Remembering everything a baby may need isn’t always the easiest thing to do and something often gets forgotten at home. But with a practical changing bag, the chances of having all you need increases – and it doesn’t hurt if the bag looks really nice too.
Having a baby means having a lot of stuff. Nappies, dummies, extra clothes, milk, wet wipes – everything you can think of and a bit more besides are needed to keep a baby full, dry and clean when you’re away from home.
A substantial changing bag makes it all easier, because you can collect everything together in one place. In recent years, changing bags have also become increasingly fashion conscious and some top design brands now make bags which also work as an accessory. Here are seven stylish changing bags that also do their job.
A really nice leather changing bag from Storksak, who believe that changing bags should last a really long time – so you can still use the bag even once the child has grown up. This particular model is more the classic weekend bag, which also means that you can fit a lot inside it.
Storksak Sofia has a large opening and an attractive design inside, which makes it both easy to organise your things and easy to see what there is inside. It even comes with a padded changing mat for easier nappy changes on the go. Everything you need in one bag, and for a long time to come.
Skip Hop’s popular and playful designs have long been found on the shelves in children's stores, and their Duo Signature changing bag is no exception. This model is a slightly straighter variant and the people who designed it clearly thought a little bit extra about every parent’s favourite details – the pockets.
The Duo Signature is easy to pack well, and it can be carried in the hand, over the shoulder or even attached to a stroller. The bag comes in several different colours and patterns, which makes it easier to find a favourite.
A stylish backpack changing bag that’s both practical and easy to carry around. The bag is made from recycled PET bottles and completely waterproof, which keeps everything inside nice and dry.
You can organise everything thanks to the seven inner compartments, and the clever fasteners make it easy to hook on a stroller. A soft changing mat for a nappy change is also included. A really great bag!
The Stockholm-based company Littlephant was started by designer Camilla Lundsten in 2012. Her playful and creative patterns and shapes delight both children and adults who use her products.
Littlephant’s Messenger is a spacious changing bag that hangs on a stroller with the included fasteners. It has plenty of room for all you need, and works really well as a weekend bag once the baby grows up.
Sometimes it’s nice to not have to carry a heavy shoulder bag on just one shoulder, especially if you also have a baby on your hip and have already been out for hours. A backpack can be a great alternative to a changing bag, and this model from Fillkid is both stylish and very practical.
The wide opening gives you a quick overview of the contents, and the many easily accessible pockets make it easy to keep track of what you’ve got both on the inside and outside. The backpack is easily attached to a stroller with the included fasteners.
Think practical. Is the opening big enough to be able to see everything in the bag? Are there enough compartments so you don’t have to rummage around? Does it hang well on a stroller so that you can access everything?
Think long term. With all the extra things you need to have on hand, having a baby is a pretty expensive business. So spending an extra few pounds on a bag you can use for many years to come makes real sense.
Listen to the experts. If this is your first child and you don’t know what’s really needed and what you can ignore, check out our large test of changing bags here
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