A bag for all occasions

July 5, 2009 at 8:37 am | Posted in Baby Care & Health | Leave a comment
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Good old Mamas and Papas get it just right when it comes to change bags.  With something for every need, they have a bag to fit each and every occasion.

We put three different bags to the test – a weekend bag, a change bag and a mini saddle bag.

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The Saddle Bag

This is a fab little bag designed to hold a couple of nappies, wipes, a few emergency snacks and your phone.  The best thing about it is the two straps with clips on the back which allow you to attach it to the frame of your buggy.  It’s great for when you’re out and about and don’t need the extra weight of your regular change bag (although not good for a sneaky trip to French Connection as it definitely doesn’t conceal secret shopping bags).

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Essentials Change Bag

Now this is a serious bag.  With two sides and little compartments to store nappies, wipes, a change of clothes, snacks (and at the moment teething crystals, calpol, teething toys and everything else that combats the pain associated with the arrival of new pegs).

It’s brilliantly designed and includes an insulated bottle pocket and change mat.  Hubby likes it too because it’s neutral and he can throw it across his back (sounds very manly), because the strap is good and long.


Weekender Changing Bag

We’re to and from Stoke on Trent regularly to visit family and I have been mumbling (ok moaning…a little) about the number of bags we always take with us.  You start off well; one little suitcase and a soft bag for the baby, then you throw in a bag of toys, then there’s the final supermarket carrier bag with all the bits you had to leave out; bottles, formula, snacks….it drives me mad.  The car always looks like we’ve been evicted and had to throw our worldly possessions in at a moments notice.

So, this bag is good because again it has compartments, and fits so much in it.  You can slot things in at the last minute, and find things easily too.  The spotty lining gives it a softer edge, and the bottle holder, change mat and detachable storage bag are all good additions.

I like to be organised (I am a big Anthea Turner fan for those of you who don’t know), so a bag that actually fits a weekends worth of baby stuff in it gets the thumbs up.



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