Even though I don't have a small baby anymore, I still carry a bag full of essentials in the car, just in case. I have a potty-trained three-year-old, but accidents can happen. Plus, you never know when someone might get drenched in water from a water fight at the park or something (it is still summer, after all).
I usually keep plastic bags in the car for these types of occasions. So when I was contacted by Caroline of Tidy Tote, I was thrilled for the opportunity to try out their product. These totes are perfect for any family. You can use the Tidy Tote to keep wet and/or soiled clothes separate from the clean clothes in the diaper bag for the smaller children. And it's great for bigger kids too. You can slip dirty socks and shoes in a Tidy Tote after soccer practice to keep from getting the car dirty. Take one with you to the picnic at the park, the family BBQ, the beach, wherever!
We first took our Tidy Totes to the swimming pool, but they're also great for the beach. These totes are much more stylish than carrying plastic grocery bags with you everywhere, and they have a convenient drawstring closure. They are washable and reusable, not to mention the four super cute designs available (and more coming soon).
My daughter loves her butterfly tote, but sometimes she even uses big brother's train tote (because trains are just cool). She kept her flip flops in it before the pool, and she kept her dry clothes in it while she was swimming. After a full day of swimming and drying off just a little bit, she changed back into her clothes and put her damp suit in the Train Tidy Tote. She threw in her sunscreen, pulled the drawstring shut and was on her way.
Tidy Totes are great! I keep one in the car at all times, and one in our bag of essentials. They are so easy to rinse (the built-in liner makes clean up a breeze!) and wash (machine wash cold & tumble dry low) - much better than using the plastic grocery bags, which you would have to throw in the trash (or recycle, if it's not soiled). A Tidy Tote is seriously a diaper bag's best friend. Or a parent's best friend, even without the diaper bag. Being prepared and keeping tidy makes life easier!
I would even love to see more designs (some for older kids) and maybe even a larger size. Like I said before, these totes are great for the whole family. You can check out the website at TidyTote.com and see the other two designs currently offered.
Here's our quick Q & A Session:
What is the retail value? $15.99 each
When was the company founded? HalfDozen was founded in 2007
Are these only sold at the retailers mentioned on your website? Yes, our totes are only sold at the retailers on our website who also have an online presence.
Will there be more designs to choose from in the future? Yes :)
- (Caroline) Prior to being a SAHM and starting HalfDozen LLC, I worked for a PR agency working with companies like YouTube, LegalZoom.com, Cakebread Cellars and others. It will be my 9 year wedding anniversary this November and I've got three kids ages, 6, 4, and 2. I love finding the best deals and watching shows like Suits, Scandal and The Blacklist!
- (Robyn) Prior to becoming a stay at home mom, I worked as a Resource Specialist in an elementary school. I had the opportunity to work with children who had learning disabilities. My passion was to not only teach children to read and write, but to more importantly help them discover their strengths and capabilities. As a mom, I love that I can do this every day for my own kids. I enjoy scrap booking. I make one for our mom every year, but this year I think my sister is taking that over and I will make one for my own family.
- (Paige) Prior to becoming a stay at home mom, I worked as an academic advisor at a local community college during the day, and a career counselor on the side. I enjoyed being able to help students/clients reach their goals: whether it was transferring to their dream school or helping them discover their true passions. Once I had my first child, I discovered that I was able to do what I enjoyed most: being a mom. Now with my 2.5 year old and 10 month old by our side, we are able to enjoy life all the more together. As for hobbies, I enjoy perusing various blogs looking for good, fast, easy, healthy recipes.
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