This post was written by Linzy of Crawfish Tales. While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% honest.
With a four year old, we were in the system of leaving the house with no supplies. No need for diapers, wipes or extra clothes. But now that baby #2 just entered our lives three months ago. We are getting back into the routine of packing up enough for a weekend trip just to leave the house for a couple of hours.
I will admit that I hate diaper bags. I don’t like all the baby patterns or the hard plastic. I mean come on, why can’t it look like it has some style? So I am a tough candidate to test out a diaper bag. But I have had the opportunity to check out Skip Hop’s Forma Backpack Diaper Bag.
YES! Not only does it look cute, it is a backpack. When you are trying to navigate two kids, one being mobile you need all the hands you can get so I LOVE the backpack feature. On the back, out of sight, out of mind.
And when I said pack enough for a weekend trip I meant that literally. I did pack up the Forma Backpack Diaper Bag for a weekend trip for Easter. Here’s what I managed to fit in it:
- outfits and spares for three days
- shoes and socks
- diapers, nighttime diapers and wipes for three days
- pack n play sheets and a blanket
- pacifiers, toys, a baby monitor
- formula for three days, bottles (in the exterior pockets)
- and the sleep suit. And it was not even busting at the seams.
I love that it has the two pouches in the front. One is insulated which was great for snacks and a juice box for my older kiddo. I am all about convenience and the fact that it can hook on to a stroller is amazing. This makes it even more convenient and would be great for anything from an amusement park outing to navigating an airport. Another perk? I have seen that the changing pad pocket can also hold a laptop which means that this would be useful to mommy even after the diapers are gone.
The Skip Hop Forma backpack comes in two colors: black and peacock and retails for around $70.00. I am impressed with this diaper bag for sure. It has long term use and can go beyond the baby stage and grow with the child. Thumbs up to Skip Hop for this for design and function!