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Baby O has arrived. And I promise to share him, after I selflessly hoard him a few more days. For now, all six pounds, twelve ounces of him are mine alone. (I may allow his father a few minutes with him).
While you are anxiously wait on an introduction, I've assembled a supremely selective Diaper Bag review. And yes I have actually handled, if not owned, each and every one of these pre-toilet totes.
|Best Clean Up|
Skip Hop Versa Diaper Bag in Cream Links, $70
Storage Capacity: 10, Organization: 9, Durability: 9, Prettiness: 8, Price: 6
Eleven well placed interior and exterior pockets keep beverages, wipes, and pacifiers safely segregated yet easily accessible. The center can be zipped or unzipped to expand it's carriage capacity. It's top strap can go over the shoulder or one may switch to additional side straps that shoulder the stroller. And my favorite feature, not only can the lightweight vinyl be wiped down, but you can safely toss the entire bag into the washer to remove any spills or accidental encounters with public restroom floors.
JJ Cole Satchel Diaper Bag, $70
Storage Capacity: 10, Organization: 10, Durability:10, Prettiness: 9, Price: 6
Seven small, medium, and largish pockets line the interior and perimeter, providing solace for the most OCD caretaker. Additional functional indulgences include: deluxe changing pad and stroller clips. But besides being easy to wipe clean it's best feature is the sturdy canvas construction. It holds up to heavy wear and toddler tugs without a complaint
|Chief Man Bag|
Fisher Price Fastfinder Messenger Diaper Bag, $45 (on sale for $32)
Storage Capacity: 9, Organization: 10, Durability: 5, Handsomeness: 6, Price: 9
Desperately seeking affordable and gender neutral? Ready your virtual red pen. The messenger styling and discreet color palette invite fraternity within the brotherhood of XY chromosomes. Be aware that durability is questionable. If your Mister is going to be using this on a daily basis, you may want to look elsewhere. The outer wipes container, while handy, can pop open leaving wipes vulnerable. (Swap it out for a travel refill pack by Pampers instead). And it doesn't have straps to secure it to the stroller. But for the price it offers a beefy orderly option.
Least Likely to be Assumed a Diaper Bag
Cocalo Mila Carry All Diaper Bag, $72
Storage Capacity: 10, Organization: 10, Durability: 10, Prettiness: 10, Price: 6Prolific pockets and generous extras, including a reusable shopping bag, deluxe changing pad and pacifier holder, make this a functional contender. Yet it could also easily be mistaken for a traditional lady's satchel. Unlike your wee one, nothing on this bag is going to scream it's clandestine cause.
Ecosusi Diaper Tote Bag, $24
Storage Capacity: 7, Organization: 5, Durability: 5, Prettiness: 7, Price: 10
A void of exterior pockets and modestly capacity are overshadowed by the price of this thrifty option. It does include interior organization, straps for stroller use, and can easily accomodate your soon to be bulging pocketbook in addition to your infantile essentials.
And what do you use as a mobile changing table?
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