Our agency recently had the pleasure of working with the folks of The Prego Expo in Orlando to do a show-n-tell of some up-and-coming products. Our team was assigned to review the Equiptbaby diaper bag and travel bassinet.
Morningstar‘s Review –
Santa Rosa Diaper Bag
- large, insulated pocket
- opens completely for easy access to contents
- light interior color to easily see contents
- plenty of pockets for organization
- easy to hook and unhook
- hard plastic bottom that is easy to wipe clean and will not soak up moisture if placed on a wet surface
- padded shoulder strap
- stays put when mom bends over so contents do not spill out
- good price for something that will be used for years
- machine washable
- the home company supports military and environment
- wish it came in more colors, I don’t care about gender neutrality, I want fun colors, at least on the interior
- SPF 50
- mesh netting
- plenty of airflow
- easy to open and close
- folds into a tiny package, easily transported to park, beach, grandparents’ houses
- can also be used for pets when baby outgrows it
- easily wipes clean
- somewhat expensive for an item that can only be used for a short period of time, 6 months at the most (if baby were incredibly small or a premie)
Christine’s Review –
Santa Rosa Diaper Bag
- Two neutral colors that work with any outfit
- Details add a bit of style to an otherwise minimalistic exterior (large fabric covered buttons)
- Material is soft to the touch
- Lots of pockets! (I always just used my diaper bag as my purse when my kids were that little so having extra pockets is great)
- Stylish interior
- Large insulated pocket (pumped breast milk, bottles, or snacks will stay fresh when one is out and about during the day)
- Changing pad that easily folds up
- Sides unhook allowing for easy access to the interior
- Padded shoulder strap
- The way the straps are hooked to the bag, it shifts as you bend and move so you never have to worry about it accidentally spilling all your stuff out
- Hard or soft bottom options (I, myself, am a huge fan of the hard bottom because it’s easy to wipe off and won’t get wet if sat on a moist/wet surface)
- It’s a little pricey for a diaper bag, but easily falls in the mid-range for prices I’ve seen
- Less color options than other bags
- Small and compact for transport, storage, and use
- Material allows it to be cleaned and sanitized quickly
- SPF 50 material on the top protects baby when at the park, the beach, or in the backyard
- Mosquito netting guards baby from those pesky bugs and rolls up for easy access to your baby
- Can purchase several to store in the car, grandma/grandpa’s house, on the boat, etc.
- Takes up less space than a typical bassinet or pack n play
- Makes it easier for the birthing individual to get out and socialize again post birth
- Customer service was friendly and easy to talk to. If they didn’t know the answer, they were quick to find out and call me back.
- I had several parents ask me to demonstrate folding it up and putting it away…I couldn’t. There’s a real possibility it’s user error, but it was more difficult than I would’ve liked and as a parent I would’ve easily gotten frustrated and thrown it in the car, in a corner, or in a closet still open rather than fight with it.
- It’s size inhibits it from being used long-term.
- Kind of pricey, but again, pack n plays and other bassinets go for WAY more so price is relative.
Product Review Conclusion –
We both really liked both the diaper bag and the bassinet. Both have great value and could easily accommodate a growing, active family. The diaper bag’s features are really great and both of us mentioned that we thought they would make great purses as well as diaper bags. The bassinet makes it easier for parents to be active again postbirth without worrying about scheduling everything around baby’s nap times. Overall, we think both are great products and worth a look.