Bambino Mio baby and beyond change bag at a glance:
The baby and beyond change bag is the ultimate change bag for reusable nappy users - compatible with cloth nappies to fit all your essentials from birth to toddler, hospital to school and more. This change bag benefits from an open-wide mouth for easy access to the main compartment, extra spacious interior and multiple internal and external pockets with a purpose. Has a waterproof pocket to securely store wet reusable nappies, reusable wipes, training pants and more. Hybrid design with multi-functional straps ensures easy transitioning to use as a backpack, shoulder bag, hands-free or use the quick grab & go handle.
We spoke to these real parent testers to get their review...
How did this product make your life easier?
Lesley Murray says: When getting my baby ready to leave the house I can easily put the bag on as a rucksack, leaving me hands free to deal with baby. It also has many easy to access pockets so that I can see what I have in the bag and top up as needed. It is also spacious and stylish enough for me to use as my handbag and carry my own personal stuff.
Shelley Rickard says: I have a 3 children and need my arms free so being able to use this change bag backpack style has been fantastic. Baby on my front, bag on my back, two hands free for the two older children. It's really spacious inside, lots of room for everything, including spare clothes and snacks for my 3 year old. The handles at the top of the bag make it really easy to pick up quickly too.
Elise Smith says: This is an attractive, lightweight nappy bag that easily converts from a knapsack to a pram attachment, and is specifically designed with reusable nappies in mind. I liked the versality of the design, and it worked well to transport nappies and other essentials on my back while I carried the baby in a front-facing carrier or sling. It was also very easy to clip on to my pram when I took the baby out for rides. I really liked that it has a cool storage pocket for bottles; this is a nice bonus feature that many bags don't have.
Would you recommend this product to other parents?
Shelley Rickard says: I would recommend this bad to a mum who needs lots of space, and to a mum who needs her hands free like I do. It's comfortable to wear as a backpack, you have easy access to the large inside and convenient smaller pockets inside to keep the smaller items that would get lost, like cream & dummy's. The wet proof bag that comes with it has come in handy several times and is a great addition. I haven't seen this with change back previously. It's attractive to look at and is unisex so my husband is quite happy carrying it around too.
Elise Smith says: I would particularly recommend this bag to mums who like to use baby carriers and want a way to easily transport their baby gear in a knapsack while keeping hands free. There are plenty of pockets to store things, and some nice features for those who use reusable nappies, such as the wet storage pocket (although I personally prefer having a separate zip bag as I find these easier to remove and clean). The bit of internal pink print is quite cute, but the exterior subtle grey colouring means that the bag can easily be used by parents in all settings. I also found it very light and comfortable to wear, compared to other bags I've tried.
Lesley Murray says: Yes I would. I love the design. It looks very stylish and modern and both my husband and I are happy to use it. It has some really practical points as well including the three front/side pocket for snacks, wet clothes and nappies and a “parent pocket” for pens, mobiles etc. It has different handles to carry it in different ways but then it has options to hide these straps when not in use so doesn’t look too busy.
Would you choose this product above all others on the market?
Elise Smith says: I think this bag is very comfortable, and the standout feature is the easy conversion between knapsack and pram bag that makes it incredibly versatile. It has a nice, professional appearance, and plenty of room inside. The cool storage pocket is also great. However, I think it has some room for improvement: it could be a bit sturdier, it could come with a separate wet bag for storing dirty nappies (as I found the internal pocket was inconvenient to wipe down), and it could easily have a change mat included as many other nappy bags do. As such, I don't think it's the best product on the market.
Shelley Rickard says: As a product it is fantastic. It looks great, it's comfortable, it's great quality, it's easy to use. The only thing that would stop me buying it is the price tag. There are other bags on the market that provide very similar functions and quality for half the price. If it's purely about the product and not the price then I agree the product should stand a chance of winning.
Lesley Murray says: I think this product I brilliant! But if I had to suggest one change it would be, for the price, include a changing mat – also because the changing mats made by the company are also really cute and would make a lovely and practical addition to the bag. Every other changing bag I have bought/been gifted has come with at least a changing mat as accessory. I think it would enhance this product especially as their products as so nice.
What changes would you make to this product?
Lesley Murray says: I think this product is brilliant! But if I had to suggest one change it would be, for the price, include a changing mat – also because the changing mats made by the company are also really cute and would make a lovely and practical addition to the bag. Every other changing bag I have bought/been gifted has come with at least a changing mat as accessory. I think it would enhance this product especially as their products as so nice.
Shelley Rickard says: If I could change one thing about this change bag, aside from the price, it would be the fact that it doesn't have a change mat. I'm really surprised that after seeing a lot of thought going into this product that a change mat was over looked. In my opinion it's a necessity in a change bag. I nice matching change mat would have finished it off nicely.
Elise Smith says: In order to improve the value of the bag, it could have included a change mat, as this has been standard with the other bags . Having to purchase a reusable one separately (or use disposable ones) doesn't seem to match the ethos of using resusable nappies--which people chose to do for both cost and environmental reasons. It's also nice to have a matching mat which compliments the bag.