Things sure have changed in the world of diaper bags since my kids were babies. In the past 7-10 years companies have come up with so many ideas for a diaper bag that will meet parents' needs as they go about their busy lives with their babies. As a product reviewer I've been invited to review quite a few diaper bags -- but since my kids are way past the diaper bag stage, I've never accepted the opportunities. After all, diaper bags aren't really relevant to our lives at this point, so I wouldn't be able to "road-test" any of them properly. I love reviewing products, but not enough to go around with a diaper bag!
Then Team Mom invited me to review the Clit-It Smart Diaper Bag System.
The Clic-It diaper bag has a series of clips on its side (inside and out) that allow you to attach different accessories, depending on the age and stage your baby is in. It comes with a zip-off messenger bag flap, a shoulder strap and a diaper pad. Accessories are sold separately, and include:
* Bottle Holder
* Insulated Tote
* Pacifier Holder
* Diapers & Wipes Case
* Organizer Pouch
Here's more information about Clic-It:
Clic-It is The Smart Diaper Bag System that easily changes to meet all your needs. It is designed to make it easier for you to care for your baby on the go. Personalize the system to meet your daily needs – take only the accessories you need with you, and hang them in easy-access, convenient positions on your diaper bag. The Clic-It quick release clip system (All you need is one hand to quickly attach or detach your baby's travel accessories with one simple "click") gives you the flexibility to design the diaper bag that works for you.
So why, you ask, have I decided to review a diaper bag? Because I think this is one diaper bag that I actually think parents can use long after their baby is out of diapers! I could see that from the moment I opened the Team Mom email and saw the photo of the bag itself:
It doesn't even look like a diaper bag! It could be any messenger bag that any girl or guy could be toting around. I love the lime-green messenger flap; it gives the bag a splash of stylish color that goes way beyond boring black (not that there's anything wrong with boring black -- you can actually zip the flap off if that's your thing). I knew I would totally use such a cute bag, so I accepted the review opportunity -- and I haven't been disappointed. The bag is really well made, with an easy-wipe interior and sturdy zippered pockets.
I'm a big fan of compartments, so I don't have to go rummaging in black holes. And I like that the accessories attach to the bag -- so you don't end up with a bunch of smaller bags in one big, black hole of a bag. The accessory system would have been a godsend when my kids were in diapers. As it is, I can think of more than a few ways we'll can use the Clic-It Diaper Bag and Accessories, even now:
* Laptop bag: The flat, thin messenger bag shape is perfect for carrying a laptop around! You can put peripherals like cables and USB sticks in the Gadget Case accessory, where you can access them easily from the side of the bag. And speaking of messenger bag.....
* Messenger bag: The Clic-It bag makes a great messenger bag! You can carry files and folders in it just as easily as you can carry wipes and teddies :)
* School bag: Right now the kids use backpacks, but I can easily imagine The Pea wanting to use a bag as stylish and practical as this when she gets to middle school. The organizer pouch is great for storing pens, rulers and erasers, and the Insulated Tote makes the perfect lunch box!
Honestly, I wish this had been around when my kids were babies. Oh well, the great thing about this diaper bag is that I can still use it, even now!
The clip that attaches the accessories to the main diaper bag is large and chunky, and I wish it was removable so that I could use the accessories on their own.
The Bottom Line
The Clic-It Smart Diaper Bag System is stylish and smart. With the convenient, versatile clip-on accessory system, you can tailor it to meet your baby's changing needs as he grows. It's a great investment that you'll be using even after your baby has grown up and out of diapers!
Win a Clic-It!
Clic-It is kicking off the “Gearing Up for Baby” contest from November 15 – December 24. Log onto www.clicitbag.com for details on how to enter for a chance to win a prize pack including a new Clic-It diaper bag and accessory assortment (retail value: $117.00).
Disclosure: I received a product sample courtesy of Team Mom. was not paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information is provided by the featured company/product and is clearly indicated as such. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.