Post # 1
So I’m struggling to find a diaper bag that has 239842384 pockets/bottle pockets that is a) cute and b) not ridiculously expensive. My question is this:
Do/Did you really use or find all of the pockets all that necessary? I’m considering buying a cute tote bag and just getting little organizers for the inside to keep things from just floating around.
Post # 3
My friend said skip the diaper bag. she used a bag from patagonia that I have seen people use as a laptop style side messenger bag.
She could use it, and her husband could, too. You can also buy those diaper pads on etsy, as well as most of the accessories that come in those kate spade ones!
Post # 4
Not a mom yet, but I got this to use vacations as another good sized carry one and with plans to use it as a diaper bag. It’s a nice big size and has 6 pockets on the inside all around it, and one on the outside. I figured that plus little orngaizers should be enough. (I hope).
Post # 5
I’m not sure that the idea of “too many tote bags” fits in my vocabulary, so of course I got a diaper tote in addition to the million other tote bags that I already own. I bought the Vera Bradley diaper bag in one of the on sale colors, so it wasn’t too expensive… but very cute!
Post # 6
As a brand new mom, I was like “Eh… I could take or leave it.”
My daughter 15 months now. And she is a squirming-jumping-screaming-spilling-laughing-smiling-running-wiggling little mess. And when we are playing WWE on the changing station of some awful smelling public restroom, I thank the Lord for my handy dandy diaper bag. Because when the only thing between her poop and my hand is timing, every second counts. The diaper bag has a slot for everything. You can memorize it so everything she needs is a blind grab away. And that means EVERYTHING.
Post # 7
My brother and his wife use a backpack, they can fit a lot in it, and they don’t need hands to carry it! Although, they do not have a lot of pockets, they find it the best.
Post # 8
@jayebaby: You are scaring me with that description. I’m not even pregnant yet and I think I’ve just decided Diaper Bag for sure!
Post # 9
@LittleSu: When I was babysitting a gal that age, I didn’t use a diaper bag. (They had one, but I didn’t use it…..we had so much stuff to cart around (2 older children too), there wasn’t room for a whole diaper bag). When it was change time in the public washroom (at the beach, with sandy bathrooms!), I just got really good at taking out what I needed, which I kept in a clear ziplock bag. I would kindof hold her down with my elbow and manage opening all the stuff….got good with one hand too. Also, giving her the car keys while I did it would help stop the squirmies….but not all the time!
Post # 10
@jayebaby: “Because when the only thing between her poop and my hand is timing, every second counts.”
Post # 11
Not a mom yet, but I thought of diaper bags yesterday when looking at these camera bags online…these bags are really cute and pretty affordable. They also have removable divider inserts (meant for camera lenses) but you could definitely repurpose one for a diaper bag!
I like these for actual diaper bags because they are cheaper http://jototes.com/handbags
And this is the type of camera bag I use, but it could def be used for diapers too!
Post # 12
I liked my diaper bag because it had insulated pouches for bottles, snacks, water, formula — even a special sealed pouch for soiled clothes — and plenty of space for diapers, wipes, toys, extra clothes, etc. Now that she’s off the bottle and out of diapers, I got her a little Tinkerbell messenger that she carries around herself. So, even though I voted diaper bag, I have found them both useful at different stages in her life.
Post # 13
I don’t have time when I have a baby to contend with, to be neatly filing her stuff into 50,000 pockets.
I carried a tote. Diapers, bottles, paci, wipes, blanket, outfit change. That’s it. Open it up, grab what you need, zip it back up. Easy.
Post # 14
We use a Timbuk2 tote bag and we both love it. It doesn’t have a ton of pockets, but it does have a bottle holder and some pockets. My husband recommended it after seeing a blog post about it.
Post # 15
Honestly, we stopped using our diaper bag when Dirty Delete was like 6 or 7 months old. It was just a hassle to lug it around, and much easier for me to just throw the necessities in my purse. This time around, I bought a new travel diaper case (it has the thin changing pad and a pocket for a few wipes and a couple diapers), and I’m asking for new purse, instead. I actually don’t think a ton of pockets are that useful anyway, so I think the tote arrangement will work out much better.
Post # 16
I bought this diaper bag from walmart for 25 dollars. I think its a good compromise between a regular handbag and a diaper bag. It is also great for the price and comes with a changing pad and nice inner compartments without being over the top