My review of the Skip Hop Pronto Signature Changing Station, a minimalist diaper clutch that works as a great solution for minimalist parents on-the-go.
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Whenever I leave my house with the baby I bring along a full diaper bag packed with essentials (and extras too)! On the other hand, when my husband takes our daughter on an errand, he likes to bring along as little as possible. Some people just don’t want to carry a diaper bag. A diaper clutch, such as the Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station, is a good alternative for minimalists who generally want to pack light. If you don’t want to carry a designated diaper bag, this review is for you!
The biggest benefit of a compact diaper bag like this one is that it doesn’t take up much space. If you need to carry diaper bag essentials but don’t want a diaper bag, you can get away with buying the Skip Hop Pronto and throwing it in a larger tote or handbag. It has a slim profile and holds the bare minimum, so it doesn’t get very bulky.
I’ve heard that some people use this diaper clutch as an emergency changing station that they keep in the car. It’s nice to have as a backup, but be sure you’re replacing the diapers with the correct size as baby grows.
Holds The Essentials
The Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station will hold baby essentials for parents on the go. A front zip pocket contains basic items such as keys, a thin wallet, and hand sanitizer. A mesh interior pocket holds a few diapers (up to four) and another pocket contains a coordinating wipes case. You won’t have much, but you’ll be able to comfortably change a diaper away from home. There’s usually enough room for a small snack and toy, but not much else!
Built-In Portable Changing Mat
I love the zip-off changing mat feature with a comfy headrest. The fabric is a wipeable nylon for quick cleanup. This is an ideal feature for diaper changes away from home.
Instead of carrying this bag as a diaper clutch or throwing it in a larger bag, my husband often attaches it to the stroller bar with the built-in stroller clips. I’ve loved using it this way at the airport because it kept my travel essentials front and center in an easy to access location. The clip can also be used to wear the Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station as a wristlet.
This product comes in several different prints. There are neutral options such as a utilitarian heather gray, a solid black, and gray with a modern pattern. You can also choose from several colorful prints, many of which coordinate with full-size Skip Hop diaper bags, such as the classic French stripe. The red and blue heart pattern on my Skip Hop diaper clutch is from a few years ago.
The Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station retails for $30, but can be found for as low as $17 in discontinued prints. This is a great value if you’re not purchasing a traditional diaper bag. I thought we’d end up buying a “man bag” for my husband, but this has been a perfect money-saving alternative.
A Compact Diaper Bag Alternative
I prefer to carry a traditional diaper bag with tons of organizational pockets, but this is the non-traditional “diaper bag” my husband would recommend to other minimalists. In my view, this compact diaper clutch works best for short excursions.
Does your bag make you feel like Mary Poppins or do you prefer packing lighter? I’d love to hear in the comments!
My name is Kate and I live in a California beach town with my husband & baby girl. At High Low Baby, I review baby products at high and low price points.