i have a bit of a problem when it comes to changing bags. I am of the opinion that you can never have too many, and I am constantly changing up my style when it comes to what I’m wearing and using. Recently the lovely people at BabyBeau got in touch and asked if I fancied reviewing one of their wonderful changing bags. I said ‘yes of course, thank you!’ and chose the BabyBeau Charlie changing bag to share with you all. BabyBeau was started when founder Rebecca Gono discovered a gap in the market for changing bags that didn’t just serve as changing bags, but looked good and could be used for many years post toddler stage!
The first thing I really like about the BabyBeau Charlie changing bag is that it doesn’t look like a changing bag. Does that sound silly? Perhaps, but what I mean is that it could pass as a normal day to day, stylish, handbag. We’re all different, but I’m not the biggest fan of anything that has too wild a print on it so the sleek design of the BabyBeau Charlie changing bag appeals to me straight away.
The Gold hardware is minimal, which is great because it doesn’t detract from the overall styling of the bag,and it is made from faux leather. The handles are sturdy, with a 20cm handle drop, and make the bag easy to grab when you are in a rush. I absolutely love the detailing on the inside of the bag as well, especially the Black and White stripe material used for the lining and organisation bag inside. Sometimes the inside of bags are forgotten about when it comes to the details and styling, but not with the BabyBeau Charlie changing bag.
There are so many pockets and sections to use, I challenge you to lose your keys or car parking ticket again whilst using BabyBeau Charlie changing bag. There really is a compartment for everything.
The baby organiser/changing mat, that comes with the BabyBeau Charlie changing bag, is super functional and pretty at the same time. There is the same Black and White lining, used on the rest of the interior of the bag, and you can pull that off (velcro) to reveal the organisation section below in which you can store nappies and wipes etc in. Such a good idea. It can be folded up easily, fastened and slotted back into your changing bag once you are finished using it.
The BabyBeau Charlie changing bag also comes with a bottle holder, which we haven’t had to use yet, but I’m sure we will in the future. We have, however, used it to store L’s silent reflux medicines when we have been out and about. It is shaped very economically and takes up as little room as possible in the bag.
Functionality wise, here are some of my favourite points about the BabyBeau Charlie changing bag:
I find that now I have two kiddos to contend with, I have to change up which changing bag I’m using quite a lot. The BabyBeau Charlie changing bag has me covered for quite a lot of scenarios – out with just the baby; out with just the toddler; out with both for a short time and out with no kids! That’s another lovely thing about the BabyBeau Charlie changing bag, it looks great as a stand alone handbag as well. Talk about multi functional! I find it really helpful to have my BabyBeau bag packed and ready to go for just going out with the toddler as that seems to be the time I use it the most.
I often get asked where my bag is from when I am out and about with the BabyBeau Charlie changing bag, and to me that is one of the biggest compliments you can give a bag!
I’d say it is in the higher range, price wise, with a RRP of £129.99. It is definitely worth the investment for all the details it has to offer though, and the fact it’ll see you through past the baby years and beyond.
All in all, I’m impressed with the BabyBeau Charlie changing bag and would recommend this particular bag to any new parent, or any of the other bags in their range, which you can check out here.
What are your favourite brands of changing bags?
*I was sent this bag in return for an honest review. All opinions are 100% my own and I’d never recommend anything I wouldn’t recommend to my friends.