Some people love shoes, some love clothes but for me I am a huge handbag fan. With baby boy due in just a few short weeks, I’ll be upgrading my handbag to a baby changing bag. I last used a baby changing bag back in 2014 when Olly was little and I was so sad when we no longer needed to go out with all our baby essentials. Three years on, I’ve been researching some of the best baby changing bags available on the market this year and there is such a fantastic choice out there. I cannot wait to use one of these changing bags with baby boy in the new year.
A good changing bag is essential when baby comes along. You’ll need to keep all their daily essentials in one place so when you go out you have everything you need; this includes nappies, a pack of wipes, a spare change of clothes, milk or powder if needed, muslins, nappy cream, so many things to consider but a well thought out bag from one of my favourite baby changing bag brands can really save you the hassle and will help you stay organised.
- Storksak Poppy Changing Bag // £89
The Storksak Poppy Changing Bag is a beautiful satchel style bag that adapts into both a backpack and shoulder bag with the shoulder strap too. I love that the bag has a structured shape so once it’s opened it doesn’t lose it’s shape which is brilliant when you’re trying to find something inside. The quilted exterior of the bag adds to its stylish appearance and is a bag that Shilts wouldn’t mind carrying around either. Inside, there’s a matching FAB (food and bottle bag) which is great for storing baby’s next feed or snacks for later in the day. There’s 7 compartments inside the bag which are ideal for storing all your essentials including your phone and purse. The Poppy comes with a Storksak changing mat which is ideal for nappy changes on the go, it folds up easily can be stored inside the bag. The Poppy can be adapted with its patented integrated stroller straps so you can easily attach it to a stroller for easy carrying on the go.
- Koodi Lottie Changing Bag // £49.99
The Koodi Lottie Changing Bag is a large bag that can be carried over the shoulder or attached to a pushchair with it’s integrated pushchair straps. There’s 4 larger outer pockets ideal for storing muslins and wipes as well as an outer insulated bottle pocket for storing bottles upright on the go. The Lottie has bright yellow lining which helps to brighten the interior of the bag, ideal for when you need to find something inside the bag. Inside the bag, there’s a large space for all your essentials as well as handy compartments for your mobile phone or keys. The changing bag comes with a bright yellow changing mat which folds up small for storing inside the bag.
- Skip Hop Forma Backpack // £65
The Skip Hop Forma backpack is new on the market this year and I really like this style of changing bag. It’s a lightweight, quilted backpack with shoulder straps, a handy grab handle and stroller straps for easy carrying on the go. The Forma comes with two multi-purpose packing cubes; one is insulated perfect for keeping bottles and snacks warm and a matching mesh cube which is ideal for those nappy changing essentials. Both packing cubes fit nearly into the front pocket for easy access and storage. Inside the main compartment, a cushioned changing mat fits neatly inside for changing baby whilst out and about. The Forma has two additional side pockets and additional elasticated pockets inside so there’s plenty of storage space for all your essentials. The Forma is available in three stylish shades (Peacock, Latte and Black Jet) and is a bag that Shilts won’t mind taking out and about with the baby.
- Pacapod Richmond Navy Herringbone Changing Bag // £89
The Pacapod Richmond Changing Bag in Navy Herringbone design is a classic tote bag for all the stylish Mama’s out there. It’s a durable bag with a coated cotton canvas fabric which is wipe clean with carry handles and a large strap for easy carry on the go. The Pacapod bag comes with detachable pram attachment straps which make it really functionable for use on the go. If you’ve not seen the unique features of a Pacapod before, their bags come with an integral 3-in-1 baby organisation system with a labelled feeder pod and a changer pod. Each pod cleverly houses all the little bits and pieces you’ll need for on the go feeding and changing. I love the detail that these pods include. You can keep the pods attached to the bag or use them independently when you’re out with baby. There’s also a padded changing mat inside and an insulated bottle cover. The Pacapod Richmond Changing Bag is a great size for carrying everything you need for a day out with your little one.
- Babymel Robyn Backpack // £60
The Babymel Robyn Backpack is a really functional bag for being out and about with your little one. It’s primarily a backpack that can cleverly transform into a 4-way bag; shoulder, cross body, backpack and grab on the go with a easy to grab top handle. The Robyn is a beautiful red water resistant canvas with a faux leather trim. I love that from first glance, it doesn’t stand out as a baby changing bag which is perfect for Dad’s who prefer a more neutral looking bag. One of the best features of the Robyn is the easy-wipes pocket which is designed to hold a packet of wipes for easy access on the go! There are six internal and external pockets for storing all the bits and pieces you need for a day out with baby. The Robyn comes with an insulated bottle holder and a foldable changing mat for easy changes on the move.
- Ju-Ju-Be – Be Prepared Newport Changing Bag // €209.95
New to the UK market, the Ju-Ju-Be Be Prepared Newport Changing Bag is a very generously sized changing bag with more room inside than you’ll probably know what to do with. The Newport has grab and go handles with a detachable shoulder strap for easy transporting on the go. There is a large main pocket space for storing larger essentials as well as a smaller (but still very roomy) pocket on the front of the bag which has multiple storage pockets for all sorts of uses. There’s even a picture pocket to keep a precious pocket of your little one in! The interiors are lined in a brightly coloured contrasting fabric so you’ll always be able to see whats inside the bag with ease. There are two exterior insulated bottle pockets to keep bottles warm or cold and easy to access on the go. Not only does the Be Prepared Newport has a Teflon® fabric protector to help repel stains, the bag has a Agion® treatment which protects the brightly coloured palm tree liner by inhibiting the growth of odour-causing bacteria, mould and mildew which is so good to have in a baby changing bag. The bag also comes with a memory foam changing mat for comfy changes on the go.
These are my favourite changing bags on the market this year and when baby boy arrives in the new year, I’ll be putting each of them through their paces and will be writing up full reviews of each of them. I am so excited to be using a baby changing bag again, it’s definitely a perk of having a little one and having to carry all the newborn essentials around.
Check back in the new year to see how I’m getting on with each of the bags and I’ll be linking up each review here for reference.
I’m linking up with Jenny at Lets Talk Mommy for Bumps & Babies
Disclosure: I have been sent the above products in exchange for a review. All words are my own.