Ju Ju Be – Hobo Be

So, as you all know, I LOVE my Ju Ju Be.  Like, really love.  If I’m being honest with myself, it’s borderline obsessive.  I have one Mama to thank for this. I won’t name you…you know who you are! 😉

Today  I’m reviewing the Ju Ju Be Hobo Be in Monarch. I am sooooooo excited to talk about this bag and why I think it’s  aaaaaahhhhhhhhmazing!

First off, if you are new to JJB, you won’t be for long.  When you’re done reading this review, click HERE to check out the website and browse your new obsession. If you’re already a JJB lover like myself, I hope this review lives up to your expectations…eek!

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The Hobo Be is the perfect little bag for every day use. Brody and Harper are at the age where I don’t need to bring everything and kitchen sink with me when I leave the house, which is why I chose the Hobo Be. I was nervous when I first took it out of the box. It looked small, but I quickly realized  this bag can hold way more than I would have ever thought…

I use this bag as a cross body and love how it fits and looks on the body. I am 5’2” 118 lbs (I’m being a little generous there lol), and it fits me perfectly. The bag hits right at the hip when I have the strap set to the longest setting.

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You would never know that this is a diaper bag if you were walking by me in the grocery store.  Maybe that’s because I have it in  the Monarch “print” (all black), but I still think even in any of the adorable prints JJB has, you wouldn’t guess it’s a diaper bag.

This is officially my go to bag, and I also love using it when I’m out without the kids because of the way I can keep it organized.

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Like I said before, this bag is small, but can fit everything you need. Here’s a list of what I bring when I walk out of the house with both kids:

3 Diapers for each

Wipes

Snacks

Toys

3 Binkies (we lose a lot of binkies)

Taggie

2 Sippy Cups

My planner (I know, I know… who still uses a planner!?)

Wallet, Keys, lip gloss, sunglasses.

Ok, so here’s how I pack my bag up! I like to use Quicks or Be Sets to keep everything organized…

Large Set Piece: 6 diapers

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Medium Set Piece: Snacks

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Small Set Piece: Binkies

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I keep my wallet in one of the mesh pockets in the main compartment.  Phone, Lip Gloss, Sunglasses, and Keys go in my favorite part, the Mommy Pocket.  This pocket rocks my world.  Especially when you are out running errands and need quick access to keys, phone, debit card, etc.  It’s perfection!  If we have a couple stops, I usually pull my debit card out of my wallet and secure it in the zipper pictured below  (where I have my gum) for easy access.  This pocket also has a spot to secure your keys!  Prior to JJB entering my life, I would I lose my keys no less than 20 times a day. This little key chain is awesome and helps keep me sane!

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Ok, so let’s take a look inside the bag….

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Large set piece with the diapers is in the main compartment along with the Medium Set Piece holding the snacks for the kiddos. I have the small set piece in the mesh pocket to keep it from floating around. Wipes in the other mesh pocket and I also keep my wallet in the third mesh pocket for quick access and to keep it secure. My planner goes in the long zippered pocket and Brody has a few cars in the small zippered pocket in case of emergency. Taggie goes on top and we are ready to head out the door!

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As you can see, there is TONS of room, and so many pockets I haven’t used to their maximum potential. I could easily use this bag for a long day at the Zoo if I wanted. Here’s a peek inside of the Mommy Pocket so you can see how roomy it is! It’s the perfect size to carry all of your mommy needs, without making the bag look bulky.

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Ok, here is the final product!  My bag is completely packed with everything listed above, and 2 sippy cups on either side.  I have just enough room left over to store the kids fall coats if needed so I don’t have to carry anything!   LOOOOOOOOOOOVE.  This is honestly my favorite Ju Ju Be bag.  I tend to overpack ( who doesn’t?), because with two kids you typically need a lot of crap.  I wanted something that was compact, but still able to hold everything I need while looking pretty!  The Hobo Be is the perfect everyday for all of us Mama’s on the go!

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Before I end this review and send you on your merry way to the JJB website to order a new bag, I wanted to go over some great features all the bags have! One: ALL of the bags are MACHINE WASHABLE (air dry). Yessss!  They feature a Teflon fabric protectant which helps repel stains. I have washed each one of my bags and they come out looking brand spankin’ new. Two: The beverage pockets are insulated keeping everyone’s sippy’s or water bottles at the perfect temp. Three: Ju Ju Be Bags always have a light-colored lining so you can actually find what you’re looking for!  Say bye, bye to those days of digging through that black hole!

I could probably go on and on, but I know you will eventually come and join me on the pink side… 🙂

Bag Specs:

Mommy Pocket

Plenty of zippers and pockets for excellent organization.

Adjustable strap includes a top-notch shoulder pad with memory foam and a grippy textile underneath

Light changing pad included.

Agion® treatment protects the liner by inhibiting the growth of odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew.

Gold Metal Hardware

 

I hope y’all enjoyed my review of the Ju Ju Be Hobo Be!!! I seriously love these bags and know you will too. If you want a more close-up look at this bag, check out my  friend Kate Schwanke’s video review HERE!

 

Happy Strolling!

 

 

 

 

Kate Schwanke – Ju Ju Be BP Review!

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Hi everyone, I’m Kate Schwanke! Today I am guest blogging for As The Stroller Turns. I am so excited to be doing this collab for her Blog! In this Blog I will walk you through how I pack my Ju-Ju-Be Be Prepared, in Frosted Blossoms (a Buy Buy Baby exclusive print), as a Diaper Bag for a long day out with my two boys (1) and (4).  *Links for Custom Work and Jamberry’s worn in this blog will be included at the end.

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This is everything that I have packed in the Be Prepared! Look at how much stuff it can hold! One thing I absolutely LOVE about the Be Prepared is just how much you can fit in it. I have used this bag as an overnight bag multiple times because it is so roomy and has a ton of compartments. 

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This is my set up for all of the contents you saw in the post above.  I love how everything has a place! Even Mickey and Minnie have their own pockets making it easy to access them without fishing them out of the bottom of the bag.  I have my Be Quicks standing straight up side by side, a Large set piece beside those standing on its side, my Fuel Cell beside those, my Medium Set Piece in one of the side/internal bottle pockets, and the Play Packs in the slip pocket behind Minnie Mouse.  On the outside of the Be Prepared, I have an Avent straw cup in each bottle pocket.   Look at this Queen of All Mommy Pockets!!!  The Mommy Pocket on the Be Prepared is the largest of all the Mommy Pocket’s on Ju-Ju-Be’s Diaper Bags.  And it’s awesome.   In here I have my wallet, tissue holder, iPhone 6, two Small Set Pieces, Coin Purse, keys and gum.  Not pictured is my iPad Mini, but it does fit in here as well!

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These are the things I carry in the Mommy Pocket.

  • Keys (on Insjö key ring)
  • Wallet (Kate Spade Sweets 2 Park Avenue)
  • Coin Purse (Insjö) has Insurance cards and punch cards.
  • Small Set Piece (Ju-Ju-Be Perky Toki) In here I have a travel charging block and charging cables in case my phone or iPad runs out of power.
  • Small Set Piece (Ju-Ju-Be Charcoal Roses, not pictured, shown in another photo)
  • Admiral Tissue holder, made by Little e Design on Etsy, with tissues.
  • iPhone 6 
  • Mentos Gum

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Be Quicks can be used for all kinds of different things! From snacks and juice boxes, changes of clothes and holding toys! There are so many options!

These are the contents of my Be Quicks.

  • My Charcoal Roses Be Quick has two changes of clothes for my 1-year-old. Two pairs of socks, two pairs of pants, and two short-sleeved shirts.
  • My Mr Gray Be Quick has one change of clothes for my 4-year-old. One pair of pants, one shirt, one pair of socks and one pair of underwear.

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The Ju-Ju-Be Be Set is a set of 3 pouches sold together as a set. They are one of my favorite Ju-Ju-Be accessories and you will see them in a majority of my videos! They have endless uses and are just SO cute! I have  around 10 Be Sets currently.

Here is what I packed in my Ju-Ju-Be Charcoal Roses Be Set.

  • The Large Set Piece has diapering needs for my 1-year-old. I have one Buti Pod cover, made by Bebe Notions on Etsy, with ButiPod holding wipes. I also have four size 4 diapers and a baggie dispenser made by Munchkin. 
  • The Medium Set Piece has my over-flow bag- a Ju-Ju-Be Be Light in Olive Juice! It’s hard to believe that a Be Light can fit into a Medium Set Piece, but they work so great this way!
  • The Small Set Piece holds my essentials. A custom-made mirror by Deliriously Mine on Facebook, a folding brush, a hair clip, eye drops and my EOS stick (my favorite lip balm).

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Last, but certainly not least, is my Ju-Ju-Be Fuel Cell in Mr Gray!  Fuel Cells can be used for tons of different things, but my favorite is when I pack it like this! 

  • Inside of the Fuel Cell I have RubberMaid Lunch Blox which are a PERFECT fit!! You can pick these up at Target and they even come with an icepack! 
  • I also have a plastic spoon and a napkin tucked away in the top plastic zippered pouch. This pouch is perfect for holding utensils and things like that!

I hope you found this Blog post fun and helpful! The Be Prepared is definitely worth looking into as a diaper bag for more than one child, as an overnight bag for yourself at the hospital when you are expecting a baby, or as an overnight bag for a trip! 

Please check me out on YouTube and Facebook to stay up to date with the most current Ju-Ju-Be packing videos, On The Body videos, release day print reveals and more!

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Links for Custom Work and Jamberry’s worn in this Blog!

Bebe Notions

Little e Design

Deliriously Mine

Jamberry’s

You can order a Be Prepared HERE