I love bags but I would not say I am a changing bag kind of person. I treated myself to a really pretty, trendy ‘Yummy Mummy’ one when I had Wriggly, and my friend Adeline bought me the perfect JJ Cole spotty one when I had Beanie, but I did not get a new one when I had Jumpy or Wrigglu.
I stopped using my changing bag when Jumpy was three or four months old. One day, I just moved all my stuff as well as the little ones’ nappies, wipes and changes of clothes into a handbag. It was not that much of a change, but I felt like a woman again.
I do carry an awful lot around. I just like to be prepared for anything. So if you are ever out with me and you need a plaster or a sewing kit, fear not: I have both in my bag!
In the past couple of weeks, I have been out and about quite a lot in London on my own for various events and I have been using my shiny new babymoov City Bag Zinc.
Here are the things I have been carrying around:
My good old Canon camera
Protective pouch for camera
Remote control for my camera
Sunglasses & case
Make-up bag with moisturiser, wipes, primer, concealer, foundation, eyeshadows, lipstick, gloss, mascara, small comb, hair clips, hair bands, mascara, pressed powder, bronzer
Notebook and pen
Zippy bag full of essentials (headache tablets, antihistamines, plasters, small deodorant, spare key, sewing kit, and loads more)
As soon as I received my new bag, I cut the labels and got it ready for work the following day.
It was perfect; chic enough to be my bag of choice for a night out with friends, yet large enough to fit all my paraphernalia, kitchen sink included. It is not a bag; it is the Tardis of all handbags!
Whoever designed the bag really thought of everything. It comes with a changing mat, zippy bag (now my make-up bag), an insulated bottle bag which fits my 500ml water bottle and a couple of chocolate bars perfectly. It also comes with a small purse.
It is such a great, practical handbag (changing bag if you wish) and as it has a really wide opening and loads of pockets, it is really easy to find stuff. It even has a slot for a tablet. When I am out and about, I tend to bring my iPad Mini and use it as a Kindle. I also type everything and anything that comes to my mind in the ‘notes’ app, so I liked that extra touch.
I love the fact this handbag can be carried comfortably over the shoulder or across the chest. The latter option makes it easier to carry for a longer period of time and is therefore perfect when travelling on the tube or when shopping.
What are your handbag essentials?
I am a babymoov ambassador and I was gifted my City Zinc bag. All opinions and photos are my own.