I've been using this bag for about two weeks now and even though it is technically a yoga bag, I use it as a diaper bag. Or more accurately as a toddler bag for Jude. Normally when I am out and about with Jude I have an extra pair of pants and undies just shoved in my purse along with some snacks and possibly a drink. And I know at least three different times now a sippy cup has somehow opened up and spilled inside my purse. Ugh. Just yesterday we were out and even though Jude doesn't really have accidents anymore, he still managed to pee on his underwear while sitting on the potty and so I got to put his wet undies wrapped in paper towels into my Michael Kors purse . And it made me wish I had used my Aurorae sling backpack instead because it has a section in it that has a wet liner which would have been a far better place to store those wet undies. So even though Jude doesn't really need a diaper bag anymore, he does need something.
This bag has worked out really well for us. It has tons of pockets so that snacks don't have to end up in the same pocket as wet undies. Its really durable and well made. I really like how it wraps around your body and distributes the weight of what you are carrying so it isn't all pushing on one shoulder. And because it is a backpack style it doesn't get in the way of holding Jude on my hip. It has a mesh pocket on the side that is perfect for water bottles, sippy cups, bottles, whatever so that if they do leak or spill it isn't all over the inside where your phone or wallet would be. The bag does have a cell phone pocket on the front of the strap, which I liked until my phone fell out of it. I have an iPhone 5 and a pretty slim case so if you had something bigger you might not have the problem but I won't be putting my phone in there again! I think it could be improved by having a snap or something to keep your phone from sliding out. Another improvement I could see is that the zippers on the bag are all on the opposite side of what I would want. I'd love to be able to just slide the bag around so that I could get into the pockets while wearing it, but where the zippers are now you have to take the bag off to get into anything without it being awkward.
The Aurorae sling backpack also makes a good gym bag and with how it holds a yoga mat I'm sure it makes for an awesome yoga bag, but I don't do yoga so I couldn't tell you anything about that. So if you are looking for a bag to use with kids that is a little more practical and not totally girly or if you are looking for a great gym/yoga bag, check it out at www.auroraeyoga.com or enter to win one of your own!
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