Baby-changing bags are an absolute must-have for any new mum. Alongside a nursing bra, comfy pair of maternity knickers and *all* the snacks, being armed with one of the best baby-changing bags will make your life a whole lot easier. After all, the days of leaving your house with nothing but your phone, purse, keys and a silk face mask are LONG gone. But nappy bags that do their job (read: carry everything from muslin cloths to milk bottles) *and* look in-keeping with the rest of your trend-led outfit are hard to come by. And here at GLAMOUR, we’re firm believers that becoming a mum shouldn’t mean your personal style is compromised.
With that in mind, we’ve sifted through the bad and the ugly to curate an edit of baby-changing bags that are recommended by GLAMOUR mums. From designer baby-changing bags (Gucci and Burberry have both released their own iterations) to leather changing bags and the whole plethora of style-led choices available at Jojo Maman Bebe, there’s something in this edit for every kind of mum. Here’s everything you need to know (plus some discount codes to help you out along the way).
The best maternity clothes that prove you don’t have to sacrifice your style for your bump
Why do I need a baby-changing bag?
When it comes to leaving the house with a newborn, preparation is key. Sure, you might not need a change of clothes, 17 snacks, three clean dummies, five clean nappies, three toys, 37 wet wipes and a couple of bottles in one trip to your local coffee shop… but what if you do? Your beloved designer handbag just isn’t going to cope with all the baby bits you’re going to need to carry for every eventuality.
What to look for in a baby-changing bag
When looking for a top-rated baby-changing bag, the main thing to look for is a nappy bag that comes with a baby-changing mat. Most do; there’s not much point in buying one without. You should also consider how you’ll carry it. When full, your nappy bag will be heavy, so look for something you can comfortably wear to banish the possibility of a bad back.
Your baby-changing bag should be spacious enough to hold your entire arsenal of baby products, water-resistant or wipe-clean if possible and complete with multiple pockets. Oh, and the changing bags with the best reviews tend to have a therm-insulated section to keep baby bottles at temperature. Lastly, if you think you’ll want to attach your changing bag to your buggy, look for one with clips for easy attachment.
Maternity knickers are an absolute MUST for mamas-to-be or those who have just given birth – these styles are as comfortable as they look
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