Amy Michelle Lotus Diaper Bag Review [CLOSED Giveaway]

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I have been carrying a diaper bag most of my adult life. Pretty sad, huh? I’ve had so may diaper bags I could never count them all. Most were purchased at a local retailer or given to me at the hospital and they had to be replaced within 6-12 months… if you use them a lot and stuff them full like I do, they just rip at the seams.

After 19 years of being a parent I decided it was time to start carrying a diaper bag that was more for me but still functional for the kids things. My goal while searching was a bag that I would choose even if it wasn’t a diaper bag.

I found Amy Michelle bags by accident. Oh, my precious heavens, where have you been all my life?! After searching their site I found it amazing that these are diaper bags. I fell in love with several, but we decided on the Lotus bag. 

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Lotus™ Bag Features

Forget diaper bags in pastel colors. Amy Michelle offers runway-fierce totes that would satisfy the most savvy fashionista, and no one but you needs to know about the diapers inside! All bags feature Mom’s section in front, baby’s organization in the middle and separate changing area in the back. Your purse and diaper bag all-in-one.

Features:

Baby’s Section:
  • Changing pad (24″ x 14″) – Remove padding to wash lining
  • 2 Internal & 2 external baby/water bottle pockets
  • Quick release pacifier holder
  • 7 pockets for maximum organization
  • Compartments for diapers, wipes and bottles
  • Stroller attachments included
Mom’s Section:
  • Top zippered closure
  • Zipper closure outside front pockets
  • Credit card slots
  • Easy to find key ring
  • Bright antimicrobial lining
  • Slip pocket on the back
  • 4 metal feet on bottom

 

 

The bag has a wipeable surface (that’s a plus!), lots of pockets for mom and baby for item organization, three zipper pockets on the front for quick and easy retrieval of things like my wallet and cell phone, metal feet on the bottom to help protect it from dirt and grime (standard ingredients at playgrounds and such), and stroller attachments!

 

If you read my wagon review post, then you are probably saying… “You don’t push a stroller anymore… right?”. I hear you, I hear you… but think of this. I grocery shop for six people… so I am a power shopper. My grocery cart is usually very full. The stroller attachments work just as well on a grocery cart!

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Look at all that room inside the bag! There are pockets, pouches and zipper closure compartments around the interior of the bag, the outside side pocket where a diaper changing pad goes (comes with the bag in a beautiful red color) I use for papers, coupons etc. It has a magnetic closure for easy and quick in and out (one handed too!). I use the outside side pockets for water bottles and a large bottle of hand sanitizer.

It is very important that I can carry a lot of stuff and not feel like I am going to rip the bag apart by the seams. Even though I don’t carry diapers anymore, I still carry two sippy cups, two Munchie Mugs, a small bag of baby wipes, a change of clothes for Ethan, a Pull-Up, snacks for Mommy, my personal items, sometimes a camera &/or video camera and if traveling to Grandma and Grandpa’s for an evening visit, a pair of pajamas for each kid.

This is a shot of the bag last night before going to the soccer game to watch Joshua play. I had almost everything listed above in the bag and a box of Kleenex because Ethan and I are fighting a cold.

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I am in love with my Amy Michelle Lotus bag and will continue to carry it even when I don’t have a ton of toddler things to toss into it Smile .

 

BUY IT:

You can purchase the Lotus bag for $99.95

WIN IT:

ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win an Amy Michelle Poppy Clutch in Chocolate (RV $54.95)!

Although I have not seen this bag in person, I can imagine it would be great for quick outings with baby or use it for a purse for you (yes, I know… strange concept).

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This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on October 4, 2011.

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Comments

  1. I like the Sweet Pea bag!

    • I’m with you Jennifer! Sweet Pea was at the top of my list.. in green!

  2. Amber Mabry says:

    i love the Cosmo

  3. Sybil B says:

    I definitely know what I want for Christmas or when I go back to work. Whichever comes first.

  4. Lynda Clark says:

    I learned that the Amy Michelle Poppy Clutch may look like a small clutch purse, but it designed to be a functional diaper bag for short outings and includes a changing pad, has a place for a diaper and baby wipes as well as a zippered pocket and a place for your cell phone.
    lyndaclark81(at)yahoo(dot)com

  5. Shelly Peterson says:

    I like the Sweet Pea, in black would be nice.
    cshell090869@aol.com

  6. Audrey Griffis says:

    i love the lotus bag so nice

  7. Gladys Parker says:

    The Iris Luv Luv Luv
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com

  8. Marci Clark says:

    Definitely the lotus bag! It would hold everything!

  9. Tiffany U says:

    The Cosmo is drool inducing and dont feel bad I too have been carrying around diaper bags for 18the years too! I too just found the wonderful world of cute yet functional diaper bags! I had been carrying around plain backpacks for a while thinking they were all horribly ugly and unfashionable anyways, right? Wrong! Welcome to the wonderful world of diaper bags!

  10. Michele L. says:

    I like the Azalea bag

  11. Dena Mullins says:

    I love the sweet pea bag

  12. ericka coello says:

    I like the Eco diaper bag

  13. Nicole M says:

    I would like the lotus tote.

  14. Kate says:

    I really like the Sweet Pea/Poppy Clutch Bundle

  15. i love the cosmo bag

  16. I like the broadway diaper bag

  17. Allison Downes says:

    I really love the sweet pea bag!!

  18. Nicole T says:

    This is really cute and I would love it for quick trips with my little guy!

  19. tiffany says:

    This bag looks amazing. I like the fact that I can leave my purse at home and substitute it with this bag. Plus this bag is not only a diaper bag, but a really trendy bag.

  20. Julie Witt says:

    I liked the Go School Eco Totes!

  21. Robin Quick says:

    I dont have a baby but I like the Cosmo bag! My sister would love to have it!

  22. Taryn says:

    I like the Broadway Bag

  23. Stephanie Mago-Eagle says:

    I love the Gladiola™/Poppy Clutch™ Bundle so very nice

  24. Stephanie Mago-Eagle says:
  25. Corinne Soto says:

    i really like the lotus, i’m a big hobo fan, i feel like i would like the sweet pea better if i could get it in a matte finish
    corinne.soto517(a)gmail.com

  26. Amber says:

    I LOVE the Sweet Pea bag!!

    littleamberfaith at yahoo dot com

  27. Amy Williams says:

    i ♥ the Sweet Pea bag!

  28. Jayne says:

    That new Cosmo bag looks really nice.

  29. Tina M says:

    I like the cosmo bag

  30. stephanie miller says:

    oh i so love bags!!!! i really love the Gladiola™/Poppy Clutch™ Bundle, perfect fit together, and they look so great!

  31. I love the Sweet Pea bag!
    abgillette at gmail.com

  32. I like the Cosmo bag

  33. Debbie jackson says:

    love the sweatpea bag

  34. Liz says:

    I like the Broadway Bag.

  35. Brianna Beers says:

    I like the Lotus

  36. Fawn H says:

    I would love to have the Cosmo in chocolate

  37. Amy Hollingsworth says:

    I LOVE all these bags

  38. Jenny Strength says:

    Would love to win this amazing product. Looks like it is not only stylish but would be a huge asset to mommy world!!

  39. Kate W says:

    I like the Gladiola in green

  40. Gerri Bolen says:

    I love the black Iris that is so cute

  41. Laurie Adams says:

    Her Cosmo bag is so cute! Thank you!

  42. Pauline says:

    Sweet Pea/ Poppy Clutch Bundle – (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

  43. Kari Howell says:

    I am drooling over the Sweet Pea bag!! LOVE IT!!!

  44. Candie L says:

    I like the Madison Avenue. Thank you

  45. Stephanie G says:

    I love the gladiola bag!

  46. Lisa Danielle Grice says:

    Love the Cosmo bag

  47. Adrienne Hayes says:

    I learned that I love ever single bag there and not only the clutch!

  48. i love the black and pink Broadway baby tote
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  49. Jenny Strength says:

    Greatest and cutest bag ever!!

  50. brittney says:

    Sweet Pea™/Poppy Clutch™ Bundle

    brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

  51. stacy h says:

    love that 5% is donated to the ronald mcdonald house!

    the sweet pea is also super cute

  52. Tamra says:

    The Poppy Clutch in green is beautiful!

  53. Amy says:

    I like the Sweet Pea bag.

  54. Tiffany LaCourse says:

    I love the Sweet Pea™/Poppy Clutch™ Bundle

  55. Emillie says:

    I like the Cosmo™/Poppy Clutch™ Bundle
    hisprincess886 at yahoo dot com

  56. I don’t know if you are able to fix this or not, but I submitted an entry for today’s Tweet and forgot to actually put the link in there. It’s http://twitter.com/#!/GreenCntryGirl/status/114847044480405504

  57. Gretchen Gerth says:

    I am not a huge purse/bag person. I was looking at this simply because I wanted to win for my daughter who is a huge purse/bag person. But OMG that Broadway bag is not only adorable it is incredibly practical. My daughter has a hundred bags but none of them have the adorable and practical going for them!

  58. Adrienne Hayes says:

    I want to win his Masterbuilt Smoker so I can smoke some mac and cheese!

  59. Adrienne Hayes says:

    I want a chocolate poppy clutch! =)

  60. Sabrina Radke says:

    I like the cosmo and gladiola bags!

  61. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I love the Lotus tote!

  62. Adrienne Hayes says:
  63. Jennie Swencki says:

    The sweet pea bag is cute

  64. Kristie says:

    I would also love to have the Sweet Pea™ tote

  65. polly says:

    i like the madison avenue purse in red
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  66. Michelle Stice says:

    I like the Sweet Pea bag in Black

  67. Ellen B says:

    I like sweet pea bag

  68. Carrie Phelps says:

    I love the Cosmo™/Poppy Clutch™ Bundle.
    carriedust@yahoo.com

  69. Claire says:

    I LOVE the Sweet Pea bag!!

  70. amy hollingsworth says:

    I LOVE all her bags….

    Amy Hollingsworth

  71. I love the Cosmo! So cute.

  72. SaraLee Earegood says:

    I like the Cosmo™

  73. JLJMommy says:

    I really love the sweet pea bag!!

  74. Teri says:

    I would love to have their Sweet Pea Bag in chocolate

  75. Marianna says:

    I want the pearlized chocolate cosmo!

  76. Gina H. says:

    I’d like to get the Cosmo bag in chocolate.

  77. Stacey L says:

    I like the cosmo bag

  78. michelle draveski says:

    I love the go bebe eco bag. For some reason even though I missed the hippy erra I love the peace sysmbol. That and Ying and Yang.Maybe a have the spirit of true Karma

  79. Diane says:

    I love the sweet Pea Baby Bag in Black!

  80. amy hollingsworth says:

    I love that this is a high quality bag and yet it keeps your stuff organized

    Amy Hollingsworth

  81. Amo says:

    I would love to have the Cosmo bag in chocolate!
    amoeidson@yahoo.com

  82. Tiffany U says:

    Love that so many pieces are easily transitioned for when you dont have the little one with you so you dont have to worry about constantly moving your stuff from bag to bag.

  83. mframe says:

    I really like the cosmo purse

  84. Sarah says:

    I’d love to have the Broadway bag. Cute!

  85. I like the sweet pea in chocolate. Rita Spratlen

  86. Thanks for the great review on this product. Amy Michelle carries some great products that are very fashionable. Thanks for reminding me of her and checking out her new product line. Rita

  87. Alice says:

    I like the madison avenue bag!! 😀
    yuukiimi(at)gmail(dot)com

  88. Rachel R. says:

    I love the diaper bags! I use my purses all the time because I don’t really like my diaper bag as much. These diaper bags are stylish and functional.

  89. Stephanie Olmsted says:

    I would love Sweet Pea/Poppy Clutch

  90. Stephanie Olmsted says:

    Love this clutch and would love to win

  91. Lara J says:

    I also would like the Poppy Clutch in Green!
    larajarrette at gmail dot com

  92. I learned that Amy Michele bags are sold at Mom’s the Word – Santa Monica.

  93. Love the Madison Avenue™ bag!

  94. janell wagner says:

    I like the cosmo

  95. Michelle Willis says:

    I like the Gladiola™/Poppy Clutch™ Bundle

  96. Marianna Ballard says:

    I like the sweet pea in chocolate

  97. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    Love the Gladiola bag

  98. I want the Cosmo chocolate tote—so cute!!!

  99. April Taylor says:

    Up to 5% of Amy Michelle purchases are donated to te Ronald Mcdonald House. Awesome!

  100. Emilie Metzinger says:

    That’s awesome that some of their products are made from recycled plastic and reused fabric. I personally like Cosmo bags and matching little clutch.

  101. I love the Sweet Pea bag!

  102. Kristi F says:

    I like the Azalea bag.

    mindfulhome at gmail dot com

  103. The Broadway go tote. Thanks for hosting!!

  104. Melanie Morin says:

    I like the Gladiola™

  105. amy rouse says:

    I like the Gladiola

  106. Farrah Shumway says:

    I also want the sweet pea bag!

    farrah_jo@yahoo.com

  107. I like that they donate 5% to the Ronald McDonald house

  108. Leah Walker says:

    Love the new Lotus. It might just have enough room and pockets for all my junk, maybe. Lol.

  109. Donna B. says:
  110. Jenn M. says:

    They donate up to 5% to Ronald McDonald house

  111. valerie mabrey says:

    Madison Avenue in red
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  112. valerie mabrey says:

    GFC FOLLOw
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  113. shawna says:

    I would like the Gladiola™/Poppy Clutch™ Bundle

  114. Jennifer C. says:

    I love the ECo bag! Gorgeous!

  115. Sweet Pea™ is very popular – it’s out of stock in nearly every color!

  116. Rachel R. says:

    I love the stroller attachment! It would make go out and about so much easier!

  117. jenn says:

    5% of the profit from sales of her bags goes to the Ronald Mcdonald House
    jenzen69atyahoodotcom

  118. Angela H says:

    I like the Cosmo bag.

  119. susan smoaks says:

    i want the sweet pea~!

  120. Joye Rast says:

    I like the Azalea bag.

  121. Laura H. says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to have the Gladiola bag.

  122. Donna K says:

    I like Cosmo in Chocolate.

  123. trish says:

    What a wonderful selection! Definitely going to be added to my Christmas Wish List this year when asked.

  124. Thank you for hosting this awesome giveaway!!!

  125. bridgette says:

    my sons 7months old and has a few health issues..and it seems like were always on the go..times are tough and its very hard for me not to be able to afford something such as a diaper bag..this would be greatly appreciated and help out tremendously!!

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