Pregnancy & Birth Clubs <
03/04/2014 at 11:43
As the title says - gender neatraul so that myself or OH can use it, no budget as this is the one thing I am splashing out on for myself!
03/04/2014 at 11:50
i have a pink lining bag, which i liove and is so big, i think it will be good for once she is here , i have packed it for the hospital and for our stay there it doesnt seem big enough but thats it. other than that i love it so much and cant wait to go out and use it.
03/04/2014 at 11:56
Ohh I love mine-it's the babymel Ella in red stripe (they do it in navy too which might be better if your H is using it!) Very roomy with lots of pockets, changing mat and bottle warmer. Like you, I wanted something nice bearing in mind that it's going to be my main bag for quite a while!
03/04/2014 at 12:12
No budget? The storksak Sofia, Emily or Elizabeth. All are gorgeous. I'm going to treat myself once the sale of our house goes through
03/04/2014 at 12:38
I like all of those, think I need to go looking on my own without OH (who has the patience of a gnat!! ) John Lewis seem to have a good selection although I have noticed they do a black BMW bag which he might just want to buy himself
03/04/2014 at 12:54
I've got a Storksak Elizabeth and absolutely love it. I liked it because it looks like a handbag so not sure if your H would want to use it. Have a look at the Storksak site though as they do some lovely ones, not cheap though unfortunately.
03/04/2014 at 13:02
I like the baby mule backpack and the pacapod Oban. Both neutral and can be used as backpacks. I prefer the baby mule as its more designed as a backpack so easy to carry when on walks or baby is in sling. H friendly too. Obviously not tried either though yet! X
03/04/2014 at 13:13
I have a Baby Beau bag, Coco. Haven't used it yet and it isn't at all unisex but I've just notice on their website they've just launched a new unisex one and a couple of their others are fairly neutral.
Some of the Storsaks are lovely too. I went for a bag just for me and then will pack H the freebie boots bag for when he has the baby on his own. I'm sure the changing bag will end up full of my stuff too so swapping between the two of us seems like it'd be hassle and we'd constantly be searching out car keys, wallets etc!
03/04/2014 at 13:20
I've got the pacapod Firenze which is gorgeous, and neutral but still quite hand bag like so not sure if your h would approve. It's enormous!
03/04/2014 at 13:23
I've got a Pink Lining bag which i LOVE! I have this one www.pinklining.com/.../yummy-mummy-grey-bows but i've seen this one now that's so pretty!! www.pinklining.com/.../yummy-mummy-wise-owl
03/04/2014 at 13:24
I have a pink lining bag for me, my H has just a basic black satchel bag or will use the boots freebie bag. Haven't used any of them yet, but hopefully they will do the job!
03/04/2014 at 13:43
03/04/2014 at 14:17
I have a pink lining bag (bumblebee tote). It's a great size and has a brilliant changing mat and comes with a really handy wet bag, bottle holder etc. the bag is lovely and holds loads, I never feel like I'm struggling for space. I've also got the babymel ella (navy stripes). Again great bag, slightly smaller than the PL but loads of space and plenty pockets.
They are both very much women's bags though and my H wouldn't use these. It's never occurred but if H was going out somewhere with O on his own for a length of time that he would need a changing bag he would take the boots freebie (which has a brilliant big changing mat btw, I use it downstairs for nappy changes everyday!) or would throw some stuff in a rucksack.
The changing bag also has all my stuff in it so we would struggle to share a bag or I would end up having 2 bags all the time.
03/04/2014 at 14:44
Do lots of men really have a problem with a girlie looking changing bag? I don't really get the problem?
H just uses the same bag as me when he goes out. At the end of the day it's not like he's just a bloke on his own walking round with a handbag, the only time he has it he also has a baby so I think it's pretty obvious it's a bag for the baby not for him. I don't think it's ever entered his head that people might think it was his
03/04/2014 at 14:47
I have the pacapod Oban in grey/elephant. I've noy used it yet but we bought it for several reasons.
1 it has detachable pods that can be taken out and attached to the buggy or taken to the changing room.
2 it can also be used as a backpack but isn't as ugly as some.
3 it is pretty ( imo)
4 it is wipedown, so should be fairly durable.
03/04/2014 at 15:36
03/04/2014 at 16:09
I've had a few that were all unisex. 2 different skip hop bags in black, a black and white spotty Babymel and a red oyster bag to go with my pushchair.
03/04/2014 at 16:15
JT my H would happily push the pram with the bag on the handles if we were out somewhere but I doubt very much he would leave he house without me and take either of my bags. They're both bags that I would probably have looked at as 'normal' bags so are very much a handbag to him, plus I often just have it on my shoulder as a handbag and it's got as much of my stuff in it as O's so to him it is a handbag! He's no issues with the boots bag that looks like a very traditional changing bag and clearly for the baby.
03/04/2014 at 17:18
MDD yes mine has loads of my junk in too! He definitely prefers to travel lighter!
03/04/2014 at 17:49
I have the pink lining grey owl left by in a local shop. OH will use the free boots bag - we def wanted one each. Pacapod was another at top of my list but the grey owl print looked so pretty in the shop & will match my peach 3 in truffle well :)
Continues below ad
with our partner Childcare.co.uk
Nice to see you! Please do nose around, sign up and join in.