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I'm going to New York with two year old DD (and DH) in October. We just did a weekend trip and my shoulder hurts from dragging the changing bag around so before we go away I'd like to find a rucksack style one.
I'd prefer a changing bag rucksack to a normal rucksack because I like the compartments to keep things organised.
I've just switched to a rucksack for 2 year old as a change bag - got a great one from Mountain Warehouse really cheap. It has lots of pockets - big flat laptop pocket is a perfect fit for my folding change mat and a couple of comics. It's got drinks bottle pockets on the outside, and a couple more inside pockets where I've stored snacks etc. I decided we would get more use out Of a regular rucksack, as hope to be done with nappies within next 6 months.
I have a pacapod change bag rucksack but for what you are describing I would go for a normal rucksack. I got one from Blacks recently for work that has loads of compartments. I think it is an Osprey (not the cheapest but it is right for what I need it for).
I second the skip hop roll up thing that hooked linked to. We have one of them and it's great because you can dump it in any other rucksack (with plenty of space for shopping) but still find all the changing things quickly and easily. I also pop it on a tiny rucksack to wear when I have DD in her sling.
I was on an eternal quest for a decent changing rucksack, but ended up buying a nice Herschel one and a load of zip up waterproof bags from Amazon to use as internal compartments - one for each child, one for snacks, one for sun stuff etc. Makes it v easy to transfer to a different bag if you want to
I didn't buy it as a changing bag but it's easily big enough to chuck everything in. We use cloth nappies which take up more room than disposables and there's still room for those as well! Plus the pocket on the front is really handy for stashing baby hat, dummy, phone, anything else you need quickly.
If you like compartments you can get bag organisers off Ebay for under a fiver. A revelation. .. now any bag is a neat baby bag. Though for some reason I still use a Cath Kidston one which looks like a bloody changing bag. Duh.