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MommysPocket March 14th, 2013 02:16 PM

Diaper Bag Question
 
What is your favorite? I need a new one suitable for two kids and cloth diapers. And Im not looking to pay a crazy price for it.

I hate carrying a purse so this is my least favorite part. With DD I switched between a cheap one pocket bag anda backpack. But Id like to be a little more organized this time so pockets (inside and out) would be nice.

Opinions?

CrochetingMama March 14th, 2013 02:22 PM

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Honestly - no clue! I'm interested to see what people say though!

candyfloss1 March 14th, 2013 02:51 PM

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I never bothered with a diaper bag. I could never understand why you see these women struggling with giant bags filled with a whole nursery full of stuff... especially for a 10 min doctors appointment.

I carry a regular size purse with a couple of diapers and a little box of wipes and a wetbag (for cloth diapers) and a small chaning pad maybe. i usually keep a couple of diapers in the car, and usually we have a box of wipes in the car anyway.

what else could i possibly need-desperately????

*Anya* March 14th, 2013 03:10 PM

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I have a petunia pickle bottom, the back pack kind. Absolutely love it, they can get pricey but I found one at Marshall's for $65 when I was pregnant with Penni. I love that I can wear it as a back pack because when you are chasing a toddler the last thing you want is to be balancing a bag on your shoulder lol. It's pretty roomy so I was always able to carry several cloth diapers as well as extra outfits along with my normal purse stuff. A few friends that do cloth have jujube and also love those, the kind that also turns into a back pack.

MommysPocket March 14th, 2013 03:12 PM

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I tried to carry as little as possible also. But DD threw up a lot so we always had multiple burp clothes and a change of clothes in her bag (and in the car). Mix that with cloth diapers and wipes and it all seems so bulky. I haven't been able to find a purse that kept thing organized (DH request). I liked the back pack best because I just threw everything in there but it drove him nuts because he couldn't find anything lol.

mommywannabe March 14th, 2013 03:29 PM

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I bought a large bag from Victoria Secret this time, it's like a beach bag that is thick clothe material. I am using it for my hospital bag now, and diaper bag after she's born. I also have a 4 year old & 5 year old so the big bag will be helpful for bringing extra snacks & things for them.
The only downside I see is that there is only one small pocket inside. But the size seems perfect. I'm excited to use it. Oh! And I carry a small purse so when I go out of the house with the diaper bag I can just drop my purse into the bag & it all fits.

ThaiSpice March 14th, 2013 03:39 PM

Last time I got one from etsy.com...one of the quilted, monogrammed ones. I liked it pretty well...it had inner & outer pockets, wasn't too big, and it came with a changing pad and wipes case, I think. I'm probably going to get something similar this time.

nameetog March 14th, 2013 04:03 PM

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I have used a backpack with several different pockets to keep things a little more organized. I think it had 4 pockets total. I'm sure I'll get use of that again. I have a Vera Bradley tote I use currently for my "purse" It is open at the top and doesn't zipper though. I wish it did. I bought a Vera Bradley Miller Bag for a bag this time. It is huge. I have 3 kids though and cloth diapers. I need something to put my daughters ballet stuff on ballet class days and we have karate 3 days a week I need things to keep her occupied while my son is doing his thing. The older kids always need snacks, we have our thermos or whatever for drinks. I keep a bottle or cup of water with me. I always need a larger bag, we often take off for the day and I need the days worth of activities with me sometimes including lunch...

jen747 March 14th, 2013 04:09 PM

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I never took mine out of the car. I just kept 1 or 2 diapers & a small pack of wipes in my purse, so for CDing, I can't offer advice. My mom got me a new one though, and it's so cute that I'll want to use it. She got it at Marshall's or TJ Maxx for much less than it was on Amazon.

Sneetch March 14th, 2013 05:06 PM

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DH got a perfect backpack at a work conference he went to, so that's what we used, and plan to use again. It's kind if square-shaped and really roomy, with several sections inside, several outside pockets, and even a spot to hold a drink. I also like that it's just black (with some sponsor logos on it from the conference, but I don't care!), so DH doesn't mind carrying it at all. It's really durable, too.

I guess that's not much help since I can't tell you how or where to buy one like it, but I do love it!

mommywannabe March 14th, 2013 05:34 PM

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BF bought his own (he's very particular about his bags & clothes, etc.) and he wanted to pick out his own bag so he ordered one from Diaper Dudes & it is a Beatles: Yellow Submarine themed messenger bag. He seems to love it so far but then again he hasn't had the chance to use it yet either. Lol

melshaz@earthlnk.net March 14th, 2013 05:57 PM

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I don't use a traditional diaper bag. I have a Gwen Stefani designed messenger bag I use. It's Harajuku so it has a fun print and is canvas so it's washable.

MommysPocket March 14th, 2013 07:09 PM

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I didn't think about Checking out TJ Maxx. I only ever carry a big wallet and then I have an organizer caddy thing in the car that holds DD activities and snacks and we just grab out of that.

Thanks ladies! I def think Ill look for a back pack again but maybe one that opens better or has more pockets. :)

anjawb March 14th, 2013 07:49 PM

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http://www.amazon.com/Skip-Hop-Duo-D...rds=diaper+bag

this one is on sale right now in black. It is the same bag I got at my shower, but I have not actually used it, so I can't comment oh how useful it actually is...

nameetog March 14th, 2013 08:02 PM

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I also carry a big wallet and I take that with me when I go into the grocery store or what have you. I never carry my bag into a store BUT I do when we go to the playplace, the Y, playdates, library etc and so on. I do love a backpack because it IS nice to not have something falling off your shoulder when you bend down.

plastikmom March 15th, 2013 06:24 AM

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http://www.thirtyonegifts.com/Catalo.../27/index.html

I got this one in a neutral beige with polka dots and I might have it monogrammed after we decide on a name for sure. I love all the pockets. I can definitely see the advantage of a backpack, but I don't ever feel comfortable carrying one unless its a day trip to an amusement park or zoo, ect. Most days I will just use this bag and throw my wallet into it. They also have a coordinating pattern insulated pouch that I got for bottles, snacks, ect. And I bought a beige changing pad thing at Babies R Us. I really wanted a Coach diaper bag that I found online but couldn't bring myself to pay $300.....

MommysPocket March 15th, 2013 07:18 AM

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I have that 31 bag and was thinking about using it but I don't like that the top doesn't close. Maybe I can add a zipper to it? Our is the black floral print with a hot pink monogram do its pretty girly lol.

HalfDozen March 15th, 2013 07:58 AM

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I'm also on the hunt for a good diaper bag for 2 kids. I will definitely have 2 in diapers at the same time so I need, at a minimum, 3 interior pouches - 2 for 2 different-sized diapers and 1 for wipes. A couple other pockets are fine, and a few pockets on the outside. I'll have to look at the links some of you ladies have posted. I also don't want to spend a fortune, but it HAS to be gender-neutral. I'm not crazy about a backpack when they're this young, since almost always, I will be using the stroller anyhow and will just throw the bag in there.

Capeladybug March 15th, 2013 09:46 PM

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I got a Vera Bradly one simply bc I love Vera. I couldn't tell you how well it will work just yet. lol. For all I know it could really be useless!! Haha!

anjawb March 16th, 2013 08:24 AM

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I just realized that two of the dads that I babysit for (SAHDs) use LLBean messenger/shoulder bags. I just took a quick look and there are some good options! I like this one especially.

http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/64448...-messenger-bag


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