K.A. asks from Centreville, VA on January 07, 2010
Diaper Bag - Centreville,VA
I am looking for a durable diaper bag for a newborn and a 2.5 year old. I need it to be gender neutral and something that both my husband and I can use. I'm plus sized, so backpacks don't typically work for me. Any suggestions would be most welcome. Thanks!
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K.P. answers from Washington DC on January 07, 2010
I use the Skip Hop Duo Deluxe Double Diaper Bag - Uptown Stripe . (Comes in all kinds of other colors too) You can check it out at
Its a bit pricey but after buy 3 different cheapo bags that I didn't like, I bit bullet and got this one---should have done that first! Its great for multiple kids (I have 3). It has a long should strap as well as end straps to hook onto a stroller. 3 front shallow pockets and 2 deep back pockets. A zipper inside as well as mesh pockets inside. It also has two end mesh pockets.
I am not the most organized person so this is great for me b/c I can have snack in one pocket, wipes/hand sanitizer etc in another, plus I always know where my keys & wallet are without having to dig through the entire bag.
The only draw back is that it doesn't have a solid base so it tends to tip...I resolved this by cutting a piece of cardboard to fit the bottom, covered it with fabric and it doesnt tip anymore.
Again its a bit pricey but like I said---bought 3 bags in the course of 1 year, bought this one 3 years ago and have looked back since.
Hope this helps.
H.P. answers from Norfolk on January 07, 2010
I would suggest either a messenger or tote style bags. Black and tan are pretty gender neutral. Best of luck.
K.H. answers from Washington DC on January 07, 2010
I have a graco diaper bag , nothing fancy and cost around $25 , it has 2 bottle/cup compartments , diaper & wipes section plus a main area that has see through/zipper closing mini bags inside that are held in place with velcro. I don't like back pack types either so went for one that I could put over the stroller handles (making strap as short as possible) or over my shoulder.
Good luck with your new addition.
D.W. answers from Indianapolis on January 07, 2010
We had good luck with a Diaper Bag we had gotten when our daughter was born 2 years ago from Pottery Barn Kids. It was about $70 (Ultimate Diaper Bag), but has held up VERY well for almost 2 years.
We chose it because we could put 2 sizes of diapers in it, 2 different bottles/sippy cups, etc.
We just retired it yesterday when a smaller one arrived from LL Bean.
S.M. answers from Washington DC on January 07, 2010
I also really like the Skip Hop brand. My SIL uses a Diaper Dude, I think, which is a messanger bag. I think that you should look at non-diaper bags - like LL Bean, they sell a lot of good stuff.
M.N. answers from Richmond on January 07, 2010
I also recommend the Skip Hop brand if you are looking for something gender neutral that you & your husband will both feel OK using. Good luck!