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    Hoping for another update... Baby due in mid april. Now at baby superstore here in Melbourne... Shelves and shelves of bags, mostly come with accessories... But we've already bought cubes and things from TB. Thinking about an imago or large cafe bag for them. Ideas? Updates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by afstein View Post
    Hoping for another update... Baby due in mid april. Now at baby superstore here in Melbourne... Shelves and shelves of bags, mostly come with accessories... But we've already bought cubes and things from TB. Thinking about an imago or large cafe bag for them. Ideas? Updates?
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    You may also consider the co-pilot and synapse if a dedicated diaper bag isn't developed by your deadline. Both have excellent built in organization and bottle holders that would be convenient, for a nursing mom to remain hydrated, or for baby's bottle.
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    The co-pilot has worked BEAUTIFULLY for me in this regard! The 2 pockets that are in the main compartment fit diapers and wipes perfectly. Ointments or medicines go in other pouches. The front pockets are perfect "parent pockets"- phone, pens, wallet, keys, etc. If you're looking for a light-duty diaper bag, the co-pilot works very well.

    If you're spending the day at the zoo or what have you, I second dorayme's suggestion of the synapse. I have also used it as a heavier-duty diaper bag- snacks, coats, slings, toys, books, etc. all fit in there wonderfully. Obviously, one nice feature of the synapse and co-pilot is that you can use them forever, long after sippy cups and cheerios :)

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    ps: I've mentioned it elsewhere but it seems pertinent for the discussion at hand...I have eight kids. I've received a bazillion diaper bags/backpacks/totes as gifts. I wished I would've had TB from the very beginning. The others: poorly constructed, uncomfortable, not well designed.

    Just sayin :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorayme View Post
    You may also consider the co-pilot and synapse if a dedicated diaper bag isn't developed by your deadline. Both have excellent built in organization and bottle holders that would be convenient, for a nursing mom to remain hydrated, or for baby's bottle.
    I'm very new to TB bags--the only one I have is the Swift, which I purchased as a knitting tote. I recently traveled via car to stay with my parents for a few days while hubby worked on our fixer upper house. I used the swift as my "personal bag" plus knitting plus diaper bag for 7 week old and two year old. Worked so well that I have abandoned my diaper bag for the Swift!! I am thinking of adding some more organization (clear packing cube maybe?) but like the big open top to set bag on drivers side seat and grab water for big brother, snacks, etc.

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    I thought I would post an update to this thread to say that my darling 3rd daughter arrived SEVEN months ago yesterday and for the entire time I have happily used my Little Swift as my EDC/diaper bag. I have a Melobaby wallet style change mat which holds nappies and wipes and this slots into the Little Swift along with a spare set of clothes. I use a TB wallet for my cards and a mini clear organiser for my coins attached to a long key strap. There is a short key strap for the car keys. When I ask my husband to find something in my bag for me, he likens it to long line fishing! I have also been known to fit my iPad or 11 inch Macbook Air in there too. When I travel to visit my Mum, I pack both in there. So I am happy to say that I don't think I need a specialised diaper bag and I just love my Little Swift - best bag ever. Somehow whatever I need for the day manages to fit.

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    My wife and I are due in 4 weeks - let's get this thing done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoGators View Post
    My wife and I are due in 4 weeks - let's get this thing done!
    congratulations! will this be your first?

    you can use several tom bihn bags as a diaper bag! i think that the synapse 25 would make an awesome diaper bag - as would the synaspe 19, depending on how much you're carrying! you can put a bottle or food for baby in one side front compartment. hydration of choice for the parental unit in the water bottle compartment. tom bihn organizer wallet, keys, pen, etc. in the other side front compartment. a fleece or light jacket for the parental unit in the bottom front compartment or the main compartment, if needed. the bottom front compartment can also hold food, formula, another bottle. diapers, wipes and changing pad could go in the inside pocket of the main compartment. and toys, books, and other things to keep baby and parental unit entertained in the main compartment.

    i'm sure i'm leaving important stuff out - my little one is 7 now, so i haven't had to wrangle a diaper in about 5 years. can those with more recent experience fill in the gaps?

    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoGators View Post
    My wife and I are due in 4 weeks - let's get this thing done!
    I agree! My sister is due in August and I don't want to see a non-Bihn bag at the shower. I know she won't go for a backpack so I was thinking an Ego (love mine!) but a dedicated diaper bag would be the cat's meow.

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    I vote for a diaper bag which works for cloth diaper users too! Cloth diapers tend to be bigger than their disposable counterparts :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yam View Post
    I vote for a diaper bag which works for cloth diaper users too! Cloth diapers tend to be bigger than their disposable counterparts :)
    No kidding! And I'm carrying diapers for TWO kids!

    Ditto what @maverick said about the Synapse. It makes an excellent diaper bag. I carry water for the kids in a reusable plastic bottle in that special middle compartment, a sippy cup for each in the side pockets, my phone and wallet in the bottom front pocket, and diapers/wipes/web bag/extra clothes in the main compartment. I put snacks in a small cooler and usually clip that to the stroller - when the boys need snacks, they need them NOW.

    The Synapse 19 is good for a few hours out with twins, and probably a 6-hour trip with just one baby. I think the extra space in the Synapse 25 will be awesome and I can't wait to try one out (just another week or so, just another week or so...).
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    When I first saw this thread, I thought "OMG! How did I miss the TB diaper bag in all my research?" I'm glad I didn't miss it after all....
    This is my third time with the diaper bag carrying and I realize it really all depends on your child and situation (like the many uses of the different TB bags). With our first (soon to turn 10), we were able to use one that you can just put on your shoulder and put all his paraphanalia in it to lug around and still had enough hands to carry him. When our second boy came 18 months later, we needed something bigger for both their things and still be able to hold onto one set of little hands, hence the messenger type bag. Here we are, eight years later with a third boy and this one loves to be held. So....we'll see how the Synapse holds up to the challenge of baby's "stuff" and his big brothers' things as well....
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    Any chance there'll be a Tom Bihn diaper bag ready in the next month or so :D?

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    Quote Originally Posted by judge View Post
    Any chance there'll be a Tom Bihn diaper bag ready in the next month or so :D?
    There's definitely some new designs debuting soon, though the diaper bag isn't one of those things.....
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    I have been switching back and forth between the MCB and the Synapse 19 as a diaper bag (depending on if I have all three boys with me or just the baby) and love it! It doesn't look like I'm carrying a diaper bag, just a very stylish TB bag ;)

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