Hi all! I’m really excited for today’s post since I got to work with another awesome new brand to review a product coming to market. As you all know, I love finding all the best things that make mom life easier. This gadget is no exception. I received a Baby Charm Stroller Organizer for free to review for all of you, but as always, my opinions are 100% my own. I’d never endorse anything I wouldn’t buy or use myself. If you’re in the market for a new stroller organizer this should definitely make the short list.
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All About The Baby Charm Stroller Organizer
Ok, I’m going to get pretty detailed so you have ALL the info about this thing before you make a decision to buy it. I currently have a Baby Jogger City Mini GT stroller, and I purchased the Baby Jogger Parent Organizer to go with it. I wanted you all to see where I was coming from before, so you have a frame of reference for my review.
I’ve had no complaints about my stroller or the parent organizer and thought it was pretty standard issue. This is probably true, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the organizer I have. For an everyday walk around the block, it’s perfect.
But guys, the Baby Charm Stroller Organizer is legit. I had no idea what you could actually stuff into a stroller organizer until I saw this thing. So now I’m going to break it down to the nitty-gritty.
Let’s be honest, you really need a stroller organizer for your drinks. Whether it’s for your coffee (no new mamma is sleeping) or for your baby’s water or milk, someone always seems to need a beverage.
The awesome thing about the baby charm stroller organizer cup holders is that you can fit in drinks and cups of all shapes and sizes. There are two designated cup holders and storage space on the inside of the organizer.
One of the cup holders has an adjustable velcro wall, so you can fit in as large of a cup as you’d like to bring on the go. The cup holders are also insulated, so feel free to bring that bottle along. (I still wouldn’t leave it out for hours and hours and then feed my baby, but you should be ok on a quick walk).
The organizer is fairly deep, so you can stash snacks, wipes, toys, etc. in the upper pocket. I was pleasantly surprised at how many things I was able to stuff in the center pocket. Which brings me to… All. the. Pockets.
There are FOUR zippered pockets (five including the mesh bag) not including the cup holder spaces to store your things. This may not seem like a huge deal, but when you want to stick credit cards, a phone, chapstick, and a snack securely it becomes much more important.
Two of the pockets are on the top of the organizer and are really only good for credit cards or maybe a chapstick, but they’re still super quick to access and really convenient.
There is also another pocket on the outside of the changing pad, which is unfortunately not wide enough for one of those thin packs of wipes to keep in case of emergency. I don’t know what else I’d put in there off the top of my head, other than maybe an extra place for your sunglasses. BTW, did I mention this thing comes with a zip-off changing pad??
As an aside… Even though they don’t fit in the zip-off diaper pad, I’d still stick wipes in your stroller somewhere. They’ll definitely fit in the mesh bag or even top cup holder. Having an extra 5-10 wipes always in the stroller is never a bad idea. I can’t tell you how many times I went on a walk and realized I didn’t have tissues or wipes. One day my little wanted to walk and promptly scraped her hand and knee. I had nothing with me to clean her up and felt terrible the entire rest of the way home.
The changing pad is a bonus. One that I never knew I’d even want.
Extra Zip Off Pouch
The front pouch actually zips right off so you can use it as a mini purse if you don’t want to bring an extra bag with you. The great thing about this organizer is that it *almost* eliminates the need for a diaper bag.
There are so many different places to store your stuff, combined with the changing pad and pouch-to-go, you really only need the diaper bag for an extra change of clothes and/or nursing cover. If nothing else it allows you to be SUPER prepared for a quick trip around the block or to the park.
On that note….
You could probably even fit that extra change of clothes and/or nursing cover I mentioned into the mesh bag that hangs off the bottom of the organizer. More on that now.
Mesh Storage Bag
The mesh storage bag hangs off the bottom of the organizer and secures to the stroller basket for stability. You can drop items in the top and then easily access them from the middle zipper in the bag. It’s not exactly like a laundry bag, but I was surprised at the amount of stuff I was able to cram in there.
Is it perfect?
Of course not. There are a couple of things you need to note, particularly with the baby jogger city mini GT. I can’t speak to these features on other strollers. None of the things below are deal breakers, but I’m hoping to save you some time as you get set.
- If you use this organizer your handle can’t be pointed all the way up. You need to fold the handle so it’s angled a bit (parallel to the ground) if you don’t want the organizer to look out of whack. It’s not an issue, I just had the handle all the way up when I put it on and the organizer looked funny and slightly sideways. (Image of how the handles need to be adjusted below for reference!)
- You can’t drop your baby down to sleep when you have the mesh bag secured to the stroller. Even if you could reach around to the latch that drops the stroller bed down, it wouldn’t lay flat since you have the mesh bag secured. This doesn’t make the bag unusable, you just can’t drop the stroller bed down at the same time you want the bag secured.
- The straps on the mesh bag should be longer. You need the handle parallel to the ground so the bag is close enough to secure to the stroller. Again, this is necessary for the organizer to stay flat, so it’s not an issue. However, it’s something I wanted to bring up in case you strap this puppy on and immediately assume it won’t work.
Overall impression of the Baby Charm Stroller Organizer
I was really impressed with the baby charm stroller organizer. It truly is like a mini diaper bag for your stroller. This would be incredibly helpful during those early infant days when you feel like you can’t leave the house without packing a suitcase.
It easily fits the essentials like a phone, drinks, and credit cards. Then goes above and beyond to add a changing pad, extra mesh bag, and zip off pouch to bring items with you. While I think that you can definitely survive with some of the other organizers with fewer frills, I’d recommend this organizer to any new mom or mom-to-be looking to deck out her stroller.
It allows you to bring fewer bags and still have all the necessary items, which is amazing when you’re on the go with a little one. (See: ALL the things).
Lastly – the inside of the cup holders is made of water-resistant fabric you can easily wipe down. Anyone who already has kids knows this is a must. Your coffee WILL spill in here. The milk WILL leak. It’s going to happen. You might as well be able to wash your organizer easily.
Other than space, the main difference is that the baby jogger organizer is made out of neoprene and flexible material that collapses easily. If you just need something super simple, you might not need all the frills of the baby charm. I could go with either organizer, depending on what you’re looking for.
Where can I get mine?
If you’re interested in snagging your own organizer, this puppy is available on Amazon for $30.99. It’s a pretty standard cost for a nice stroller organizer. My baby jogger stroller organizer was essentially the same price and came with half the space.
Good luck to anyone shopping for a new baby. If your main goal is to bring a little bit of everything with you, I’d definitely recommend the Baby Charm Stroller Organizer.
That’s all for now,