It’s the must have, essential item that every parent needs. They come in all shapes and sizes in a variety of wonderful designs and colours. What am I talking about? Changing bags of course!
BabyBeau was born when mumpreneur, Rebecca Gono discovered a gap in the market for changing bags that didn’t merely serve their purpose, but looked great and enabled a life beyond the baby years.
The first changing bag I bought was £15.00 from a supermarket. Suffice to say it didn’t last very long and if I’m honest with you it looked more like something you’d store your laptop in as oppose to nappies!
BabyBeau changing bags are not only fashionable, they’re practical and functional too. From the outside they look like a luxury, designer handbag, but inside there’s plenty of room to store everything you need to cater for your baby or in my case – babies!
When it comes to choosing a changing bag I want one that can be worn like a handbag, but can also be hung over the handle bar of my double buggy. It needs to big enough to fit everything inside, but not too big that it gets in the way when I’m wearing it on my shoulder and trying to pick up one or both of my children at the same time!
The Sophia Changing Bag from BabyBeau is a supple, ultra soft leather slouch tote. The one I was sent is in a timelessly classic two tone grey and black colour. It’ll never go out of fashion and will always look good sitting on my shoulder long after my children have grown up.
That’s one of the great things that I love about this bag. It’s versatility! When I no longer need to carry a changing bag, it can be used as an everyday handbag.
The front of the bag has the BabyBeau name on in a stylish gold colour and the two tone colours are on trend and will never go out of fashion!
It has two black leather handles at the top so you can wear the bag on your shoulder like a traditional handbag and it also comes with a wide adjustable shoulder strap so you can wear it comfortably across your body and it can also be hung from a pushchair.
Inside the bag are plenty of pockets to store bottles, wipes, tissues, along with everything else you need for your baby. Plus it contains a removable organiser which can also be used as a separate baby bag for daddy, nanny or even for your toddler to carry with their favourite toy and drink in – R and M love to do this! I think they feel grown up carrying a bag like mummy!
Like many handbags the Sophia changing bag has both external and internal zipped pockets. Perfect for keeping your debit card, loose change and car keys to hand, as well as dummies!
Having twins means carrying double of everything with you wherever you go. Double the amount of dummies, toys, spare clothes, bottles and nappies! Thankfully, my two are out of nappies now, but that doesn’t mean we have any less stuff to bring with us! We now have to carry a portable potty everywhere we go and thankfully the Sophia changing bag is spacious enough to fit this in whilst still allowing plenty of room for everything else we need!
The many compartments means that I know where everything is so I don’t have to worry about rummaging around in the bottom of the bag frantically looking for dummies! Also as I mentioned earlier the removable BabyBeau organiser is the perfect place to keep snacks in.
The Sophia changing bag also has two medium sized stretchy pockets to the front for babies clothes and two stretchy side bottle holder pockets – perfect for us twin mums!
As the pockets are stretchy it means bottles are kept upright so no spillage can happen as the bottles are held in place. If you do happen to keep a bottle inside the bag and it does spill, you shouldn’t have to worry as the inside is water resistant.
I should also mention that this bag comes with a gorgeous leatherette changing mat and a dustbag.
At the back of the bag are two medium compartments plus one large compartment with a button fastener and a secure zip fastener.
You can also find a range of great accessories for this bag such as:
- Adjustable Shoulder Strap
- Leatherette Padded Changing Mat
- Leatherette Thermal Insulated Bottle Holder
- BabyBeau Dust Bag
- Keep Safe Pocket Pouch
- Leather Key Holder
Overall, the Sophia changing bag from BabyBeau is chic, sophisticated, elegant and practical. It’s perfect for everyday use when out and about with baby, but it’s also versatile enough to be used when you don’t have a baby in tow! There’s nothing that I don’t like about this bag. It’s perfect!
The dimensions of the bag are as follows: H: 30cm W: 45cm D:15cm
The Sophia Changing Bag is priced at £189 and is available to buy from BabyBeau.
For the purpose of this review we were sent one Sophia changing bag. All opinions are 100% my own.