Diaper Bags - Need Suggestions

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Registered: 08-04-2003
Diaper Bags - Need Suggestions
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 8:38am

I have 4 diaper bags and hate them all.

The first 2 are "the same", one is just smaller than the other (they were a set).

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Registered: 10-11-2005
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 10:00am
Honestly I just use a basic small tote bag. Throw in a few diapers, wipes, a burp cloth, a change of clothes for Sully, snacks, my kindle, a few toys for the olders, and my purse stuff. No pockets though.

I actually generally leave the tote in the car too if we are going somewhere for under 45 minutes as well. I only bring it with me if we will be there for a real period of time. So half the time I could just throw a change of clothes and a few diapers in the car and be good to go as well.

I am really minimalistic with what I bring now though, after 3 in 4 years, I've learned that I need far less then I use to think I did.

Thank you for the sig Mary

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Registered: 03-08-2008
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 1:46pm
I have the skip hop duo http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/cr/B000YDZEEA/ref=aw_d_cr_baby-products?qid=1303320155&sr=8-1. I like it but don't love it. It has lots of pockets but it is hard to get things out of the bottom. I could see that being the problem with many bags though.

I also have this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002YQO0OA/ref=mp_s_a_4?qid=1303321119&sr=8-4 but haven't used it yet.

I would love to see what other people love!

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Registered: 11-01-2005
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 9:23pm
I have this one in blue vine


And it does the job. It has pockets everywhere and its nice size. I tend to use it now for more of an overnight sort of bag for Maxim and I can get a weekends worth of clothes in it, plus a bunch of other stuff or a whack of toys if we're going on a longer trip and he has a bigger suitcase. I wish I had held out for the Ju Ju Be. Some of the patterns are butt ugly but their bags are fabulous. They are a bit high priced but apparently they last forever...maybe for the next one. I covet the BFF and PackaBe.


I also have this very basic over the shoulder Jolly Jumper bag. Its for quick trips only, it has one side pocket for a bottle, a zipper pocket under the flap and two sections. The big section is sectioned off by a mesh pocket. Its not a workhorse diaper bag by any means, its very simple but does the job for a quick run.



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Registered: 12-23-2003
Thu, 04-21-2011 - 5:16am
I originally had the skip hop duo tote
But in the first 6 months of Teddy's life it basically completely fell apart, I was so disappointed in it. I have never had a bag come apart like that not even a super cheap one!
So now I have this one from Timi and Leslie
and I am SO happy!! It works great, is incredibly functional, while being very robust which was important to me. They also have SUPER cute bags that look just like very stylish purses but I decided I would rather have a purse for going out and a separate diaper bag because I don't like always lugging around a huge bag.
Anyway Timi and Leslie has so many different styles that I am sure you could find something you liked from them, and I highly recommend the brand.
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Registered: 04-22-2006
Thu, 04-21-2011 - 7:44am
I have this one by Graco:

I like it, but don't love it. I wish there were more interior pockets, but it's good for longer outings.

I have one of the formula freebies you're talking about and actually really like it for shorter outings. I just throw a couple diapers, wipes, a couple toys, etc. in the big pocket, a bottle in the side, and my wallet and phone in the front!

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Registered: 01-29-2008
Thu, 04-21-2011 - 9:29am
Obviously not a btdt with the diaper bag yet, but after packing it and playing around I LOVE my bag I got! Its lightweight, but has a ton of pockets inside and out. It has insulated pockets on it which would work to hold the milk too. I bought it at TJ Maxx for $20.


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Registered: 02-16-2008
Thu, 04-21-2011 - 9:50am

I have this one: http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_024W014379860001P?prdNo=1&blockNo=101&blockType=G101

It's got several pockets on the inside, and a front pocket that holds my keys/cell phone. I don't really use the interior pockets, but I can fit at least 5 cloth diapers and 2 changes of clothes in this. I've loved it for when we travel to see family for the day, since it's big.

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Fri, 04-22-2011 - 8:08am

FYI - I just went to the BRU website to try to find the link to my bag and noticed that they're having a sale on diaper bags right now. I couldn't find my bag on there anymore so it must no longer carry it. You could probably get a better price on bags elsewhere online though. I love ebags.com.

Here is the one we have: