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Diaper Bag Review!

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Yesterday I received this super cute diaper bag in the mail to review for a fairly new company, Sass ‘N Frass. A blogging friend of mine approached me to do the review so she could get the word out about this new company that she had recently became a distributor for. I jumped at the opportunity, because I am 39 weeks pregnant and in love with all things baby right now.

After checking out the website, I chose the Blue Owl Diaper bag. My oldest daughter loves owls, and even though the ultrasound said I am having a girl, there are so many colors that, in my opinion, this diaper bag could be used for either a boy or a girl, even though it is blue. The company also has many other designs, all just as cute-there are froggy patterns, chevron stripes, and zebra print, to name a few. Check them out here.

My first reaction when opening the package was excitement! The colors really pop, the material is soft, and the design is unique. I appreciate the fact that probably nobody else I know will have the same diaper bag as me-unless they see this post and order, of course. But it’s not like these are sold in stores, where everyone has the same limited supply to choose from. Especially being in a somewhat small town, that is a concern of mine. I really don’t like running into someone carrying the same bag as me. Which has happened in the past with my other babies.

The only thing I noticed right off the bat that wasn’t so favorable was that it seemed a little narrow, like maybe it wouldn’t fit everything I needed. Any experienced mommies out there will tell you that going out with baby is no small feat, especially the first few months. So a diaper bag that doesn’t have enough space just wouldn’t be practical. Since this is my fifth baby, I can tell you what you need to carry with you when you go out-about 8 diapers, wipes, a couple outfit changes, a blanket, and either bottles or a nursing cover. As the baby gets older you can do without so many diapers, but then you need room for food and toys. I loaded all my necessities up and was pleasantly surprised-there is plenty of room!

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You can see that it is deep! I could easily fit another layer of supplies on top of this one, if needed for a long trip. Here is a side picture of the bag with everything in it:

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There’s even a little zipper on the outside back, and 3 outer pockets on the front side for any extras. The outer pockets would be great for a pacifier, snacks, spoons, mom’s sunglasses, etc.

Another awesome feature to this diaper bag is that it comes with accessories-a changing pad and a zippered pouch. To me, a changing pad is a must-have for a diaper bag. Babies need to be changed A LOT, and I have never felt good about laying my baby down on a public changing table. Way too many germies for me. So having my own changing pad that I can lay down first and then sanitize at home is very important. And the zippered pouch that comes with this diaper bag is big. I could easily fit feminine products, make-up, my cell phone, and a small wallet. When I had my first baby, I used to carry around a diaper bag and a purse, but I have since wizened up. I don’t have enough hands to carry more than one bag, and baby, and keep control of my other little’s. Everything needs to fit!

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So my verdict? I love this bag! I highly recommend it to any mommies, and it would make a great baby shower gift! The patterns are super cute and it is highly practical. The price is reasonable as well-they are about $40. Great price for a diaper bag, which can get upwards of $100 for good ones.

The narrowness I was originally concerned about has grown on me as well. When I had my son, I had such a huge diaper bag, it could have been mistaken for airplane carry-on luggage. Sure, it fit everything and then some, but it was so cumbersome and heavy. And forget about having any extra storage under the stroller-it took up every inch, so going shopping meant we had to either carry shopping bags or the diaper bag because they all couldn’t fit. Although I didn’t try to put this bag under a stroller (because I don’t have one yet), I know that it would leave room for other items. And it isn’t too big to carry, as you can see in this picture of me:

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If you want to order, check out the Sass ‘N Frass website.  They also have all kinds of other bags, jewelry, and accessories. From what I have seen, the quality is great. If you do order, make sure to put Victoria Heckstall down as your sales consultant. You can connect with Victoria here:

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I was sent this diaper bag for free in the hopes that I would do a review on my blog, but all opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for reading!

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