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What To Look For In The Best Changing Bags

If like me, you love a good handbag; then the hunt for a changing bag will blow your mind. If you’re not a fan of shopping, then the pressure of finding the right one to take with you EVERYWHERE may make you panic.

Will it fit everything? Will I be able to haul it around? Will I look too ‘Momsy’?! Yes, a good changing bag can last you for years; but don’t panic. Just focus on your priorities, and you won’t go far wrong:

Plenty of Pockets

From Left: Babymel - Ally PU Changing Bag, Pacapod Mirano Baby Changing Bag, Cath Kidston Breton Stripe Everyday Changing Bag.

As Mary Poppins would tell you; the key to a good bag is being able to find everything. And when you might be carrying dirty clothes, snacks, a sippy-cup, wipes, and a whole lot more all in the same bag; then the ability to keep things separate is vital too.

Suitable Weight

From Left: iCandy Lifestyle Bag Charlie, Lassig Glam Rosie Changing Bag, Storksak Travel Backpack

You may need a good sized bag; but make sure you don’t get anything that is too heavy before you even put anything in it. Don’t forget, you may be carrying your little one and a bag of your own at the same time.

Budget-Friendly

From Left: Bella Baby Changing Bag Backpack,Graco Symbio Baby Bag, Hetty Drawstring Changing Bag

Yes, a changing bag is going to get a lot of use; and some even double up as weekend bags etc. So you might want to spend a bit of money on it, and get something you’re really happy with. But if you spend more than you can really afford, you might just end up feeling resentment; so don’t be talked into something you’re not comfortable with!

Man-Friendly

From Left: Quinny Changing Bag, Mothercare Messenger Changing Bag, Jem+Bea Marlow Navy Changing Bag

A lot of changing bags are decorated with only baby in mind; but your baby is not the one who has to carry it. Even if you’re a girly girl, make sure you get a bag which will also be suitable for your partner to carry; and when you want to feel like a grown-up as well as a mom.

Hard Wearing

From Left: Kipling Bizzy Boo Baby Backpack, Yummy Mummy Changing Bag, Pacapod Richmond Changing Bag

Parenting will bring you into contact with a lot of bodily fluids. As you’ll have the bag with you all the time, it will be dropped on dirty ground, sat on, filled with crumbs, spilled drinks, and dirty nappies; and generally thrown around the place. Hence it needs to be wipeable inside and out; with a comfortable strap, and sturdy fabric.

So what are the most important things you're looking for in a Changing Bag? What are your favourite Brands? And did you find buying was a 'trial and error' process? We'd love to hear.


About the Author

Emily is a writer, editor, blogger, and our Digital Content Assistant. She has three awesome nieces, and has accidentally worn the same outfit as them on at least one occasion. Emily likes making things, including hand-drawn cards, and a darn good chocolate cake. She still sounds very English, despite living in Dublin for the last nine years. More insight into the workings of her brain can be found on dancingcakesandsilence.blogspot.com.

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