That safe pocket I discussed? It is the proper measurement to squeeze in a diaper and a small pack of wipes! My child is at present in a measurement 4 diaper, so YMMV in case your baby is greater, nevertheless it’s been a useful possibility once we’re working a brilliant fast errand across the nook and simply need the naked minimal of preparedness.
It additionally matches properly into bigger diaper luggage—I had mine sitting on the highest of a Petunia Picklebottom diaper bag with my pockets and requirements, making them straightforward to search out and leaving the remainder of the bag for kiddo issues.
Clearly, it is lacking a key part vital for a real diaper bag alternative: a altering pad. In the event you wished a slim, diaper-only hip bag with a altering pad, the marginally cheaper No Reception Membership Sidekick ($85) covers these bases completely (however matches little else within the bag itself).
The Little Issues
The Tortuga Journey Sling gives a couple of good quality-of-life upgrades. It has a key king within the organizing pocket. I additionally discovered the zippered pocket to be surprisingly roomy. I threw quite a lot of issues in there throughout a visit, together with nasal spray (my toddler brings house each chilly he can discover), a number of hair ties, little medication packets, even my keys once I wished a greater separation between my sun shades and pointy objects.
The strap is thick and simple to regulate, however I notably favored the magnet buckle. It took some getting used to–typically I’d neglect and get annoyed once I could not discover the clasp, solely to recollect it did not have one, nevertheless it was a nicer expertise than the huge buckles that I pinch myself on with different hip luggage.
I primarily wore it as a crossbody-style sling, nevertheless it’s tremendous throughout the waist, too, although a bit cumbersome. Throughout my physique I discovered it to be straightforward to entry, and never too massive whereas I used to be on the transfer or looking for one thing. It is my traditional selection for daycare pickup and drop-off whereas balancing child, his water bottle, and his fixed makes an attempt to flee me as I unlock the automotive. Whereas I may convey a diaper on these journeys within the safe pocket, I by no means do. What’s life with out a little danger, in spite of everything?