I have a confession to make: Changing bags really weren’t that high on my list of baby must-haves when I was pregnant with Amy. I thought of everything else, but didn’t think I’d really need a special bag for baby essentials. I was intending to breastfeed, so wouldn’t have to carry around any bottles, and how much space could some nappies and wet wipes take up?
So I signed up to one of the endless baby clubs out there, grabbed a freebie changing bag and thought I was sorted. I was for the first couple of months, but when I started weaning Amy, we took out more and more items whenever we left the house.
There were spare clothes, nappies, wet wipes, toys to keep Amy happy during long car journeys, spoons sippy cups, bibs – you name it, it was probably in our bag. And that’s where the problems started. There was just too much to carry around in one small(ish) bag. When the zip was close to bursting and I had emptied the bag for the fifth time, trying to find Amy’s bunny rattle, enough was enough and decided that I had to have a changing bag that was big enough for all essentials and would have a number of compartments that allowed me to at least half way organise my changing bag chaos.
In the end, I just bought a big tote bag which I used as a changing bag. I was simply to impatient to shop around and find something that really worked for us, but next time, I’ll invest in one of the beautiful bags above. They’re all available from Baby Lurve and aren’t they amazing? My absolute favourite is the Storksak Elizabeth Tan leather bag – spacious, stylish and so timeless that you can continue to use it as you’re every day bag once baby is a little older and doesn’t require you to drag half your household along with you.
Did you invest in a good changing bag and what did you look out for when buying it?
This is a promotional post. Check out my Polyvore board for more details on my favourite changing bags from Baby Lurve.