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January 5th, 2012, 10:53 AM
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I looked at a lot of diaper bags when I was pregnant and bought an (expensive) JuJuBe bag. I didn't like it. I ended up getting a large custom-made bag that worked much much better.

Things that I need:

* Easy access. I thought I wanted a zipper - zippers are very bad when you are carrying a crying baby. I have a magnetic closure now, MUCH better.

* Bigger. I do cloth diapers. I didn't realize just how much more space they'd take up! Add to those the wet bag, change of clothes, wipes, and nursing cover and I ended up needing a pretty large bag until she stopped peeing and pooping every time I turned around.

* Easy access pockets on the outside for my keys and phone. I don't want to be digging through my entire bag for my stuff, and I again don't want to be fighting with zippers.

* Later on bottle pockets come in really handy for sippy cups.

When Kate got older I downsized to a much smaller bag, and if I'm doing just some errands now I'll bring just my purse with a diaper stuffed into it. But for longer trips I still need a couple diapers, a sippy cup, snacks, pacis.
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