I've always imagined changing bags to be slightly sloppy looking bags filled with nappies and various spillages. Not exactly the most glamorous of bags. Turns out, I'm quite wrong and there are actually a great number of funky and fabulous changing bags available for whatever kind of mum you are.
This changing bag from caboodlebags.co.uk is £35 and contains a changing bag, bottle insulator, 'grubby stuff' bag, and pockets for all sorts, including a handy side one for your mobile phone. I love the fashionable pattern, and the dots are a bit hypnotic, great for sending your baby off to sleep!
This bag is great for long journeys, but there are plenty of other options..
Here are a few of my favourite picks:
This Belle & Baz Ella changing bag, £80 from groovymummy.co.uk, is babyproof, rainproof and has a waterproof lining, protecting against internal spillages. The bag holds an all-in-one baby changing mat and nappy and wipe pocket, and several snap in accessories including the bottle holder.
Woolworths have come up trumps in the budget area, with this £15 changing bag packed full of useful pockets to stuff things into. It comes with a changing mat and wet bag, and it's also showerproof.
Mums who don't want the world to know they're hauling a changing bag will love this Babymel changing bag from Mothercare. The bag is £48.50 and discreetly comes with 2 insulated bottle pockets and various pockets to store various goodies.
This sophisticated leather changing bag is a bit pricey at £159, but it's worth it for the real leather and classic lining. It comes with a matching changing mat and is fully prepared to carry everything you need.
Yummy mummies (and cupcake fans) will appreciate this funky bag, exclusive to John Lewis, with it's bright pink lining and fun pattern. The bag contains two bottle insulators, a changing mat, wet bag and the usual pockets. It's £63.