OiOi Diaper Bags: A Mix Between Fashion and Functionality (Giveaway)

by Jill Berry

It was blue. Checkered, actually. Had a thick canvas shoulder strap. And there was an enormous Snoopy on the front.

I received it as a gift at the baby shower for my first child. There was no mistaking that it was a diaper bag.

By the time my second child was born, my diaper bag was a wreck. After months of overstuffing the zip just wouldn’t close. The complete lack of pockets meant that I had to dig through diapers, wipes, spare clothes, snacks, and assorted teethers to find the lone pacifier.

The strap had been trapped in the car door one too many times and was hanging on by a thread. And let’s not even talk about the spills and stains. Not a pretty sight.

So, I needed to find a new diaper bag, but I didn’t want a “diaper bag” if you know what I mean. I was on the lookout for something practical, but stylish. I wanted a bag that would hold all the baby gear, but also fit my wallet, keys, and phone.

I needed a bag that I could use for trips to the park, but also sling over my shoulder for a dinner out with my husband. I’m a get-up-and-go person and would prefer not to constantly switch my wallet and keys from the diaper bag to a purse. Was there a diaper bag out there that would suit my needs?

OiOi diaper bags may be the answer for you. The Oioi bags are stylish, yet practical. From Messenger bags, to Carryalls, to Hobo Bags, there is a bag to suit you.

The Oioi Diaper Bag I was sent was in the Oioi Carryall line. The soft yellow leather was buttery to the touch. I literally found myself stroking the leather. The tag line – “Oioi Sophisticated Baby Bags” — is well deserved.

What I liked about the bag is the construction. I’ve purchased diaper bags and even purses that would only retain their shape if the bag was stuffed full. The Oioi Carryall I was sent “stood” up on its own.

I was curious whether the bag would sag, but as I removed each wad of tissue paper the bag retained its shape. As I moved my wallet, keys, smartphone from my old bag to the new bag, the bag flexed as each item was added. There was no sagging or bulging.

The Carryall has two handles or an optional matching shoulder strap. The bag has oodles of pockets:

  • two roomy elastic pockets on either side of the bag, perfect for water bottles, wipe container, or other oversize items.
  • zippered pocket on the front of the bag, perfect for checkbook, passport, board books, or other flat items.
  • below the wide zippered pocket are two matching side-by-side zippered pockets. Each pocket would fit a smartphone, car keys, small wallet, or a teething toy or two. There’s also a bonus zippered pocket sewn in that would hold a pacifier or three.

The Carryall bag features two zippered compartments that are color coordinated with the bag’s fabric. The inside of the bag is nylon lined for easy cleanup of spills. When I opened the first section, I saw a roomy area with one zippered pocket and several mesh pockets.

What truly shocked me was the second of the two main compartments. The second section of the Oioi Carryall is divided in to three sections, which contatin a draw string nylon container for a baby botle or water bottle, a comfy changing mat with a velcro self-tie, and a baby wipe case. I don’t know about you but I have never seen a diaper that is so roomy and useful.

The Oioi Carryall measures 16″ wide, 11″ high, and 7″ deep. The Oioi Carryall is $140, but for that amount you are getting a bag that has far more storage space than your average diaper bag, and it is more stylish to boot! The bag is distributed through Brand Down Under, a distributor of Australia’s leading baby and maternity brands.

Enter to win!

OiOi Diaper Bags want to give away one Oioi diaperbag — a lizard carry all — including bottle holder and change mat value (a $160 value). Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

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I received an Oioi diaper bag to facilitate my review. I was compensated to write this post. The views expressed in this post are my own. I follow the tenets of Blog With Integrity.



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Jill Berry @MusingsfromMe is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writes…it depends on the day and her mood. While playing a writer on the internet, Jill has the gray hair AND blogposts from raising a kid, a preteen, and a teen. When not blogging at Musings from Me, Jill seizes family time whenever she can…dinner as a family, movie night, marathon family game sessions, traveling…you name it she wants to do it.

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1 Jessica Beard October 4, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Now that my son is a toddler, I need more room. I like the different compartments.

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2 coley r October 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm

oh my diaper bag is a disaster… just one big pocket.. this would be great with the dif pockets and slots

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3 Crissa Robertson October 4, 2012 at 2:41 pm

It would help me put things where they belong. I just busted two different pairs of sunglasses in my diaper bag because I just threw them in. BOOO :(
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4 Ashley S October 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I have a 3 year old and 1 year old.. and a bag with ZERO pockets.. and I always have to search for what I need!

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5 sarah diaz October 4, 2012 at 3:46 pm

i am pregnant with my first child, a boy and this would be a great gift! love it:)

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6 Eva October 4, 2012 at 4:16 pm

The diaper bag I’m using now has pockets on the outside that don’t close and no pockets inside, so it is a scavenger hunt to find anything!

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7 Mary Beth Elderton October 4, 2012 at 4:28 pm

A decent diaper bag (I’m with you–not a “diaper” bag!) is absolutely essential. Not only do new moms need to carry everything they always carry, but need to juggle that with baby stuff…and a baby. This bag looks like it has great dividers and pockets so that things stay where they can be easily found.

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8 Ashley H October 4, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Great gift for a friend who us having her first baby I’m guessing she is going to want to carry everything with her!

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9 katelyn October 4, 2012 at 10:37 pm

It would help keep me organized!

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10 PinkyPlatz October 4, 2012 at 11:30 pm

It will help me because it will fit everything I want/need to take with me wherever I go. Thanks for the giveaway!

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11 Chelsea October 5, 2012 at 12:00 am

I have a 5 year old and twin 3 year olds… needless to say we carry around a bunch of stuff! (most of it unnecessary) This would totally help me organize simply by having more compartments :)

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12 Laura Jacobson October 5, 2012 at 12:03 am

With a new baby on the way, it would really help for outings to be able to take along everything they need! I love how roomy it is!

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13 Heather Hayes Panjon October 5, 2012 at 12:27 am

It Would Be Used As A Diaper Bag/Purse, So Much Easier To Keep Track Of Everything !:)

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14 Christine October 5, 2012 at 12:51 am

This bag looks like it has great dividers and pockets.
Thanks for the chance!

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15 Susan P. October 5, 2012 at 1:47 am

All the pockets would be great to put all the stuff that is needed every time you go anywhere.

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16 Auri Lae October 5, 2012 at 5:40 am

We’re expecting a new baby in two weeks and are already overwhelmed trying to organize everything! Something like this would be awesome.

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17 Daiva October 5, 2012 at 6:31 am

My diaper bag is falling apart so a new one with compartments would help to stay organized and find the items I need right away

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18 brooke t October 5, 2012 at 6:55 am

so many pockets = great for toys, diapers, etc

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19 sandra October 5, 2012 at 7:54 am

it will separate things so i can find them easier

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20 Sheri October 5, 2012 at 8:24 am

This would be great for our baby due this winter!

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21 Karen Medlin October 5, 2012 at 8:45 am

This is awesome, lots of pockets to keep babies and older siblings snacks and toys in.

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22 barbara n October 5, 2012 at 9:17 am

So many compartments!!! Right now everything is just thrown into the same pocket and needless to say all gets lost in the very bottom! Would love to know where my keys, wipes, pacifier, toys are when I need them!

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23 Jenny October 5, 2012 at 10:03 am

My current diaper bag does not have separate little compartments – so that would really help to keep me organized.

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24 LaTanya October 5, 2012 at 10:40 am

Really great for traveling

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25 Jessica October 5, 2012 at 10:46 am

This bag will hopefully help me eliminate my purse and merge all into one bag!

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26 brittany odonnell October 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm

its nice and roomy which would help me keep things easy to grab and find which will come in handy with 3 young kids

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27 Sonya Morris October 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm

The two zippered pockets would help keep things separated!

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28 Nicole-Lynn October 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

This bag would be a great way to keep organized–a section for diapers, wipes, bottles, and toys! I love it.

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29 Heather S October 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm

I have for boys, ages newborn to 7 years old. This would help me stay organized with each kids’ snack and toys! It looks big enough for everything!

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30 LaVonne
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Well, I don’t know if it would help me be more organized but it would help me be better organized because I can’t find anything in my current diaper bag.
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31 Kathy Stevenson October 5, 2012 at 10:36 pm

All of the pockets will help me have a place for everything I need!

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32 Kelly Mena October 6, 2012 at 12:11 am

All the pockets would really help everything stay organized!

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33 Natalie S October 6, 2012 at 12:48 am

I have a 2.5 week old, a toddler that just turned 2 and a preschooler that just turned 4 – let’s just say I pack a lot of things when we head out! This bag would be perfect for everything!

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34 Vickie Couturier October 6, 2012 at 7:20 am

this would help my daughter in law get orgainized,she needs a pocket for everything,an with her first baby on the way,she doesnt have a clue how fast these pockets will fill up

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35 Mary W October 6, 2012 at 11:27 am

This would be great for traveling anywhere. It has pockets for things we don’t even know we need – yet! Great design and functionality!

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36 Lydia October 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I’m horrible at staying organized, and I can’t ever find the RIGHT bag. This one is cute and has so many awesome pockets!!
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37 mrsshukra October 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I want to give this to my niece who is pregnant with her first baby!

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38 lana October 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm

would help me keep all my baby stuff together

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39 Cheryl Rahkonen October 6, 2012 at 10:57 pm

This would be great to help me organize my purse. I would use it to keep my medications organized, baby items ready and handy and still be able to find my wallet and keys. I wouldn’t have to carry several bags with me everywhere.

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40 chana October 7, 2012 at 12:56 am

it would help me keep things in their own pockets so they would be easier to find

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41 ANGEL JACKLYN October 7, 2012 at 5:51 am

I’D BE ABLE TO USE IT AS A PURSE TOO, SINCE THERE ARE SO MANY POCKETS =)

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42 alexia October 7, 2012 at 9:06 am

this bag would really help my sister. She is pregnat with her second child and still has a toddler to boot.

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43 Teresa Thompson October 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I would like to win this for my daughter who is expecting her 3rd in March.

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44 S Carter October 7, 2012 at 5:54 pm

The pockets and great seperaters would keep me organized!

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45 Stephanie Phelps October 7, 2012 at 6:38 pm

This would be great for me because it has so many compartment for even my wallet and checkbook I would not even have to carry a purse making it one less thing I have to carry and keep up with

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46 Anne N. October 7, 2012 at 7:46 pm

This will be great to keep my 3 year old and newborn items organized.

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47 Sara Jennings October 7, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I recently found out I was pregnant and have been looking for a diaper bag! This one looks like it would be great to put all the newborn things in!!

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48 Mychiana B October 7, 2012 at 10:13 pm

It has different pockets and compartments. Can also be used as a purse

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49 Laura Lane October 7, 2012 at 11:29 pm

It would be a gift.

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50 Kelly H. October 8, 2012 at 12:14 am

By having different stuff in the different compartments.

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51 Addison Kat October 8, 2012 at 8:13 am

I love all the different compartments!! Everything in my bag gets mixed together and gets lost!

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52 maria October 8, 2012 at 10:02 am

it would help bc we don’t have one yet! so perfect! baby #1 due in february! thanks!

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53 HappyMomC October 8, 2012 at 10:47 am

With so many pockets I would be able to organize better.

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54 Daniel M October 8, 2012 at 1:00 pm

perfect to easily bring all the baby supplies

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55 Staci A October 8, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I have to carry completely different items for kids with a huge age gap, so the different compartments would let me grab their items easily.

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56 Lori p October 8, 2012 at 2:15 pm

I’d love to carry this instead of a purse and diaper bag. Everything has its own place.

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57 Katie October 8, 2012 at 3:17 pm

It will help me be able to fit everything I need in one place ant not have scramble finding things before we head out the door.

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58 Heather Kelly October 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I have 3 kiddos, a 5 year old, 3 year old who is potty training, so we need room in the diaper bag for a change of clothes, some grocery bags, and extra wipes, and a 3 month old! This bag would really help me stay organized for sure!
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59 Sylvia Ortiz October 8, 2012 at 3:45 pm

This bag would definately help my daughter-in-law with keeping all her necessities handy and organized when traveling back & forth on visits with the family (she stays on the Army base with my eldest son).

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60 Jennifer October 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I love all the different pockets!

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61 Melissa Belle October 8, 2012 at 5:13 pm

This bag would help me get organized for my baby due this November!!
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62 brad howard October 8, 2012 at 6:49 pm

i love the slots and compartments. I will be able to keep things orderly instead of in one big pocket that takes me forever to find anything. how frustrating! i hope to win

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63 Rhonda Clemens October 8, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Having a bag with many compartments will help me be much more organized & quicker to head out the door!

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64 Lacey J October 9, 2012 at 1:12 am

With a five year old and a 10 month old, we carry a ton of stuff around. This bag would help us stay organized with all the compartments and space it has to offer.

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65 TurkishMommy October 9, 2012 at 8:04 am

wow, this bag would make like easier, no wonder!

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66 TurkishMommy October 9, 2012 at 8:04 am

would make life* easier and of course liked it:)
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67 Alicia Ponce October 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm

This bag would help anyone get organized and it’s gorgeous.

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68 Lita October 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Love the bag! I would love to be more organized with all the compartments!

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69 Mona October 9, 2012 at 1:09 pm

This is nicer than my purse, ( that my daughters make fun of). Who hand me their diaper bags, when I often have my grand children. It would be nice to only carry ONE! Bag.

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70 Helen October 9, 2012 at 1:52 pm

the size and different compartments would be useful

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71 Tamra H October 9, 2012 at 5:24 pm

All the extra compartments would be great to have! Would be a lot easier to find things :)

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72 Norleans Louisiana October 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm

It has so much structure and doesn’t sag like the one I have. It’s easier to stay and keep it organized without everything falling into another. Thanks for the post and chance to win!

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73 Jeanine October 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm

The sections would remind me to put things in their proper place.

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74 Angie Vinez October 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Baby number 7 is coming this February, and since I’ll have 2 in diapers, I can definitely use all the organizing help I can get.
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75 Andrea Liss October 9, 2012 at 10:19 pm

this bag would help me stay organized with packing all the stuff needed for when i go out with my kids. usually i’m digging and digging trying to find anything all the time, so this bag may be my relief!

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76 Tonya Fullenkamp October 9, 2012 at 11:32 pm

I will take ANYthing if it means it’s going to help me get more organized. So this would help a lot.

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77 Rochel S October 10, 2012 at 1:57 am

Love the pockets! The bag i have now is one big pocket so i have to fish around every time I need to find something!

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78 Dominique October 10, 2012 at 7:13 am

I have a one year old and I’m 6 months pregnant with my next! This would help keep things separated and organized!

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79 Jennifer Clay October 10, 2012 at 10:47 am

I need this bag to help me get ready for my baby!

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80 Kristin Sawatzke October 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Our diaper bag is a disaster and we could use a new one!

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81 Jessica O October 10, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I have to bring a few changes of clothes, snacks and cloth diapers to daycare and this bag would be perfect for it all!

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82 Diana Hatch October 10, 2012 at 12:29 pm

My daughter who has two girls could use this for all the stuff they require her to carry

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83 Kimberly October 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I would love this bag — I could carry bottles, diapers, and wipes – in addition to everything else I need throughout the day! Thanks for the chance!

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84 Aimee October 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm

We are expecting and this bag would help me make sure I have everything I need and be able to find it. My last two kids the diaper bag was a MESS and I could never find anything.

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85 Sue H. October 10, 2012 at 5:04 pm

I think everything would fit just perfect in this bag. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! :)

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86 Alicia October 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm

The compartments would help me keep everything in order. Otherwise everything tends to be a complete mess!
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87 Amber L. October 10, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I would love having the different compartments to organize all the stuff I have to bring for my 2 kids. I use a big tote bag now so this bag would be a huge help.

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88 Fiona N October 10, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Definitely this awesome bag would help my sister who just got the 2nd child more organized when she go out or travel!
Thanks for the great giveaway!

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