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Changing Bags

(16 Posts)
brookeberry Thu 18-Feb-16 14:37:45

Hi all, changing bags online seem to be really expensive - £130 seems to be pretty normal. This is for DC1 and I'm inexperienced. Are they worth the money? What do you use when you're out and about? Thanks smile

sepa Thu 18-Feb-16 15:00:09

I got a changing bag from mothercare (on sale) for £22.50 down from £45.
I would say £130 is excessive unless it comes packed with someone who will change the nappy for you!

I did have my eye on the babymoov before I saw my one for so cheap.

This is similar (different design) to my one
www.mothercare.com/Mothercare-Laminated-Messenger-Changing-Bag--Navy-Rain-Stripe/719296,default,pd.html&q=Changing%20bag&loadMoreCurrentStatus=1&returnCgid=&returnSrule=Price%20%5BLow%20-%20High%5D&start=30&returnScrollPos=613

Gracey79 Thu 18-Feb-16 15:05:26

I've got almost the exact bag linked above but plain blue and it's absolutely fine, I got a fancy I candy one thrown in with my pram which is like a huge handbag and wouldn't fit under the pram or even in the boot when the pram was in!

LastOneDancing Thu 18-Feb-16 15:15:52

I've had 2 babymel bags - both gifts from DH but I think they're about £50 and look like a regular handbag which I like.

The pockets are handy for finding stuff easily and they have an insulated zip section if you want to take a bottle but I wouldn't say any changing bag is worth £130!

brookeberry Thu 18-Feb-16 15:45:41

sepa grin

Thanks for the suggestions all. Yes I was on the Natural Baby Shower website and I think my head was being turned! I can see that £130 is a bit crazy. grin

greenlizard Thu 18-Feb-16 16:28:34

I got a lovely big paccapod one from eBay for £30. Have a look there was loads on there when I was looking.

Runningupthathill82 Thu 18-Feb-16 18:22:31

My "changing bag" is a £3 rucksack from Decathlon. Far easier to carry in general, and especially when you're using a sling. Lots of pockets, perfect size...I cannot comprehend why anyone would spend £130 or even half that on an "official" changing bag. You just need a bag...

Notso Thu 18-Feb-16 18:48:20

I really liked the Skip Hop changing bags. They are often in TK Maxx for about £20.

PickledLilly Thu 18-Feb-16 18:55:43

Definitely not worth it. Any bag will do and as soon as they start walking it's easier to use a rucksack anyway, otherwise when you bend down to pick them up a shoulder bag smacks them in the face. You really don't need to take that much stuff everywhere with you so I always think the massive bags are overkill anyway and massively overpriced.

randomsabreuse Thu 18-Feb-16 18:59:25

I like my rucksack - just one I owned already. Just need a folding change mat to go with. Easy with a sling and space for a change of clothes for both of you!

MyNameIsSuz Thu 18-Feb-16 19:15:20

I'm about to have dc2 and I like a proper changing bag! Have done the changing mat in a backpack too and it's good for when you're using a sling but when they're in the pram I really like having something big and waterproof I can hang over the handle. I just bought a new one for this new baby this one. I love it!

Nevercan Thu 18-Feb-16 19:16:53

I loved my skip hop bag which cost approx £30 smile

Tindel Thu 18-Feb-16 19:19:35

I joined the Boots Parenting Club and got a free changing bag when I bought a pack of nappies! It's fairly basic, but comes with a foldup changing mat and lots of pockets / compartments.

Whatapavlova Thu 18-Feb-16 19:41:16

If you register with Bounty they seem to have fairly regular offers on changing bags, including Pink Lining which are fab but expensive.

FoxtrotOscarBackToEconomy Thu 18-Feb-16 20:36:29

I love the Skip Hop changing station. Not expensive and is basically a change mat with pockets for wipes and nappies. I just chuck it in a larger bag with the other bits I need.

Topsyloulou Thu 18-Feb-16 21:31:21

I had a pacapod. I loved having the separate bags for changing & feeding & plenty of space in the main section for spare clothes, toys etc. I was looking on eBay for one but we were given some money & as we bought everything else except the car seat & mattresses second hand i decided to splash out. Stopped using it when DS was about a year, we use the small rucksack that he takes to the CM everyday now & I have a handbag for my stuff.

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