Best Buys Baby Best Buys Pregnancy Best Buys 11 of the best changing bags We've found, tested and awarded the best baby changing bags your money can buy – functional, stylish and great accessories to have as a parent 1 of Ad break 1. PacaPod Croyde changing bag, £115, MFM Gold Award WinnerCapacity: 26 litres, plus 12 litres extra including pods Weight of product: 1.5kg Extras: Separate pods, changing mat, pram clips British brand PacaPod has the art of multi-functional changing bag organisation nailed down, easily winning this year’s MFM Awards Gold award. The Croyde has the brand’s signature separate feeder and changer pods, as well as an additional clear ‘travel’ pod that allows you to see exactly what’s packed at a glance. With a huge capacity of 41 litres, it has plenty of features to help you find all your bits and bobs in no time - inner parent pockets with key fob and mobile dividing pockets, inner cargo hold which stores the pods, a lightweight baby changing mat and detachable pram clips. We also love the contemporary, classic style of the Croyde, in neutral faux leather outer with classic gold hardware. What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the PacaPod Croyde: “The Croyde is a fantastic baby bag, the best I have have used. I love how it opens from the side and the different pods so that everything has its own space - food in one, nappies and wipes in another, creams, dummies and toys in another. I also love the style of the bag and that I can use the shoulder strap or hold it on my forearm depending on how full my hands are.” Mum of 1, Charlene “Even the most chaotic days can be organised with the PacaPod - I love the fact it brings order to your changing bag! Ingenious to have the separate pod units, and the fabrics are all high quality and durable. It’s good value for what it is.” MFM Reviews Editor Magda Ibrahim Available from: John Lewis Compare deals from top retailers MadeForMums Preferred Partner 2. Fact+Fiction Charli Quilted Backpack, £135, MFM Silver Award WinnerCapacity: 25 litres, up to 16 kg Weight: 1030g Extras/features: Laptop/baby mat sleeve, anti-smell technology We absolutely love the stylish look of this changing bag - never mind the baby, we would use this even without a little one. But more importantly, as with all the most functional changing bags, the Silver Award -winning Charli has multiple compartments to keep baby items separate. It is water resistant inside and out and uses anti-smell technology to banish baby-related whiffs. It has a separate large pocket for a baby mat - which doubles as a laptop compartment - and sections for nappies, wipes and water bottles. The changing mat needs to be bought separately, but this product is nonetheless a firm winner with our judges. What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Fact+Fiction Charli Quilted Backpack: “I loved this nappy bag! Fact+Fiction really have thought of everything with this stylish number. It is very comfortable and can be easily attached to the buggy. The anti-smell technology with mesh holes so the contents of the bag can breathe is ideal when you are carrying around little ones' dirty clothes. It is just the right size for everything like nappies, changes of clothes, snacks and toys, but it never feels too big and bulky.” Mum of 2, Georgina “It is a beautiful bag. I'm in love with it. The different compartments are really handy and I've got 2 under 2 so it's easy to keep their clothes separate as well as bottle and milk and snack and drink. When I've not got the kids I'm using it as a handbag so it isn't just a change bag, and since having it I've felt a bit fancy. This is one for all you stylish mums out there!” Mum of 2, Kathryn Available from: Fact+Fiction and Amazon Compare deals from top retailers MadeForMums Preferred Partner Red Kite Sodbury Changing Bag, £20, MFM Bronze Award WinnerCapacity: Hx35cm Wx41cm Dx7cm Weight of product: 200g Extras/Features: Foldable padded changing mat and useful bottle pocket Our judges loved the design of this messenger-style bag, which manages to pack a lot of style into its budget-friendly pricetag. Our bronze winner has plenty of room for all the essentials, and the wide opening makes it easy to see what you need – helpful during those pressure-filled leaky nappy moments! The detachable padded shoulderstrap means parents can wear it comfortably whichever way they wish, and we love the on-trend nautical stripes. What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Red Kite Sodbury: “I really liked the design of this bag. It is attractive and easy to carry, and the dimensions are large enough to fit everything you need for a newborn without being overly cumbersome. There are some nice design features, such as the contrasting colour straps, exterior pocket fastenings and stitching. The colour and design meant that my partner felt happy to carry the bag too. We both felt the bag was extremely good value for money!” Mum of 3, Katherine “I love this bag – it looks great and holds loads. I used it as my backup hospital bag (in case I was in longer) and it held all my essentials. I like the little pockets on the front ideal for mummy's items (phone, keys etc) and that it comes with a matching baby change mat.” Mum of 2, Sarah Available from: Amazon, Asda and PreciousLittleOne Compare deals from top retailers MadeForMums Preferred Partner 4. Skip Hop Greenwich backpack, £99Capacity: approximately 46x24x33cm Weight of product: 1.22kg Extras/features: Nine pockets, changing pad pocket, stroller straps Simply chic, stylish and effortlessly luxurious, all describe the Skip Hop Greenwich backpack. This bag is very spacious and has two separate zipped compartments, making it ideal for parents of twins, or if you need to fit everything in the bag and keep dirty/clean baby things apart. While clip-on buggy straps, side bottle pockets and a cushioned changing pad mean it's practical too. Coming in some fantastic colours, dusty rose, caramel and smoke, you're sure to love it. What our reviewers say about the Skip Hop Greenwich backpack: “I was amazed at the quality of this bag, the leather is really soft and strong. The bag is able to carry a lot of items as I used it as my hospital bag and rammed it full of stuff. The separate compartments make it really easy to organise. Overall I was very impressed with this and I would recommend it.” Mum of 1, Amy “Excellent sized bag. When I first transferred everything over from my old bag I had loads of excess space and I didn't know what to do with it! This bag is very stylish and doesn't look like a changing bag, which will appeal to a lot of parents. The fact that it's vegan leather and helping the planet is an added bonus.” Mum of 2, Jenny Available from Amazon, John Lewis and Jojo Maman Bebe Compare deals from top retailers MadeForMums Preferred Partner Continue slideshow > 5. Tiba + Marl Kaspar Knapsack, £130Capacity: 34x34x14cm Weight of product: 880g Extras/features: internal laptop pocket, removable wet clutch, padded changing mat This luxurious statement changing bag is ideal for mums who like to stand out from the crowd. Its stylish finish hides practical features like a wipe-clean lining, internal insulated bottle holder and fully insulated side pocket for those little snacks. It's also got a padded changing mat and even an internal laptop pocket. We love. Available from Tiba + Marl Compare deals from top retailers MadeForMums Preferred Partner 6. SmarTrike toTs Infinity Bag, £64.99Capacity: 38.1x17.8x38.1cm Weight of product: 898g Extras/features: Versatile carrying options, changing mat, buggy hooks, removable thermos holder The multi-purpose toTs Infinity 5-in-1 changing bag has been created with style and functionality in mind – a fact our judges loved when they awarded this bag the silver gong. The waterproof quilted fabric comes in purple, grey, blue and beige, and the bag is packed with interior pockets and hidden external compartments to help keep things organised, as well as two large thermal side pockets. With a matching padded changing mat, the Infinity can be worn as a backpack, shoulder bag, tote bag or attached to a pushchair. What our reviewers say about the SmarTrike toTs Infinity bag: “Great design and colour, love the smaller change wallet inside.” MFM celebrity reviewer and dad of 2, Patrick McBride AKA Milk Tray man “Very practical - pockets for bottles and a change wallet to pull out. Washable fabric and lightweight.” Mum of 4, Puneet Available from: Amazon and SmarTrike Compare deals from top retailers MadeForMums Preferred Partner 7. Mia Tui Emma Changing Bag, £54.99Capacity: 40x15x32cm Weight of product: 950g (bag), 330g (strap, clutch and PVC) Extras/Features: clear internal bag, buggy clips, travel changing bag and mat, matching clutch Looking more like a handbag than a traditional changing bag, the Mia Tui Emma tote has a soft, leatherette finish and comes in 7 different colours. But hidden inside are all the design features a parent needs in a changing bag – a travel change mat, lots of pockets and 2 insulated bottle holders, plus a clear PVC zipped bag with wrist strap, which is approved for liquids at airport security. Mia Tui has even popped in a co-ordinating clutch bag, for when you finally get that night out! What our reviewers say about the Mia Tui Emma Changing Bag: “Love the lining, great space, stylish, good pockets inside.” Mum of 1, Katie “I love this. Not change bag-like so could be used after baby. Perfect to last.” Mum of 1, Rachel Available from: Mia Tui and Amazon Compare deals from top retailers MadeForMums Preferred Partner 8. Babymel Grace Changing Bag, £60Capacity: 14.5x37.1x41.9cm Weight of product: 816g Extras/features: Integrated buggy straps, vegan leather, insulated bottle pocket If you're looking for a changing bag that can be used as a fashionable handbag when not on parenting duties then you've found it. The rounded tote has a hardwearing style and is made from PU mock-leather. So now for the practical part; The bag has top handles and a detachable long strap so you can grab it or sling over your shoulder to leave your hands free. It also includes integrated stroller straps. It's water resistant, has an insulated bottle pocket plus a matching changing mat. Available from John Lewis and Amazon Compare deals from top retailers MadeForMums Preferred Partner Continue slideshow > 9. Baby K'Tan Changing Bag, £59.99Capacity: 38.9x37.6x10.4cm Weight of product: 635g Extras/features: Built-in wet bag For all those inevitable messy moments, the Baby K'Tan changing bag with built-in wet bag is ideal. Made with an anti-microbial lining, this separate pocket is one you can throw anything into - grubby clothes, re-usable nappies and even your own workout clothes. Then just zip the pocket up and go! There's also a chevron and classic black style if dandelions don't float your boat. Available from Baby K'Tan Compare deals from top retailers MadeForMums Preferred Partner 10. Lekebaby Baby Nappy Bag Backpack, £69.99Capacity: 35x17x35 cm Weight of product: 748g Extras/features: 4 carry ways, hidden bottom compartment This lovely unisex design changing bag features some great compartments, including a wipes dispenser, bottle holders, a hidden bottom and roomy front-zip space - perfect for storing spare clothes, even for longer trips. It is water resistant with an easily wipeable lining, and we love that you can carry it in four different ways - a rucksack, a messenger bag, over your shoulder or grabbed by its handles. Great, versatile design! Available from Amazon Compare deals from top retailers MadeForMums Preferred Partner 11. Shnuggle BumGo Changing Wrap, £28.95Capacity: 27x7x15cm Weight of product: 340g Extras/Features: Lightly padded changing mat, wipes dispenser This handy changing wrap is designed for a quick and practical baby change on the go. Just throw it into your holdall, the buggy basket or hang it off the pram for easy access to wipes and all your baby changing paraphernalia. The ‘Always Ready’ wipe dispenser is particularly useful, as you’ll always know where your wipes are - whether hanging off your buggy, airline seat or your wrist. A nifty little product that’s a great addition to any bag. What our MadeForMums Awards judges say about the Shnuggle BumGo Changing Wrap: “The Shnuggle changing wrap is so handy! It is compact, easy to carry and use. I also love its neutral colour and the pockets are well designed.” Mum of 1, Camelia “This product is good value, great for older babies or young if you need a bit less stuff. It’s good for throwing under the buggy, and really useful as a travel bag.” Love Island star and mum of 1, Cara de la Hoyde Available from: Shnuggle, Direct2Mum and Amazon Compare deals from top retailers MadeForMums Preferred Partner Want more great products and articles, check out below... 10 of the best changing bags for dads Grab your nappy bag - you've pulled! Mind-blowing catch from 9-year-old boy as his baby brother rolls off changing mat MadeForMums Awards 2018 winners: best parenting products revealed MadeForMums product reviews are independent, honest and provide advice you can have confidence in. Sometimes, we earn revenue through affiliate (click-to-buy) links. However, we never allow this to influence our coverage. Our reviews and articles are written by parents who are professional journalists, and we also include feedback from our parent community and industry experts. 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