Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mama's Got a New (Diaper) Bag: The Bumble Collection REVIEW

I am in love.

No, seriously. I am as in love as you can be with a baby accessory.

The Busy Bee Backpack from The Bumble Collection's new Buzz line arrived tonight and I have spent the last couple of hours "playing" with it. I'm like a kid with a new toy. It's truly like no other diaper bag I have ever seen. It's like they read my mind.

It has everything I need.

As you know, I am blessed with two little boys born a year and a day apart. My current diaper bags just weren't working for us. I needed more room and, not only that, I needed a bag that was easy to use. When I am out and about with the boys, I usually have them both in the front part of the cart (If I'm lucky enough to find a grocery cart that is a double). If not, I take the double stroller in.

I needed a bag that I could fit EVERYTHING in so I would just have the bag, the stroller and the boys. I wasn't sure it existed. THIS is the bag! See, with two boys that are both in diapers, both crawling, and both need to be carried everywhere, I need my hands and I need a bag that has lots of room and is difficult for them to get into (I can't tell you how many times one of my darlings has EMPTIED the diaper bag in the grocery store aisle while I turned for 10 seconds to grab some milk). I also need a diaper bag that doesn't slip off my shoulder and allow the contents to fall all over the place. In addition, I need a bag that has room for both of the boys items in compartments that are easy to get to one handed. This bag has all of that. Seriously!

Here are my favorite things about The Busy Bee Backpack from their new Buzz line:

Feature: Backpack, Messenger, Stroller Bag in Exclusive Bee Quilt with lining in Exclusive Print
My Comment: I LOVE that it's versatile. I can throw it on my back and have both hands free for when I have to carry the boys at the same time. I also love that it can be used on the shoulder or across the chest and I really really think the straps for the stroller are just genius! You can clip it on the stroller and it doesn't slip.

Here is a photo I took of the front of the bag with the shoulder strap. It's adjustable and I love that.

Feature: Water and Stain Resistant and Machine Washable
My Comment: This is a great feature. I cannot tell you how many times I have had a bottle liner leak and formula dribbled everywhere.

Feature: Snack Bag Included
My Comment: I love this snack bag. It is partitioned off so I can put one boy's snacks in one side and the other boy's snacks in the other side. This is a great feature for Mommies that have multiple children that can't eat the same thing. I don't have to dig all over the place for spoons and their dry snacks, because there is a mesh compartment included as well.

See how pretty it is inside (but still very functional)?

Feature: Removable Shoulder Strap, Pop Out Backpack Straps and Stroller Straps Included
My Comment: See my previous comments and photo. This is one of the major selling features of this bag, in my opinion.

Feature: Detachable Fold Out Changing Pad
My Comment: I like that the pad is made out of the same soft material that lines the bag but is easy to clean (I tested it).

Feature: Top Zipper Pocket for Easy Access to Personal Items
My Comment: This is a neat feature that I have never seen before in a diaper bag. It's perfect for super easy access to wipes and diapers. I can't tell you how many times I've dug through a diaper bag trying to find a diaper and a pack of wipes. I don't even have to take the bag off the stroller. Awesome feature!

Here it is...

Feature: Optional 45 degree opening using featured Side Zippers
My Comment: This is a feature that I could see myself using on an overnight trip for easy access.

Feature: Multiple Zipper and Elastic Pockets for Added Storage Space
My Comments: Who doesn't love more storage space?

Do I recommend this diaper bag? What do you think? Absolutely! I want to go somewhere right now just to use it!

Check out The Bumble Collection's website for retailers. And, while you're there, browse the entire site for great carseat covers, diaper bags, snack bags and more. They have beautiful designs.

And, don't forget The Bumble Factory Outlet is open through tomorrow (Jan. 11) and you can save 40-70%. The site is offering all the celebrity faves and must have discontinued Bumble products. The Bumble Factory Outlet will hold a limited amount of sales throughout the year. Portions of the proceeds will benefit local children’s charities including Horizons for Homeless. You can get to the outlet through their main website (top banner).

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Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

That looks like a great bag!
I wish i knew about it when my daughter was born!

Jenna said...

That bag looks awesome! I love the print :)

The Petersons said...

What a nice bag! I need to get us a new one. Great review!

Jenifer said...

That's a really cute bag and even better that it's so functional! Congrats on the new bag, Shannon!

Trish said...

Oh wow. That looks awesome. I love how it converts to so many different kinds of a bag.

nan said...

I love the green bag! Too bad I'm almost outta the diaper stage. And I love that it converts to a backpack....wish I knew a few years ago!

Chey-Anne Smart said...

I just had to tell you that I ran across your blog tonight and I have a Finley, too! My little girl is Finley Sloan and she is two. I just love her name. I taught school and never came across a Finley-that's one reason we chose it. I don't know anyone else named that. Your Finley is a doll, too!

Amy said...

Hmm, maybe I should look into getting one of these. I CANNOT find a bag that fits Cailin and Kylie's stuff comfortably.

Finleypotamus said...

Amy, I highly recommend it. It is sooo room and everything has it's place so it's easy access!