Whilst Miss Roo might be nearly 5 it’s weird how we still find uses for her battered and stained changing bag. It’s a godsend when we go on family outings as it literally takes everything we need in it from spare clothes, to wipes, to food, to toilet roll for emergency car stops, hats, sunscreens, my wallet, mobile phones and cameras. It’s stood us well being only a freebie from Boots and I have to admit I never hankered after a luxury changing bag. After all kind of what’s the point. It’s a changing bag, it inevitably gets covered in baby mess, vomit, food stains and dragged on the floor as it languishes in the bottom of the shopping basket on your buggy. I have friends who have spent hundreds of pounds on so called ‘yummy mummy’ bags only to have them get wrecked and then moan about it.
So when we were sent the gorgeous Emmaljunga changing bag from the team at BabyDino I couldn’t wait to have something a bit posh for our trips out. Now Emmaljunga is not a brand that I’d heard off but has a strong heritage in the baby market. The brand is Swedish (I like Swedish things IKEA, smorgesbord’s and those funky Volvo cars), and the business is a family tradition that stretches back to 1925 when the company founder, Henry L. Persson, manufactured the first Emmaljunga pram in his home village of Emmaljunga in the southern part of Sweden. Emmaljunga has been manufacturing prams in its own factory, based in Emmaljunga, Sweden, since 1925. Their core values of safety, function and design have made Emmaljunga a well respected name around the world.
The Emmaljunga changing bag I was sent was a really lovely dark denim colour so perfect for all the rigours and mess that changing bags get thrown at them. It had a modern, sporty look and has been designed to provide maximum storage space with plenty of practical compartments for nappies, bottles and more. A washable changing mat is included and the bag is really lightweight and even when packed full of stuff was easy to carry thanks to an adjustable strap that was lovely and wide and so great for carrying or putting over your buggy.
I took the bag to Britmums 2013 with me for the weekend and it coped amicably with everything I threw at it! Even taking the contents of my Britmum goodie bag, spare shoes, trousers, make up and my plethora of beauty products without making me feel like I was lugging a giant sack around with me.
Priced on the BabyDino website this changing bag comes in at £63 which is on a par with other luxury changing bags and high street big brands such as Mamas & Papas. I love the neutrality of this bag in that it can be used for boys and girls and isn’t too girly that daddy’s can escape bag carrying duty, I sponge washed it when I got a mark on it and had no issues with the fabric colour running or marks on when the fabric dried afterwards as I’d had with another brand I had tested previously.
If you are after a stylish, practical bag that is serviceable and stands up to everything babies, toddlers and kids can throw on, at or in it then this bag is a vital investment piece for any new mum. The fact that I’d be more than happy to use it as a general bag is a plus point and makes it even better value for money.
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