"This is my first changing bag, and I've been using…"
This is my first changing bag, and I've been using it for 6 months. I like it, it's fashionable and functional. I have the newest version which is made with magnetic closure rather than Velcro. I like the magnetic closure very much. I didn't think the changing mat that came with it was very nice, so I upgrated for another stiffer one that makes it easier to get it in and out of the outside pocket. But it doesn't look like it's meant to be there...that's probably my biggest complaint. Otherwise it does what it's designed to do. I am not sure how long it'll last though, but I get the feeling that they're like a purse, you have to replace every now and then.Read moreLess
"Splashed out on this bag when I was pregnant and…"
Splashed out on this bag when I was pregnant and after just over 3 months I need to buy a new one. As previously mentioned getting the changing mat into its section one handed is a bit tricky, the side sections are not big enough to fit more than 4 nappies in without wedging them, the bottle holders are not insulated (something I have noticed other bags have) and to top it off all my lining is shredding to bits and going all stringy catching on everything especially velcro ripping it even more. I'm quite annoyed as it wasn't cheap! On the plus side it fits quite a bit in the main section. Another moan is that even though it feels waterproof it isn't!Read moreLess
3 people found this review helpful.
"I splashed out on this and was very excited about…"
I splashed out on this and was very excited about it, but have since had to buy another (a JuJuBe) to replace it.
My main problems were that it was impossible to get the change mat back into the bag one-handed (while holding baby in the other hand) and the lack of space inside the bag. There are a lot of pockets to hold different things, but they expand into the main pocket, so it is hard to fit in nappies, toys, bottles and snacks. Also, rain gets everything wet, which seems a small issue, but is actually very annoying!
However, as other reviewers have said, the colours are great (although my husband rarely carries the bag no matter what colour it is), and it does fit well onto a pushchair.Read moreLess
"I bought one of the new deluxe versions of the…"
I bought one of the new deluxe versions of the Duo after having looked at the older style and it's much improved. The magnetic fastening is much better and the bag is slightly bigger too. As previous reviews have mentioned, it's ok for men to carry too. Also they have made the lining a contrasting colour so you can see easier inside. A bit pricey but got a fantastic deal at this site www.daisy-may.co.uk and the P&P was free too!Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.
"I thought this was expensive and bought a cheap bag…"
I thought this was expensive and bought a cheap bag which I found was useless. Ended up asking my family to buy it for me for my christmas present. It's great and worth the money - it hangs well on the buggy and my husband is happy to use it as it's in black and doesn't look like a change bag. Sold through blooming marvellous and jojomamanbebe who offer a 10% discount to mumsnet members - this helps bring the price down.Read moreLess
"I have this in brown cord - goes with anything…"
I have this in brown cord - goes with anything and my DH isn't too embarrassed to carry it. It is slimline (unless you try to cram too much in) with good nappy pockets and a changing mat in the back. There are handy pockets at the top for your purse & lippy! The best bit is that you can shorten or lengthen the handle so that you can hang it in the best position for your buggy. A bit pricey but you can get good deals if you search around.Read moreLess
"The bag holds all of the essentials fairly easily and…"
The bag holds all of the essentials fairly easily and we liked its unisex style - Dad can quite happily appear in public carrying it! The outer pockets are easy to access too. My main complaints are that the top doesn't close when the bag is full and I'd prefer another or a bigger secure pocket for purse/mobile phone etc. Also felt that it was quite expensive atRead moreLess
"Lots of different compartments - zipped and open so I…"
Lots of different compartments - zipped and open so I always know where certain things are. Nice and slimline on the back of the buggy. Looks smart. Only problem is if you try to stuff too much in it bulges out and doesnt fasten properly at the top - velcro fastener.Read moreLess
2 people found this review helpful.
"This bag looks really smart but the main reason I…"
This bag looks really smart but the main reason I would recommend it is for the strap system which means it clips to my buggy without hanging down too low. Other bags I tried did this and I found myself walking at an awkward angle and the strap pulling on the handles of the buggy and over the end of the pram. I also like being able to unclip it quickly without having to pull it off over the handles and waking my baby up.
However, I use reusable nappies and although the bag is spacious enough to accommodate this at present I am wondering how it will cope once I start weaning and have to fit food in as well. On top of that the main compartment closes only with velcro and when it rains my nappies are at risk of getting wet. I have seen that skip hop have just bought out a delux version with magnetic fastenings so maybe this problem is resolved in the new version.The changing mat is very small and not very padded but it keeps the bag slimline. I would recommend this bag - it looks great and fits on buggies brilliantly - but look at the new version and don't consider it for more than 1 child.Read moreLess
1 person found this review helpful.