02 Jun 19
Emma & Alf

Yay you’re off on holiday! Jetting off with your own little ray of sunshine on a big adventure, oh the memories you’ll make. Cases packed, passport checked, you’re almost on your way! Oh wait, first you gotta pack those cases and with children, (two in my case… not actually in my case, obviously), that can […]

30 May 19
Mumma, Mrs & Me

As my baby approaches his 6 month milestone, now seems like the perfect time for me to reflect on those months and question just where has the time gone! It also provides an opportunity to review all the products and essentials that we’ve used during that time (babies need very little but in the modern […]

07 May 19

It feels quite appropriate to have rain on a Bank Holiday Monday. Very British. We had no buddies today and didn’t want to be bored at home all day so set off for Fairburn Ings. It is an RSPB reserve but I’m a cheapo and didn’t want to pay for parking when we weren’t staying […]

25 Apr 19
The Sun
THE BABY changing bag game has changed as dramatically as the maternity wear game in recent years: parents are spoilt for choice when it comes to stylish and practical changing bags that will help them stay exceptionally well-organised. In fact, the new slew of baby changing bags on the market are so attractive, you don’t necessarily need a baby to want to use them. Here are our picks of the best changing bags out there, based on ones we’ve tried as parents and the top-rated choices other parents can’t stop raving about. Changing bags that team style and practicality – plus more storage and organisational space than you can imagine – for all of your on-the-go essentials Baby changing bags come in all shapes, styles, sizes and price points. You can go high-end and invest in a designer bag, or find a variety of stylish and useful versions for a fraction of the price. Whether you’re looking for a tote bag, a rucksack (a great choice to stay hands-free) or a changing bag that slips effortlessly onto the buggy, you’ll find one in a style that suits your life. In fact, some changing bags are smart enough that you can even wear them to work – we bet no one will be able to tell you’ve got nappy cream, wipes, and a rattle shoved in there. Today’s innovative changing bags are also super roomy: the award-winning PacaPod Croyde changing bag has a capacity of 26 litres – with an extra 12 if you are using the pods. It’s worth noting: if you think you’re going to be the kind of mum who eschews the changing bag altogether and just uses your everyday tote or rucksack instead, we won’t judge you if you change your position after a couple of months of parenting. One too many bottles of spilt milk and (restaurants with no bins leaving us to transport dirty nappies home) turned us into changing bag converts. Best rucksack Jem & Bea Jamie backpack, £140 at John Lewis – buy here Started by two mums who were frustrated by the lack of stylish and efficient changing bag options available to new parents, Jem & Bea is now one of the go-to brands when it comes to gorgeous, practical and multitasking changing bags. We like this backpack because you can’t tell it’s a changing bag from the outside and it has a cool python effect. However, once you look a little closer you’ll find insulated pockets, interior pockets and a zip compartment, a zip pouch and padded changing mat and shoulder straps which unclip and can be attached to the buggy. Plus, it’s water-repellent with a wipe-clean lining. We think dads would even wear it. Best organiser Storksak Noa changing bag, £79 at Storksak – buy here This handy tote comes in a wipe-clean fabric and four different colourways, with an insulated bottle compartment, padded changing mat and a mini organiser bag with five outer pockets and a zipped main compartment. Best design Tiba & Marl Elwood Changing rucksack, £140 at Selfridges – buy here Another line launched by two mums who saw a gap in the market for trend-led changing bags, Tiba & Marl’s Elwood changing rucksack looks like a stylish, unisex faux leather backpack. But inside, you’ll find compartments to stash nappies, wipes, an insulated bottle holder, as well as a changing mat and zip clutch. You can buy T&M stroller clips separately to attach to the buggy. Best budget  Ticent Diaper Bag, £24.99 at Amazon – buy here We’re utterly impressed by Ticent’s budget nappy rucksack, which comes in a rainbow of lovely colours and has a large internal capacity, with multiple pockets to store all baby and toddler essentials, as well as three bottle holders. This bag is also roomy enough to house your laptop, and, when the time comes, toddler’s potty-training must-haves. One thing to note? The insulated bottle pockets don’t fit Tommee Tippee bottles. Best changing mat Skip Hop Pronto Mini Changer, £26.45 at Amazon – buy here For those who are adamant they won’t be buying a changing bag, you’ll still likely want to invest in a portable changing mat. This version from Skip Hop has a head pillow and zip and mesh pockets for any other essentials (nappies, wipes, soother, nappy cream tube, board book – even a purse). You can throw it into your everyday bag or attach it to the pushchair. Best leather KeriKit Thor leather baby changing backpack, £275 at KeriKit – buy here You can still be a total rock star with a baby in tow, and this leather backpack is proof-positive of that. With multiple interior organisers, zip compartments, a removable zip pouch and padded changing mat, this gorgeous backpack will have you prepared for any baby and toddler situation: museum day trips, playground mornings, lunch out with the NCT crew. And you won’t have to change bags when you head out for date night or the office. Best for office Sophia Tote, £105 at Fact + Fiction – buy here Because sometimes you’ll be on baby duty in the morning and then rushing to a work meeting in the afternoon and the last thing you need is to feel frazzled about your handbag choice. This tote has three separate compartments, including one at the bottom that’s ideal for stashing a pair of shoes or a kid’s lunchbox, along with stylish outer zip pockets and an adjustable strap. We also love that in addition to being wipe-clean and water-resistant, it’s fitted with anti-smell technology. Genius. Just note the changing mat is sold separately. Best for travel PacaPod Croyde designer changing bag, £120 at Amazon – buy here This cavernous bag is perfect for mums with lots of smalls or those going on getaways, thanks to its cavernous interior capacity. It’s brilliant for organisation thanks to separate zip pods, including an insulated one for food and drink that can hold up to four bottles, one for changing (including a mat) and one for travel must-haves. It can attach to the buggy or you can clip the separate pods onto the pushchair for convenience. The spacious faux-leather outer pockets are ideal for stashing your tablet for the journey. Best designer Baby Emergency Kit, £175 at Anya Hindmarch – buy here This petite kit can slip into the pocket under the buggy or your tote; it comes with a changing mat and inner zip compartments to house a change of clothes, wipes, nappies and lotions. And, most importantly for tired new parents, it’s got a winking smile emoji. You might be on no sleep, experiencing the complete alternate universe that is parenting, but it will all seem better once you take a breath and get a strong coffee. Best for prams Diono Buggy Buddy stroller organiser, £12.98 at Amazon – buy here Not a changing bag per se, the Diono Buggy Buddy attaches onto the buggy, is universally loved by parents and stashes a lot of essentials in a small package: two bottle holders (for baby’s milk and your coffee) are at either end, with space in between to throw a nappy, wipes, a toy, tissues, the food your toddler hasn’t finished eating. Also, the zip and mesh pocket can keep valuables secure. Best duffle Elodie Details Dots of Fauna diaper bag, £119 at Elodie Details – buy here Elodie Details is the place to go for changing bags in the most interesting prints. This tote-meets-duffel style comes with stroller clips, a changing mat, hidden insulated pockets for bottles and seven inner compartments in addition. Plus, it has enough space to hold your laptop. [article-rail-topic title=”More from sun selects parenting” term_id=”14218″ posts_number=”6″ /] We’re all about helping you find the best products at the best prices, so follow the link if you want to check out more of Sun Selects’ recommendations. Need some more parenting supplies? We’ve got a whole parenting section for you to browse. Been searching high and low for great baby wipes? We’ve rounded up the best baby wipes on the market, right here. This article and any featured products have been independently chosen by The Sun journalists. All recommendations within the article are informed by expert editorial opinion. 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19 Apr 19
We Made This Life

This was my third elective cesarean section so I knew exactly what I needed to pack in my c section hospital bag from prior experience! I try to pack my bag a few weeks before the baby is due just in case I go into spontaneous labour, about 34-36 weeks is a great time to […]

23 Mar 19
Happily Bennett After

Well it’s been SO long since I’ve wrote a blog post… between the lack of sleep, changing nappies and getting the hang of this mum life I haven’t had much time or even thought about it. But Evie is now nearly 12 weeks old (where has that time gone?!) and she’s coming out of the […]

12 Mar 19

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I just wanted to cover a miscellaneous collection of things I would add to my baby registry if I were to do it all over again. I hope this can help you guys! Click on the link below to see the full video! […]

26 Feb 19
The Honest Parent

Once you’ve become a parent you will never take your freedom for granted again

07 Jan 19
Mummy Owl

When it comes to changing bags you are really spoilt for choice. They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours, and have lately even become somewhat of a trendy fashion statement. New brands appear to be popping up every day claiming to revolutionise the humble utility bag. Whilst I’m all for choice, it […]

28 Dec 18

In the last 4 and half years i have been through several diaper bags. Some of the brands were Ju-Ju-be, Coach, pacapod, some random Amazon finds but my most favorite has been my Twelvelittle Companion Backpack. It’s been my favorite for so many reasons! It’s a little higher in price but it’s worth it! What […]

27 Nov 18
Orangewood Inn & Suites

Written by Christa Terry for SmarterTraveler Gone are your carefree days of sipping a pre-flight rosé and slipping on an eye mask after takeoff. You are a parent now, and flying as a family is a minefield of disasters from blowouts in babies to bazooka barfs in big kids. Tips for Flying with Kids Whether […]

07 Nov 18

I thought I would share with you all what I have packed in mine and baby’s hospital bags. There are so many long lists online it can feel a bit daunting when it comes to packing your bags. First time around I think I definitely packed a little bit too much. I guess everyone does, you’re […]

12 Sep 18

The excitement of becoming a new parent is one of the best feelings in the whole world. You cannot wait to bring your little one into the world. And of course you want to be fully prepared for your new life. Figuring out what products you will need for your new baby can be very […]