Any new parent will know leaving the house without a bag full of baby essentials is no longer an option. Yet for a long time, baby changing bags have been seen as the ugly, bulky, unwanted accessory that comes with motherhood.
Yet nowadays, fashion-forward baby bags are on the rise and the market is full of options you don’t mind carrying. Whether you’re looking for something that looks designer, or just a practical bag with enough pockets, here’s our award winning top picks.
Mia Tui Emma Changing Bag, £59.99, Amazon
A stylish changing bag, that will let you feel like Mary Poppins, without looking like her too, the Mia Tui Emma Changing Bag is our gold award winner. With interior pockets, two insulated bottle holders, clips for your keys, a phone pocket, a changing mat and room for all your other baby bits, we’re not sure what else you could want from a bag. Our mums loved the range of colours and the spacious design, with the handy additional clutch bag for those (rare) lighter trips! Read more real mum reviews of this bag here.
Koo-di Lottie Changing Bag, £49.99, Amazon
With plenty of roomy compartments and pockets for all your needs, we love the water repellent wipe clean surface, which keeps the bag looking fresh (even when it isn’t!) Handy accessories include a wipe clean changing mat, an insulated bottle pocket and a pocket for your mobile. Available in two different colours, our mums loved how the bag can be easily attached to the buggy. Read more real mum reviews of the Koo-di Lottie bag here.
toTs Infinity Changing Bag, £64.99, Amazon
For those who love a backpack, but also want to be able to convert their baby changing bag into a shoulder bag, a tote bag or attach it to the stroller, this is the bag for you. This five in one changing bag has been created to be functional. The toTs Infinity chaning bag comes with a matching padded changing mat and two large thermal side pockets. Our mums loved being able to convert the bag from a backpack into a tote (really handy if you carry your baby in a sling) and found the straps comfortable. Read more reviews of this bag here.
Babymule Charcoal Baby Changing Bag, £85.00, Amazon
One we’re sure he won’t mind carrying at the weekends too, the Babymule bag comes with three different ways to carry – the backpack, the messenger, or clipped onto your buggy. It comes packed with everything you need, including a changing pouch, changing mat and a wet bag in a handy purse. Our mums loved the fact this was definitely considered a dad-bag by their other halves, and that they could comfortably carry everything they needed and more inside. Read more reviews of the Babymule Baby Changing Bag here.
Babymel Cara Navy Stripe, £55, Amazon
There’s no wonder this bag is so popular amongst mummies – it’s eye catching, feminine and the opposite of how you expect a baby changing bag to look. With a wipe clean finish, the Babymel Cara bag comes with a coordinating padded changing mat and an insulated bottle holder, that keeps liquids warm or cool for up to four hours. Our mums loved how they no longer had to choose between their handbag and changing bag, and found the bag to be really high quality and secure. Read more real mum reviews of the bag here.
OiOi Quilted Diamond Black Carry All, £99, Kiddicare
For those who just don’t travel light, this OiOi bag lets you carry just about everything you could ever need. The lovely soft quilted bag had endless pockets, each one lined and accessorised with a woven OiOi Jacquard fabric. Our mums loved how spacious the bag was, without seeming too bulky and found the simple design great for both them and their partners.
Skip Hop Chelsea Backpack, £95, Amazon
Another bag you definitely won’t mind being seen with, the Chelsea backpack is a cute alternative for mums who don’t want to compromise functionality with style. With multiple compartments, side bottle pockets and a zippered front flap, you’ll be able to organise all your baby essentials to your hearts content. Our mums loved the spacious design and the stylish hands-free benefits of carrying a backpack rather than a shoulder bag. Read more real mum reviews of the Skip Hop Chelsea Backpack here.
Lässig Green Lable Neckline Baby Changing Bag, £109.95, Amazon
It might be a little more than you’d expect to pay for a baby changing bag, but this gold award winning bag is stylishly built to last. With loads of lovely pockets for all your baby bits, the bag comes in three lovely colours to suit every kind of style. Our mums loved the high capacity of the bag, that everything was wipe clean and that it was an environmentally friendly product. Read more reviews of the Lässig Green Label baby changing bag here.
Skip Hop Duo Special Edition Baby Changing Bag, £65, Amazon
A bag you can hang on the back of your buggy or wear over your shoulder, this cute bag has a total of nine products to keep things organised. Made in a wipe clean fabric, the bag comes with a cushioned changing pad for those on the go changes. Our mums loved the design of the bag, yet found it a little on the small side if you’re someone who doesn’t like to travel light.
PacaPod Idao Baby Changing Bag, £75, Amazon
The ultimate in organisation, the PacaPod comes with three pods to keep all the important parts of the bag separate. The changer pod comes with a changing mat and room for nappies; the feeder pod is fully insulated and holds up to four bottles and the bag itself has parent pockets to keep things organised. If you’re someone who constantly scrabbles round at the bottom of your bag for your keys, this is a dream come true. Our mums gave the bag four stars, and you can read more about what they thought here.
BabaBing! Day Tripper Deluxe Baby Changing Bag, £65, Amazon
Another unisex bag he definitely won’t mind carrying, this well thought out bag has plenty of sections, pockets and compartments for you to fill. You can enter the bag from the centre compartment, or by opening the flap to fully delve into the bag. The changing mat is padded and comfy, yet it takes up quite a lot of space and can be awkward to get in and out. Our mums gave the bag five out of five, as on the whole, it is capacious and comfortable enough for everyday use.
Jem + Bea Marlow Bag, £79, Jem + Bea
With a celebrity following, Jem + Bea are becoming well known for their baby changing bags with bags of style. The co-founders of the boutique have backgrounds in handbag design and it shows. With stints at Burberry, Anya Hindmarsh and Mulberry between them, who said baby changing bags had to be big and bulky?