When I was pregnant and building our baby registry, I had no idea how important it was to have a great diaper bag. I registered for and received this one, which was cute, compact, and easy to carry around. There were a lot of things I liked about it, but I didn’t love it. I’m the kind of over-packer that needs to have everything in my bag, and this one just wasn’t cutting it. It didn’t have enough pockets and pouches for everything, and I quickly grew frustrated with always digging though the whole bag to find things.
A few months in, I started searching for a better bag. And when I say searching, I mean scouring the internet for the perfect bag. I read reviews on every diaper bag I could find, but nothing was checking all my boxes. I even looked into the pricey designer bags, willing to pay a little more to get a great product, but even those weren’t cutting it. They all had a few of my “must-have” qualities, but not all of them. I wanted backpack straps for those days when my hands are full. I wanted stroller clips to hang it on the stroller or shopping cart. I needed plenty of pockets, and I wanted it to be cute but not overly girly, as I knew my husband would be toting it around too.
Then around Christmas time my hubby and I were strolling the aisles of Target, and (surprise, surprise!) we ended up finding something we had absolutely no intention of shopping for! We were cruising the baby section, and I found this beautiful, magical diaper bag. I looked it over, counted up all the pockets (TEN!), and was practically jumping for joy. My husband must have thought I was crazy, but I suppose he’s known me long enough to expect these kind of things. We bought it on the spot, and I’ve been in love with it ever since!
We can easily fit everything we need in this bag, it even has two insulated bottle pockets inside (bonus!), and it has stroller clips, backpack straps, purse handles, and a shoulder strap. You can also remove the straps you don’t want and store them in the built-in pouch. It’s a pretty large bag, but it’s been perfect for us!
My advice to new parents – don’t underestimate the importance of a good diaper bag! I’m sure other moms don’t always carry around quite as much stuff in their bag as I do, so if you’re a little more low-key, this bag might be too big and bulky for you. But I’m a huge fan of Amazon reviews, so if you’re building a registry, I’d recommend doing some research on diaper bags before adding one to your registry! That bag will be your best friend through many blowouts, spit-ups, tantrums, crying fits, hungry meltdowns, and so much more. So make sure you do you research and find a bag that’s going to work for you.