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Skylark
10-10-2007, 12:17 PM
Imago as a diaper bag - you betcha!

I'm not using my Imago for under the seat airline travel or birding or carrying books from the library everyday - sometimes I'm on call as Nana. And that means being prepared with a diaper bag. My Imago comes to the rescue!

First of all the Imago looks great - not like a diaper bag at all. I like that! And it is so well made!

It holds all the quick change apparatus necessary for diaper age kids with plenty of room for that extra set of clothes too. Still lots of room for the other day trip necessities like the bottle/sippy cup, snacks and a book(s) & toy(s).

The Imago conforms naturally to my side with the waist strap so if chasing the mobile 2 yr old around the playground or pumpkin patch the bag stays closely at my side.

This bag would be a great gift for baby shower, soon to be grandparents or as a group gift from the office to a new Dad or Mom. And just like our kids, this bag will grow to take on new adventures when a diaper bag is no longer the bottom line for time with a little one.

maverick
10-10-2007, 12:59 PM
My wife would probably shoot me if I bought another bag to use as a diaper bag, but thanks for this tip.

I've used the Smart Alec as a diaper bag to hold a changing pad, diapers, wipes, bottles, snacks, lunch, and a variety of other stuff when we travel on the plane.

I've used a black ballistic nylon sling diaper bag that works out pretty well. It's a little smaller than the Smart Alec, and has compartments for a variety of his needs.

My wife uses an ugle faux suede diaper bag that has LOVE written on it with crystals, and HOT MAMA written inside of the bag. I refuse to carry it.

Right now, I'm using the Rucks Sac as a diaper bag and daycare bag. Going to daycare, we just carry his food for the day. In the summer, it would also hold his swimming trunks and towel on the days that they played in the water. When we're out in the evenings, I'll carry the diapers, wipes, snacks, etc. in the Rucks Sac. When he's older, I'd like the Rucks Sac to be his first back pack.

I would still like to see the parental unit for the Lux. Perhaps that will be the ultimate baby needs bag. :-)

maverick

Darcy
10-10-2007, 01:02 PM
My wife uses an ugle faux suede diaper bag that has LOVE written on it with crystals, and HOT MAMA written inside of the bag. I refuse to carry it.

Don't worry! The new TOM BIHN diaper bag will be made of a special custom printed ballistic nylon featuring teddy bears wearing headbands in hot air balloons. Just what dads (and moms) have always wanted to carry!

maverick
10-10-2007, 01:07 PM
Don't worry! The new TOM BIHN diaper bag will be made of a special custom printed ballistic nylon featuring teddy bears wearing headbands in hot air balloons. Just what dads (and moms) have always wanted to carry!

Hi Darcy,

I think I am honestly at a complete loss for words. :-)

maverick

Darcy
10-10-2007, 01:10 PM
I think I am honestly at a complete loss for words. :-)


hehe! Just kidding, of course... :)

MikeL
10-10-2007, 04:22 PM
hehe! Just kidding, of course... :)

When I saw your answer my jaw dropped wide open, and I screamed to my wife, "Honey, Tom's making a diaper bag!"

:( psych I guess :).

Darcy
10-10-2007, 04:28 PM
When I saw your answer my jaw dropped wide open, and I screamed to my wife, "Honey, Tom's making a diaper bag!"


That part is true: Tom is designing a diaper bag. But it won't be available in prints.

maverick
10-10-2007, 09:56 PM
That part is true: Tom is designing a diaper bag. But it won't be available in prints.

Hi Darcy,

Do we have an estimate of when this will be available?

Thanks,
maverick

MikeL
10-11-2007, 08:52 AM
That part is true: Tom is designing a diaper bag. But it won't be available in prints.

My jaw dropped open again! :eek: . I can't wait for it to arrive. My wife wants one so much she even had me PM you about it last month! We ordered an Eddie Bauer bag for $50 online. We took it back to our local store for a refund the very next day! It was that bad.

Darcy
10-11-2007, 10:36 AM
Do we have an estimate of when this will be

Not yet. I'll let you know as soon as I do!

Ken
10-16-2007, 05:49 PM
This is too funny. For years, there was folklore about photographers who carried their gear in diaper bags so it would not look like photo equipment, hoping to avoid being a target for theft. Now, we may possibly have diaper bags that will look like nice travel bags!

I can see the headlines now, "Thief sues Tom Bihn for false advertising: Future designs by Bihn to include teddy bears and hot air balloons as part of settlement."

PM4HIRE
10-17-2007, 04:48 PM
Many women and men over 50 suffer from incontinence, the Imago messager bag makes an excellent diaper bag for these folks.

There, I found a new market niche for TB bags.

Just
10-17-2007, 09:17 PM
I can see the headlines now, "Thief sues Tom Bihn for false advertising: Future designs by Bihn to include teddy bears and hot air balloons as part of settlement."

Don't forget the headbands! The headbands are very important!

Darcy
10-18-2007, 05:08 PM
Don't forget the headbands! The headbands are very important!

Totally. I'm picturing headbands with little poofballs or daisies on the top.

amw
10-22-2007, 07:49 PM
That part is true: Tom is designing a diaper bag. But it won't be available in prints.


Being the parent of a small tasmanian devil, I thought I'd toss in my own 2 cents if Tom's really going to do a diaper bag.
1) Tough outside -- our bag is usually the least of our concerns, so it's been dropped, kicked, thrown, stepped on, jumped on, rained on, spit-up on, etc...
2) Compartments that are easy to access - you've usually got 3 classes of stuff in there - things to put inside the kid (snacks/food), things to put outside the kid (diapers and clothes) and things to keep the kid quiet (toys). It'd be really handy to be able to get to the class of thing you need without digging through the 2 classes that you don't. And maybe even packing cube compatable (mesh/clear) for storing an outfit change as a unit.
3) any chance of some oversize strapeez to use as restraints? :)


PS. Thanks for the help with my account Darcy!

pretzelb
10-22-2007, 08:33 PM
2) Compartments that are easy to access - you've usually got 3 classes of stuff in there

The compartment idea was also brought up in another thread. Seems like a bag that had three large but easily accessible compartments might have many uses. Maybe a typical sling or messenger bag that instead of having one large gaping hole is divided into three sections. Or some variation of that.

amw
10-22-2007, 08:37 PM
The compartment idea was also brought up in another thread. Seems like a bag that had three large but easily accessible compartments might have many uses. Maybe a typical sling or messenger bag that instead of having one large gaping hole is divided into three sections. Or some variation of that.


That's not bad. In my mind I see a messenger style bag with three flaps that all attach with the velcro-like stuff, all about a third of the bag, so that you can lift one without opening the others. Maybe even a flap that had zippers so you could divide it in three or have just one big flap. I suspect most other types of bag, you'd want zippers or latches to close it up.

Anyway, that's just one dad's 2cents...

Joy
10-28-2007, 08:59 PM
2) Compartments that are easy to access - you've usually got 3 classes of stuff in there - things to put inside the kid (snacks/food), things to put outside the kid (diapers and clothes) and things to keep the kid quiet (toys). It'd be really handy to be able to get to the class of thing you need without digging through the 2 classes that you don't. And maybe even packing cube compatable (mesh/clear) for storing an outfit change as a unit.I'd add a 4th class of stuff: parents' stuff. We've been looking for a (backpack) diaper bag that has a nice separation so that Mom's stuff can be separate from Baby's stuff, and we haven't been able to find the perfect bag yet.

I'm very impressed with anybody who manages to use the Imago as a diaper bag -- there's no way all of my niece's diaper stuff could fit in a bag the size of the Imago!

Also, having done a fair amount of searching for a good diaper bag lately, it seems that there's almost nothing out there designed for people who use cloth as opposed to disposable diapers. The ideal bag would have a separate, waterproof, smell-proof, zippered compartment accessed from the outside for the dirty diapers. For example, this lululemon gym bag (http://www.lululemon.com/products/accessories/gear/bootcamp_gym_bag) has become a popular choice for cloth-diapering moms because the "wet" pocket can be used for the dirty diapers.

amw
10-29-2007, 08:36 AM
Oh yeah, I forgot I get to have stuff!

Skylark
10-29-2007, 05:48 PM
How about customizing a Utility Bag, LUX, or Swift by adding 1 or more of the following choices:
Snake Charmer
Convertible Packing Cube
Clear Quarter Packing Cube
Yarn Stuff Sack.
Just a thought. . .