I am obsessed. I have four adorable diaper bags/totes from www.cherrypiebags.com
but they're not quite big enough for two kids in cloth diapers if we're leaving home for longer than an hour or two.
I want something that doesn't scream "diaper bag" (something in a plain brown or black) yet will fit a few large VB
AIOs, several small VB
AIOs plus a change of clothes, a wet bag, sippy cups, keys, toys, books... ha ha ha, you know the drill. Oh and I absolutely MUST have a little hook thingy for keys. I hate fishing for my keys in the parking lot.
I'll tell you what I've already ruled out (though opinions on these are welcome)
The Fleurville Mothership Bag - I thought this was the answer, it seemed to large and roomy, and what could be better than a surface that would simply wipe clean? However, in careful eBay research (wink), I noticed that most bags people were selling as "gently used" had cracks in the vinyl. I do not want that vinyl cracking down the road but that is what seems to happen. I'm also not so huge on the shiny look of it either.
Skip Hop Duo Diaper Bag - I haven't seen one of these up close and personal and I thought this too would be a great solution, so many pockets! But the messenger style flap closes with velcro - are you kidding me? So noisy to open in church or the library. Boo hoo.
The smaller Skip Hop bag is too small.
Petunia Pickle bags - so pretty, but I don't like the built in diaper changing pad, and the inside is all deep, I think I'd be fishing around for stuff all the time.
OiOi bag - this came close too, but it is so stiff and feels like I'm carrying a huge suitcase on my shoulder. Also, the way the bag tapers up to the top reduces the space inside the bag - Looking at it in the store, I wasn't loving it but would like to hear opinions from anyone who has them.
Backpacks of any kind. I am just not a backpack person, I need something more tailored.
Lands' End Do it All Diaper Bag - actually, am open to suggestion here. I had their older version from 4 years ago, I see they have changed it, made the main compartment open up larger. It looks techy-diaper baggy to me, but it's being considered. Anyone with the new one, do the straps still squeak when you are carrying it?
Anything that is just a big open tote. I need compartments and sections. I think the Sally Spicer bags are just big open totes, yes? So something more structured.