I'm pregnant with DC2, due any day. With DC1 I used a proper change bag and was getting excited at the prospect of using all my lovely leather bags again when I fell pregnant. I have a cupboard full of lovely bags (Chloe, Luella, Mulberry, Marc Jacobs to name a few) that over the years I bought with bonuses before I had anything better to do with them.
I've been having a browse to look for something I could use as a big change bag for both the kids...but I am so out of touch at the moment. The space the bag and shoe info used to live in my brain has been taken up by buggies, disney junior and baa baa black sheep.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Ideally I'd like one I can carry across the body as my buggy doesn't really have anywhere for a bag to live, but if its a shoulder bag that's beautiful then I could manage Needs to be on the big side!
This is exactly what you need. My boys are very close in age and this bag, which I still use was perfect, and is still fabulous (great for travelling). I used the stroller strap to wrap around my body. It's material is light which is ideal for carrying all the required 'stuff' for 2 little ones.
Why not just use a roomy bag you have already and use a travel set with foldable change mat and wipe section. I often did that instead of using a baby bag especially the likes of pink lining with their yucky yummy mummy slogans. There is a relatively new brand out called sugar jack who have nicer leather more handbag looking change bags.
I have an Orla keily change bag I bought from zalando with massive discount It's this one http://m.zalando.co.uk/orla-kiely-shoulder-bag-multicoloured-k1951a01f-917.html It doesn't specify on website but it has zip off bottom compartment and matching change mat inside. Instead of multiple pockets it has elasticated compartments around the main one great for wallets dummies etc. It's really fab and I will use it as normal bag once dc older. If you google for codes you can get further discount off sale price (£5 for signing up to newsletter etc) Hth
Duck I like that one a lot but sadly it seems too smart for my life at the moment...I am looking for something a bit more slouchy!
Luvfizz/bearhugs I want something specifically not a changing bag...I have the orla kiely one at the moment and just feel like an actual bag bag if that makes sense.
Sleep I was just looking at those on Nap...I feel very odd spending that much money on something that's not leather though. Is that weird?! I've not any experience of Stella McCartney stuff, am sure it's great quality but I have always equated leather with being a lot more lasting, it that makes sense. Do you have that bag?
I have the smaller foldover one thanks to lovely DH, I love it and have had lots of friends coveting it. It is definitely fantastic quality and you wouldn't know it wasn't some kind of suede just looking at it. Re being plastic and price, I know what you mean, but it is still a beautiful bag and so far seems like it may be more resistant to spills/marks than a pale grey leather one would be, so as a baby bag its probably an advantage!