If you think its tough carrying around everything a baby needs on vacation in one diaper bag, try carrying around everything you and a five-year old need in one bag! This is the typical stuff I carry for a trip uptown to visit a museum…
Depending on our daily agenda, my bag choices vary but after breaking my wrist as I was adjusting a shoulder tote on the subway this spring (note to self: always hold on when the train is moving…), I decided it was time for a safer, hands-free option…
Enter TWELVElittle’s new Allure backpack in sapphire blue, a backpack diaper bag that looks nothing like a diaper bag. This stylish backpack (yes, I really do mean that) is a great option for those days when you need to carry along a bunch of stuff but want your hands free to open doors, hold kids hands, carry coffee and do a million other things moms do all day long. I loaded it up and took it for a test drive on a New England road trip last weekend and it was a lifesaver.
We spent a day at Six Flags New England amusement park and it was so nice having everything I needed safely on my back without having to worry about anything falling out as I strapped my daughter into the rides, etc. The water resistant nylon exterior made it perfect for wearing on the water flume rides as I was happy to have a safe spot to keep my camera dry. In addition, the padded shoulder straps were much more comfortable than my usual bags which tend to dig into my shoulders when overloaded. Overall, slung over one shoulder or two, wearing a backpack made it so much easier to move around and chase after my daughter. Win, win!
I also wore it sightseeing around Boston and it was so nice having snacks and drinks so easily accessible that my daughter could get them (and put them back) by herself. Boston is a walking city like New York and I really appreciated having my hands free to take photos and navigate along the way.
Now that my stroller days are gone, I am always lugging around snacks, drinks, sweaters, sunglasses and sundries at home and away. I loved the Allure backpack’s many inside and outside pockets including two insulated drink pockets (perfect for baby bottles or water), a zippered pocket on the top flap (great for sunglasses or phone) and last but not least, a secret waterproof pocket on the bottom (ideal for messy wet stuff, bathing suits or an emergency outfit). I’m always that mom with the extra wipes, band aids, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, phone chargers, etc. (especially when I travel) and there were plenty of inside sections for all my goods. I also kept my valuable items safely zipped inside so there were no worries of being pick pocketed. And since it really is a diaper bag, lets not forget to mention the folding changing pad.
Sapphire blue is one of my favorite colors and I really liked the way the bag added a splash of color to my outfits. I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve received from moms, non-moms and complete strangers. When I admitted to some close friends that it was really a diaper bag, they couldn’t believe it.
If you’re in the market for an easy to carry diaper bag that will last the test of time, the TWELVElittle Allure backpack is a great choice. Check out TWELVElittle’s website for more details and other styles.
I was not compensated for this post but I did receive a bag for review. As always, all opinions are mine. If you don’t want to miss a post, subscribe to Globetrotting Mommy for daily updates!