Tuesday, 27 September 2016

An Ode To The Baby Changing Bag

How my Pacapod change bag should look

Approximately fifteen months ago, I spent a frankly ridiculous, extraordinarily long trying to decide on a baby changing bag. I genuinely think I spent longer debating and deliberating this decision than we spent debating and deliberating baby names.

It just seemed such a momentous decision at the time. Looking at me, full of indecision, in the baby department of John Lewis, you'd have thought I'd be about to spend my life savings on a designer Chanel handbag, not a wipe-clean, plastic £65 changing bag. What if I got it wrong? Made a bad colour choice? Would the baby hate me?!*

I think I was looking for the changing bag equivalent of an enchanted Mary Poppins bag but instead of a hat stand being magically extracted, a high chair would be plucked out when a little cheerful music hall style ditty is sung.

I've since discovered that due to the volume of baby paraphernalia required each day the changing bag is bursting at the seams as though a small monster created from bibs, nappies and raisins is trying to work its way out. I haven't seen the bottom of the bag since the baby came home from hospital, but I suspect if I did dare delve into its murky depths I'd find a congealed mass of used baby wipes, rotting teething toys and thousands of ruddy raisins. Honestly, a 10p bag for life would do the job.

However, should someone wish to invent a Mary Poppins magical bottomless changing bag, my goodness would they be living off handsome profits, spending the rest of their days lounging on their own private island in the Caribbean eating caviar and quaffing the finest champagne.

Infact, that is how I'm going to make my fortune! Anyone got an application form for Dragon's Den handy?

*Pregnancy hormones were at an all time peak


  1. Ha ha. Mother spent ages choosing a change bag - she got a fairly unisex one as Father was worried about carrying a pink flowery thing around. It's now absolutely knackered and she no longer gives a sh*t what it looks like, even though it's straining at the seams x #chucklemums

  2. You know what I saw at a baby group today? A little girl with a very lovely child sized rucksack. I dream of the day when my baby is not quite a baby and I can ditch the small suitcase in favour of a cute rucksack, that she can carry. Then my handbag can come out to play again, wooooooo! Thanks for linking to #Chucklemums, hope to see you next week!

  3. I was exactly the same! I ended up spending all the vouchers my work colleagues gave me on this enormous monstrosity of a bag that I used for a month and decided I hated...at which point I bought an horrifically expensive second hand pacapod! Thanks for linking up with #chucklemums lovely xx

  4. I bought a ridiculously expensive Pink Lining change back first time round, second time I realise it was so heavy and made do with my 20 year old QuickSilver school backpack instead! Hahahaha! #chucklemums


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