I have been very lucky recently and been working with Pink Lining to review one of their beautiful changing bags – I love Pink lining products so much this is the second change bag I’ve had now and they are just so pretty but still really practical. The worst bit about them is having to make that tough choice of which one you want!
So my last change bag was the from the Blooming Gorgeous range I loved this bag so much I think it was just the perfect size for all the new-born essentials and 2 toddlers random bits and bobs as well. It had a nice big strap so I could hang it off the push chair, I used the change bag every single day for over a year and it’s still going strong admittedly slightly grubby round the edges but the quality of them is just amazing, you will definitely get what you pay for.
Back to now and the Notting Hill Tote when I chose this bag I was looking for something a little different that wasn’t too “changing bag” looking, we’re kind of at a stage where I don’t always need to take out 3 changes of clothes and a thousand bottles in case of emergencies or a dreaded poonami – but I still need a big practical bag – so this was perfect for us.
As you can see above it looks really good but when you have children you still need to be organised and have all their bits on hand when ever they’re needed, below you can see plenty of little pockets which I find ideal for the essentials you don’t want to spend hour’s routing for – phone, snacks etc. All pink lining bag’s come with a little detachable mirror, changing mat and a zip lock wet bag they are all about making mums life a little easier and having your bag organised really does help making trips out stress free. Of course the bag has the signature water proof hot pink lining and what I particularly like about this bag is the two removable thermo-insulated bottle pouches so you can keep babies bottle’s warm and easy to grab but when they move past that age you can take them out and create more space for holding your toddler’s ‘treasure’ as mine call it which is essentially sticks they find in the park or a toy they really need to take out but after 3 minuets don’t want to carry anymore.
Now as a parent of 3 I don’t tend to travel light so one thing that slightly worried me about the Notting Hill Tote was the straps, they’re kind of thin compared to the other bags I did think under strain they may get worn quite easily but I have to say I’m impressed. I’ve used the bag daily filled to the brim with nappies, wipes, cars and sticks for almost a month now and on close inspection there are no visible signs of wear to it and believe me I put it though its paces.
Really pleased with this change bag I can see it lasting us a long time however I have already been eyeing up the super cute Wanderlust Rucksacks so that may be next on my list – A girl can never have too many bags right?!
Disclaimer: I was sent the Notting Hill Tote in exchange for an honest review all opinions are my own.