My Beloved First Diaper Bag
- What: Skip Hop Versa Expandable Diaper Bag
- When: Birth and beyond
- Why: Stylish, tons of pockets, excellent strap connections
- Where: Amazon
When I had my first child, I got the Skip Hop Versa Expandable Diaper Bag. I carried oodles of brands of diaper bags for work, and I knew that I loved Skip Hop’s features, durability, and style best. When the awesome Versa came on the market, I made sure I was first in line.
I loved that the bag expanded for longer trips and things like airplane travel. The contrasting pattern inside the expansion appealed to my sense of style. Since I carried my diaper bag literally everywhere with me, I wanted something I loved looking at. Skip Hop did that for me with their awesome array of pattern and fabric choices. The expandable shoulder strap meant I could carry it over my shoulder or across my body while holding an infant, and the compact size meant it easily fit into the storage area underneath a stroller. The lightweight bag doesn’t add to the burden of all the other stuff I carried around with me.
The Versa featured so many pockets. I’m a firm believer that there’s no such thing as too many pockets. I loved being super organized with a place for everything: diapers, wipes, sanitizing wipes, bottles, toys, wallet, phone, keys, hand sanitizer, tissues, snacks, bibs, and who knows what else. Each item had a particular pocket inside my Versa bag. It had five exterior pockets on the front alone, including three zippered ones. Two had no fastener, which worked great for items like tissues I needed to grab quickly. Two of the zippered pockets are super tall and held lots of items with ease.The back side had a large zippered pocket just the right size for my beloved Skip Hop Pronto Changing Mat. Snuggled inside were four more open pockets, each big enough to hold a travel-sized wipes container.My
I used the stroller straps every time we went out with my Bugaboo Stroller. The additional stroller straps hooked over the handlebar easily and kept the entire bag higher up, with items close at hand. They attached to the lower part of the diaper bag when not in use, making them both stylish and practical. The attachments kept them from banging when not in use or being tucked away inside the bag where it was harder to access them when needed.
I finally retired my bag from daily use after several years, but not before getting loads of compliments on it. The grommets on one outside pocket has begun to come apart, and the lighter colored fabric showed a lot of use. But I threw it in the washing machine and it came out looking brand new. The fabric started wearing through in a few small spots, and I wanted to switch because I can carry this bag well beyond our diapering days, due to its style and functionality.