When I left my full-time job back in 2016, I have started using The Skip Hop Duo Diaper Bag every time we go out of the house because. It feels more informal and rugged.
The shoulder pad is the best part that I like since I am a little weak to carry heavy stuff, LOL. The stroller loops always save my shoulder every time it gets heavy to carry. There are so many good things to say about it. It is durable even if I carry heavy stuff all the time.
As of updating this post, it is in storage. Well kept, and still not chipping off.
When I first started using this diaper bag, I was mainly using it as a laptop bag. Lol. I know. It felt so comfortable to carry I didn’t care if some moms would notice it.
Luckily I was working in an environment where nobody is a new mom. I have a mom colleague whose kid was already 11 years old and didn’t even recognize my bag as a diaper bag. And yes, nobody commented on my diaper bag laptop bag until I left the company, HAHA.
Nowadays I work from home and don’t need to carry my laptop out. I only tried it as a diaper bag several times.
The first time I tried it, I was astonished as to how much it can carry. I used it as an airport carry-on luggage. I was able to carry four 8-oz standard Avent bottles in the two front pockets. There are also pen holders on one of the front pockets.
On the side mesh pocket was a four-tier snack tower that contained milk powder that is good for the 32 oz milk bottles we had. The other side pocket contained the hair ties, a small comb, and a small cloth wipe.
The new version of this bag has been changed to two mesh pockets on both sides.
All the pockets are not insulated. You need to get a separate insulated bag if you require keeping milk warm. They are stretchable enough to carry wide-neck milk bottles and even 16-oz water bottles for parents. Even a sippy cup is perfectly fine to put on them.
The bag I have is the version with magnetic closure for the main compartment. They have changed it to zippers. The tech pockets also were reduced to one instead of the version with the two tech pockets like what I have.
There is no baby wipe holder which is I think is fine. You just need to put the baby wipes in one of the pockets, and it will still be accessible especially if you put it in the outside pocket of the bag or inside the bag left open.
Two zippered tech pockets are found on the front panel and the back panel to keep mom’s keys, wallet, phone, and cards. You can easily slip the diaper changing pad onto the back outside pocket.
The back pocket can also hold a small wet bag should you have anything dirty to keep.
If you are going to bring a toy, you can clip them onto the D-ring for toys located outside the bag. The older version (my bag) doesn’t have the D-ring.
2. Easy of Use
I find that it is a plus point that they designed the bag in such a way that the pockets are more outside than on the inside. It is because if you are carrying your baby in one hand, and you need to get something important with your other hand, you do not need to open the main compartment and dig for the item.
Instead, you probably will have memorized where you put the pacifiers or the baby wipes after a few trips with this bag so accessing items will be super convenient.
It is easy to organize stuff inside the narrow central compartment because you will not tend to stack stuff on top of each other. Clothes can be rolled or you can place the items side-by-side, therefore, reducing the need to dig deep every time you are trying to find them.
All parents need to be hands-free as much as possible. If you are carrying your child in a sling, carrier, or just with your hands, use the adjustable, padded shoulder strap for quickly accessing stuff. The shoulder strap is about 1 1/2 inches thick and is very comfortable.
There’s a patented shuttle clip that can easily convert it from a shoulder bag to a stroller bag. But then again, it is always best to avoid hanging a HEAVY bag onto your stroller to prevent a possible tripping accident. This is one of the features I love about this bag.
Finding stuff inside this bag should be very easy since the main compartment is only of medium size. The lining of the bag inside the main compartment is good contrast so you can quickly find items.
However, you will not probably feel the effect of the color of the lining since the interior is a bit narrow, compared to bigger bags that the colors of the interior compartment contribute to quickly finding stuff inside.
Weighing only 1.4 pounds and packed with features, the thick padded shoulder strap will reduce any carrying discomfort compared to a thinner strap diaper bag. This is one of the most comfortable diaper bags I own.
Belonging to the mid-price range diaper bag, it is not a surprise that this bag boasts good quality.
It is BPA-free, Phthalate-free, 100% polyester diaper bag. You can quickly clean the bag by wiping it.
6. Return Policy
If you are not happy for a reason, you can return it within 30 days of receipt of shipment if you purchase it from Amazon.
Carry Method: Adjustable shoulder strap with slip-on shoulder pad, non-slip stroller strap
Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Dimensions: 3.5 x 14 x 13 in.
Materials: 100% Polyester
Included Accessories: Diaper changing pad
Main Closure: Magnetic closure
Number of pockets: 10
Cleaning instructions: Wipe clean
Is this product for you?
If you are looking for a narrow bag that can carry as much stuff as possible, this bag would do the job. It is durable and has been tested to carry heavy stuff such as a laptop and milk bottles with water.
Not only this bag is stylish, it is also not too bulky. It will let you bring your needs and your baby’s essentials without looking overloaded. Think of it as a stylish bag that can carry your needs for a day.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below.