View Full Version : Diaper bag for 3 children, any suggestions?

12-21-2005, 02:45 PM
I'm debating if I'm going to use my old LE DIA, or if I should get a new bag. I will have a potty trained 4 1/2 year old (usually carry a change of clothes for her), a 2 1/2 year old in diapers (but hopefully trained by summer - usually carry change of clothes for him too and diap/wipes) and a newborn sometime soon! I also carry some snacks, juice cups, small baggie of first aid, purell, sometimes my wallet and cell, some books. Adding the newborn will add a lot more though!

One thing I really look for is a separate area for changing pad.

Some bags I was thinking of:

Skip Hop Dash: only thing I might not like is that you have to remove handle to attach to stroller, am using a Duo knockoff and don't like removing/reattaching.

Bumble Bags (don't know right name): i think some of them come in messenger/backpack style, but can they attach to stroller too? are they big enough?

Silver LIne Fling: can attach to stroller w/out removing handle, but haven't seen much about that bag here.

Babybaks backpack: can hang from stroller (straps come undone), seems roomy/organized.

I really don't want to spend over $100.

Thanks for your help!

12-21-2005, 03:22 PM
I have three kids, and since #2 was an infant, I used a Lands End Little Tripper for all but day long events. I have recently started looking into another bag, only because my Little Tripper was tipping over alot due to the weight of my things in the parent pocket. And after looking, I asked for Silver Line bag for Christmas. Seems like the perfect fit for my needs. Anyway, many, many people here highly recommended the Dash. Looks like a terrific bag, but was just a little bit bigger than I need right now.

One thing I found (at least for me) is that I carry (even during the newborn phase) significantly less for three kids than I did when I had just one!

12-21-2005, 09:44 PM
Thanks. LEt me know how you like your silver line bag when you get it! I'm not due until feb so will probably buy in january.

I like the organization of my LE DIA, but it is so big and clunky....

Interesting that you said about carrying less! Maybe I'll find I'll be the same!

12-22-2005, 10:55 PM
I have 2 under 2 and I'm saving for the Posh Baby Ultimate Diaper Bag. I know you said not over $100, but I've heard such great things about the organization. I really like bags that have good organization. Right now I'm using my PPB Shoulder Tote and love it, but it's a bit floppy.

12-24-2005, 07:44 PM
I really need organization. Even though... with it I'm still unorganized! They are pretty pricey bags... would like to see the interior.

12-27-2005, 11:12 PM
It probably depends on how much you plan to carry for the newborn, but I'm wondering whether the Dash would even be big enough for you. I don't have one, but I've seen it and am not sure it could hold 2 changes of clothes plus all the newborn necessities. Do you have to carry the oldest child's clothes all the time, or would leaving them in the car be sufficient?

12-28-2005, 08:42 AM
Well, I ususally prefer to have the clothes with me in case we are somewhere and would be incovenient to get to car. I could just pack a pair of generic pants and shirt that would fit the 4 or 2 1/2 year old (DS is big!). However, in the spring will be potty training DS, so hope that would be enough. I can leave a few changes in the car though... Not like we'll be going everywhere with 3 kids anyway! ha ha!