Thursday, October 13, 2011

Traveling Organized with Okkatots Review and Giveaway!!

baby front carrier

Okkatots is a baby gear company founded in Utah by a woman with a passion for her children. Since her daughter was 18 months old, Jeanette has been designing practical and stylish baby gear for friends and family. When she created Okkatots her goal was to make parenting a little easier and more enjoyable with functional diaper bags, what has become an award winning frontal baby carrier and now the travel bag, which also happens to be award winning! After using the Travel Baby Depot Bag, I would say that the goal has been reached!

Let me start by saying that this travel bag is made with total functionality in mind. There is a place for every thing and every thing can be in it's place. I tend to be an over packer, especially when it comes to my son. This often means that I have stuff everywhere and that I have to take apart my entire bag or suitcase to find what I need. I know I'm not the only mom to do this, right? To show you just how amazing this bag is, I wanted to show you everything I packed in it for a weekend trip.

2 lg bottles, 3 jars baby food (just in case), spoon, 5 toys, 3 pacifiers, lotion, body wash, wash cloth, teething tablets, rescue remedy, 2 essential oils (lavender & theives), finger toothbrush, diaper cream, wipes, 7 diapers w/ inserts, 10ish outfits/jammies, 4 blankets and my breast pump.
That's a lot of stuff. I am a cloth diapering mom so that adds even more bulk to my packing. Now this is all of that stuff neatly packed into the travel baby depot bag, with room to spare. Accessible and organized. Stress free!



As you can see, this bag is the size of a large backpack. In my opinion it is too big for everyday use, but as the pictures show, absolutely perfect for traveling. After trying this bag I am quite interested in trying their backpack diaper bag for everyday use as it appears to share several of the organizational qualities I love.

Some of my favorite features:

Quality. Ok, so maybe this isn't really a "feature" but it is still one of my favorite things. Often when purchasing diaper bags or travel bags, quality is an issue. If your child plays to hard with the zipper or some other silly thing, the zipper breaks or the pockets tear... The fabric on both the inside and outside is high quality and durable. The same goes for all the zippers and pockets. Everything is well put together. This means that your money is being well spent and you will get lots of use out of it.

Accesibility. Everything that opens on this bag, opens to your particular needs. You can open this all the way, or you can open it back pack style, you can hang it up in your closet and open it for hands free access. The many pockets make it a cinch to reach in and find exactly what you need without having to dig around too much.. This makes getting to everything you need so easy!



Insolated Side Pocket. Your probably thinking "Oh ya, our diaper bag has insolated bottle holders...". This is not just an insulated holder pocket. This is like a built in cooler! I have not seen such a well insulated compartment in a diaper bag/travel bag, ever. There is enough room to pack multiple bottles or if you are past the bottle stage, you could put in snacks you'd like to keep cool. Or warm! See the video below for a closer look!

Overall, I am so happy with this bag! Staying organized while traveling with little ones is not easy. The stress of all their junk necessities can be overwhelming when you are away from home. This bag can do exactly as they hoped it would: Make being a parent less stressfull and more enjoyable.

To see all the features of the Okkatots Travel Baby Depot Bag, check out the video below. I show you step by step the ammount of thought that was put into the creation of this bag. I will show you all the pockets and all the fun perks like the built in diaper dispenser!



Written By Happily Domestic Contributer: Brittney Thompson

BUY IT- You can purchase your own Travel Baby Depot Bag as well as their other award winning baby gear from their online store by clicking here.

WIN IT- Okkatots has generously offered to give one of Happily Domestic's readers a Travel Baby Depot Bag! This is a $119 value!!!


First Mandatory entry: Go see Okkatots and look at all their other baby gear products. Come back here and tell me what your favorite product (not the Travel Bag) is and why.

After you have completed your first entry you are eligible for additional entries. *See my giveaway instructions here for more information. * *Remember to leave a separate comment for each additional entry and include your e-mail address.*

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Giveaway ends October 25th, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.(MST). Winner will be drawn by the random number generator at Random.org and will be notified by email. Winner will also be announced on this blog. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be drawn.

*This giveaway is open to USA residents ONLY.
Must be 18 years old or older to win.*



Thank you to Okkatots who provided me with the Travel Baby Depot Bag free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received to conduct this review and giveaway.
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141 comments:

ReneeK said...

I like the Backpack diaper bag. It looks like it has a lot of room for my 9 yr old diapers and supplies.

MomReviews said...

I love the front baby carrier. I wish I had known about it when my son was first born.

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Andi B said...

My favorite thing is their laundry bag accessory. It seems to be a good size for all those little random wet things u accumulate with a baby (bibs, clothes, etc...). I really like that it comes with their backpack diaper bag too.
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I like the Baby Carrier System!
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clenna said...

I love the The Okkatots Baby Carrier System because it holds the baby safely to your chest. I need one of those.

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Jess said...

Front baby carrier system.

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Mrs Freddy said...

I also like the Backpack diaper bag

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Natalie said...

I also love the Baby Carrier System b/c it looks so comfy for the baby and the baby can sit in there rear or forward facing. nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

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Nikki said...

I also like their Shoulder Diaper Bag -- I've never seen anything like it before. ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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Amy V said...

i love their baby carrier because it fits to baby rather than the other way around

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Quiverfull Mama said...

I like the front carrier! Nice design.

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Meghan said...

I really like the Shoulder Diaper Bag. Stylish and purselike

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kayte71 said...

I like the front baby carrier system. It looks easy to use.
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The Carpenters said...

I checked out the website and saw the carrier...love. This gal really knows what she is doing!

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kzoo said...

i like the little bag for the wipes. not as bulky and can be reused.

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Emily Kuhn said...

I like the paci pouch because I am always trying to find a pocket or corner in my diaper bad that I can stick his paci without it touching my keys, or phone, or wipes, or whatever else I don't want in his mouth.

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JoAnna said...

I would like to have the backpack diaper bag. My diaper bag is always falling off my shoulder when I have my hands full.

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Jenn Spencer said...

Travel Baby Depot Bag is my favorite!

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Pamela Gilbertson said...

I like the Backpack diaper bag. It is a little bit smaller than the Travel Depot, making it perfect for the day trips. :)
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Following you and Tweeted:
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I need to win this for our upcoming 10 hour flight with our toddler!!! - Giveaway ends tomorrow!! http://happilydomestic.blogspot.com/2011/10/traveling-organized-with-okkatots.html

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I followed Okkatots on Twitter!
Just so you know, your link for the Okkatots twitter is wrong, it is sending us to the glowbug diapers Twitter :) - I follow both :)
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I Liked Okkatots on Facebook :)
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Brittan said...

I really like the diaper bag, it looks like it has tons of room for every thing I would need :)

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Pamela Gilbertson said...

I twitted once again about your giveaway!!
Last day to enter for a chance to win the Okkatots Travel Depot Diaper Bag... I really need that for our trip to Brazil http://happilydomestic.blogspot.com/2011/10/traveling-organized-with-okkatots.html
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