My son turned a year old last month! Pretty exciting stuff, but a year isn't as long as it used to feel like it was, and it's definitely not a long enough time period for a second time around Mom to go through 4 diaper bags. I couldn't for the life of me find a bag suitable for myself, my son, and my 7 yr old. It obviously wasn't from a lack of trying either! The main issue was that no matter what I always ended up needing a second bag that I didn't want to carry. I already had a baby, a carseat, a diaper bag and a 7 year old dragging along behind me.
I came across this bag randomly one day. I wasn't even looking for a new diaper bag...I'd given up hope in all honesty! II checked out the features of this bag and it looked promising. The spacious main compartment with plenty of pockets to organize items for all 3 of us is what sold me on taking a chance on yet another bag...
I am so darn glad I went for the buy with this! It's everything I'd been searching for and more! The first thing I noticed was the materials go ñ it is made of are top notch. The fabric is stylish, easy to wipe clean, durable and all around just great quality. The stitching is just as well done. (I had one of the dud bags fall apart at the seams after a week of LIGHT use. WTH right?!)
From my experience I learned that great craftsmanship is the most important thing to look for with a heavy use item like a diaper bag. I feel that someone put great thought into the creation of this product. They also put time and effort into it and that shows through in every aspect of this bag.
I have now been using this for just over two weeks and the thing looks just as eye pleasing as it did coming out of the packaging! It holds it's shape wonderfully. The choice of straps is useful. For me it's easiest to carry it across my shoulder and the clip on strap is plenty long enough to carry it with ease. The compartments included are PERFECT! I love the inner zipper pocket that is almost hidden towards the back upper part of the bag. I didn't know it was there myself until 2 days of use. It's great for tucking things out of sight for safe keeping, such as cash or jewelry or any other valuable items you don't want to lose. There is a large zipper pocket on the outside back part of the bag that is great for my stuff. The big pocket has little pockets lol. The larger of the two is the perfect length for me to slip my phone into. I am able to store my everyday items I need on the go all right there in that one large pocket with pockets lol. It replaces having to carry a purse around too!! Which is exactly what I've been needing. All the other past bags never offered the appropriate space...and I'm so happy that's no longer an issue.
My son's bottles slip in the side insulated pocket with plenty of room for his snacks and two of the food pouches he loves. My daughters shorter sized water bottle along with a few snacks little snacks or sometimes a few small toys she likes to take on the go, slip in to the other side pocket and everything fits perfectly.
There is a pocket on the inside for wet items!! I LOVE the way that it is part of the bags opening "flap". It gives you a sense of protection for your other items that are in the main compartment. It's well designed and waterproof. The zipper is high up on the "flap" and it ensures that there will be no leakage from it onto anything else.
My absolute favorite thing about this bag is the way that the main compartment area opens! I haven't seen this design feature before and I don't know why because it has been a game changer for me! Ok...So...The zippered opening is on the front side of the bag rather than being on the top like a standard duffle bag or diaper bag would have. It may not sound like it would work well...But, it does! I can see everything that I have packed inside. I can picka change of clothes for my son if he gets messy in seconds. I can locate a much loved toy during a tantrum in the blink of an eye. I love this design feature SO much! It's the most useful feature of all in my opinion. There is an elastic banded, sort of triangular, portion of fabric on each side of the bags opening "flap" and it's a smart addition to it. It helps to hold everything inside from spilling out and it keeps the open "flap" in place from folding under the bottom. I don't know how best to describe the usefulness and appeal of this feature, I just know I LOVE IT!!
My new Hafmall diaper bag is going to have a very long life of use ahead of it! It is perfect for many of life's adventures. I plan to use this as a day bag, overnight bag, weekend bag, my whatever I need it for bag, long after my son is out of diapers.
This is worth every cent and I will be raving on about for years to come! It's been a game changer for my little family and we get out the door a bit faster now with using this bag too. Not sure how it does that magic but I'll take it lmao.
I recommend this to everyone! It doesn't matter if you are a Momma or not this bag is still EVERYTHING and useful for EVERYONE!!