Not many of you know that I love bags! I know every Mommy does! But for someone like me with children so close in age, a diaper bag is always an extra thing to carry along with your regular purse, which only adds to your sorrow! Imagine handling two monsters, a fully-loaded diaper bag plus a huge purse for your own essentials! So save all the trouble I like to carry one ultimate bag every day for months at a time, but then the search for ‘the perfect diaper bag’ is really a never ending quest. Plus, as your needs change, your perfect diaper bag’s features change as well.
Right now I’m a mom of an ‘almost’ 3 year old preschooler and a one year old toddler. And since I’ve had only one vintage diaper bag (gifted to me by one of my lovely aunts when we were expecting the Big Thing), I found myself yearning for yet another new diaper bag, much to the Husband’s chagrin. We’re still carrying around two separate bags when we’re out and about with both kids, so my diaper bag is basically for all the primary stuff. I was getting sick of transferring my personal items from diaper bag to purse and vice verse, so I really wanted a beautiful bag that I could carry as both a diaper bag and a purse.
I’d never heard of this company before, but while browsing diaper bags on an online shopping website I was struck by how chic it looked. And this awesome beige colour just caught me atttention! I thought it was just the bag I have been wanting to get myself. And two weeks later, I opened the box and unwrapped my perfect diaper bag.
It really is as perfect as it’s going to get for the stage I’m in right now as a mom, and I’m so in love with it that I just had to write this in-depth review. There are so many little details I love about it, so here we go.
I’ll say it up front: this is a huge bag. And I knew it’s going to weigh heavy, but thankfully it’s super compact and light in weight. Plus I’m an over-packer so it needs to be this big to accommodate everything that I want to carry day to day.
The material is sturdy and the stitching is impeccable. It really looks and feels like a high quality bag. The top handles are absolutely amazing. They’re just the right length to fit over your shoulder, but it’s also extremely comfortable to wear it in the crook of your elbow. The very, very subtle yet extremely adorable– it reminds me that even though this is a very elegant bag, it’s still a diaper bag! 🙂
There is a shoulder/messenger strap that attaches to the bag. It’s SO comfortable on your shoulder, no matter how heavy the bag is. I don’t like using backpacks and I don’t like wearing bags messenger-style, so I’m always looking for styles that can be worn as a shoulder bag. The shoulder straps are wide enough so there is no problem of them constantly slipping off my shoulders. I keep it at a short length and it hugs the bottom of the bag nicely when not in use.
The sides of the bag has pockets so you can stuff it with keys, pacifiers etc. The bag also has outside pockets on both sides. These pockets are quite roomy. Another thing I like about this bag is that there’s specific place for diapers, wipes, and changing pad. Meanwhile did I mention that this lovely diaper bag comes with a matching changing pad and a feeding bottle cover? Ahh! I love it!
The inside lining of the bag is also beige-ish in colour. There is one large bottle pocket made of this lining, and it’s elasticized at the top. During the outings I use this pocket for my cell phone and other things I want to be able to grab easily. There are loads of other pockets for wipes, diapers, and for whatnot. It also has room for my wallet and iPad! Ta-da!
It also has a advantage of converting into a stroller bag. This velcro strap can be put onto the handle of the stroller and it only get simpler for assessing things while you are on a walk!
There is also a zippered pocket on the inside so things like keys and lip gloss easily slip in. I love using these pockets for things that are essential to have in the bag, but not necessarily used every day– such as extra baby clothes, medicine / band aids, emergency snacks for the Big Thing etc.
Last but of course not the least.The closure! It’s a simple yet strong zip that hides off everything from the world.
All in all, I am so thrilled with this bag that I am sure I will use this long after my girls is out of diapers!
P.S: Just yesterday one of my sisters exclaimed..Wow! How pretty she is!! Well she was talking about my new diaper bag! And I thought…! Anyways this bag is the most chic diaper bags/purses of mine! And I’m surely going to take it along everywhere I go, at least for an year or two!
** We were sent the ReeBaby diaper bag for the purpose of a fair and honest review. All the opinions and images are my own.