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January 22nd, 2013, 06:52 PM
phantomsgrl11's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Stylish Diaper Bags for Dads & Moms - Diaper Dude®*::*Stamp Bag*::*Black Skull

we have this one for DS and absolutely love it. Huge and was able to carry everything for us. We broke one of the zippers out front - DH"s fault so we might try to fix it or get a new one not sure yet.

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January 22nd, 2013, 07:24 PM
edgeofelise's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Eh, I am SO not into diaper bags. I just use a green canvas hipster backpack that I got from ASOS.com. Simple, washable, no print to get sick of, goes with everything. I need to be completely hands-free since we walk everywhere and I try not to bring a ton of baby stuff with me; just essentials.

Eliza Rose, born 6/9/10
...and getting a little brother for her birthday! Baby Henry Wilder, due 6/7/13

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January 23rd, 2013, 06:32 AM
Steph625's Avatar Super Mommy
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HOLY MOLY!!!! Diaper bags are EXPENSIVE!!! WOAH!! I was just thinking of getting a 31 tote as a diaper bag. But not sold on it.

Whats your opinion on tote vs backpack style diaper bag?
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January 23rd, 2013, 07:04 AM
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I used to use the lil backpacks they give you full of free samples from the hospital but they really are awkward so mom and I are going to go to consignments stores looking for a good size normal diaperbag sometime soon
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January 23rd, 2013, 07:19 AM
Joanne Nicole's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Honestly...I'll probably just use my old Jansport backpack that I've had since I was a teenager. I had a diaper bag with DD that looked like a big tote/purse, but the straps were always falling off and when it was full it was too heavy to carry on one shoulder. It was pretty but impractical. My backpack can hold just as much, and it keeps my hands free and distributes the weight evenly between shoulders. I'll just get/make a portable changing pad to keep in it, and call it good.
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January 23rd, 2013, 07:20 AM
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My husband asked me not to get excessively girlly one since he will have to carry it around. I might just get a camo duffle bag and call it a day.
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January 23rd, 2013, 08:37 AM
eshute's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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We just added one to our registry this morning. It's on walmart.com and it's the fisher price daddy backpack diaper bag. SO doesn't want a girly one, and to be honest neither do I. This way I can throw it on my back at the store or while we're out and there's no breaking my shoulder with it. haha.

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January 23rd, 2013, 08:45 AM
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I am going to have a rucksack/backpack rather than an actual changing bag, so much easier to carry. Changing bags are just too expensive.
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January 23rd, 2013, 08:51 AM
SassySami's Avatar Crunchy mama
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I would like one of these
Skip Hop : Bento ultimate diaper bag

Sami, married to Joe, mama to Debra (9), Kaydence (7), Nolan (2) and Jarek born 6/26/2013, unassisted at home

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January 23rd, 2013, 08:57 AM
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I got a hand me down Diaper Dude but in the end found a random tote was easier and more versatile. I agree it is important to get something DH won't feel silly carrying around. I never had any need for a backpack. If we were out on a hike or something, just stick an extra diaper and wipe and small wet bag in the baby carrier or hiking pack. If we were out shopping, same deal, or else leave the diaper stuff in the car and change in the car if needed. Or at a friend's house, a tote is easy, it is not being carried very far.

We never had to carry formula though. I hear that some moms like the diaper bags that have special formula and bottle compartments.

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January 23rd, 2013, 09:59 AM
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The best advice I was ever given in regards to baby stuff was to buy a sturdy backpack for my diaper bag. I have never regretted it for a single day.

UPPTÄCKA Backpack - dark gray/dark blue - IKEA

That's the one we use. The laptop pocket in the bag is perfect in the early days for a diaper changing pad and later for holding things we would like to keep separate (grocery bags with dirty clothing, etc).

The part of the bag that sits on your back has extra cushioning that creates airflow pockets so you never get a sweaty back and it sits so very comfy on you.

There are tons of extra pockets and storage places in the bag for all the different kinds of stuff you need. We use the smaller outer pocket to hold diapers and wipes. The big part of the backpack holds clothing, toys, etc. The side pockets hold car keys, mommy/daddy snacks, kiddo snacks, pacifier, food grade wipes, etc. The little outer pocket holds the sippy harness and various eating utensils. The inner smaller pockets hold a bunch of other random little things.

edit: OH! And we've taken this backpack to all sorts of water parks and we've walked in torrential downpours with it and everything inside always stays dry. Love it!

'Scuse the bad typing, please. 'Breast is Best' but not when browsing the internet!

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January 23rd, 2013, 04:26 PM
mommy220's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I'm not sure. I have a few organizing totes from thirty one with our last name initial on them. They make great baby bags bc of all the pockets.

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January 23rd, 2013, 04:51 PM
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I will have two kids in cloth diapers I need a huge bag. Lol

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