Best Budget Changing Bag 2018

Babymel Robyn Convertible Backpack

The Babymel Robyn is a versatile multi-way bag with a minimalist design

Babymel robyn

The Babymel Robyn is lightweight yet durable, and comes in three stylish, gender-neutral designs. If you like plenty of pockets to organise your baby’s essentials, then this is the bag for you.

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It can be worn as a backpack, shoulder bag, cross body bag or simply held in the hand or lower arm, thanks to an easy to use convertible strap.

It also has a wide opening to the main bag and a super secure double zip closure system. We were intrigued and impressed by the unique Babymel Easy-Wipes pocket which has a dispenser slot for pulling wipes through, so you can easily grab a wipe without having to dig through your bag. This was a great bonus feature that made a huge difference while out and about.

wipe pocket

On the downside, the Robyn isn’t quite as good at withstanding spills and sticky hands as some of the other bags. It stained fairly easily, especially with the cream handles (so a darker design might be more practical). However, this doesn’t outweigh the fact that this is a great value bag, sure to suit the majority of parents’ needs.

The Specs

Price: £60 at time of review
External material: Coated canvas
Internal material: Very pretty heart and dot embossed wipe clean nylon lining throughout
Straps: Genius four way carry with backpack straps, grab handles and adjustable shoulder strap for cross body or shoulder carry options and integrated buggy straps
Pockets: Six internal and external pockets for all your essentials, including one zipped pocket for added security and a brilliant built-in easy-wipes side pocket with laminated Velcro flap to keep wipes clean and help prevent drying. Plus, inner dispenser slot to easily pull wipes through
Included: Machine washable changing mat, insulated bottle holder with drawstring closure, keeping bottles warm or cool for up to four hours
Dimensions: H 35 x W x 29 D x 15 cm
Weight: 1kg

Available in black and tan, navy and white stripe or navy with pink hearts

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