Doesn't Fit in Your Average Diaper Bag
Feb 5, 2008 (Updated Feb 5, 2008)
Review by reviewgal
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:Straps to your stroller, all you need for changing baby in one place
Cons:Heavy, doesn't fit in a small or medium sized diaperbag, expensive
The Bottom Line: Great Gift Idea, Makes life for mom a little easier. I'd buy two!
I saw this featured in a baby magazine and immedietly searched for one to call my own, what first attracted me was the fact that you can carry this to the restroom instead of a bulky diaperbag and it contains everything you need.
Recommend this product?
Price..not so nice
I purchased the Pottery Barn exclusive of the Skip Hop Pronto Mini Changer (it is the same as pictured above, just a different color) So I actually paid a little over the average $30 price, but the color was really important to me so I didn't mind.
All The Features
First off I noticed how HEAVY this "mini" changer was! To tell you the truth I don't even know why it's so heavy! Aside from that first impression, I started unzipping and un-velro-ing, unfolding investigating the whole thing basically.
-It comes with a clear plastic wipes case which you can keep on the FRONT zippered pocket or in the mesh interior pocket.
-A strap with a clip that you can attach to your wrist or more conveniently your stroller!
-Very wide changing pad it's the perfect size especially if you have a big baby or a small one that likes to roll and squirm about the dimensions: 21.5 x 21.5
-The coolest thing I discovered was how small it all folds up to...and how easy it is to get it all back in place. The finished folded up size is about 8.75 x 11.5 x 1.
-Lastly you can unzip the bottom half (the changing pad)so that you can just use the pad itself whenever you need.
My experience at the restaurant
Once I loaded my Pronto full of all the necessities..it was good to go for it's first trip to the restaurant. When nature called halfway through dinner, I was easily distracted from my meal and onto my first run with baby's new changer. This was so neat!..All I had to do was take baby and the changer was strapped to my wrist as I went to the bathroom. I unfolded it all and put baby down..SUCCESS I had everything I needed all contained neatly above baby's head, and even squirmy baby was not touching anything gross as the Pronto mini changer covered all the potential "ick" spots. Once back at the table I told my husband "That was so easy, even you could do it"!
Aside from the fact that it's a little heavy, and you can't overdo it with stuffing everything imagineable inside..I kept it to 2 Diapers, wipes box, rash cream, small burp cloth. I LOVE this thing, it's one of the best baby items I have bought, it basically saves you hauling your diaper bag into the changing room, also you can tote this around and you have an instant changing space with everything you need. Also you do not have to bend down to your stroller basket and reach out for diaper needs, you can hang it right on your stroller and go!
One Thing to consider
Ok I have to say, if you have a small diaperbag, this WILL NOT fit in it, it is pretty bulky even though it looks small, this is a as is kind of product. Either hang it on your stroller or hold it by itself.
Also these are so great it often feels like you need one everywhere! Get one to keep in the car and one for your stroller.
If your considering this as a baby shower gift, I would definetly reccommend it, as a mom who has found it to be one of my favorite baby items!
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