Life with a 4 year old and a newborn is a bit hectic, to say the least. Since it’s summer time, we like to be outside and out and about a lot, especially with an energetic preschooler. This can be a bit tricky with a baby who gets tired easily though, which is why I was really looking forward to trying out the new EquiptBaby diaper bag and bassinet. Since the bassinet is super portable and folds up into the bag, it’s the perfect item to bring on any outing where my new baby girl might need to take a nap.
I’m really liking the versatile style of the EquiptBaby diaper bag. It looks like a bag I would actually use regularly and I really love the pattern on the inside and on the buttons. It can be worn over the shoulder, across the chest or on the stroller bars, which makes it really handy for outings and our big walks.
The magnetic openings also make it really easy to get things in and out of the bag without having the fiddle with zippers. Plus, there’s a lot of space! I’m able to keep all the diaper gear in the main part and use the smaller pockets for things like my cell phone and keys.
The really unique part about the bag is the hard, solid base. I’ve never seen a bag like this before, but it means that even if you bend over, all the stuff inside the bag stays in place. Plus, the side of the diaper bag has an accordion style opening, which is pretty cool. If I hang the bag off a chair, for instance, I can release the strap buckles and the bag opens up super wide, making it easy to find anything in the bag. Since I’m always losing things in the bottom dark crevices of big bags, this is a huge selling feature for me. Lastly, the EquiptBaby bag has an insulated cooler pocket. And even though my babe is exclusively breastfed so we don’t need bottles when we’re out, I’m finding this feature really handy so far this summer. It’s been a HOT one so I appreciate the fact I can put my son’s icy Klean Kanteen water bottle in there or a small snack.
Now, onto the bassinet. This is my favourite part. I was surprised by the small size in which the bassinet folds up to. I couldn’t believe it was actually a bassinet at first until I opened it up. It literally expands in about 2 seconds. We’ve used this in the backyard and at the park- it’s such a great item to have. You can see all around it since it has fine mesh insect screen windows.
I really like that the mesh clips onto the front as well instead of velcro as it seems more secure that way.
It also has an SPF 50 material on the outside so you don’t need to worry about any sunburns happening. My little girl seemed pretty comfortable in there on the padded insert, enjoying watching the world around her, and we didn’t need to worry about pesky mosquitos or the hot sun. I also appreciate that the padded insert can double as a change pad. Plus, I was surprised to learn it can be washed in the washing machine, which always makes things easier. I’m thinking she’ll outgrow this by the 6 month mark for sure, but she is also a pretty big chunky monkey (love those rolls!) and is on the highest end of the weight and height scale for her age. For now, we’ll be using it as much as can.
So far we are loving this new diaper bag/bassinet combo. It’s super easy to use, SO portable, and fits pretty much anything we need to bring with us, which means I don’t even need to worry about bringing a separate purse or bag. And having a portable bassinet for little ones to hang out in and nap in is an amazing idea.
I was gifted product for review consideration, this is however not a paid post and all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.