I purchased this diaper bag as a present for myself to replace the giant, milk-stained one I had been using. What attracted me to this bag in particular was that it was a plain bag, with not a lot of frills and obvious things that screamed “I’m a diaper bag!” It was also a bit smaller than most, and yet, according to the pictures, could still fit a lot in it.
The fabric the bag is made out of is a slick waterproof fabric. It cleans up very easily, with just a quick wipe. No more walking around wondering what smells like rotten milk! The bag comes in about 10 or so different color and pattern combinations, but I chose the basic black with silver trim. I wanted something simple, that wouldn’t look out of place no matter if I was at a fancy restaurant or Chuck E Cheese’s. The inside of my bag is silver, so I can actually see things down in the pockets – I can’t stand bags with dark interiors that I have to root through to find what I need.
The shoulder strap is adjustable and very firmly attached to the bag. It has a sliding shoulder pad, and strong metal D-rings that allow you to attached to the bag to Ju Ju Be’s Be Connected stroller clips. This lets you hang your bag from pretty much any stroller…which is really nice when you need the stroller’s basket for shopping bags!!
As for storage and pockets, the bag has 3 main compartments and a slim pocket that holds the changing pad that comes with the bag. The first compartment is called the “Mommy Pocket” and has pockets for glasses, money & change, cards, pens and a cell phone. The pocket is big enough to put a wallet or checkbook into. I use the Ju Ju Be BeMine wallet and it fits perfectly. This pocket also has a short “leash” that you can clip your keys to so you can find them quickly.
The other two compartments have elastic pockets for diapers and wipes, and are plenty big to put in snacks, clothes, and other items you need to take along. These pockets also have what they call “Crumb Drains” on the sides. I guess we’re extra “crumby” because our crumbs don’t drain so well, but that’s ok. Don’t worry about your bottles! There are two insulated bottle pockets on each end of the bag!
There is no Velcro or snaps on this bag, or plastic. I love this! Velcro makes too much noise for most sleeping babies, and snaps are a pain. Plastic breaks, the metal clips on this bag won’t!
There’s not much about this bag I don’t like! It’s lightweight, machine washable (!), holds everything I need, and is stylish! I highly recommend it!