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Baby changing bag

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Expectingbsbunumber2 Thu 12-Oct-17 07:42:19

Can anyone recommend a good changing bag? I've been having a look online but nothing's caught my eye. X

piglet81 Thu 12-Oct-17 08:19:46

I just use an ordinary rucksack - the changing bags in the shops weren't my kind of thing and they all seemed so overpriced. I used a sling a lot so a rucksack was much more practical for me anyway.

dontquotemeondailymail Thu 12-Oct-17 08:54:06

I used a Babymoov - rubbish, corny name but the bag was great. Good size, useful compartments and not too heavy

TonicAndTonic Thu 12-Oct-17 12:04:48

I just use an ordinary rucksack - the changing bags in the shops weren't my kind of thing and they all seemed so overpriced

Watching this thread with interest for this reason, I've just been looking at the MN reviewed changing bags and the best 'budget' changing bag is £60, with some of the others over £100! shock

Also considering an ordinary rucksack as many of the changing bags look too much like handbags and I want something that DP can carry around without feeling like too much of a prat.

MagicFajita Thu 12-Oct-17 12:08:19

We're using a rucksack too , also so that do can comfortably carry it. It's a plain 20l one.

Those handbag type ones look nice but are overpriced.

MagicFajita Thu 12-Oct-17 12:08:50


confused123456 Thu 12-Oct-17 12:13:14

We just have the silver cross one that matches the pram. We wanted all the pram stuff to match.
It's fine. Comes with a food up changing mat and a bottle bag. We got ours in 2015, so it's the older one now. The new ones look better though.

Pigofwar Thu 12-Oct-17 12:15:01

Tiba + Marl backpack. Quite pricey but still use it daily 18 months later.

DaisyLand Thu 12-Oct-17 12:34:37

I feel like you, cant see in the shops anything i like!
So far i've got my eyes on these ones in etsy

But not due til April so still hoping I find something.

PandaCat Thu 12-Oct-17 12:36:37

I'm wondering this too. With my first, I remember switching to a kids backpack when she hit 18ish months as we needed less things! So I don't want to buy an expensive bag. I'm aiming for a messenger style bag!

DappledThings Thu 12-Oct-17 14:13:08

Ordinary backpack definitely the best option. I gave away my changing bag when DS was 6 months, waste of money

actino Thu 12-Oct-17 14:15:39

Another vote for a rucksack. Changing bags are an overpriced gimmick.

Topsyloulou Thu 12-Oct-17 14:18:55

I've got a pacapod from when I had DS. We bought almost everything second hand for him so wanted to treat myself to a decent changing bag. It fits loads in so great for when they're small & you need lots of changes of clothes, bottles etc. I've also just bought a rucksack changing bag from Amazon for £25 as that will be easier to use when baby is in a sling etc. We switched to a kids backpack when DS was about 15 months as there was less to carry.

Rachy334 Thu 12-Oct-17 16:05:17

I’ve been looking at changing rucksacks as I’ll have a newborn and toddler and these have more compartments than a normal rucksack. Start on amazon/eBay at £16.99

ChocolatePancake Thu 12-Oct-17 16:17:06

I've used pink lining changing bags both times with mine, they're amazing. Roomy and look great and are well protected so easy to clean. Comes with changing mat and messy bags etc

MrsCharlieD Thu 12-Oct-17 18:45:18

Had a pink lining one first time which was bulky and heavy and only worked it I had the pram, was useless with the sling.

This time I've bought a Kath kidston changing ruck sack as I intend to primarily use a sling over the pram. Dh has a Vans ruck sack with a skip hop changing mat.

Expectingbsbunumber2 Thu 12-Oct-17 18:51:03

Thanks for all the replies! Really helpfully x

JennyBlueWren Thu 12-Oct-17 18:54:51

We have a cloth (tote?) bag with changing stuff in which we can easily switch between our rucksacks or the pram (now buggy). I find my Vango rucksack with side pockets best for baby/toddler travel as it has a pocket for each of our drinks and snacks. Expanding space for layers of clothes and change bag.

scrivette Thu 12-Oct-17 19:35:29

I just bought myself a nice large leather handbag that could fit everything in and I hung it off of the pram.

glasshalfsomething Thu 12-Oct-17 19:37:30

Paid £25 for this fisher price one from tk maxx! Perfect!

JohnLapsleyParlabane Thu 12-Oct-17 19:41:02
This is mine. I can clip it on the buggy or use it as a rucksack.

pastabest Thu 12-Oct-17 19:52:07

Ive got two changing bags.

I keep trying to use them but ultimately I keep reverting to an ordinary rucksack.

Baby in pram, bag on back. No stupid messenger style bag flapping around on the buggy or banging against my thigh if I had it over my shoulder.

Also I found that when attached to the pram if you took the baby out first the changing bag toppled the pram backwards due to the weight imbalance.

Meepmoop Thu 12-Oct-17 19:56:12

We have this one. We wanted one that wasn't like a handbag so DH wouldn't feel silly if he took DS out without me

Neverknowing Thu 12-Oct-17 21:08:35

I brought one from amazon for £20 does the job, I get lots of compliments on it too. DD is almost a year and it still looks good smile

MamaOfTwos Thu 12-Oct-17 21:10:10

We have a button spot changing bag from cath kidston, still looks brand new a year on

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