At the Type-A Parent Conference I met a lot of awesome people, but when I ran into Michal Chesal, co-founder of Baby K’Tan, I was starstruck. As I sat with my sweet Camille, we talked about baby wearing and cloth diapering a bit before she told me who she was… and I immediately felt like such a rookie at the whole baby thing. BUT, her calmness to my too-little-sleep-too-much-coffee’ness, lead to discussion of the new Baby K’Tan SmartGear Diaper Bag. Having the opportunity to review one was a dream!
Baby K’Tan SmartGear Diaper Bag was made for cloth diapering parents, from the built-in wet bag to the size- able to hold A LOT of gear, without a lot of bulk. It is really easy to keep clean with a cold wash and line dry, and the bag itself is comfortable. A padded, adjustable strap makes it easy for me to carry on my shoulder and for Dave to carry as a messenger bag- no need to switch bags! And while I chose the Dandelion pattern, it’s not too floral, and Dave doesn’t mind it! The SmartGear also comes in solid black and a gray and white chevron pattern.
The 12 pockets in the bag are ideal for EVERYTHING you could want to carry. There are 2 interior pockets with an anti-microbial lining in the main compartment that are perfect for carrying snacks- no need for extra bags (hello, Earth friendly), as well as three smaller ones- great for the little things that always fall to the bottom of the bag! I actually packed in 4 cloth diapers (all with added boosters), my wallet and checkbook, my planner, small makeup bag, the book I’m currently reading, a tube and jar of different diaper creams… you get the point. What can fit in this bag is deceiving! On the body, the SmartGear Diaper Bag doesn’t look over-sized.
My favorite thing is that I don’t have to dig for or find a wet bag to pack. The built-in wet bag perfectly holds 3 to 5 cloth diapers. We use bumGenius AIO and Grovia Hybrids- both with prefolds for extra wetness absorption. The SmartGear Diaper Bag’s built-in wet bag is lined with a unique anti-microbial medical-grade FDA approved nylon, the pocket is resistant against the growth of germs and odor causing bacteria, and is totally washable and food safe. (So, if you’re not a cloth diapering fanatic, you will still use your wet bag pocket on the daily).
Some of my favorite features are:
- Outside zippered pocket and two inner pockets lined with anti-microbial, water-resistant, odor-resistant, FDA food-grade lining to prevent germ growth and contain smell
- Store wet or dry items
- Perfect for cloth diapering, potty training, or any mom/baby essential
- 12 storage compartments, an adjustable shoulder strap, and stroller straps included
- BPA-Free, PVC-Free, polyurethane laminate waterproof interior lining, 100% cotton exterior
- Machine wash cold, line dry
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Thank you to Baby K’Tan for the opportunity to review the SmartGear Diaper Bag! It’s a dream!