Some people love shoes, some people love jewellery and some people love bags and I am one of those people. I love a good bag so when I fell pregnant with Freddie I was excited about the prospect of using a changing bag again. We’ve been using the Skip Hop Forma changing bag since Freddie was born and here’s 5 reasons why we love it!
I love that the Skip Hop Forma is backpack style. It can be worn on your back leaving you completely hands-free which is essential when you have a baby; you can never have enough hands! The shoulder straps are cushioned so it’s really comfortable to wear. It can also be attached to a pushchair with the additional stroller straps and also has a carry handle on the top of the bag for quick ‘on-the-go’ pick ups. Being backpack style, the bag keeps everything upright meaning there are no accidental spillages and soggy spare nappies!
Love the packing cubes
Inside the smaller pocket on the front of the Forma are two packing cubes which are so convenient. One of them is mesh-fronted and the other is insulated which makes it ideal for storing bottles of formula on the go. I’ve been using the mesh-fronted cube for spare dummies, nappy cream and spare nappy bags. It’s brilliant to have a quick glance in to see if what you want is in there without turning the contents of your changing bag inside out.
There are lots of pockets
The Forma has lots of pockets ideal for all sorts of baby stuff. On the outside of the bag, there are two insulated pockets which are the perfect size for bottles. On the front there is a smaller pocket which houses the two packing cubes and then on the front of this pocket is another zipped pocket which is ideal for storing keys, pens, lip balm etc. There’s also an elasticated pocket for your mobile phone so it’s always stored away safely within a zipped pocket.
Inside the bag there are two elasticated pockets for storing nappies and a larger changing mat pocket which comes with a cushioned changing mat. This pocket is also big enough to store laptops and tablets should you wish to use it as a laptop bag in the future. I’ve been using this pocket for the changing mat and storing Freddie’s red book so it’s always with me when we go to appointments.
Skip Hop Forma is lightweight
I love a bag that’s lightweight before you fill it with all the baby stuff. We all know that babies need lots of stuff when you’re out and about (nappies, wipes, bottles, muslins) as well as the other essentials for ‘just-in-case’ (change of clothes, ready made formula etc) so filling the Forma with all the baby essentials doesn’t make it a chore to carry. We’ve been using the Forma for our everyday trips as well as days out and it has been brilliant. Lots of storage space inside for carrying everything we need.
It doesn’t look like a changing bag
One of the main reasons we love the Forma is that it doesn’t really look like a changing bag. My husband Shilts does his fair share of nappy changing when we’re out with Freddie and he has said he feels really comfortable carrying this bag around. We have the bag in the colour Latte but it’s also available in Peacock and Black Jet colour ways.
We love the Skip Hop Forma changing bag. It’s been brilliant for everyday use and has been the perfect size for us. I love the stylish quilted design which is water-resistant (although not waterproof) and the colour is just beautiful. Hugely practical and perfect for life on the go with the baby.
The Skip Hop Forma changing bag retails at around £70 from various retailers including Amazon.
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