M.F. asks from Highland Park, IL on May 25, 2008
Backpack Diaperbag Recommendations?
My husband and I are expecting our first child in September. As we have been discussing babygear, we both agreed that we would like a diaperbag that is a backpack because we think it is most practical for both of us (as it will give us our arms free). Does anyone have a suggestion of a backpack diaperbag that they have used?
Thanks for all your help!
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E.F. answers from Chicago on May 27, 2008
I had a back pack diaper bag from l.l. bean or someplace like that. I felt it wasn't big enough and that everything fell to the bottom of the bag never being able to find anything. My favorite diaper bag was a vera bradley bag that was sort of a hobo shaped it had pockets along the sides inside and pockets outside zipper and ones to fit sippy cups. It was blue with bumble bees on it so my husband didn't feel like it was too girlie. It's personal preverence.
J.C. answers from Chicago on May 27, 2008
Well, I thought I'd want a backpack too but have ended up using the freebie shoulder-strap bag that I got at the hospital when I gave birth to my daughter. It has held up well through two kids. I would wait to buy until you see what you get free at the hospital!
M.R. answers from Chicago on May 27, 2008
I don't know how much the diaper bags cost that are mentioned below, but I just got a regular BackPack at Target/Walmart? It cost approx. $25.00 and has been in use for 4 years now and is just starting to show signs of wear. It had a zippered top and then about half way down it zippered again so you had two seperate compartments. There were several other zippered areas and side pockets for juice cups or bottles. It cost a lot less than the ones geared for babies if cost is a factor.
Good Luck and congrats!
S.S. answers from Chicago on May 26, 2008
Pottery Barn has one that my friend loves.
G.T. answers from Chicago on May 27, 2008
Colombia makes a back pack diaper that's great. I used it for my triplets when they were first born and it was very handy and versatile. I definitely needed both hands free and still do! Now that they're almost two, I need a bigger bag but I still use the back pack for quick trips to the doctor's office or whenever I have to go somewhere with just one child. Colombia also makes a diaper bag that looks like a workout bag - I have that one too. Much bigger and doesn't look feminine so hubby has no problem carrying it! Babies R Us is where I got both of them.
A.C. answers from Chicago on May 26, 2008
What we have done for all the kids born in my family for the last 10 years is the backpack diaper bag from Lands End. It it great for men and women to carry! We have our last name stiched on it and my husband is a huge White Sox fan it's black and grey and it hols everything for our daughter. Best by far around. My sister still uses hers when kids are sleeping over a grandma's house to pack their clothes. Good luck check it out!
I.C. answers from Chicago on May 26, 2008
M.L. answers from Chicago on May 25, 2008
Our babysherpa bag is virtually indestructible. We love it.
Good luck. M.
L.F. answers from Chicago on May 27, 2008
the skiphop backpack has tons of pockets and pouches inside of it. it also attaches to a stroller!
best of luck!
A.A. answers from Chicago on May 26, 2008
I used Petunia Picklebottom bags (pricey, but work well.) You can also try to go to bags.com and find a cute backpack type bag and use it as a diaper bag.
J.G. answers from Chicago on May 26, 2008
REI makes a great one, we have used that brand for all three kids. The big advantage of the backpack is having the ability to be completely handsfree without a bag on your shoulder swinging around while you deal with a baby. We have also used more traditional diaper bags ocassionally, but I always end up going back to the backpack. Also, its a very neutral bag, not so feminine like the Petunia Pickle bottom ones. And when it gets dirty, you just throw it in the wash.