Thursday Giveaway: Skip Hop Via Messenger

Thursday Giveaway: Skip Hop Via Messenger

There are so many diaper bag choices these days. The field only narrows slightly once you have a clear idea of what you want to carry around with the peanut's supplies.

Skip Hop seems to design their bags with the modern parent in mind: someone who doesn't want their bag to scream "BABY!!!" but one that doesn't deny that in an average mom or dad's day, there are going to be poopy diapers, leaky bottles, cell phones and wallets to contend with.

They have a new one (read on for details) and we're giving one away.

Skip Hop's new Via Messenger is a thoughtfully organized diaper bag with eighteen pockets, including a special AgION™ antimicrobial pocket to help keep germs away from clean. The crazy number of pockets might be a bit of over-kill. We only used about half of them, and tried use one side of the bag for adult stuff like keys and cell phones, and the other side for diapering supplies and other baby things.

The cushioned changing pad is a nice addition for those who like to use a pad on the go, although we didn't use it much (space is too precious) -- we're more the types to just lay down our coat.

The Via Messenger has Skip Hop's Shuttle Clips, a strap and fastening system that attaches the bag to the handlebars of any stroller. It worked well on our MacLaren Techno, but be careful if it's heavy, it can tip an empty stroller, or one with a light baby inside.

Being bloggers on the go, we often have our laptops with us, so we like a bag that will accommodate our computers, as well as a few gDiapers and wipes. The messenger just barely fit it all for me with an almost 13" wide Mac Book. There was no room to try to jam anything else in, but I appreciate having limits. For daddy, so far the only diaper bag we've used that has been big enough for his Mac Book Pro is his briefcase.

The bag comes in Black, Chocolate, Gray, Lime and Red and retails for $79.

We're giving one away today in the color of your choice. Let us know in the comments below what you'd want to pack into an ideal diaper bag, and which color you like best. A random winner will be chosen from the comments below. (Ends Monday 2/11 at noon EST.)

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