When thinking in terms of a road-trip, though, I was stuck wondering which bag would work for the road, vacation, and days spent out and about. I would need a bag that isn't too big but can hold a lot while also being able to stow away on the stroller or be worn comfortably. Did I mention it needs to be something the hubster wouldn't be embarrassed to carry?
I know it sounds like a tall order, but this is something that matters a lot. It actually removes a lot of stress if the perfect bag can be found.
Recently, I was told about the Lille'baby diaper bags from Scandinavian child. These bags are rather new but I wasn't familiar with the brand at all. When I visited the site, though, I was very impressed. I agreed to review the Oslo Diaper Bag and tell you all about it.
Here's my pretty, red Oslo bag attached to my stroller. I love this feature of the bag. I can remove the strap and attach the bag to the handle as well as attach the bottom of the bag to the frame so it doesn't swing at all.
Do you see the closure at the top of the bag? It's a magnet that lies beneath the fabric. It has a strong hold when it's closed but isn't too difficult to open, either. I think that it's much easier to manage than zippers or snaps, by far. I only wish the magnet was a little larger or there were one at either end of the bag in addition to the one in the middle. I just feel better if I can close my bag all the way.
Behind the front flap of the bag (which also has a magnetic closer) you I found these extremely useful pockets. On the left, is a pocket for Kleenex. I just stock it as needed and use the easy dispenser. No more digging through my bag! With colder weather on its way, this will be a lifesaver.
Also, on the front, are two, smaller storage pockets that I can put things I need immediate access to like a first aid kit or teething gel. On the front flap is a zippered pocket. I find this is the perfect size to hold my cell phone, chap stick, lip gloss, and change purse.
Here is a pocket that zips shut. It's very deep so it's perfect for stashing away anything I like. Whether I choose to use it for my wallet, checkbook, or something entirely different, this pocket will keep it secure and out of the way.
The final thing I want to share with you is the changing pad. I know. You're probably thinking a changing pad is just a changing pad. That's not true in this case.
For starters, this has a removable, washable, terrycloth liner that is soft and cozy for a baby to lay on. Rather than cold nylon material.
And have you ever wished you had an extra pair of hands when changing a baby? I know I always do since Eliana squirms and wiggles all over the place when I'm changing her diaper. Well, meet the solution. This changing pad has tabs to hold a diaper in place so I can focus on keeping my little one safe and getting her diaper changes done faster.
If the features I've highlighted aren't enough, the Oslo Diaper Bag can also be worn as a backpack by simply attaching the strap on the bottom of the bag and looping it through the slots on the back of the bag. It can also carry your laptop too. Ah, the freedom this bag brings.
This is a very smart bag and I think it's not only useful for me as a mom of two, but I think it would be great for a new mom too. With a nice selection of colors, you're bound to find the perfect bag for you.
Scandinavian Child is offering one Oslo Diaper Bag (in winner's choice of color) for one winner!
- Visit Scandinavian Child and tell me one other (specific) product you don't want to live without. (remember to add your e-mail address for your entry to count. mmkay?)
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