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11-26-2003, 12:38 PM
Okay...if you carry a backpack style bag, what kind do you carry, and do you love it? Why? And does it come in black? ;-)
I'm sorta having a bag crisis. Or actually, Josh has just become a crazy wiggleworm, so I have no time to fuss with a bag.....;-)
12-01-2003, 12:57 AM
we have the Kelty Kids diaper backpack (and yes it comes in black). I like it because you can wear it like a backpack, use the shoulder strap, or carry it with handles. I almost always hang it from the stroller handle.
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12-01-2003, 11:02 AM
We loved our Landsend one. It is discrete and roomy!
12-01-2003, 04:06 PM
I recently purchased an I'm Still Me backpack/tote. I love it because it is comfortable as a backpack, easily converts to a tote, has great inside pockets, has a matching "mommy bag" that holds my stuff, and last but not least, it is beautiful. I was sick to death of my black microfiber diaper bag! I haven't seen plain black on the website but they do take custom orders.
12-06-2003, 10:13 PM
These are my favorite traditional backpacks, they all hook to a stroller as well:
The Kapoochi Backpack for long outings, especially if you are really into having a place fo everything and everything in it's place, this comes in black and cream (or navy and cream)
The backpack from my Kiwi Explorer is awesome, very comfy to carry; not a ton of pockets though mainly a big compartment that is divided and an outer pocker that has bottle loops in the front; very comfy to wear, not sure if it comes in black. The second one is their Bacpac X which is more of a traditional backpack style diaper bag, this comes in black. (kiwi-kid probably has these too)
My favorite non-traditional backpack is the Ameribag Baby Bag. It only goes on one shoulder but can be worn across your body as well. I looked into these recently, ended up recieving 2 (mom and dh were being very diligent that week, lol) and am using it all the time!
I'll also offer up the suggestion of a messenger bag. If I am not going to be gone all day, I find a messenger style bag to be very easy to deal with while chasing little guys, and very comfortable to wear across the body. The one I have is from LE, but I have seen non-diaper bag ones there and other places that I think would work just as well.
***Edit- added the corrct Kapoochi link, but the others look so funny with the pictures actually in the message, sorry!***
12-06-2003, 11:14 PM
Forgot I had just seen a gorgeous one that a friend got herself that would be a great smaller diaper backpack. The Vera Bradley Microfiber Ultimate Backpack. http://www.englishrose.com/ulba.html
12-17-2003, 09:28 PM
Hi, I just saw this question. I just posted my "review" of the black GAP diaper backpack-maybe that will help.
12-18-2003, 07:54 AM
I've been in a diaper bag dilemma myself. I have a tote (a Herve Chapelier) that I like a lot but I feel like I can never find anything in it because it's just one big bag. Not to mention that the tote style isn't always the most convenient. Although I only have one DD it seems like I'm always lugging around a bunch of stuff - library books, things to be mailed, etc. I also felt like I was switching bags all the time depending on what we were going to be doing. I'd like to keep just one stocked that either DH or I could use - since I know I always want more room, I figured I might as well use a big bag. Anyway - I feel your pain! I spotted this and put it on my Christmas list - http://www.landsend.com/cd/ov/prod/0,1467,2_17273_17281_30912_93379_71826_,00.html?si d=4768084061727109150 It's not beautiful by any stretch of the imagination, but it looks functional and right now that's what's important. In addition, it's cheap and it comes in black!
So funny i was looking at this one http://www.landsend.com/cd/fp/prod/0,,1_2_1943_47583_89158_67605_5:view=-1,00.html?sid=4768084061727109150 is it the smae as the one in overstock??
12-18-2003, 11:39 AM
No, the one in overstock is a backpack meant for school stuff, so it doesn't have a changing pad or the extras like the dirty duds bag for the baby bags. It does look very practical though, and those extras could easily be added.
12-18-2003, 11:43 AM
The one in overstock that I linked to is not officially a diaper bag. I already have a separate changing pad, so for me a regular bag works fine. The one you're looking at also has a removable smaller bag, which would be nice. They do look similar, though. I wouldn't mind one of the LE diaper backpacks, but the extra features don't justify the extra cost for me at this point.
Edited to add: The overstock one does have a water bottle pocket on the side that probably could be used for sippies or bottles (hopefully!), and I like the idea of the three compartments because a lot of the stuff I carry doesn't get used every time we're out so it would be nice to have it stored separately and out of the way. I should also reiterate that I don't actually have this bag, so I'm just guessing and hoping that it will work well for me as a diaper bag.
12-21-2003, 06:25 PM
I've had the MacKenzie Kids and the Avent Backpacks...both in black. I liked the MacKenzie kids until I realized it's not great for shopping b/c the little purse part sticks out really far and you can knock stuff over. I used it for longer trips until I overfilled the bottom section for a plane trip and it started ripping. We used it for the trip back, and if I was handy I may have been able to fix it, but it's gone now.
I use the Avent most of the time and I like it a lot. It holds everything I need for the usual outings: Small emergency change of clothing (as in a non-bulky one, maybe a tee and wiggle pants), 2-3 cloth diapers, a couple of toys, small tupperware of dry snacks, small cosmetic case of mama items (although it has many pockets inside which are useful for this, too, I just started switching between this and a shoulder bag a lot so it was easier to use the case, it does make it more snug, though). Tall Sippy Cup in the side. Wallet, Cell Phone & Keys in the outside. In the bottom pocket: wipe case, powder, wetbag & changing pad (Not the one that came with it). The draw backs are that your changing items are in the bottom so you can't just hang it on a restroom door/stroller and leave it open for changing. You have to take everything out ahead of time and put it back after. It's a tight fit, but it works for us. I can also squeeze a hat OR mittens OR small camera inside.
12-22-2003, 12:12 AM
I have the motherhood maternity backpack and love it. I was surpised to find it at MM after looking everywhere for a good backpack but it is now my favorite diaper bag.
It does come in black and is $17!
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