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Skip Hop Via Backpack Diaper Bag Green Reviews

What is the most recommended diaper bag?

I bought a messenger bag intended for use as a school bag during "back to school" time so it was on sale cheap. I had the changing pad & wipe holder put away from my last diaper bag so I didn't really need those again. Plastic lined bags are not necessary if you invest in ziploc bags to place wet or soiled items in. My bag isn't chic, but it's what I wanted this time instead of cutesy baby stuff.

How big of a diaper bag do I need?

I dont think its too big, mines a big bigger actually.
You will need spaces for clean diapers (and dirty if you go reusables like me :D ), at least 2 bottles (yes I breastfeed, I carry formula because you never know when you absolutely cant breastfeed, plus its easier in the stores). You should pack at least 1 change of clothes for baby, a bib (droolers & helps with messy breastfeeders), a pair of socks, scratch mittens, little hat, maybe an extra top for you (oh yeah Ive ended up browing a few from my mom thanks to my sons vomiting haha). I carry 2 soothers, a small container of formula (like a kids thermas size), 2 pairs of disposable bra pads + 1 reusable, container of wipes, changing pad (I never put baby directly of store changing tables or you never know those super huge liquid poohs!), I have a spot for sun glasses for me and baby, burp clothes, a small blanket, keys, cell, a small bottle of gripe water & vitamin D drops (yeah I'm always on the go), and a small bottle of hand sanitizer. oh an a grocery bag (if you need to change clothes you dont want vomit covered stuff directly in your bag).
Hope this helps!

How big of a diaper bag do I need?

I dont think its too big, mines a big bigger actually.
You will need spaces for clean diapers (and dirty if you go reusables like me :D ), at least 2 bottles (yes I breastfeed, I carry formula because you never know when you absolutely cant breastfeed, plus its easier in the stores). You should pack at least 1 change of clothes for baby, a bib (droolers & helps with messy breastfeeders), a pair of socks, scratch mittens, little hat, maybe an extra top for you (oh yeah Ive ended up browing a few from my mom thanks to my sons vomiting haha). I carry 2 soothers, a small container of formula (like a kids thermas size), 2 pairs of disposable bra pads + 1 reusable, container of wipes, changing pad (I never put baby directly of store changing tables or you never know those super huge liquid poohs!), I have a spot for sun glasses for me and baby, burp clothes, a small blanket, keys, cell, a small bottle of gripe water & vitamin D drops (yeah I'm always on the go), and a small bottle of hand sanitizer. oh an a grocery bag (if you need to change clothes you dont want vomit covered stuff directly in your bag).
Hope this helps!

Diaper Bag(s) for "Irish twins"?

I would get one big bag - there is enough to juggle around without worrying about 2 bags.

We have the Skip Hop Double Duo Diaper Bag for our twins - very roomy, fits over a double stroller (not sure if you will be getting one or not), loads of compartments etc . . .

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ETA - even without the stroller - this bag is big enough to carry diapers in two different sizes, wipes, toys, bottles, food, clothes and my wallet etc . . . even though mine are twins - one is bigger than the other and they are on different formulas so there is not much overlap for some things. It is also well balanced and distributes the weight well when you have it over your shoulder. The fact that it fits over a double stroller is just a nice added feature - it leaves that bottom basket free for other stuff.

Best wishes and congrats!

What diaper bag(s) do you own?

a knapsack. i had a diaper bag when i had my first, then realized that a regular backpack was more practical, much more versatile, and held more.


*ms judgmental: i carry a backpack because i have 4 kids, some of whom have to carry medical supples for life-threatening emergencies. okay by you? does your handbag fit 2 pullups, wipes, changing pad, 2 sets of Epipens for different ages, a container of Benadryl, an asthma inhaler and a spacer? mine doesn't, at least not if it's going to hold my wallet. people have different needs ... no need to judge.

What diaper bag(s) do you own?

a knapsack. i had a diaper bag when i had my first, then realized that a regular backpack was more practical, much more versatile, and held more.


*ms judgmental: i carry a backpack because i have 4 kids, some of whom have to carry medical supples for life-threatening emergencies. okay by you? does your handbag fit 2 pullups, wipes, changing pad, 2 sets of Epipens for different ages, a container of Benadryl, an asthma inhaler and a spacer? mine doesn't, at least not if it's going to hold my wallet. people have different needs ... no need to judge.

When searching for the perfect diaper bag, your first consideration is storage. By "storage" we mean not just the capacity to carry all you need but also the organization of it as well. If you are a first-time mom, you may be surprised at the amount of stuff you're going to be hauling around to support both baby and you're needs. Here's our list of what you will typically find in a well-stocked bag:Items for baby:diaperswipesrash creamsacks for dirty diaperschanging padburp clothschange of clothesnursing coverbottle(s) or sippy cup(s)binkies and toyssunscreensnacksItems for mom:water bottlehand sanitizersnackswalletcell phonekeyssunglassesmakeup and sunscreenreading materialAn overview of the OiOi stuffed with all of our gear. It definitely didn't hold as much as we'd like.A great bag will be able to fit all or at least most these things in a way that makes them easily accessible (and easy to see when you need to restock essentials like diapers and wipes). We found that bags with exterior storage like insulated pockets for bottles and snacks as well as additional compartments for cell phone, changing pad, diapers, and wipes to be particularly functional. The Skip Hop Chelsea is a good example of such a bag.Keep in mind that you're mileage may vary when it comes to storage needs. For example, you will need a larger bag if you have more than one in diapers, or for overnight and multi-day trips. A large bag like the BEABA Stockholm is ideal if you'll need more storage on a regular basis.You can also read Best Diaper Bags: The Ultimate Buyers Guide & Reviews 2016