Several years ago when I was searching for the best accessories in preparation for my new life as a mum, high on my list was a change bag. Not just any bag with pockets and sections and all the accoutrements one expects from a baby changing bag but a nice (read: stylish) change bag. I’d never use a bright tote with a busy print in everyday non-mum life so why would I want one now, I thought. Fortunately there were a couple of brands around at the time to satisfy my bag demands but now, lucky new mamas, you really are spoilt for choice so I’ll help with some top suggestions to ease your decision making.
Say hello to Baby Beau‘s leather Ellie tote; the ideal mid-sized bag with all the additions you’ll need, multiple strap options and a design that would pass for a non-change bag therefore ticking the style box as well as meeting the practical and wearable needs.
Inside: padded changing mat, detachable key holder and a thermo-insulated bottle holder to keep fluids warm or cool for up to three hours, adjustable shoulder strap and water resistant linings.
Even if (or when) your little one’s not so tiny anymore and you’re into the toddler stage and beyond, you can leave the change mat at home and it’s still ideal for carting around all the usual mum-paraphernalia in style; drinks, snacks, spare outfit in case of accidents, iPad, toy, books… Keep all the kiddie stuff in the removable striped inner bag, whip it out and the bag is ready for mama to take to work.