I didn’t really think too much about diaper bags until my last trimester. Then one recent afternoon I realised that as a FTWM (that’s short form for Full Time Working Mum, as opposed to a SAHM – Stay At Home Mum) who plans to place baby in an infant care centre near my workplace, my daily work bag once I go back to work will probably not be my usual work bag, not when the interior is made of suede. But can I carry a diaper bag to work? A quick browse through the usual flowery/printed bags from most brands that absolutely screams “DIAPER BAG!” left me quite horrified. Thus began my search for a practical yet chic/stylish/professional looking diaper bag that won’t make me gag… and I thought that it might be helpful to jot some of the choices in a blog post for any mummies who have a similar ‘problem’.
Note the heading… it’s not even pretty/stylish/gorgeous/professional-looking maternity clothes. After looking around in Singapore, I can only say that the choices available are really… (shakes head). Seriously, the last thing a soon to be really ‘big’ and mostly looking fat rather than pregnant woman in her 2nd trimester is awful clothes that just makes her look like a sack. Of course, being taller than average really didn’t help. Erm, plus I like mostly minimalist/plain outfits i.e. no flowers, frills or lace.
When I first started shopping during my first trimester, I quickly realised that the choices from maternity wear stores that I visited were mostly pathetically frumpy/old-fashioned/shapeless, or ridiculously expensive. Then as the bump started to grow bigger, and the need for maternity wear really increased, I went around asking where mummies got their clothes from during maternity. Common choices: