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.