Falling Out Of Love With My Nappy Bag
I’m sorry old nappy bag but I’ve fallen out of love with you. You are no longer fit for purpose (and I’m a bit bored of you now after all these years!). I’ve moved on to a back pack.
Don’t get me wrong, my traditional nappy bag was brilliant when they were really little and it almost felt like a right of passage owning a proper one, you know the type – the ones that advertise the fact that it is indeed a nappy bag and you do in fact have a baby!
They are great when you are pushing around a pram as they hang over the handle nicely. But then I began to use a pushchair and even sometimes let him walk. The nappy bag no longer suited us. Falling of my shoulder unless I pop it over my head and have the rather large strap dividing my rather large boobs in two, not comfortable and totally not the look I wanted.
I found an old rucksack and this worked perfectly. Comfortable to carry. Big enough to fit all the paraphernalia you need to cart around with a toddler and still hooks onto the handles of a pushchair (if you still have a pram you’d need to get those funky hooks).
It was like a revolution, no more bag falling off my shoulder walloping my toddler as I put him down. No more awkward walking with a heavy bag on one shoulder – which is really bad for your back by the way. No more boob separation! Perfect for days out to our favourite places.
Just one complaint though, my new / old backpack did look a bit tired and boring. Also my OH began to use it for his stinky gym stuff too. So I began my search for a new bag. My only requirements were that it had to be the right size, have comfy straps, have interior pockets and look smart.
Then I came across CabinZero. As the name suggests the bags are intended for travel, in particular air travel. The bags are lightweight and size perfect for cabin luggage. They are British designed and have a tracking tag that can be activated once you get your lovely bag delivered. They also come with a reassuring 25 year warranty. They have a variety of sizes to choose from – 28L, 36L and 44L.
I chose the 28L as I wanted to use it as a day bag. It has side compression straps, top and side handles, padded straps, a large front zipped pocket and 2 internal zipped pockets (perfect for nappies and wipes) and a large internal pocket that could fit in a laptop.
Check out the assortment of colours.
I went for purple and orange and I love my new backpack. It works so well in place of the nappy bag. It is fit for purpose, the colours are gorgeous and it is just the right size for days out with a toddler. Another plus is that my OH will carry it too. Well he’d probably still carry it even if it had flowers all over it but with these fab colours the boys have no excuses not to!
The only thing that is missing in terms of using for a nappy bag is a bottle holder for the little ones. But since the bottle days are long gone with us this wasn’t something I was looking for.
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*Please note we were gifted this bag for the purpose of a review, but all opinions and photos are my own.