Searching for a Diaper Bag That Works with Cloth Diapers? Check out the My Chickadee Carryall! {plus giveaway!}

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I am a researcher! I want to know all about something and how good it is BEFORE I buy. When I was creating my baby registry, one of the most necessary (I think!) things was just stumping me! What diaper bag to get?! Jeez, who would have thought that would be the thing I couldn’t figure out!

A while back I posted: ‘Packing a Diaper Bag When You Use Cloth Diapers…You Can Fit More Than You Think!’ It started a big discussion on our Facebook page. I wanted to know what everyone thought was the best bag to use. Some like to keep it small and some go BIG. I’m not a ‘take only the absolute necessities’ kind of girl myself, so I find I need a decent amount of space to fit all my stuff!

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Janina Ma, Founder and CEO of My Chickadee, contacted me because she wanted to be able to share her diaper bag with All About Cloth Diapers readers. I did receive the bag for free, however this review is my honest opinion.

From the start, Janina was wonderful to work with. She has been so easy to communicate with and really just wants to make using cloth diapers and babywearing easier for all of us moms by providing great bags that really do fit everything perfectly!

I have two other high quality diaper bags that I used before getting the My Chickadee. I honestly was a little on the fence about the patterns. I wasn’t sure any of them were quite me. Let me tell you… I was in love with this bag from the moment I took it out of the box. The photos don’t do the bag or the pattern justice. I seriously think it is the perfect summer pattern! My Chickadee introduces new patterns and colors throughout the year. No joke, my husband even commented on what a nice bag it was. And he doesn’t notice or mention anything about my purses or bags usually.

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First thing I really like about this bag is its size. It’s big without being BIG! It measures 14”x12” with a 7” gusseted bottom. I can fit 4 diaper changes, wetbag, changing pad, wipes, spray, bottle/sippy, water, change of clothes, travel food AND my wallet, cell and keys. Best part is it doesn’t look like the bag is going to explode.

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Next thing I love are the separate compartments. There is a zippered closed section in the middle of the bag that creates two sections for easy organization. I stored all my important personal stuff in there and didn’t worry about losing it because it was always zippered. The compartments allow you to use the bag with 2 kids and totally separate their stuff so you know what goes with who.

Or you can separate the wetbag and changing pad away from other items and just keep the rest on the other side. Since I only have one baby, that’s what I did and it made it VERY easy to find everything. My parents and husband didn’t have to tear the whole bag apart looking for one thing now, they could just see it when they looked in!

One other thing that totally sets this bag apart from other diaper bags available on the market…the changing pad! Seriously, this pad is the nicest one I have ever seen. It folds back up neatly and has its own closures. It is made of a soft leatherette material that is VERY easy to clean. And, of course, the other side is made of fabric that matches your bag. Also available is a matching large wet bag! Love that! I’m not going to lie, I am not amazing at coordinating things, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want them to be! Here, it all looks good together.

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My Chickadee is very conscious of being green and safe for baby. It’s run by a mom of three after all! All of their products comply with CPSIA standards and are Lead, BPA & Phthalate free.

I’ve washed my wetbag a few times (hang to dry) and it still looks great! I haven’t had to clean the actual bag yet, but it’s always better to spot treat when you can (I think it helps to keep a bag newer longer). It is machine washable though, so don’t worry about stains or spills!

I am so glad the Janina contacted All About Cloth Diapers with her product. I have packed up my other diaper bags and plan to use this one all summer long! This is a boutique quality bag without the boutique price! My Chickadee Designs also offers free shipping in the US. Janina has been kind enough to offer All About Cloth Diapers readers 10% off in their My Chickadee shop. Use code allaboutclothdiapers .

Finally, Janina and My Chickadee Designs is also generously doing an amazing giveaway of one Carryall bag, winner chooses the pattern! You don’t want to miss this! Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter. Thank you and good luck!

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About Jennifer Reinhardt

Jennifer is a 33 year old SAHM to one beautiful little girl named Sophia. She closed her business, Curves, when she found out she was pregnant so she could stay home with her. Jennifer fell in love with cloth diapers even before Sophia was born and searches for ways every day to share the love!

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160 Responses to “Searching for a Diaper Bag That Works with Cloth Diapers? Check out the My Chickadee Carryall! {plus giveaway!}”

  1. Tannis W Says:

    I like the divided carryall in kaleidoscope teal. In a great diaper bag, I would look for lots of pockets, possibly an insulated pocket, and washable fabric.

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  2. Jennifer Says:

    I look for big enough to hold 2 kids worth of cloth diapers but not looking like a duffle bag! and some small pockets for the little stuff that you end up digging for!
    I would probably choose the thistle blueberry

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  3. Constance Baird Says:

    I love the thistle-latte. It looks very whether and pretty. For a diaper bag I want something big, roomy, well made and affordable. :)

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  4. Tosia Says:

    I like the Thistle Latte print!!! As for what I like in I diaper bag…..space lots and lots of space!!!! I’m a classic over packer. So if there isn’t enough room for everything I moving on to the next bag!!! I also like lots of pockets to keep things like food and snacks separate from things like rash creams sunblock and bug spray!!! A bag can never have too many pockets!!!!

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  5. LeShe' S Says:

    Love the divided carryall in kaleidoscope- teal. This bag looks awesome. I love for things to have there on place.

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  6. Sybil Says:

    I have been searching for a good cloth diaper bag that didn’t break the bank. This looks perfect!

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  7. Sarah S Says:

    just getting into cloth diapers with my newborn, curious about a good diaper bag.

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  8. April Says:

    Ooh the carryall looks amazing. I like the teal.

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  9. Marie Says:

    My boys are 8 years apart. Would love a diaper bag to carry everything!

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  10. Julie M Says:

    I like the Kaleidoscope- Teal pattern. I like a diaper bag that has outside pockets for cell phone, keys, and wallet. I don’t like to dig around in the bag or try and get into interior pockets to quickly retrieve this stuff.

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  11. Brenda P Says:

    I would choose the kaleidoscope teal pattern for the divided carryall. I love that there are separate compartments in this diaper bag! That’s one thing I feel is a necessity so that things don’t get all jumbled around. Different strap options might be nice too!

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  12. Lisa Carey Says:

    I really like the divided bag in the thistle latte pattern. I might have to have this bag!

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  13. Sara Strum Says:

    Thistle latte divided carry all. I love a bag with room and pockets. A fluffy changing pad is nice. I only with this bad had backpack straps too.

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  14. cecilia leon Says:

    The teal carry all ! Its suoer cute

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  15. Jessica Says:

    The divided carryall looks wonderful. Love the thistle latte pattern. I never did find a good diaper bag with my first one with cloth diapers. Pregnant again and hunting for a new one. Love machine washable bags. My last one wasn’t and I felt like it just got so dirty. Not what you want when you are carrying baby food and bottles around. Want something that can get clean.

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  16. Lyndsay Says:

    I love the teal kaleidoscope carry all! I really am always on the hunt for a bag big enough to carry diapers and my stuff without looking like I carry too much. I also like a bag that doesn’t look like it’s just for baby.
    I would like to see a changing pad that can attach to the bag and not fall out or take up extra space.

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  17. Jessica Says:

    I really like the thistle carry all. I’m not really a bag person or a purse person but obviously need to carry with my little wearing diapers. I like to carry ONE bag that I can put diapers and all the changing necessities as well as my wallet, phone, camera, drink in. Dividing pockets are a necessity!!!

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  18. april h Says:

    I love the Kaleidoscope in teal. For me the most important thing in bags is to have lots of pockets or dividers, that way everything can stay organized and be very easy to get to quickly!

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  19. Rachel Says:

    I like the kaleidoscope teal carry all. I will soon have two in diapers soon definitely need LOTS of space!

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  20. katherine Says:

    I like the Blooms-Coral print. In a diaper bag, I love pockets everywhere!!!!

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  21. Brandi Powell Says:

    I love the thistle latte pattern. I need a diaper bag that is a decent size as I tend to over pack, although I’m really trying to improve upon this! I like the two different sections, and I really like having pockets in a diaper bag that helps keep things organized.

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  22. Anne Says:

    Looks like a great diaper bag!!!

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  23. Nikki Brinlee Says:

    I love that the bag is divided. Makes keeping things in a large bag much easier! My favorite pattern is the Kaleidoscope Teal!

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  24. Linoshka Givans Says:

    I need a bag with a lot of space, I have 2 children so I pack for 2, lots of pockets or compartments and cute, regular diaper bags usually fall of shoulder, so if it is a messenger or backpack even better, oh! and it also needs to be affordable.

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  25. Ashley C Says:

    Divided carryall in Thistelatte. A key fob thing to clip car keys to would be nice too!

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  26. Julie C Says:

    Kaleidoscope teal! I so need a comfortably large, cloth diaper friendly bag!

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  27. Kristina Says:

    I’m thinking the Kaleidoscope Coral… but it’s so hard to choose!

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  28. KD Says:

    Thistle Blueberry is my favourite print (in a divided carryall). I like a few pockets to store things, then lots of space for my fluff!

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  29. leilani Says:

    I would choose the carry all in the kaleidascope latte, and as far as features, I’d like to see a messenger style bag

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  30. Katie V Says:

    I would love the divided carryall bag! Diaper bags with lots of compartments and pockets always work best for me! (Plus, my favorite fabric right now is chevron)

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  31. teresa Says:

    Im expecting my first and have been searching for a bag!! I love this blog and can’t wait to check out chickadee. Love ask the patterns and styler of this bag!!

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  32. Becky Naylor Says:

    I like the Thistle-Latte print carry all. While I am a minimalist, when it comes to baby, you can never have too much with you. About the time you think you’re only going to be gone an hour, baby either has wardrobe malfunctions, sudden pukies, or you run into an old friend and an hour turns to four. And packing for a day with a conventional bag means two bags.

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  33. Bri Sherman Says:

    I like the kaleidoscope teal bag. And I want something that’s truly functional while being cute at the same time. :)

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  34. Brittney E. Says:

    This bag seems great! I would love to win one.

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  35. Amanda D Says:

    I really like the Thistle blueberry pattern. I have been looking for a good diaper bag since we decided to cloth diaper our now 3 month old son a few weeks before he was born. This looks  like a great bag that caters to cloth diapering Moms… the included wet bag has won me over for sure!

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  36. Kate Says:

    I would get the carryall in grey and teal kaleidoscope. What I look for most in a diaper bag are compartments that are easy to access and external pockets for mom stuff such as cell and keys.

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  37. Barb G Says:

    Oh definitely need a big bag for cloth! I always over pack.for my day and there’s never enough room :-(

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  38. Natasha Hohmann Says:

    I like the blooms coral version of the CHICKADEE DIVIDED CARRYALL.
    I’d love too see this sort of thing in a napsac. Some times it just seems more practical for certain outings..

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  39. Sommer Willis Says:

    I like the carryall in coral blooms! I like to see lots of pockets in a diaper bag for organization.

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  40. Tara Says:

    I love the teal Kaleidoscope pattern! So cute! Features that I look for are nice and big, easy to clean, and compartments and pockets so I can organize everything!

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  41. Kelly Sands Says:

    I love the Thistle-Latte! It would be awesome to have a bag big enough for 2, with 1 in cloth diapers and not feel like it’s going tobexplode. I definitely like the seperated compartments, makes being organized easier.

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  42. Dani Sue Stringer Says:

    I really like the Kaleidoscope Coral. I like tgat it’s not obviously a diaper bag. The different compartments are great.

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  43. Anna Colasurdo Says:

    I’d pick either the Thistle-Latte or the Kaleidoscope-Coral! I love that it’s washable and big enough for cloth diapers!

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  44. Sabrina Radke Says:

    I love a bag that has plenty of room and organization! I really love the Kaleidoscope-
    Teal and the Thistle-Latte divided caryall :)

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  45. Alison Milne Says:

    This bag looks great! I look for a bag that is wide enough, and has lots of pockets, so everything doesn’t end up piled on top of itself. I love the divided carryall in the thistle latte, and blooms coral prints.

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  46. Heather Says:

    This bag looks awesome!!! I’m always trying to figure out how to pack my bag right.

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  47. Dawne Says:

    Love the teal kaleidoscope carryall! I need 2 diaper bags for my brood, this one looks nice and compact but roomy :)

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  48. Katie Says:

    The Kaleidoscope-Teal is my favorite! Love the roominess without the huge bulky bag!

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  49. Laura Alcantar Says:

    The bag looks well made i would love to try it . I would take it everwhere and i would choose the Thistle-Latte print. I need a diaper bag that has more compartments for cloth diapering mamas and this would work for us. Thank you for the giveaway . (:

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  50. Jessica Says:

    I would pick the Kaleidoscope- Coral print. I look for a diaper bag with plenty of pockets and compartments that is easy to wipe clean.

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  51. Charley Says:

    I love the thistle prints in the carryall bag!

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  52. Sarah Battle Says:

    I would pick the carryall in blueberry thistle :) I’m in need of this bag!

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  53. chaya Says:

    carryall-blooms_coral

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  54. Julie V. Says:

    I would love love love the divided carry all bag. It looks beautiful! I love a diaper bag that has a changing pad as well as lots of storage space. :-)

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  55. Aylin Says:

    I need pockets and space! The carryall looks awesome!

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  56. cassidy Says:

    I’d pick the divided carry all in coral :)
    And I’m looking for space enough to carry what I need without being overly bulky. Love these bags and is awesome you are doing a giveaway!

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  57. Melissa Says:

    I would pick the chickadee divided carry all. I love a diaper bag with lots of pockets and lots of space

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  58. Yehimy Says:

    Thank you for writing this! I’ve been looking into a perfect cloth diaper-friendly bag. Would love to win this!

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  59. mary Says:

    I think the changing clutch is awesome!

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  60. Judith Martinez Says:

    I love the chickadee divided carryall!

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  61. Anne Perry Says:

    I like the divided in kaleidoscope. I’d like to see a bag with built in changing pad and accompany wetbag.

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  62. Lisa Says:

    Awesomeness! Hope I win the bag, looks great :)

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  63. Amanda Alvarado Says:

    I think I’d pick the Kaleidoscope-Coral print. I love a bag with a big room main compartment and several smaller inside pockets. That way I can put the small items in the pockets and big items that won’t get lost in the main compartment!

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  64. Sarah M Says:

    I like the carryall in kaleidoscope blue. I really need lots of compartments and and good heavy duty straps that don’t dig into your shoulder while trying to carry baby too!

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  65. Sarah M Says:

    I love the carryall, but I think I would go with the changing clutch. I have one and love it, but cloth diapers don’t fit in it very well…this one looks much more roomy!

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  66. Lindsay Millwood Says:

    Divided Carry all is nice!I like the Thishle Latte

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  67. Mackenzie Ann Quintal Says:

    This would be perfect for our baby boy who is due August 7th. We are cloth diapering for the first time, though this is our third baby. We had planned on just using our diaper bag from my second child, but one like this would be perfect to help us organize our cloth diapers, and it would be so nice to have a nice new diaper bag for our little boy. The thistle-latte is a beautiful pattern.

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  68. leah Says:

    in kaledascope- teal…

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  69. Stormy Reyes Says:

    I like the thistle latte carry all. Although I really like the changing clutches too. Now that I wear my baby on my back I need to switch from my backpack and these look really cute without being cutesy. Does that make sense?

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  70. leah Says:

    i would love to win one!

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  71. Katie Byrd Says:

    I love the carryall design.

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  72. Catie Says:

    I’d get the divided carryall in Kaleidoscope, Coral!

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  73. Meghan L. Says:

    The carryall would be perfect. I love the separate compartments and the zipper is a must. I am also loving the snack bags.

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  74. Brandy Says:

    Love the divided carryall- the long straps and how roomy it is make it a perfect diaper bag!!

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  75. Kiersten Says:

    I am trying to find a new diaper bag for our second baby coming in a couple months and having a hard time finding one I like. This would be great!

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  76. Ashley B Says:

    I like the Thistle-Blueberry carryall for my 2 little boys, one of whom is due in September. They’ll both be in cloth diapers – compartments are going to be key!

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  77. denise Says:

    Def the carry all.having a 4 yr old and another on the way, I need all the space I can get.

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  78. Sheena H Says:

    I am a total overpacker. I take enough stuff for 2 kids when I only have 1 baby. I would much rather have to much stuff than get caught in a situation in which I didn’t have something! I am about to have another baby so I desperately need a bigger bag for all their stuff! I love the coral carryall. I think the bag would keep me better organized!

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  79. Suzanne Says:

    I love the teal carry all! I look for bags that are machine washable. We have 2 in cloth and I can never seem to keep the diaper bag clean. Most bags are not washing machine safe and our boys have destroyed more than I care to remember!

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  80. Alex Says:

    The carryall! I love having a diaper bag that can carry all of babies stuff and my phone wallet and keys because in reallity who wants to carry around a diaper bag and a purse?

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  81. Sarah Says:

    kaleidoscope teal! i have a lands end bag and it was soooooooo much better than the cheapo i got at my shower, but it’s short and long so most of the time the stuff i need (which tends to be bulky) kinda mushrooms out the top… it’s kinda pointless. i’d love large compartments and a long adjustable strap so i can cross-body it or not, small compartment on the outside for my stuff :)

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  82. Tammie Says:

    The divided carryall seems to take the cake for me. I like to have everything organized and in its own space. I do think they should consider a backpack version though. I have a PPB that I love for that very feature. But I love large compartments and anything that enhances the cloth diaper experience will help #makeclothmainstream. :)

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      She is very open to suggestions! I’m sure it might be something they consider as the business takes off more Tammie! Thanks for sharing!

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  83. Charlotte R Says:

    My favorite carryall print is the kaleidoscope teal. I love the fact that it is fairly light weight and Complies with CPSIA standards; Lead, BPA & Phthalate free

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  84. Denae V Says:

    The current bag I use isn’t machine washable, so I love this fact. Also, I love the color of the one you reviewed.

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  85. April Says:

    I love the divided carry all in kaleidoscope coral. I need something big enough for two in cloth.

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  86. Emily S Says:

    I’m always torn between being able to carry a small bag of necessities or taking the whole kit and caboodle to be Red Cross ready. Lol

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  87. Stephanie E Says:

    Love the divided carryall. I really like to have outside pockets, at least one inside pocket and enough room to easily carry a bunch of stuff!! This bag looks great!

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  88. Tamara Says:

    I like the divided carryall. I love blues and greens, but I’m not sure I saw a pattern I loved. I have three kids and am hoping for more, so I definitely need a bad with space and pockets to keep things organized. I do like outer pockets for keeping sippy cups within easy reach. Also, I
    am toying with a diaper backpack because I’m always feeling uneven with a heavy bag.

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  89. Marilyn Says:

    I would pick the Thistle Latte Divided Carryall. I am due with my 2nd baby in a few months. Since I will still be cloth diapering my toddler then, I need a diaper bag that is spacious, easy to organize, and easy to clean!

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  90. Elena Says:

    I think I’d like the divided carryall…from your review it seems like exactly what I’m looking for!

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  91. Steph M Says:

    The divided carryall in teal…um I can’t remember the pattern (mobile here)…the first of the teal patterns. I need lots of compartments! Cloth diapers take lots of space!

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  92. ruth Says:

    The carryall looks amazing. I love the divided main compartment. That is what my current bag is missing. I would choose the teal. Beautiful.

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  93. Jessica W Says:

    Thinking that a diaper bag like the divided carryall would be wonderful, separating the necessary items for easier organization.

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  94. Lee-Anna S Says:

    I’m really liking the teal kaleidoscope pattern! I am desperately in search of a diaper bag that has pockets and dividers to organize my life! I put so much time in to my diaper bag right now, and as soon as someone else goes in it, all the organization is gone because there isn’t obvious divisions for things… I need organization!!! :)

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  95. Sarah B Says:

    Thistle blueberry. I’ve only ever used a 1-pocked bag (no good!) and a backpack (works well in some ways and not at all in others). I’d love to try out a carryall bag! Multiple pockets are a must; as is being able to hold cloth diapers. A place to put snacks is a must for us.

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  96. Tanya Says:

    I am such an overpacker. I may be a girl, but I abide by the Boy Scouts’ whole “Be Prepared” thing. You should see me pack for a vacation. ;) I need space in a diaper bag. Lots of it! It needs to have pockets/compartments to keep everything organized. And it needs to be easy to clean. Oh, and I also want it to look fashionable (hey, I’m shallow like that). Those are my requirements. And if it’s a reasonable price, that’s even better.

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  97. Lisa S Says:

    Love the carryall in kaleidoscope blue color. Enough compartments and room for all the stuff.

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  98. Gabrielle Laha Says:

    I soooo need a better diaper bag!

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  99. Shanon Steffy Says:

    Would love a diaper bag that would work with cloth diapering 2 boys!

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  100. Lisa S Says:

    This looks like an awesome bag!

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