easy as it looks in the video. Everything is right there on hand to get the job done with minimal fuss and baby bum mess.
It’s like a total ‘Nappy Bag Bum Changing Station’.
The Full Moon bag is about the size of a small camera bag, meaning the missus cannot load it up anymore than it already is, saving my shoulder and leg room in the car when we’re out and about. (Tick)
It’s perfect for having on board when you’re dashing up the street, out for lunch or on a small shopping expedition.
It fits nicely under the pram and is easy for me to grab in one hand, bub in the other and make my way to change areas.
Aside from being a great, easy to use, functional nappy holding device, it doesn’t look like a nappy bag. (Massive big tick – I hope you read that right….)
That’s right. I mean no offense to the man-bag wearing society of the world, but I just don’t ‘do’ the whole ‘man-bag’ thing.
It’s just not me.
Using The Full Moon has made nappy changing on the go easier and I’m really quite impressed with it. Scoring a whopping 5 big ticks and a bonus for the non-butterfly design, you wont go wrong with The Full Moon!
Now for something a little exciting….
Gravy have given us 1 Fullmoon Nappy Bag to give away to 1 lucky Common Chaos Chronicle reader!
To be in the running to win your very own Gravy Fullmoon Bag, simply:
LIKE Gravy Bags on FACEBOOK and let them know that Common Chaos Chronicle sent you.
Tell us on this blog post, something absolutely hilarious that your child has said lately.
For example, “You’re not old Grandpa, just your neck is!!!!” – I think you guys get the drift! Kids, they say the most wonderful things don’t they???
THE FINE PRINT
This competition is open to Australian residents only.
Competition ends on the 19th November 2012 at 8pm EDST.
Answer must be on this blog post.
Winner will be notified by email – please check your junk folders too!!!
Judges decision is final.
Now if you cant wait until the 19th of November to see if you’ve won a bag, you can head over to the Gravy Bags site and purchase online! www.gravybags.com
Thanks, MonsterSquad Dad.
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