The Search for the Perfect Diaper Bag - Hoohobbers Review & Giveaway

I'm having the this problem with diaper bags. I either love the bag or hate it. If you didn't read my original post on "The Search for the Perfect Diaper Bag" then you should before you read this post to get an understanding of where this saga started. So far I've tried about 4. I tried purse style, messenger style, and tote style. Most recently I started using a tote style Diaper Bag from a company called Hoohobbers. I love it!

Hoohobbers is a Chicago based company that has designed and manufactured its own line of products since 1981. They have everything from furniture to bibs, bedding, art smocks to beautiful Moses Baskets. They even make the hanging cradle bedding. I still have my hanging cradle from when I was a baby! Elijah weighs too much for it now, but you better believe I will be ordering bedding for it for our next baby!

Their very first item was their Junior Director's Chair and since then they have added so many wonderful award winning products to their line! Hoohobbers even offers special personalizing and customizing services in quick turn-around times. They will even design products using your own materials. WOW! I could send them my material I found and bought anywhere and they could make Elijah a new crib set. How awesome is that? They even do custom bedding up to king size! I could get a set made for his crib and then another set for his big boy bed, and then another set for our king sized bed in the same pattern. I don't know why, but that really excites me. So for all you parents who have the baby's crib in your room, or your baby and your older child share a room, you can still decorate the room in one print! How cool is that?

I could not believe the amount of their products that you can personalize with names or monograms. BUT I have to say my absolute part of their store is that you can have EVERYTHING match. Seriously. Just about everything. You go to their swatch page online or in their catalog, pick out your favorite, and then go through their catalog picking out all the great stuff you want in the same pattern.

Okay, so back to the diaper bag. They have 3 different styles Tote, like I received, back pack and messenger.
The can all be personalized and come in so many great fabrics! They are long-lasting and durable with nylon reinforced bottoms, nylon lined insides, nylon lined pockets
AND come with nylon changing pads [which wipes clean SO easy.]
All three stylish diaper bags have four pockets (pockets on the tote diaper bags and backpack diaper bags are outside; on the messenger diaper bags they're inside.) They are all machine washable even! I know :::gasp:::!

The backpack diaper bag can be used as a single-strap sling, or the sling can be unzipped for regular backpack use.
The straps on the tote diaper bag snap around any stroller handle!

This is a perfect grab and go diaper bag. I am pleased how well it goes with my wardrobe. It doesn't shout "Mom" but is roomy enough to hold Elijah's diapering supplies, bottles, and my stuff instead of me carrying a separate purse. I'm so excited to use my Hoohobbers tote diaper bag! Every time we go out now and I carry it with me and I feel just as good as if I were carrying a Dooney & Burke or XOXO handbag!

I would LOVE to hear what your opinion is too on this awesome diaper bag!
And guess what? Hoohobbers wants to as well! So they have offered to give a lucky reader one of their tote diaper bags!

WooHoo! All you need to do to enter is:
  • Visit HooHobbers & look at their diaper bags! Look at the fabric swatch choices and leave me a comment with which tote diaper bag you would choose. I LOVE my Cocoa Green! Which is your favorite? Remember to leave your email so I can contact you if you win! You MUST do this or you will be disqualified!
  • Non bloggers - Either leave me a comment OR Email me at Ejsmomej(at)gmail(dot)com with the above information.
For Extra Entries: (Maximum of 6 extra entries)
  • Leave me a comment with your favorite item from HooHobbers besides the diaper bags. (1 entry)
  • Add my button to your blog and leave me 1 extra comment with your link. Current linked, just leave me your blog link. (1 entry)
  • Follow me on Twitter @Erinjeany & tweet about this giveaway. Leave me 1 extra comment with your twitter name and the tweet link. Current followers just tweet! (1 entry)
  • Follow or Subscribe to my blog and leave me 1 extra comment letting me know you did so. Current Subscribers just comment. (1 entry)
  • Blog about this giveaway and leave me 2 extra comments leaving the link to your blog post on the first one, and the link to your blog on the second. (2 entries)
  • Non Bloggers - Email 5 people about this giveaway and CC me at ejsmomej (at) gmail (dot) com. Extra points for each additional 2 people. (1 entry per 2 - maximum of 6 times)
This giveaway will end Friday February 13th, 2009 at Midnight EST. Winner will be announced Saturday February 14th, 2009 and will be sent an email. Winner will then have 72 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn! Open to US only, Sorry!

Good Luck & Thanks For Reading!
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152 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love the look of these diaper bags. I like the tote style in trellis. Thanks!

Stephanie (theslowes@gmail.com)

Complicated Mama said...

I love the Poppy design! Its red, Its bold.. its me! .. ok so Im not SUPPOSE to be RED.. but the brunette look did not stick to my hair! UGH...

But I digress. lol

Great Giveaway!! I could use a useful, sexy looking diaperbag!

You know where to find me. :)

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Complicated Mama said...

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Mommy Melee said...

Oh, China Doll all the way.

Mommy Melee said...

Following your blog now too. :)

mom2anutball said...

I like the dots...blue!!
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mom2anutball said...

I also like the Childrens easel, my daughter would have lots of fun with that!
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Im following you now!
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Carolyn G said...

I like the tote suede pink and brown. So darling

Crystal said...

I love the cocoa blue! so hard to choose though, they have such great designs!

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susan said...

The tote in china doll is nice!

Mary Kay said...

I love the ECRU great bags!!!! I also follow you on twitter!wiredmkm@hotmail.com

Heather said...

I love these bags. I like the cocoa...blue the best.

valerie2350 said...

i like swirl blue

valerie2350 said...

i also like the baby moses baskets

Sweetpeas said...

Wow, that was hard to choose, so many fabrics! I think I'd choose the green dots!

valerie2350 said...

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Sweetpeas said...

I like the look of the kids lunch boxes, and again, all those fabric choices, so fun!!!

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Andreah said...

I can't decide between Paisley and Trellis.

Andreah said...

I love their rocking horses.

Andreah said...

I am a follower.

Andreah said...

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Nancy said...

I love the Poppy backpack!

Nancy said...

I follow your blog

Nancy said...

I follow you on Twitter and I tweeted it (onestopboyshop)

aBookworm said...

China Doll and Poppy are 2 of my favorites! They're all gorgeous but these just bowled me over. I'd love to win either one.

Thanks for this great giveaway!
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aBookworm said...

I also love their Primary Duffle bag for Toddlers.

Betty said...

I like the Gift Baskets always a good idea to have a gift basket on hand.
http://www.hoohobbers.com/baby_gift_baskets.html

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Betty said...

I follows you on twitter
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Betty said...

Already follow & subscribe.

Betty said...

I really like the trellis
versailles, very pretty. :)

Mama Snow said...

Oh I like the Paisly! These are adorable. Why has it taken me so long to enter a giveaway on your blog?

Dianna said...

I like the cocoa orange! Fun, bright colors that don't scream 'diaper bag'!

Dianna said...

I love the ottoman - what a cute idea for extra seating in a kid's room!

Dianna said...

Last entry for me! I follow you on Twitter (mamainpajamas)and will RT ASAP. Thanks Erin!

Jeff and Sheila Capell said...

Wow! What cute swatches. I had such a hard time choosing just one. BUT I LOVE LOVE LOVE the poppy messenger bag...SO CUTE!! I can't wait to look around at some other stuff.

sheilacapell(at)hotmail(dot)com

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jeff and Sheila Capell said...

I subscribe via email.

Jeff and Sheila Capell said...

They have the cutest rocking horse on their site that my 3 yr. old would LOVE!! (Not what I thought I'd find, but must have!!!)

shopannies said...

I love the rocking chairs

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shopannies said...

I like the stoile and pink diaper bag
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fidget said...

I am totally in love with the Cocoa Orange!

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Jodi said...

I love the Tote style diaper bag in the Versailles print. Thanks!!

Reva Skie said...

I love the cocoa pink in tote style.

Idoia said...

O diaper bag, free diaper bag
Please cometh my way
I shall tell you which pattern
Would make my day...

The China Doll swirls
are perfect for my girls

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Brooke said...

I love the etoile green! Love it!

Thank you so much for the chance!

Brooke
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Brooke said...

I follow! YAY!

Brooke said...
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windycindy said...

The Sahara Fabric is my favorite!
Please enter my name in your fabulous drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I like the various designs of ottomans for children's rooms!
They are adorable and functional.
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

windycindy said...

I subscribe to your email newsletter!
Again, many thanks.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Scot said...

I have been there and bought many other diaper bags that just were as bad as the next one. Torn up and dropped and dragged behind the stroller. The baby needs a good dependable diaper bag that "could last to COLLEGE" as a book bag then!!!

Scott and Jaclyn said...

I love the paisley style. Thanks!

The Dansies said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has struggled to find the perfect diaper bag! And even more glad you found one--how did you ever choose a color? I think i'll have to go with cocoa orange for now! I hope I win!

The Dansies said...

I forgot to include my email shaylahdansie(at)gmail(dot)com

And I'm following you!

Reeva said...

i like the paisley print and the toddler bag

Tara aka "Mama Koala" said...

The dragon buzz and retro circles are my favorites!

Thanks for the chance.

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Jennifer Ladd said...

I love the poppy bag! So cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

Jennifer Ladd said...

I'm now following you on twitter and just tweeted about the giveaway:

http://twitter.com/jenniferladd

Jennifer Ladd said...

I now follow your blog, too!

:)

Amy said...

I would love the Preppy Boy in the boy stripe and messenger bag. Love it. Thanks.

Amy said...

Something else love from their site is the Kids Rocking Chair, I would choose denim.

Rebecca said...

I think I am loving the Cocoa Orange. It's just a burst of fresh air.

Rebecca said...

I love the lunch box/bag in the matching Cocoa Orange.

Anonymous said...

My pick is the toile backpack style! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Also from the site, I love their moses baskets! The gingham patterns are my favorite!

Anonymous said...

Also from the site, I love their moses baskets! The gingham patterns are my favorite!

Erica Wyatt said...

I love the retro circles in the tote style or the messenger, I can't choose.

Erica Wyatt said...

My girls are five and would love the art easels and art smocks. lvwyattfamily@cox.net

WonderfullyMade729 said...

I would DEFINETLY pick the Cocoa Orange! I like all the styles... I think my favorite is the backpack style!
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WonderfullyMade729 said...

I also love the crib bedding (in cocoa orange, of course :))
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Ally said...

I like the cocoa blue

Ally said...

the toy box would be good for us.

Paula said...

The diaper bags are great and I love the Moses Basket too. Thanks for the opportunity! ap underscore lemos at yahoo dot com

pamelarm said...

These diaper totes are beautiful! My favorite is the cocoa orange; thanks so much for the chance!

pamelarm said...

Their fabric shower curtains are adorable!

shari o. said...

i love the etoile in black so beautiful

Young Momma said...

I love these bags! All of them. My favorites are Bella Blue, Blue dots and Trellis. :)

Young Momma said...

My other favorite item is the hampers!! Same prints as bags!

Young Momma said...

I'm following you on Twitter and just tweeted about it!! http://twitter.com/youngmomma

Young Momma said...

I started following your blog

sushi_noem said...

ooooo, I love China Doll!!!!

sushi_noem said...

Their kid's hampers are awesome. I love that they are double-hampers and come in all the great color combos.

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Carrie said...

Love the cocoa pink- it's so different from any other diaper bag I've seen!

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Mandy and Jack said...

Those diaper bags are so cute!! I like the bella pink one! And my e-mail address is mandyhornbuckle@gmail.com. :)

judybrittle said...

I really love the etoille...black. Love that print! Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a follower.

Claudia's Irish Eyes said...

I love the sherbert in blue, it's darling. They are all darling !
Claudia
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Claudia's Irish Eyes said...

I'm a follower!
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Claudia's Irish Eyes said...

I really like the Moses baskets, they are so nice to have.
Claudia
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Grateful for Grace said...

Oh, Cocoa Blue!! Very pretty!

Grateful for Grace said...

(I also like the Cocoa Green!) And I love their kids' tables. Very useful!

Katie said...

I loved either the Poppy or the China Doll patterns.

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Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Oh my these are beautiful. I love the Paisley. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa

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Don and Lisa Osborn said...

I am back again! I love their double ruff lampshades! So cute and so girly.

Thanks again!

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PsychMamma said...

I love the Cocoa & Orange fabric, and I love the tote! Thanks for the chance to enter!

PsychMamma said...

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PsychMamma said...

I follow your blog!

PsychMamma said...

I also love the HooHobbers coverups for toddlers and all the fabulous fabric choices!

The Dreamer said...

love the cocoa blue

thanks

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Jessica said...

I love the china doll bag!

Jessica said...

I also love their bedding! The bella blue and bella pink crib bedding!

Jessica said...

I also subscribed to your blog:-)

Minxy Mimi said...

I like the Suede Blue and Brown!
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Minxy Mimi said...

I follow!
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Minxy Mimi said...

I also like the dot blue sleeping bags!
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cari_and_kevin_king said...

I love cocoa blue

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Anonymous said...

Cha Cha Cha is a great print!
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Heather said...

I love so many of the fabrics, but I think I would choose Trellis!

Heather said...

Follower!

Heather said...

Subscriber!

Heather said...

I also love their Kid's Table and the Laundry Hampers.

Jessica said...

I love the poppy fabric and the backpack style bag. This is an awesome site! My sister is pregnant now and I just e-mailed her the link to the site!

Jessica said...

I just subscribed to your blog, it's great!

Jessica said...

The other thing that I love from them is the baby rocker. I am definitely getting one for my new niece/nephew!

Valerie said...

They have such wonderful stuff. For my favorite diaper bag I had a hard time deciding between cocoa blue and versailles. I loved them. I guess I would pick the cocoa blue.

I liked the childrens luggage. We have a new grandbaby on the way and a 16 month grandson. We were just talking about getting him a bag for when he is ready to stay over.

I love your giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Helen said...

I love the Bella Blue.

Kara said...

I love the cha cha cha bag.
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Kara said...

My favorite item besides teh diaper bag is teh cute directors chairs.
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Kara said...

I subscribed via email.
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The Picanco Family said...
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The Picanco Family said...

I know exactly what you mean. I went through the exact same thing with both of my boys. I love their messenger style bag with the trellis fabric. I am crossing my fingers that I win. My email is abpicanco@msn.com

JT42 said...

LOVE the poppy! These diapers bags are so neat...I try so many it's frustrating...this one sounds like what I need-it is machine washable!!!

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JT42 said...

I just signed up to be a subscriber, can't wait to see what else comes in the inbox :D

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Heather said...

So cute...love the versailles diaper bag.

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Heather said...

I'm a follower.

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Heather said...

I also love the cocoa green bedding.

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Laurel said...

i think i would have to pick the suede blue and brown, although there's about a dozen colors that i just drool over!!

Laurel said...

i think my favorite non-diaper bag item would have to be the child-sized ottomans... with the same fabulous fabric choices!!

Laurel said...

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Laurel said...

subscribing via google reader

Stef4916 said...

I like the bella blue diaper bag! Very chic!

Kaycee said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Sherbert Celery Print!!! Beautiful!!

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Kaycee said...

I really like the Primary Checkers wallpaper border too! Too cute!

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Teresa said...

I liked the pink dots (with brown.)
These bags look roomy.
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Teresa said...

I really like several products on this site but what we would use is the little rocking chair!
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Teresa said...

I follow on Twitter and I tweeted.
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auntrene said...

I love the Cha Cha Cha.. Wonderful,
Thanks

Andrea said...

I love the China Doll print! Lovely!

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