I love bags, but I don’t love big, clunky diaper bags…Y-U-C-K!  Being a mom, though, there are times when you need a bag that will not only hold your essentials like a wallet, lipstick, sunglasses, camera, ect, but also hold a few of baby’s essentials like a changing pad, some diapers, travel wipes, a toy and a bottle.

I recently got to review the bag shown above called Sammie by Babymel.

What I like:

  • Fun summer print.  My favorite color is red, so I was instantly drawn to the red background on the bag.
  • Size matters.  The Sammi bag is 12.5 inches tall and 14 inches wide.  It’s not too big, but big enough.
  • Storage is key!  Pockets are a mom’s best friend!  It’s just about the only way we can stay organized and find all the little things that get lost if just thrown into a purse or bag that doesn’t have any pockets.  This is not good when you are frantically searching for baby’s pacifier or the car keys.
  • Extras are nice!  The Babymel diaper bag comes with a changing mat that matches the interior lining of the bag and a pocket that is insulated to keep baby’s bottle at the temperature you left the house with.
  • Stroller straps.  This bag had to have been built by a mom!  I love that there are straps for easy attachment to a stroller.  This is key when going to an amusement park, mall or day trip to the Zoo.

Know an expectant mom or a mom who is ready for an upgrade in bags?  Check out all the styles that Babymel carries!  My favorite…the Babymel Amanda…so chic that you’d never know it is a diaper bag!

Disclosure: A Babymel diaper bag was provided to me for review.  The opinions expressed in this post are mine and mine alone and are not influenced in any way by anyone.

Detroit Mommies Expert Contributor
Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.