Skip Hop Versa diaper bagSome days, I tend to be a bit of an over-packer. What if the kids get really thirsty and they finish their water bottles? Better pack an extra. What if they have a run-in with a mud puddle? Better pack clean outfits for each of them. What if they get hungry while we walk two blocks to the park? Better pack three meals’ worth of food.

You can imagine, then, the size of my diaper bags. (And I don’t even have a kid in diapers right now!)

At the other extreme, though, my over-packing tendencies sometimes cause me to throw in the towel before I even start packing. And then I just bring a purse.

It’s an odd approach, perhaps, but I’ve just found the perfect solution to my bipolar packing tendencies.

The Skip Hop Versa diaper bag is simply awesome. Tons of pockets and a roomy main
compartment are great for organization freaks like myself. There are
even two large insulated front pockets that can hold food, sippy cups or

Cool Mom Picks Pick of the Year 2010And the pièce de résistance? The Versa has an
expandable center that makes the bag 20% larger. I’ve never seen this
feature in a diaper bag before and I love it.

Now, when I feel like I
need to pack a million things, I can. I just make the bag bigger by
zipping open the center. And when I’m more partial to just carrying my
wallet and keys –okay, maybe I bring wipes and some snacks, too– I can
just zip it up and it’s a smaller bag to carry with me.

other Skip Hop products, the Versa is BPA-free, phthalate-free and PVC-free. It
also comes with a padded change mat. And the entire bag is lined with a
contrasting, water-resistant fabric. I’ve got the Black version and it
has lovely aqua lining that makes it easy to find whatever I may have
tossed in. Which–yes, I’ll admit it– is sometimes enough food to feed
the entire playgroup. –Stephanie

Congratulations to Aimee H, super lucky winner of the skip*hop Versa Bag!