S.O. asks from Champaign, IL on January 23, 2008
Diaper Bag Recommendations
I currently have a 9*10*6 diaper bag that is TOO SMALL. I have gone through two larger, hospital diaper bags in under 2 years. I am looking for a larger, quality bag that will last a 3-4 years.
Please only recommend a bag you used daily or almost daily for years and mention any issues you had with it. I'm also open to warnings against a bag you had issues with. Thanks!!
D.A. answers from St. Louis on January 24, 2008
I use the Land's End backpack. It is a little more expensive than most, but it holds everything. And I like that I can put it on my back and have both hands free.
D.C. answers from Kansas City on January 24, 2008
The large Kate Spade diaper bag (black, with a zipper to close) lasted me through 3 kids with no problems. In fact, it's still in good shape and you could have mine for free if you want it!
L.C. answers from Springfield on January 24, 2008
I have used a Lands End large sized diper bag for five years now. It came with a changing pad and has three inner compartments with lots of pockets. It has held up incredibly and looks nice too. Three kids later, we still use it occasionally and it is still nice. I think you can order them online at Lands End.
L. C. in MO
K.A. answers from Kansas City on January 24, 2008
L.N. answers from Springfield on January 24, 2008
I am at a loss trying to understand why you would need a diaperbag for another 3 to 4 years. At this age I would start buying little backpacks for them to carry and then a diaper bag. This way they start to show a little responsibility for themselves and it helps them to learn some independence. They have some really cute little bags and you can find some that they can hold diapers if they are still in diapers in and all you would have to carry is what ever is needed for them.
They should be at the age they should be potty training or past that age. A good sports bag is better than any diaper bag I ever saw and more durable. If you have children like mine you need to carry alot of different things But I had 2 - 11 months apart.
I hope this helped you out and you can find a good bad in the sporting good section...
S.N. answers from Decatur on January 24, 2008
We had an eddie bauer diaper bag. It had two large compartments with side pockets as well. We used it exclusively until through two girls until the strap pulled loose. We were at a point that we didn't need to carry diapers and food and drinks for two so we downsized to a smaller diaperbag which we use now to take with us. I think it might be a smaller Eddie bauer. The bigger one we had would pretty much carry all the diapers we needed for several days and you could pack some treats and juices on top. It was big though and took up a fair amount of space. I was glad not to need it any more.
S.H. answers from Peoria on January 24, 2008
I have something called the Storksak Emily Diaper Bag. It's pricey, but it looks like a regular purse and I have room for my own stuff, plus room for two kids who are in diapers.
C.S. answers from Kansas City on January 24, 2008
My absolute favorite diaper bag I found at USA Baby. It was pricey, but totally worth it!! It is Ju-Ju-Be. It is made or has a coating of teflon on the inside - so no matter how many spills you get inside, it won't stain!! You can adjust to a backpack or regular bag...with adjustable straps. It has a wide opening, plus 2 great pockets on the front, and "sippy" cup pockets on each side. It fits everything, but doesn't feel huge! seriously, it's the best! The only downfall is that it is pricey - but will lsst you for years! you might be able to find one on the internet cheaper? Oneohter good one that I would recommend is the SkipHop bag. Both of these bags come in cute and fun colors/prints. The JuJuBe was the last diaper bag I owned & I think I tried them all! good luck!
C.M. answers from Springfield on January 24, 2008
I have one that I have used for 41/2 years now. It is a Graco. The front has an open plastic pocket, then there is a "Mommy Pocket" with a mirror, slots for credit cards, zippered pocket for change, clip for your keys, basically anything important from your purse will fit in there! Then there is a diaper changing pocket, it came with a vinyl pad to lay over public changing tables, an elastic band to hold the travel-sized wipe box (so it doesn't get lost) and a vinyl pocket for 4-5 diapers. There are small elasic loops where I put a diaper duck, desitin, etc. In the main open compartment there is a vinyl pouch that is for soiled clothes, and several more pockets. It is plenty big enough for a formula can, 2-3 changes of clothes, a blanket,jars of baby food, and a few toys. There is another slim pocket on the backside where i usually stick a book or two or any important papers I may accumulate throughout the day. On either side of the bag are two tall pockets the perfect size for bottles. It was not a cheap bag - around $40 or so, but it has lasted through 2 boys so far, and has no rips or tears. I would HIGHLY recommend it!!!
P.S. answers from Oklahoma City on January 24, 2008
I run & buy for a gift shop which carries a number of different types of diaper bags. I would recommend that you look away from a traditional bag if you are wanting to carry it 3-4 years. I suggest a leather bag from Brighton or a luggage-style tote from Samsonite. These type fabrics will give you the longevity you are seeking. Keep in mind, though, that with stronger construction comes a much heavier bag ... before you fill it!
M.F. answers from Springfield on January 23, 2008
I still have a Kenneth Cole diaper bag that I got when my daughter was born. The thing has held up amazigly well! It is made out of black microfiber/vinyl type material. Has lots of compartments and looks stylish enough to carry without looking like a pink polka dotted diaper bag. A girlfriend of mine got a Kate Spade diaper bag, she loves it! I know that would be pricy, but if its in your range they are gorgeous colors and are just amazing!