Messenger Baby Bag
Like the bag.... However
Kind of a vera Bradley addict here. I originally ordered the get carried away tote for my first diaper bag and it was too big. So I tried the backpack baby bag and absolutely love it however husband didn't like the color. The messenger baby bag offered a bit more color selections, thus decided to give it a try figuring they would be close in size. Granted there is a lot of space in the messenger bag, however by the time I transfer over all of my baby necessities to the messenger I feel like I have overloaded the bag. My biggest complaint is that once the bag is full the flap almost seems too small for the bag and the magnets are now rendered useless because they don't hold secure enough (especially compared to zippers or even a clip hint hint Vera Bradley). Positives about this bag over the backpack is that the lining material is better suited for a baby bag without sticking to everything, the changing pad is a bit nicer, and the bag has 4 more pockets 11 total. Overall I would recommend the bag but was just slightly disappointed based on my expectations.
June 20, 2014
I am a Mom, I use it as a Mom and I LOVE IT!!!!
I have tried several baby bags, Vera and not, and have found this one to be the mostest bestest!! It has pockets galore and it holds everything. I can get the following into this bag: 4 diapers, travel size wipes, changing pad, 2 bottles, my wallet, all the stuff from my purse (notepad, 2 change purses, chap stick, 2 pens, nail file, etc.), plastic covers for tables at restaurants, burp cloth, toys, my cell phone, dirty diaper bags, my keys, extra change of clothes for my son, blanket, and extra bibs. I am sure there is more, I just can't remember off the top of my head. All I have to do is grab this bag and go when we leave the house. It is a cross body so my hands are always free. It has a padded shoulder strap, so it is comfortable to use. I love it, love it, love it!
January 27, 2014
Mom... but it's not used as a diaper bag!
I use this bag for work- it has a TON of pockets and is great to store all my gadgets and tools for work. I can put my laptop in there, the charger in one of the pockets, my phone, all of my writing utensils, a pocket for some makeup, my date book.... then I still have space for all of my files and notebooks. This is a great bag. It is not too heavy once filled and the shoulder strap has a good amount of padding to lighten the load. The outside zipper adds to convenience and I have enough space in there for a two thick notebooks and I still have space if I needed to add more. It's a wonderful bag... it came with a changing pad that I have YET to use :) but hey- it might just come in handy at some point.
January 25, 2014
Not a mom - Photographer & Coach
I absolutely love this bag! I bought it for a recent trip to Florida as a coach and it comes in handy to not only store my things but also anything my girls need me to hold. I can also use it as a camera bag as the pockets are perfect for lenses and camera accessories. Love this bag!
December 24, 2013
Love the bag for the roominess but the shoulder strap does not stay on my shoulder.
November 6, 2013
I think this bag is quite large without feeling like a suitcase. Love the fact that it is a crossbody so i have a free hands to carry your bundle of joy. I like the mom pockets under the flap for my keys and phone. Great bag and super stylish!
October 9, 2013
Great bag for the mom who doesn't carry everything
I bought this bag shortly before my daughter was born after spending nearly 6 months reading reviews and debating on the perfect diaper bag. I have been using it for just over a month now and it is absolutely perfect. It has lots of pockets so I can keep things organized that I want to always have in the bag and still be able to access the things I change in and out depending on where I'm going. It's definitely not a huge diaper bag, which is what I was looking for. Kind of like carrying a large purse, if you have the room you will probably fill it with things you don't need. So far it's been great and I think it will be a wonderful bag for as long as I need it.
July 16, 2013
Love this great everyday bag!
As a mom of 4 I've had tons of diaper bags and this is my all time FAVORITE! The description forgets to mention wat I like to call my "mom pockets" the two under the flap (keys, phone) and the long zippered pocket on the back (iPad!). All together there are 12 compartments and not one that isn't perfect for something! My oldest in diapers wears a size 7 and even they fit in the pockets! The strap is wonderful! Easily adjustable to quickly switch fom shoulder bag, to cross body, to the perfect height to hang on my stroller. Only con was after 3 months of daily use the corner of where the flap attaches started to lossen but my local VB store replaced it immediately and I'm hoping it was just a defective product :-)
April 5, 2013
Great "hands free" Bag
This is my first Vera Bradley bag and I love it. I am extremely happy with the quality in every way. Beautiful, vibrant colors (I have the Plum Crazy print), thick fabric and wonderful design. This baby bag is perfect if you want something to hold the essentials and not be overwhelmed with a huge bag. I have two children, a 3 year old and a newborn and this is the perfect size for me. If you like to pack everything including the kitchen sink you may want to go for something roomier. The size isn't overwhelming on my 5'4" petite frame. I love the amount of pockets and size of each. I also like the interior boning and support which helps the bag keep its shape.
March 26, 2013
A good everyday bag
I really wanted a cross body baby bag so I could have my hands free while carrying my son and not have the bag fall off my shoulder when bending over etc. This is a really great quality bag just like every other Vera I have purchased and I appreciated the matching changing pad. It does have a lot of pockets inside and out, so all of his stuff is easy to find and keep organized. The main flap closes with 2 magnets so it occasionally flies open when I'm tossing it into my car. It isn't really that big inside. Don't get me wrong, it holds everything I need most of the time (trips to the store or my parents etc.#, but if I am going to be gone most of the day and I need take a lot of stuff with me #like a small cooler for his bottles), I can barely get the magnetic flap to connect to the bag to close it. Overall great baby bag for everyday, but if you are on the go a lot, you may want to considered a different bag.
December 28, 2012