Tuesday, 4 November 2014

What To Look For In A Changing Bag

Changing bags are expensive. Lets get over that before we go any further. If you want a good quality bag you will pay for it. The quicker everyone accepts that, the better. Don't waste your time trying to look for a beautiful, leather, expensive-looking bag for much cheapness. It doesn't exist, believe me I've looked! If you want it to look good, it will cost. Even the ones that look kinda rubbish, are expensive. Have we all accepted the expense of them? Good, lets move on.

Your changing bag could be one of the most important things you will own. It allows you to leave the house knowing you are fully equipped for any catastrophe that might occur when you are out. And if you are anything like me, a well packed bag will give you the warm and fuzzies.

Out with the old, small, stylish bags and in with the large, robust and practical changing bags. However practical doesn't have to mean ugly. I thought I would give you my top 5 changing bags at the moment. I have tried to include a variety of prices for the tighter and more lavish budgets.

1. Storksak + Bugaboo - £250

This could be the most beautiful bag I have ever seen. I have a Bugaboo Cameleon 3 and this would be the perfect partner. This bag is sleek and chic and doesn't look like a changing bag in the slightest. It could easily pass for a normal hand bag, until you open it up. There are five internal compartments including a large zipped pocket for valuables, a Thermo-insulated zipped bottle pocket, a luxury padded changing mat with two pockets to store nappies and wipes and it comes with a detachable carry-handle. 

2. Babymel Big Slouchy Bow Vintage - £49

With an insulated bottle holder, changing mat, three outer pockets and two inner pockets it might not look as stylish and expensive as the Storksak range but you won't need a loan from the bank just to buy one. Babymel have loads of different designs so there is one to suit every mummy.

Pink Lining do a fantastic range of changing bags. I found it really difficult picking one to feature in this post, goodness knows what I'd be like if I had to buy one. Again they have a design to fit EVERYONE. The only downside, from what I can see, is the changing mat that comes with the bag is pink and pretty girly and as the mother of a boy it might not be perfect for me. However at a relatively cheap price for a bag that has all the same benefits of ones at triple the price it's a great buy!

4. Coco Bow Ebony - £165

With the signature bow keyring the Ebony exudes style and sophistication. This bag has three zip pockets, four expandable pockets, a portable insulated bottle holder and a luxury changing mat. It has so many pockets it is ideal for the mummy with a touch of OCD. *ahem* ME *ahem*

It may be the most expensive bag Pacapod have and the most expensive on this list but God damn it's the most beautiful. It's ridiculous how beautiful I find this bag. I could lust after it all day! The pod concept that Pacapod use is genius. They have a feeding pod and a changing pod, making the bag more hygienic and even more organised! The separate pods mean no faffing about in your bag for 5 minutes trying to find that spare vest or spoon. Super stylish, super sexy and super practical.

What bag do you use? Any more suggestions to add to the list?

Kirsty x

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