Changing bag porn - Mind the Baby

Changing bag porn!

Myself and Mr Mind the Baby did some serious eye-rolling at changing bags before the little man was born. We both expressed dismay that changing bags were a) so expensive and b) so feminine because, you know, men have children and change nappies too, you know.

Clearly with little else to be worryin about, we felt so strongly about these points that we went out of our way to buy a €20 plain black changing bag from Argos – that looked quite like a vinyl record bag actually – just to prove our point.

It didn’t fit on our buggy.

Then the strap broke in the first two weeks.

It was completely unsuitable for our my needs.

Because let’s be honest, when one person is on maternity leave, they’re spending an awful lot more time with the changing bag than anyone else and the handbag gets dumped really, so it’s a multifunctional accessory.

My sister-in-law had a gorgeous one that was also ridiculously practical, so I copied her. It was an eye-watering €120 but it was worth every penny in the end because we got a good 2.5 years out of it. A good changing bag is worth its weight in gold. If you can find one that appeals to your inner style king/queen, all the better because you’re addressing two needs in one.

Which leads me very nicely on to some changing bags that you’re unlikely to have since before. French company Beaba, who you might be more familiar with as the makers of BabyCook, were in touch with me recently. They sent me a selection of their travel bags and didn’t ask me to review them. Honestly, they didn’t. But I couldn’t not review them because it would actually be cruel to you to not give you the chance to check them out. I saw them and thought, “holy God, where were you guys when I was on maternity leave?”. They are practical, they are stylish, they’re in gorgeous elegant colours that’ll still keep a male palette happy. And given their size and quality, they’ve excellent price points.

Let’s take a look at some changing bag porn!

I’ve four Beaba brand bags to show you and one Red Castle bag. Red Castle is another brand from the same stable. All of the Beaba bags come with a number of standard features including a detachable soother pouch, a changing mat, a parents space for your stuff, a dirty/wet linen bag, buggy straps and an isothermal pouch or compartment to keep food or milk warm.

First up, is the Vienna (€62.90) which has the look of a midi sling bag.  It’s lovely and slim but still holds loads.

Changing bag porn - Mind the Baby

Changing bag porn - Mind the Baby

This is the Geneva bag, priced at €74.90 and is a bowling bag style. The beauty of this one is that the front part is detachable so if you just need a couple of nappies and a few bits you can just take the front bit. The main storage part of the bag is huge and can be separated into compartments. Changing bag porn - Mind the Baby

Changing bag porn - Mind the Baby

The Sydney bag has a cocoon-style front with the changing mat tucked inside it. This is a 16.5 litre bag priced at €84.90.

Changing bag porn - Mind the Baby

Changing bag porn - Mind the Baby

The Rolls Royce of the collection is the Amsterdam bag. This is a proper “travel bag” as opposed to a daily changing bag. If you were going away from the weekend, this would be perfect for all your baby needs. It’s massive! It’s also possible to unzip it around the bottom to extend it even more if necessary. Personally, I think this is great value for €109 if you’re in the market for something like this.

Changing bag porn - Mind the Baby

Changing bag porn - Mind the Baby

Changing bag porn - Mind the Baby

Finally, finally, I left the Red Castle Feather Light til last. Because I’m giving this one away!

Changing bag porn - Mind the Baby

Changing bag porn - Mind the Baby

The Feather Light is inspired by the Coco Cocoon from Chanel and is deceptively roomy as well as being terribly chic! If you’d like to win this, just enter the competition here:

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Competition entrants must live within the Republic of Ireland and the prize will only be posted to an ROI address.

Beaba and Redcastle changing bags are distributed by CleverClogs and are available online or in certain baby shops. As I mentioned in the post, Beaba sent me the bags as a gift and I have not received any payment for this post. All opinions, as always, are my own. Good changing bag porn though, right?

8 thoughts on “Changing bag porn!”

  1. I’d keep Harry in nappies forever more for one of those bags! They’re fab! (Totally agree with you re bags, mine isn’t big enough at all, mind you I am using it for two and despite his age I still seem to be carrying a lot of stuff for my little man #highmaintenance )

  2. Oh I love the Amsterdam bag. I got a cheap bag from Smyths and it was a load of shite. And ugly. Kinda of wish I’d have spent the money on a decent one now. I’m currently using a back pack from Pennys that the zip is broken on! :/

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