Being a mom is so much fun, however nothing prepared me for the amount of ‘stuff’ that accompanies your child, especially when you travel. Since my family live in CA, we have a 6 hour plane trek to visit. We recently hosted a party for my son’s one-year birthday. Happy Birthday little man! 🙂 As I started packing, I realized my 1 year old could easily have a carry-on of his own.
The only problem was that you don’t pay for a seat, therefore, no carry-on bag is allowed. My bag needed to become his bag. YIKES! I love all the trendy diaper bags that look like purses, but honestly, they didn’t serve the functional needs I had for plane travel.
My travel diaper backpack needs: Easy Access. Lots of pockets. Lots of compartments. Large enough for diapers, clothes, snacks, meals, bottles, toys – basically a mini suitcase. Easy to carry. Hands free.
I was looking for either : a travel baby depot backpack bag, diaper bag backpack, or diaper travel backpack…basically, a travel bag for babies! I searched and searched and nothing seemed to fit my needs for long trips!
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My Okkatots Travel Diaper Bag Backpack Review
Compartments galore! There is an elastic mesh pocket of every shape and size for anything you want to throw in and make sure it doesn’t fall out.
MY FAVORITE: The diaper organizer! Any mom knows that diapers get misshapen and expand in diaper bags, taking up more room. This backpack has a designated organizer that stacks the diapers fitting up to 12 of my Size 4 Huggies diapers. I think it’s up to 16 with smaller sizes!
Comes with a wipes organizer, which I thought I wouldn’t use, but it’s ever so helpful. There is a designated spot for this right in the front so it’s easily accessible. It also comes with a nice a plush changing pad (that has a designated area!
Frontcompartments: easily held my wallet and all boarding passes + important docs that I needed handy.
Straps are nicely padded and have a area that I could place my iPhone in (with case on!) so it’s on the front of me while carrying the pack. I even carried my son in his ERGO carrier on the front and the backpack on my back thru the airport.
Side mesh – held raisins and other snacks, toys, pacis, you name it!
Zippers – this bag unzips ALL the way, so you can lay it out when packing and open it from any side. No searching for the right side to open it on.
Hang it up! The two straps can be used to carry this by hand or hang from a clothes pole in a closet for easy access once you’ve reached your destination. I didn’t use this feature, but left it open for easy access during our trip.
Insulated pouch – this pouch held my little guy’s 2 – 4 oz juices, hand sanitizer, and 5 – 3.5 oz baby foods and kept it cool from the fridge. No ice pack needed! So nice walking through security and not having to toss an ice pack!
DVD or iPad holder – on the front there is a place for your electronics that keeps them safe and secure as well as can hold up a portable DVD player for viewing if you choose. For us, it also held his baby headphones for watching Toy Story 3 on the plane. Lifesaver!
Soiled diaper/clothing zippered bag – this thing was great when my little one had a messy diaper but I didn’t have anywhere to throw it on the plane. It contains the odors and keeps it away from everything else in your pack. It’s waterproof too! I took advantage of this bag many times 🙂
Hangs on your stroller! **Just make sure you are holding it as with other bags…you don’t want your stroller tipping over!
Things to note:
Weight – this backpack can get a little heavy depending on what you pack in it. For me, I’m 5’6 and had a 20lb baby on the front of me and this backpack and was fine. It got a little heavy after a while, but nothing crazy.
Lack of waist strap – this coincides with the above comment. Just like a good baby carrier, I think a waist strap would take some of the weight off the shoulders and distribute it more evenly.
On Planes: If fully stuffed, this bag does not fit under a plane seat, BUT it fits easily overhead. If you don’t pack heavily, then it fits just fine!
The Okkatots Travel Diaper Backpack is a great companion on travel trips either by plane or car. Honestly, I want to take it everywhere with me as my new diaper bag when we’re out and about. I would recommend this product to all moms who have multiple children as well. It organizes everything neatly for easy access. When I need to grab something with one hand, it’s there; In the spot I would place it.
Again, the Okkatots Travel Diaper Bag Backpack is larger than a normal travel bag for babies. There is a smaller travel backpack probably for everyday, but this suits my everyday. Just the diaper organization and insulted cooler (you don’t have to bring a separate lunchbox!) sold me. I got mine in Red, but they also have a variety of colors as well for a more neutral color if you desire.