I love love love love love bags. Really, truly, madly, deeply.
I am in thrall to the thrill of finding one that works for me, organises me, feels good to wear and looks gorgeous. I don’t own a huge number but the ones I have I choose very, very carefully. Bags can be a constant companion that will help keep your things safe, tidy and portable. They are a particularly satisfying shopping purchase in my humble opinion,as, if chosen well, they’ll last and then the cost per wear investment is much higher than a piece of clothing.
So, for me, the choice of which baby changing bag is an absolutely critical question for pregnant mums.
First time round, in an uninformed daze, my husband and I bought a hideous grey plastic-y rucksack beast. It was in an effort to be practical and to have one that he could use as well.
As it happened, it wasn’t practical as it was poorly designed and too cumbersome. And it was definitely a poor investment as although cheap, I stopped using it almost immediately. I found myself gazing at other people’s bags on buggies and accosting those people in cafes to ask them about the bag, searching for the perfect choice.
The truth was that although my lovely husband is a very hands on, great Dad, he used the bag for a tiny fraction of the time I did. On maternity leave for months, I was out and about every day and I needed a bag that worked for me.
We did end up with the perfect compromise, the Jamie Espresso (which so far has lasted five years and is still going strong). I loved seeing this review of it on the Little Stuff blog recently as well – it described it accurately as ’grown up, stylish, of gorgeous quality and thoughtfully, perfectly, designed. ’ It really is a Very Good Bag.
For me, I love the leather and its superorganised tardis-like propensity to keep stuff in some semblance of order. My other half likes the fact that it is the babychanging bag Brad Pitt uses. I tell him its uncanny, the number of similarities between him and the fab dad Brad….