It’s quite difficult to decide what changing bag a mama of a toddler needs. There are so many brands out there and so many styles, but I feel like what I really need is a backpack. Not only so that I have my hands free when I am running after my toddler, back pack on shoulders, but also just because the weight of all the stuff we tend to carry can really wear you down. I have been very kindly gifted the Skip Hop Greenwich chic backpack in charcoal and here is my honest review:
MATERIAL: The exterior is made from durable, wipe-clean vegan leather.
ZIPPERS: There are 4 zippers on the exterior (front pocket, side pocket, main compartment and back compartment).
WASHABLE?: Can be wiped down with a damp cloth.
EXTRAS: Includes a padded change mat and clip-on stroller straps.
The back pack is large. In a good way! it fits pretty much everything you will ever need for a 24 hour trip somewhere and it already has an inbuilt changing mat so you don’t have to worry about getting that extra. One thing to note is that it won’t fit under your pushchair very easily, so it’s definitely one to have on the handle bar or on your shoulders.
All the different compartments, I find super helpful. Not only because it allows me to know where everything is, but also I can divide food up together and clothes separately, rather than everything in one pocket, which is what I have been doing with my previous bag!
The bag is not leather. Vegan leather clearly means fake leather. It’s not obvious at all and It keeps its shape probably better than real leather, but potentially the price tag is a little on the high side just due to this factor.
The zips run smoothly, and yes, I have been checking this constantly for the last week as I had read that some customers previously had issues with the zippers, but it seems this has now been resolved.
The backpack, ultimately, looks chic and not like a usual changing bag. I would feel very comfortable using this backpack for work or for a weekend away even without needing it as a changing bag! The design is elegant and the colour and details are to a very high standard.
Rate out of 10? I give it an 8!!
Favourite feature: the design
Worst feature: not real leather