There’s a new tag in town! From now on, “Teddy:” means the post is in relation to my beautiful boy, so keep your eyes peeled for Teddy posts if you’re a new or expecting mum as I’ll be sharing my favourite things soon!
I realised last night that I resent spending more than £20 on a pair of jeans (I’m in between sizes…still losing baby weight…oh just shhh) at the moment because I feel like it’s a waste of money; ever the optimist, I’m hoping they’ll be too big for me soon. However, I’m more than happy to spend a small fortune on baby clothes even though Teddy is guaranteed to outgrow them at a rapid rate, and I continually find new excuses for buying more baby clothes (summer is coming, he needs more t-shirts; he’s now most comfortable in pjs so I need to buy more; he looks great in baggy jeans etc, etc) and I never really consider the expense in the same way I do when purchasing things for myself. I want Teddy to have the very best of everything and so far that’s what’s been happening!
Which leads me nicely to introducing you to my new favourite thing, which is the Pink Lining Mama et Bebe Changing Bag. Honestly, it’s been a long time since I was so careful and caring to an item of baggage (the last time was when my Fendi wallet arrived which was about 7 years ago…still using it now!) and now anyone who takes Teddy out with his new bag needs to sign a contract confirming they’ll only handle the bag in a very particular way. Not really, but before they leave I do reiterate that mishandling of the bag is punishable by death.
As you can see from the pictures, the Mama et Bebe Changing Bag is extremely well thought-out and clearly designed by someone who knows what mum’s need. It’s not only beautiful to look at and not at all frumpy, it’s also brilliantly practical and set out to make everything as easy as possible; you can find whatever it is you need in seconds.
There are two handling options; either a carry handle or a cross body strap, both of which are easily accessible at all times meaning you don’t have to faff about moving handles around depending on how you want to carry the bag, and both are comfortable to wear/use. The internal lining is an easy-clean, bright pink (hence the Pink Lining!) that contains a selection of pockets of varying sizes, plus two thermo-insulated bottle holders that maintain the temperature of your feed for up to four hours; I think that is such a fantastic addition to the bag!
The next bit of brilliance is the built-in changing mat; I say built-in because I’m not sure how else to describe it, but it actually just sits within the bag so you can obviously remove it for changing. The design is very intelligent as it slots in without really taking up much room as hopefully you can see in the pictures. The next inclusion worth mentioning is the zip wallet. I’m showing my ‘new mumness’ here as I’m not 100% sure what it’s for, but logic suggests it’s for keeping mucky things separate from the rest of the bag, so I’m guessing it’s for dirty nappies or similar. I’ve been using it for storing used teats so the formula doesn’t mark the inside of the bag, but I’m thinking it could be used for pretty much anything you need to keep apart from everything else.
This is such a lovely bag that is both pretty and practical and it really does add fun to the fairly mundane task of lugging around all your baby bits and bobs. I love the design (mine’s the Flamingo Walk one here – link) and I use the two front pockets for my stuff (money, phone, lipstick and keys usually) so I know that everything inside the bag is Teddy’s. It’s well-built, cleverly constructed and reasonably priced at £79 plus there’s a wealth of different designs that can be viewed here – link, plus there’s also a smaller edit available at the baby department of John Lewis if you live near one. If £79 is a little too much for you then keep an eye on their sale page here – link – where they regularly offering discounts on certain bags.