I recently got a new diaper bag ! Let me begin by saying that the Grand Central Diaper Bag by Skip Hop is the most amazing diaper bag I’ve ever used or even looked at. It is lightweight, holds a TON and even had stroller straps. My kinda bag.
My other diaper bag was not cutting it. It wasn’t big enough, didn’t have enough compartments for stuff, and honestly didn’t really have the capacity to hold the basics.
I don’t know about your baby, but Nola is a pooper-through-the-diaper-and-pants-and-onesie-er. So, I need at least two pants and two onesie for back up. Sometimes were out at night, and she needs a jammie, so I have one in there, too. Even if the clothes are teeny tiny, they still take up a good chunk of space.
Then diapers. I like to have 8-10 diapers in the bag. You never know when you’ll have a day of blow outs and I like to be prepared. Along with that are wipes, which are bulky and take up space.
Toys. Nola needs a bunch of different toys, since her attention goes from one thing to another to another…to another. So, there’s probably a billion toys in the bag.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like carrying my diaper bag AND a purse for all of my stuff; which honestly isn’t that much. I have a wallet, a phone, keys and sometimes a water bottle, but it’s still a pain to carry two bags and a car seat/baby.
BUT THEN COMES THE GRAND CENTRAL TO CHANGE THE GAME
This diaper bag is THE best thing that’s ever happened to me (storage wise).
It’s light as a feather 14 oz., I believe. It has 11 different compartments, three different sections and two GIANT side compartments. The two front zippers are for easy-access stuff, so that’s where the keys and phone go.
There’s the initial center compartment, that’s where I keep the diapers, rash cream, and all of the toys. The two diaper pockets are really well sewn on, and I haven’t had any tearing-which happened with the diaper pockets within 12 seconds with my other bag.
There is the front section is the mommy part. It has two pockets for phone (the iPhone 6 and bigger won’t fit) and a flece pocket for glasses.
The third section is for extra clothes and there’s a waterproof compartment, I use that for Tylenol (even if I do keep it in a plastic bag, too. I’ve had a spill before and I won’t go back).
It fits all of this (what I have in there currently):
- Three onesies
- Two pants
- 12 toys & paci
- 8 diapers
- Rash cream
- XL wipes
- Extra blanket
- Burp cloth
- Boogie wipes
- Travel shampoo/lotion
- Glasses case
- Miscellaneous (Chapstick, earbuds, etc)
- Comes with changing pad
I couldn’t recommend this bag enough !!