As a style-savvy mum, you look at a traditional changing bag and think “bleugh!”. Would a stylish changing bag be too much to ask???
Forget that half my wardrobe is now elasticised and often covered in snot. Now I also have to carry around an enormous wipe-clean changing bag that is covered in a naff pastel print. Awesome.
Let’s face it, a handbag is a wardrobe essential and can make or break an outfit. A baby changing bag is a parenting essential and can make or break a trip outside the house. Your handbag is beautifully made, the colour of the season and a coveted fashion accessory. Your baby changing bag is just practical and boring.
Unless you have a stylish changing bag… It serves a functional purpose AND makes a fashion statement.
I look at this bag and my heart skips a beat. Bugaboo collaborated with 5 style leaders and in a day they brainstormed the fashion forward and functional changing bag “The Madeleen”. Made from nappa leather and soft suede, this bag can be worn cross-body or as a tote. Only a limited edition of 300 is available (Harrods has stock). Price £479.
This is actually the only item I REALLY need at this stage of my life, when it comes to changing bags. I have two girls, one in nappies, and have mountains of crap I have to cram into my handbag before I walk out the door each day. I have created my own version of a changing clutch, which is always full of necessary supplies (wipes, mat, nappy) and is thrown into my bag at a moment’s notice. Three cheers to T + M for this stylish beauty! Price £35
This eye-catching and stylish changing bag has a woven, leather front that reminds me of a Bottega Veneta bag. The Whitehall has a short strap and a longer, adjustable strap. It comes in goes-with-everything black and winter-wardrobe-staple mustard. Inside you will find a multitude of pockets in various sizes. There is also a zip-close pocket to keep important things, such as your wallet, separate. The Whitehall includes a changing mat that wipes clean and an insulated bottle holder. Price £195, however it is currently on sale for £150.
The newest kids on the changing bag block is Bellamy Baby who have only just launched the first three bags in their collection. The founders, Jessica, Zoe and Alex, took on the market that was flooded with poor quality, unfashionable changing bags to bring us high-end leather changing bags with a host of luxury features. Also available in The Leopard and The Gazelle which feature animal print hide leather. Price from £270.
Just. Love. The. Colour! The Pasito A Pasito taupe changing bag has the famous Celine winged bag look. Made from leather-looking PVC ensures it is easy to wipe clean. With two short handles to carry and side straps to attach to a buggy, it really is a multi-functional bag. It does not include a long shoulder strap but it does include a towel-lined changing mat. Available in pastel pink and pastel blue too. Price £129.
For the Gucci lovers, this changing bag is covered in the iconic print and has the signature red and green straps. The tote shape makes it perfect for swinging over your shoulder as you dash out the door with your babe in tow. The main compartment is zipped and there are three pouches along the inside of the changing bag. It includes a cotton dust bag and a changing mat. Price £611.
A great-looking quilted changing bag at an excellent price point. The black quilted bag from Mayoral has trendy gold and faux leather trims, as well as inner and outer pockets to store essentials. It comes with a drawstring wash bag, comforter storage bag and small round purse (perfect for loose change and lipbalm). Price £56.
Eyewateringly expensive for a changing bag but if you have the dosh and love the brand then this is a no-brainer. This changing bag is made in Italy and features the iconic Burberry print and real leather trips. It include a changing mat and extra strap to sling the bag over your shoulder or attach it to your buggy. Price £895.
I love a little bit of leopard print (actually, I love A LOT of leopard print) and this bag is for the mum that wants to make that statement. With gold straps, two of which are detachable, and gold piping to add a touch of glam. The main compartment of this stylish changing bag zips closed at the top, it also has a magnetic-closing front pouch and two side pouches for bottles. It does not come with a changing mat but it does come with a dust bag. Price: £522 however it is on sale at the moment.
A special edition changing bag in one of Liberty’s iconic prints. I have this changing bag and have received countless oohs and aahs from friends without kids. It comes with an insulated bottle holder and changing mat. Mamas and Papas have a range of strollers in this Liberty Ares print too. Price £119. Check out my Liberty Parker Tote review.
I struggle to find anything I don’t like about the Tiba and Marl changing bag but I’ll tell you what I do LOVE. The modern twist on a leopard print, the removable cross body bag and the fact that this can double up as a weekend bag, gym bag, pretty-much-anything-useful bag. Price £120.
Have you found any must-have stylish changing bags? Please share them with me below.