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.

Cabin Zero Backpacks

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.

Cabin Zero Backpacks

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.

Cabin Zero Backpacks

Check out the assortment of colours.

Cabin Zero Backpacks

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.

Thoroughly recommended.

Check out Cabin Zero Here

Backpack for nappy bag

*Please note we were gifted this bag for the purpose of a review, but all opinions and photos are my own.

Lucy At Home

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18 COMMENTS

  1. These look really cool. Yeah we mived on from the buggy bag after secind child was only about 4 months i coildnt fit all the stuff my toddler needed in so I now have a rucksack too. #blogstravaganza

  2. I need something like this in my life! We’re slowly getting less use out of our pushchair and so will lose the storage, this would be perfect to pack everything into when we’re out! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza and for hosting, it’s great to have you! Xx

  3. These are really nice and look like they can really pack a lot of things in! I’ve always used a backpack as a nappy bag and it is one of the best choices I have ever made because hubby doesn’t have to feel like he has a big handbag and having a backpack is so much easier to carry when holding a baby too! #Blogstravaganza

  4. We’ve swapped a traditional nappy bad for a rucksack recently too. Our littlie is out of nappies now but we still need to carry around spare clothes (just in case!) and then there are the water bottles too & wipes (because you just never know when you’re going to need a wet wipe). I love the purple bag you chose, and the mustard yellow one looks lovely too #triumphanttales

  5. I absolutely get what you mean about falling out of live with the app you bag. I love you but no longer. I now have a lovely Cath Kidston one which I treated myself to in the sales. It’s perfect for this next stage.

  6. Looks like a fab backpack! I also changed to a rucksack rather than the nappy bag, because it always seemed to get in the way! Thanks for joining us at #TriumphantTales this week!

  7. What a lovely looking bag! I really like the choice of colours. Rucksacks are so much more practical with kids, I’ve really come to appreciate this since having baby number two. Great review. Thanks so much for sharing with #fortheloveofBLOG

  8. we use a johnsons started pack that you can get from tescos or boots and emptied it out and restocked iwth nappy’s, cream, nappy bags and wipes. Perfect for on the go and especially if you’re just popping out for a few minutes incase you get caught with a poo-ey one! #fortheloveofBLOG

  9. Love the colourful design! I use a rucksack as our baby bag and it is so comfortable to wear and easy too! It’s nice to just chuck it onto my back and get going. Xx

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