Babymoov Ambassador: Changing Bag City review

Monday, 27 April 2015

Regardless of whether you walk, drive, use a pushchair or babywear there's one thing that all mums need; a changing bag.  Travelling light when you have a baby is mission impossible as you find the need to pack for every possible situation.

There's cutesy changing bags, sporty changing bags, plain ones, patterned ones, designer ones etc.  Sometime's however, you want a grown up bag.  Something that looks good as well as being functional.

As a Babymoov Ambassador, I've been lucky enough to receive a Changing Bag City to review; the changing bag that looks like a handbag.

Upon first glance it appears to be a fashionable, large, well made handbag.  The finish is what I'd class as 'high end' with no corners cut from the stitching to the zips it oozes quality.  It comes with a complimenting set of useful accessories that are all made from the same leather look material.  Personally I haven't used the insulated bottle holder as Moomin is breastfed yet the changing mat is always a welcome accessory and folds neatly into one of the front pockets so it's always easily accessible, a must when you're on your own and need to lay baby down before you get your nappies and wipes out.  The laundry pocket I actually use as 'my handbag' as due to using cloth nappies I already pack a wetbag.  Quite often I've found myself stuck in the conundrum of wanting somewhere for my stuff yet not a fan of having two take two bags everywhere with no happy medium.  If I end up putting my stuff in a changing bag I inevitably fail to locate anything when needed as my phone and purse lose themselves among nappies and muslins.  This pouch is the perfect size to put my purse, keys, glasses, lipstick, allergy tablets, inhaler etc in, I then place this at the very top of the bag so it's instantly accessible, an impressive compromise in my eyes.  The final accessory can either be used as a loose change purse or you can store a soother in there if your baby uses one.

The bag features two sets of straps so you can grasp/grab it in your hand or over your arm and also has a large shoulder strap so you can wear it messenger style.  They include a handy strap to attach it to your buggy/pram yet we haven't tested this out yet as we exclusively babywear.

Upon opening the changing bag you can't help but notice how wide it opens, perfect for packing it before you leave the house and whilst out and about it means, along with the double zip, easy access and less frantic stuffing/pulling and rummaging.  With previous bags I've had to half empty it every time I wished to retrieve something from them!

The next thing you'll notice is the just how many pockets it has both inside and out, handy to keep things separate from the bulk of what you pack such as medications.

The most impressive feature of this bag for me though has to be the size, to be frank it's epic.  I have very little ability to translate measurements from paper into my own head, they remain somewhat meaningless to me unless I physically get a tape measure out so I genuinely wasn't expecting a bag large enough for our needs as we cloth nappy, add to this the fact we don't drive so when we go out, we have one bag to pack for every eventuality until we get home again.  The Changing Bag City pleasantly overwhelmed me, with space, just take a look at the picture below that lists everything I packed into it on our first outing with space still left over to find things without the need to unpack everything all flustered and sweary!

For the stat hungry it's 34x42x16 cm and weighs in at 1.4kg.

(Also managed to pack an extra pocket nappy and a Hudl 2!)

What more could you ask for from a bag, it ticks the boxes of being large enough, well made and it looks good; it feels luxury and feminine yet remains functional.  It could even be used sans childrens as an overnight bag or for work.  Total win.

***I received this item to review as part of an Ambassador programme however, all views and opinion expressed are my own and genuine.


  1. Now that my little Choochie is getting bigger, I've found a nice, handy smaller changing bag alternative. I have a small zip-case, the kind you use to keep a tablet computer in, which is large enough for a pack of wipes, several nappies, a handful of nappy bags, and a small, foldable changing mat. Best of all, it's compact enough to fit into my larger handbags, and doesn't take too much room up in the basket under the buggy if I need to do some shopping.

    1. Sounds ideal though i doubt i'd fit our cloth nappies in it ;)

  2. Thank you so much for reviewing this bag! I bought it today and I'm so glad to hear it works so well for such an experienced mom. We're trying cloth diapers for the first time so I'm glad to hear it's easily compatible for that. First time parents! Wish us luck!


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