Diaper wallet

Diaper WalletThe latest trend in diaper bag sizing is: big, large, and huge. But, when I saw this Ikea hacked diaper wallet, I knew there was someone out there who thinks like me. Having to lug around diapers and other supplies can get tiresome. The diaper wallet option is great if you are making a quick stop somewhere with your infant or to keep under the car seat to have in case you forgot the diaper bag elsewhere. Also, considering that I have no need for a CD wallet anymore, a hack for a now obsolete item is very useful.

We are in the process of trying to potty train our daughter, so hopefully we’ll be able to rid ourselves of our diaper bag in the next few months. Wish us luck!

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16 Comments for “Diaper wallet”

  1. posted by Sarah on

    Other suppliers carry similar items of about the same size, but they unfold to become a changing surface. It’s pretty convenient if you have to change a diaper in the car, and it cuts down on all those paper changing station covers.

  2. posted by Jon on

    We have something very similar in the UK …



  3. posted by Dream Mom DBA www.dreamorganizers.com on

    I like that product. It’s compact and organized. I use a disposable pad placed under my child for sanitary purposes since you never know what germs can be lurking somewhere. I can’t tell if that had a place for one in there.

    As a mother and cargiver, I keep an emergency bag for diapers, etc. at all times. My son is 16 and severely disabled so I’ve been carrying one for a long time. LOL! One of the services I offer as a Professional Organizer is a Parent HMO (Home Medical Organization)where I include a whole section on emergency that I include bags to pack for emergencies (includes diaper bags) along with a whole section on organizing medical supplies. It actually works to be organized no matter what age they are.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. posted by sylrayj on

    After you don’t need it for a diaper bag, it can be a great clean-up kit. There will always be mud, there will always be ice cream, there will always be a stomach bug of some sort. Keeping the leftover wipes and an extra-long T-shirt in the kit can make the difference between disaster and making do well enough to get home again.

  5. posted by Michele on

    Another option: instead of acquiring a diaper bag (which is a unitasker), you can use whatever bags you happen to have at hand when the baby arrives. I used an old backpack and tossed it in the clothes washer every once in a while when it got too ripe.

    It held up well enough through my daughter’s diapering years that I can still use it today.

  6. posted by Kristin on

    I just burned all my CDs on my hard drive and then sent the CDs to friends to enjoy. I now know what I’ll do with one of my leftover CD holders. Brilliant! Thanks!

  7. posted by Cindy on

    This is a great idea, if you have a singleton. But those of us with multiples, it’s completely impractical. A diaper bag is usually not enough room for supplies enough for 3.

  8. posted by Sarah on

    I agree with Cindy. I have two, and now that the twins are getting bigger, the diaper bag is getting tight.

  9. posted by dr on

    Skip-Hop makes a similar bag. I got it when my second daughter was born almost two years ago. I work full time, and switching between a diaper bag + purse and my weekday bag was driving me crazy in the first month or so after I went back to work. The Skip-Hop fit into the leather backpack I could use for work, so I didn’t have to mess about with switching back and forth.

  10. posted by Paula Hewitt on

    good luck with the potty training. in my ‘vast’ experience (2 boys, one girl) girls are much harder to ‘train’ – they just do it when they are ready, but once they decide its easier – not as many accidents.

  11. posted by Celeste on

    I used my diaper bag for small toys, cups, wipes and packaged snacks until it wore out; I stowed it in the car and thought of it as a survival bag since I had a long commute and we traveled a lot on weekends. It was good not to have that stuff floating loose in the car, and the toys got rotated so they kept their appeal.

  12. posted by Shalom on

    What a great idea. Sometimes it seems like people overload themselves with giant diaper bags, the baby carrier, their own purse and God knows what else as a sort of status symbol, but do they really need an entire bag full of baby stuff for every trip? Why torture yourself if you don’t have to?

  13. posted by Alisa on

    We use a “half cube” from Eagle Creek for diapers. It contains four diapers, wipes and a small tube of Desitin. This way my husband or myself can add these essentials to our own bag in one easy motion. It’s great for sharing. We have one child currently but I imagine you could use a larger “cube” if you have more children.

  14. posted by Alisa on

    I meant to post a link to Eagle Creek but instead added it where your personal website goes. Here it is.

  15. posted by K on

    What Alisa said…

    We use the Eagle Creek Half Cubes to organize the daycare bag for our two kids. Each kid gets a half cube with their stuff… it’s easy for the daycarista to deal with and easy for me to update (they grow so fast!) and you can just grab out a cube if you are taking one of them somewhere else.

    I got them cheap from some outdoor clearance website. They are also great for organizing tiny baby socks and such for vacations…..

  16. posted by Evelyn on

    Cindy & Sarah – I’m a fellow mom of multiples (triplets, recently potty trained – yay!). I wouldn’t use a CD wallet for my diaper bag (where does the milk box/juice box fit?), but you definitely shouldn’t be carrying so much around that a conventional diaper bag would be stuffed.

    Except for a day trip somewhere, what do you really need to lug around to a sing along, grocery store errand, etc? 1 diaper per kid; some wipes in a ziploc baggy; milk box/juice box (ok, bottles before age 1 in a lunch box soft cooler); 3 ziplocs of cheerios.

    I never understood why moms carry around changes of clothes, or anything else really. Either leave sets of clothes in the car, or just do what I did: wipe off whatever got on the clothes, and then change them when they get home. Keep a bib on a drooler at all times. A kid isn’t going to suffer any adverse health issue by having a damp shirt or pants for an hour or two. I don’t know any moms who are more than a few minutes away from their cars anyway, where it would be easy to stash tons of supplies.

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