Before traveling with my 2-year old, I spent time researching what type of gear I would need. I was traveling to amusement parks and on a cruise. I knew I would need something easy to grab and go and that would fit everything I would need for both her and me. I was looking for simplicity!
Simplicity is what I found in the Messenger Sling bag by Baggallini. It came highly recommend on a number of travel message boards I frequent. I first looked online and then searched for them in the store to see and feel the materials in person. My husband ended up giving it to me as a gift.
I love this bag! It is lightweight and made of quality material. They offer it in three materials, coming in a variety of colors. I chose black as I knew I wanted to use it for years to come an figure that black can go with anything! This is a comfortable bag to wear in a sling fashion. It is not too big but seems to fit anythiing you would need. I was traveling with a baby so I fit such things as: diapers, wipes, bibs, sippy cup, snacks, wallet, video camera, digital camera, maps, keys, and sunglasses. It fit more than I ever imagined! I felt like Mary Poppins pulling things out of this bag.
My only concerns were that the strap did not ever stay adjusted so I had to readjust every time I put it on. Also, it was pouring everywhere we went so I wish it were more waterproof. Some of my items were soaked, which I should have been more careful about. All in all, though, I would highly recommend this bag for travel or even just as a diaper/mommy bag---those that don't want to carry two.