Ever since we bought Mileina, our youngest daughter, a donutella's sweet shop mini be... I have come to realize that this style of backpack is not just for kids! It's such a great mini version of the BRB, with less compartments of course, but great nonetheless to serve its purpose. They retail for $75, which is a good price compared to the BRB, that retails for at least $140. I have a be right back in the purpose for using outdoor activities such as the zoo, hiking, or anything that requires tons of walking. I initially thought that the brb was also perfect for playgrounds and walks with the kids. Not so, it's just too big. Especially if I plan to only go out for a couple hours... not many things are needed. I'm here to show you today, how great a mini be is for these types of short outings with the kids when a tote style bag, like the be light, also is not ideal. I don't know about you but when I go to the playground with the kids, I play with them! Slides, swings, climbing, you name it! The mini be is extremely light and is of course, hands free, which makes it easier for us mamas to play with the kids.
The 3.0 version Mini Be, like this Black DIamond print from the Onyx line, is SUCH a beautiful print. I love how the onyx has black hardware, it just makes it look so simple but stunning!
The 3.0 does come with two bottle pockets on the side. Except for me, I like my mini be nice, sleek, and light without things bulging off... I know, I'm weird! I love using these pockets for my iPhone, It's just so easy to grab and put back and best of all, the pockets hug it nice and tight so it doesn't fall off. Sometimes I also put Mileina's small toys on the other side in case she doesn't want to play with her pet shops anymore when we're outside.
The mini be always comes with a magnetic closure front pocket, I love using this to put my car keys in because this momma really dislikes looking for keys in a bag.
Such a cute interior lining! I think the onyx line is such a playful line because the interior has its own designs. If you take a look at the other prints for onyx at shop jjb, you'll see that the lining for each print is different! How FUN!
Today we went to the playground while we had a house showing so we had to be out of the house for at least an hour. So of COURSE, I grabbed my mini be, and I decided to use a be quick, this one is the new Out to Sea print for hello kitty, for necessities like diapers, lotion, allergy medicine, and for some reason her pet shops made it into the zippered pocket in the be quick, lol! I have no baby wipes that is used for on the go, so we have a big huge case of wipes from Costco in the car. I just love the be quicks, they are so good for a lot of things!
I also used a large set, this one is the donutella's sweet shop print, for my children's snacks! I always have their favorites in here like the Annie's bunny crackers and gummies, some z bars, fruit snacks, and ahem, I added a Madeline for me. SHH. I just think this print is just so perfect for a snack bag because hello this bag is a serious sweet shop. In the picture, I just show one of each things I have in there but in reality I have like 3 of each type of snacks in there with the exception of one Madeline cookie because I'm pretty sure I do not want the extra calories.
Other things I also bring is a paci pod filled with my phone charger and earbuds, wallet, and a swell water bottle. Ooh, let's not forget the zippered pocket inside the bag!! I use this as my "mommy pocket" and I store my DSS small set with important cards, lip gloss, and I do store my external phone charger in there as well but it isn't shown because it's currently in charge mode!
Last but not least, I tried to take a picture of it on me but I'm so sorry I didn't have my tripod with me. The timer doesn't work well without it, better yet I need a remote control for this! Haha! Anyway, I have actually ordered the out to sea mini be as well! I can't help myself when it comes to Ju ju be, especially in that out to sea print? Ahhhh! I can't wait until it gets here. How do you use your mini be? Let me know in the comments below. Thank you so much for visiting my blog!
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Hello! I'm Livi and I am a mama, home decor enthusiast, traveler, a definite Jujube lover, and love living in this beautiful Washington state!