Sadly the days of being able to leave the house with just your keys, phone and wallet might be over but that doesn’t mean that what you need to carry around all your baby equipment needs to be *whispers* ugly! We’re all about practical and aesthetically pleasing choices, so whether you’re after a convertible rucksack, stylish handbag, or clever holdall, here are our best changing bags (or nappy bags) recommendations, regardless of how much or how little you want to spend. We love all of these picks because they straddle the all important line of being both stylish AND functional.
FOR THE MINIMALIST
If you shudder at the thought of travelling with everything but the kitchen sink then this is the one for you. Now will it take a full change of clothes and a spare lunch? We’re confident that if you pack light, you’ll manage everything you need for a fun day out – or at least a trip to the park. The Storksak Eco Stroller Bag (£55) is both a compact changing bag and buggy organiser in one with four exterior pockets and a generous internal compartment with an insulated bottle sleeve.
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FOR THE MAXIMALIST (OR MULTIPLES)
If you’re carrying twins, embracing life with two under two or simply like to be prepared for every eventuality then space will be the main requirement. Our top pick is the Storksak Cabin Carry-On Changing Bag (£175) which is truly unique in that it can be used for travelling and everyday with its unrivalled versatility. Featuring both traditional handles and a retractable ‘suitcase’ style handle and wheels this is an ideal changing bag for short trips away or for when you have a lot of kit to bring with you on a daily basis. The internal organiser allows you to pack, hang up and use without even unpacking *genius*.
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FOR BACKPACK LOVERS
Tiba + Marl recently arrived on the scene and have rapidly become ‘the’ choice for those uncompromising fashion lovers. The Tiba + Marl Elwood Changing Backpack (£140) is no exception. This is a fab choice for those looking to make a real style statement whilst staying impeccably organised on every trip. Really, it’s a wardrobe investment because you’ll use it long after your little one is out of nappies and Dad won’t complain about carrying it either. They also sell buggy clip adapters to attach it to your pram handles.
FOR THE LUXE LOVERS
Introducing the Jem + Bea Jemima (£285) which is nothing short of breathtaking. If you’re in the market for ‘a changing bag that doesn’t look like a changing bag’ then look no further. It’s certainly an investment piece but the quality is outstanding. Made of beautiful, quality leather in a range of colours and with more compartments than you can shake a stick at, this changing bag really is the cream of the crop. It also comes with an insulated bottle warmer, matching leather zip purse AND front pockets for easy access. Wear it either cross body or in the crook of your arm for the ultimate in off-duty chic.
FOR THE BUDGET CONSCIOUS
If price is your main motivator then the BabyMoov Urban Changing Bag (£40) delivers an awful lot of bang for your buck. What it may lack in bells and whistles it makes up for in sheer practicality. It has an extra wide opening without being bulky and it includes a changing mat, insulated bottle pocket, dummy pocket and transparent pocket for dirty nappies.
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BEST UNISEX CHOICE
Searching for a changing bag that looks just as stylish regardless of who’s carrying it? The BabaBing SORM Changing Bag Backpack (£59) is a great choice. It fits all the gear you need for a full day and is made of 100% waterproof PU rubber. It sits in that sweet spot of functional fashion and we love it.
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