One of the most perplexing decisions you will make as you await your first baby’s arrival, is what kind of diaper bag to buy. I’m not exaggerating, this is a big decision. There’s no single perfect answer to this question, because it really just depends on you, your baby, and where you happen to be going that day. I’m one of those disorganized people who needs an absolutely enormous diaper bag with room for diapers, wipes, diaper creme, bottles, bibs, burp cloths, breast pads, a cooler carrying extra breast milk, extra changes of clothing, snacks for my preschoolers, and maybe even a peripheral item like my wallet, mobile phone, or keys. But there are those days when baby and I go out alone for just one or two hours, and I feel blissfully unencumbered, not having to struggle with a diaper bag that threatens to tip the stroller over backward.
On those days, I carry the Baby Cargo Georgi Diaper Bag. I don’t write about diaper bags until I’ve carried them and I’ve been toting this around for over a month during after-school/after-work visits to the park. This diaper bag has seven interior pockets, five exterior pockets and two additional hidden side pockets for bottle storage. It is made almost entirely of nylon, so it is really lightweight, and it zips across the top. Without a doubt, the bag’s best feature is the brass grommet rings which slide easily over the handles of an umbrella stroller. This means no straps, no hooks, and the bag lays neatly against the back of the stroller as you walk, so you don’t end up kicking your diaper bag as you push your baby.
On the few occasions when I have urged my extremely well-organized nanny to take our larger diaper bag so she can store more supplies in it, she has refused. This bag, she says, is her favorite. And, she adds, I am kind of nuts to be carrying around a diaper bag that weighs more than my baby. She is, of course, absolutely right. The Baby Cargo Georgi Diaper Bag is priced at USD $59.99 and comes in four colors.