20 February 2010

Review & Giveaway: Baby Star Rock The Tote!

I was recently able to choose a Baby Star Rock The Tote bag to review.


I really wanted to put this through the test. When you carry a diaper bag, messenger bag, purse, etc, we all know that if it isn't sturdy it will break, if the straps aren't cut right, it can hurt your arm, etc.

The really great thing about the Baby Star Rock the Tote bag is that it's not just limited to being a diaper bag. If you're worried about the label, just turn the bag around so the tag is facing inside. There's nothing about it that screams baby - large bag, yes, but that's the beauty of this bag. You can carry around ANYTHING! I even stuck my laptop in it one day out of desperation when we were going out, and while it was heavy of course, I could still carry around all the usual diaper bag stuff and that. So fear not if you are just about near the end of the diaper bag stage, you can get a lot of use out of this bag - even if just as a weekender tote.

Now I have the turquoise here in the photos, but it comes in other really great colors too. (They had metallic pink and a fun silver, but they were out of stock when I was able to choose mine, sniff sniff!) It's also lined in a fun matching color print.

The tote comes with a little BPA free plastic wipes case for on the go, and a matching changing pad as well. And for those of you without kids, we found a non-kid use for this one day at the park: when it's wet out, you can use it to sit on wet benches! So if you're a public transportation kind of gal, you might find this to come in handy, too. (Or just leave it at home or give it to your friends with kids. I get it, having waited so long to have the munchkin)

There are inner pockets as well a zippered compartment, so it's easy to keep anything you don't want to fall out in that area. Not that was ever really a problem - I never had anything really fall out no matter where I put this down. OK, once the whole bag tipped off the counter, but luckily it was a day where I had taken my camera and our DS out. That was my fault though for overstuffing the one pocket. See, you can fit a LOT of stuff in here:


It does have a magnetic closure, so you're not struggling to zip it close after a diaper change. (Kudos!) The only thing I can see is that depending on how much stuff you lug around in, it can get a little hard to find something. I've had to dig around at the store for my wallet several times because I was dense and didn't put it into the zippered area. It's also about 18" wide, and 15" high.

It's easy enough to clean and wipe down with a baby wipe if you do get it a little dirty. If you're not used to lugging around a diaper bag or a large purse already, it might take a day or two of outings to get used to it, but then you'll fall in love. Now it does retail for $60, which might make some people choke - but you will get a lot of use out of this sturdy diaper tote. It won't fall apart on you during the first 2 weeks like a cheaper bag might. You can haul around plenty of things in it - even if you have multiples.

So this Momma totally gives the Baby Star Rock the Tote two thumbs up!

Want a discount on your purchase? Use promo code star20 to get 20% off the retail price, good through December 31st, 2010! (US only) You can also sign up for their newsletter, because you'll find out cool things like - free US shipping for the month of February! (promo code: heart) They have weekly specials too.

Baby Star is also over on Twitter, or you can join their Facebook too!

Win it! The fabulous folks over at Baby Star are letting me give one lucky reader a Rock the Tote of their own! YAY! To enter, pop on over to Baby Star and tell me what else you'd love to have for your little one if it landed on your lap. Go on - have yourself a fun imaginary shopping spree! It relives stress! :)

As always, if you have completed the first entry above, you can also receive extra entries for:

-Subscribing to my feed OR following my blog
-Subscribing or following Baby Star's blog
-Blogging about this giveaway with a link back to this post AND Baby Star
-Tweeting about this giveaway (leave the link or @psychotichouse me)

That's up to five (5) possible entries! Giveaway ends February 27th, 2010 at 11:59 PST. US Only, sorry. :( Please leave your email address in your comment, or have it available in your profile so I can contact you if you've won. Winners drawn via Random.org.

I received a Rock the Tote of my own from Baby Star to try out and put to the test - and test it I did! Your opinion may vary from mine. One reader will also win their own Rock the Tote, thanks to Baby Star.

132 comments:

Nanci said...

I like the girl diamond blanket

Briar Rose said...

I like the bibs and the quick changes. Totally cannot wait to shop for our new baby!

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Tj and Amy said...

I like the boy hooded towels
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Babes Mami said...

I love the suede shoes and also, those hooded boy towels are too too cute!

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justicecw said...

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Beth said...

I like the tag blue hooded towels.

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cdziuba said...

I have had my eye on this forever: girl poodle blanket
USD$ 50.00


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dawns41 said...

I love the Diamond and Poodle Blankets.

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Mommy Kennedy said...

Awesome giveaway!

I would love the
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Kim said...

I'd love any of their hooded towels!!! SO CUTE

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Joshlin said...

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Super Blogger Girl! said...

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sarah said...

I like the girl hooded towels
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Liz said...

i like the soy organic buddha onesie long-sleeve in sky color.

littlelatina said...

I like the boy bedding set

PAIGE said...

I love the blankies especially the diamond blankie. wow

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I like the boy hooded towels

Nurse Brittney said...

love the weegee eco-suede!

mogrill said...

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Wehaf said...

1. A cariboo bassinet
2. some unisex bibs
3. a spring yellow hooded towel.

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

I love the girl poodle blanket :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Linda Kish said...

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Sonya said...

I love the unisex quick change!

Hotsnotty2 said...

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Erika*Coffee said...

I would get one of everything!
But seriously...
I would get one (or two!) of those CUTE hooded towels and some of those high quality bibs

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Lauren said...

I love everything babystar! I'd love to get a Tag Blue boy knit blanket. :)

Anne J said...

I like the soy organic stella skirt it is cute.

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CherylS22 said...

I'd like to have the girl diamond blanket. Thanks!

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Deb K said...

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Sarah C said...

I also love the balloons pink girl crib bedding!

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Janette said...

I love the boy poodle blanket!

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AmyLynn said...

If it just landed in my lap...I would love to have the "tag pink" 4 piece crib bedding set. I am totally in love with the metallic turquoise Rock the Tote for me (sorry to be selfish). Thanks for the chance!

AmyLynn said...

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wendy wallach said...

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missrantsypants said...

I like the girl's poodle blanket.


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angie said...

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henrysgraphics said...

The pink/ blue girls hooded towel would make a wonderful addition to our bathroom!

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mail4rosey said...

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Heather M said...

Denim Jane Jean and I would choose the Turquoise bag!

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Maja said...

girl diamond blanket

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JacquelineCaldwell said...

I love the unisex poodle minis blankets!

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Sarah Z said...

I really like the boy poodle blanket and the spring yellow hooded towel!
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ReggieMann said...

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Brooke said...

My wee one would love a girl poodle blanket... The design would take a bit to decide on though...

Agneta said...

I like the tag blue knit blanket.

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i love the spring unisex hooded towel :)

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Jinxy and Me said...

I like the Diamond and Poodle Blankets.

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The Queen Of Free said...

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Atreau said...

I like the girl poodle blanket in spring on yellow.

Cal said...

I liked the * weebit infant hemp shoes.

Gianna said...

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I would love the girl poodle blanket ~one in every print/color!
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twifanheather said...

I like the daisy chain rick-rack dress!

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lilyk said...

I love the girl diamond blanket!

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mailto said...

I love the diamond blanket and would scoop it up!