With only six weeks to go, not only am I on a mission to get the baby’s nursery decorated but I have already started to pack my hospital bag to make completely sure that I am prepared for our little princess’ arrival. Being organised really helps alleviate some of my anxiety, which is always through the roof when I’m pregnant; you can imagine why! I was very kindly sent the Skip Hop Duo Signature Weekender Changing Bag which is an all-in-one extra large changing bag perfect for travelling with and especially convenient for anyone with more than one child.
Skip Hop is an innovative parenting brand whose collection of stylish family essentials are currently available at John Lewis, JoJo Maman Bébé, Amazon and Mothercare. The Duo Signature Weekender Changing Bag (£90) is the newest addition to the Skip Hop family and they really have thought of everything, it’s sure to make travelling with baby a doddle. There’s a ridiculous amount of space inside and several handy compartments and pockets to keep even fiddly toys, dummies and teethers organised. There are two large packaging cubes inside which allow you to organise everything exactly how you want. They can be divided into changing and feeding essentials or they are also perfect for separating my two girls things once the baby has arrived and we go on family outings.
Other handy features include an insulated double pocket for bottles, a main compartment with 2-way zip-closure that opens all the way up so you can clearly see inside, a large front pocket with extra padding to protect mobile phones and other gadgets, a back zip laptop pocket, adjustable straps and it even includes a cushioned changing mat too. Phew. As I said, Skip Hop have thought of EVERYTHING!
Right now, the changing bag is hospital ready and divided into two sections:
Things for Baby:
Soft cotton hat and scratch mittens, 3x sleepsuits, 3x vests, light coat, cellular blanket, going home outfit, baby wipes, nappies, cotton wool, bibs and muslin squares, comforter and dummy.
Things for Mummy:
My maternity notes & birth plan, two nighties and slippers, chewy sweets, breast and maternity pads, nighttime liners, black knickers (ones with high panty line in case of cesarian), loose-fitting going home clothes, toiletries (hair bobbles, nipple cream, brush, lip balm, face mist, face cloth, face wipes, moisturiser, deodorant & toothbrush/toothpaste) & diluting juice.
The Skip Hop Duo Signature Weekender Changing Bag retails for £90 and is available at Amazon.co.uk.