Sometimes it seems that all of the quality baby brands make and market their products to moms. In the diaper bag department, the options from Petunia Picklebottom, JJ Cole and Vera Bradley seem to be flowers, pastels, and then more flowers. Where are the options for new parents that want to share a diaper bag (and the changing duties that go along with ‘em) between both mom and dad?
JJ Cole Collections is working on solving that problem with the introduction of their new Metra Diaper Bag. When I recently received a sample* from JJ Cole to review, at first I thought I had received a messenger bag by mistake. The subdued “black stitch” option is just a simple black and gray color. Dude, that’s totally fine with me. When I opened the bag up and saw all the zippers, pockets and changing pad, then it became clear that the Metra actually is made to haul around diaper supplies. Oh, and as a bonus my wife seems to like the bag too… so it won’t be just me dealing with junior’s messes all the time. After using the Metra Bag for a few weeks (I just throw the supplies in, sling it over my shoulder and head out the door) I’m starting to become a believer that dads do “do” diaper bags too.
You can buy the JJ Cole Black Stitch Metra in-store at Babies R Us and buy buy BABY, and on buybuyBABY.com. Other colors of the Metra Bag – red, blue, and green – are available in store and online at Babies R Us and buy buy BABY. It’s $69.99…which is a fair price to me, especially since I can keep on using it for years after junior has outgrown diapers.