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Twinneroo Review & Twin Diaper Bag Packing Tips

In my life as a mother of multiples there have been three major areas which I have struggled to find the perfect fit for our family: strollers, carriers, and diaper bags.

I recently had the opportunity to review the new Twinneroo Twin Diaper Bag from the creators of the TwinTrexx carrier. Both of these products have been designed by a mother of twins and she has created some great solutions to problems we tend to find in other bags and carriers. You can read my review of the TwinTrexx Carrier here.

The Twinneroo Twin Diaper Bag is made out of a durable canvas fabric that should hold up well with lots of use. It’s definitely not a fashion bag, but if you want a little more design, you could tie a scarf on to the handle or add some cute mini buttons to add flair. (ThirtyOne Gifts makes some cute bag flair!)

The canvas fabric helps the bag with one of it’s unique features, to be able to stay open wide without collapsing in on itself. The top of the bag actually has a metal frame inside of it, which creates a nice working space for getting in and out of your bag and keeps the Twinneroo open while you search inside!

The bag has a zip closure which is nice because twins getting into a diaper bag is disastrous and having entire pack of diapers dumping out car is not fun. The metal frame made the bag a little difficult to zip when it was packed at full capacity. I was able to get it to close a little more easily though by holding the tabs on the outside of the zipper while holding the frame together and then pulling the zipper with the other hand.

The bag is generously sized at 17.5″L x 14.5″H x 8″W, without being overwhelming. It comes with a single shoulder strap that crosses diagonally across the bag. The strap is great because the bag doesn’t swing out from under your arm when you go to pick up an infant carrier, etc.

Another unique feature of this bag is that it comes with 2 neutral colored inserts with several pockets to keep kid specific stuff. (one light, one dark brown) These mini bags are very similar to Thirty One Gift’s mini-organizers. If you need more than two for another sibling a black insert can be purchased separately at stuff4multiples.com.

I can’t tell you how many times I ended up changing diapers for 30 minutes when we were out because all of our stuff was in one bag. “Here’s a kid, here’s their bag.” You could also get creative and dress these bags up a little too! The divide and conquer technique just got a million times easier!

On the front outside of the bag there are two large, insulated pockets that can be used to keep food hot or cold. I was able to fit three large Playtex Drop-in bottles in each pocket. So that is a total of 6 large bottles! There are also pockets on the sides that can be used for items that don’t need to be insulated or things that you want to be able to get to quickly, aka YOUR stuff!

Inside the bag there are six mesh pockets that are the perfect size for disposable diapers and soft wipe packs. With every pocket full and the inserts loaded, I still had more room in the bag for an extra insert and a couple large blankets.

The diaper bag that was sent to me for this review is now being road tested by an awesome family with newborn triplets. She told me today that after a month of use they still love the bag. I am hoping that she will swing by this post and leave a note in the comments.

I want to end my review by sharing few tips for packing any diaper bag more efficiently for multiples.

Tips for Packing a Diaper Bag for Multiples

  • Roll blankets and clothing to help get it more compact and tighter.
  • Instead of large fluffy blankets, consider packing large light blankets like Aden and Anais Swaddle blankets. These blankets are great and can be used for a variety of purposes (nursing cover, to lay on the floor, provide shade over an infant carrier, etc.). They also roll up nicely and do not take up as much room as receiving blankets.
  • Use one piece rompers as emergency clothing pieces instead of 2+ piece outfits.
  • Carry a wetbag even if you don’t cloth diaper for soiled clothing. Store a few grocery store bags instead in case you have a really smelly diaper you can’t get rid of (or two!).

Do you have an diaper bag tips to share? Please add them in the comments below!

Disclosure Statement:  I was not compensated monetarily for this review.  I received a product in exchange for an honest and fair review.  All thoughts are my own.

 

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Jamie is a creative-techie mom, raising three boys under three (twins!) with her husband in Pennsylvania. Jamie now writes at The Red Robinson, www.theredrobinson.com

Comments

  1. When I’m really trying to save space in the diaper bag, I roll Nora’s extra outfit(s) and then put them in a ziploc bag and squeeze the air out. That way they don’t come unrolled and messy when getting in and out of the bag. As her clothes have gotten bigger, I’ve upgraded from a sandwich bag to a quart bag and get them at the dollar tree since they don’t have to prevent freezer burn, just stay shut. 🙂

  2. Jennifer says:

    We have been using the twineroo for about a month now with our triplets,and I really love it. We recently went out of town for the weekend and I was able to pack the bag with everything I needed for being out and about for 12 hours. I packed 3 cold bottles (the playtex ventaire will only fit two in the cooler pouch), but then also had 6 more bottles, a full change of clothes for each boy (we were doing some extended family pics), burp cloths, 2 sets of bibs, enough diapers for the day, 2 cans of formula, a baby first aid kit, dish soap and a bottle brush. And we had a little room to spare. The only thing is that it gets difficult to zip when it is really full. One of my other favorite things is that it has the little organizers, which I pack with diapers, wipes and A&D. That way when we are out I can have the bag in the car and just grab the smaller organizer when changing diapers. Overall I love it and am so thankful to have the bag!!

  3. Thanks for sharing Jennifer! I’m glad the bag is working for you all, I know you guys will be putting it through it’s paces. 🙂

  4. I love this diaper bag!, January 28, 2010Just so you know, I was so tlrehlid with this bag that I was tempted to post a review right after I opened the package but to be fair, I waited until I could test this bag out in many different scenarios.First of all, I’m a mom of twins, so I needed a super large bag to accommodate both babies. I ended up buying this bag and also the ultra small Ju Ju Be (BeTween) bag for certain day trips, which I’ll explain below. After researching what seemed like all of the bags on the market, I ended up reading about this bag online and made the bold move to purchase one without ever seeing one in person. I bought the black/silver bag and was a little bummed because I thought it was going to be boring compared to the cute brown/pink one I really wanted but knew my husband wouldn’t carry. When my package arrived in the mail, I was tlrehlid that it looked better than I had imagined it would. Everything about this bag is well constructed from the pockets to the hardware to the fabric. I was unsure about the quality of the fabric from the photo, and to be honest, I still don’t know what material they use, but it’s durable and has a satin sheen without being too feminine. It’s also waterproof and machine washable (but be sure to wash on gentle and hang dry)! Another thing I love is that you can ditch your purse when needed because of the great mommy pocket in the front that has a place for everything.OK, here are my real-life scenarios to base my review upon:GOOD FOR: OVERNIGHT USE / TRAVELING / SWIMMING LESSONS This is the perfect bag for overnight use and travelling. You can literally fit everything for the babies in this bag including several changes of clothes, formula/snacks, diapers, etc. The reason I was originally looking for a new bag was because I needed something roomy for swimming lessons. I didn’t have enough room in my old bag to fit all the stuff I needed (including towels). This bag fits everything I need for the pool, plus it’s waterproof, so I feel comfortable putting wet clothes/towels in the bag for the ride home.NOT SO GOOD FOR: QUICK TRIP TO GROCERY STORE / VISITS TO THE DOCTOR / STROLLING THE CITY Maybe this isn’t the best bag for a quickie trip because it is very large. When I go to the grocery store, I always bring my smaller bag but I always leave the Be Prepared diaper bag in the back of our SUV since that is where we prefer to change the boys when needed. Also, we like to take the babies for walks around the city streets to shop and eat but we’re always pretty close to the car. Again, I take the smaller bag for diaper changes/bottles only, leaving the big bag in the car loaded with extra bottles, diapers and changes of clothes, just in case it’s needed.Overall, great bag! I love it and also love my smaller Ju Ju Be bag!

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