When I am searching for a diaper bag I have a few "must haves." I really don't like diaper bags that look like diaper bags. I prefer a more modern looking bag that could pass off as a purse. I also really like it to have top zipping main pocket because when I had a bag that only had a snap closure I was constantly knocking it over and spilling the contents of the bag all over the place. Finally, I like to invest a little bit in a quality bag. This is also do to past experience of buying cheaper bags that met a quick end usually lasting only three to four months. So after a few months of searching I found a winner.
(photo of bag to go here)
It has tons of zipper pockets, which I love. It helps me stay organized, but has taken some getting used to.
The front small pocket I like to call my "Mommy Pocket."
and this is how I like to pack it.
I also usually keep a small notebook in here for writing down blog and video ideas.
The next pocket in is where I like to keep all of the kids toys and books. Its my "Entertainment Pocket." Everything kept in here is OK for Averlee to play with. She is going through a stage where she really likes to empty things, so I normally just open the zipper and let her have at it. I also keep a bib and a wipe-able placement for when we got out to eat.
In the very middle there is a smaller more hidden pocket where I keep things that I need easy access to, but don't want the kids messing with. In there I keep Aaden's inhaler, my wallet, and some boogie wipes.
This is where I keep all the diapering essentials. I love that it has a specific place for wipes where I can access them without having to pull the whole package out.
The little pouch in front is totally removable if you don't want to use it, which is always nice and make it a little more customizable.
It also came with a really nice changing pad.
On the very back there is a nice little "Tablet Pocket." I like to slide the nook in there when we are going to appointments and places where we have to sit and wait a while. A nook is pretty small, but I am pretty sure you could easily fit an iPad in there.
Finally, it also has stroller clips. I find that I don't really use stroller clips often, but it is always nice to know they are there.