I couldn’t wait to find the perfect changing bag when I was pregnant with Lily. I’m definitely a handbag kinda’ girl, so when I discovered that Changing Bags were no longer just practical, but stylish too; I went on the search for the perfect one! I had that much choice that I ended up ordering this bag a week after Lily was born. It was one of the first things I did when we got home from the hospital, as it was the only thing stopping us having our first outing. I guess any bag would have done, but when you’ve been so excited for your baby to arrive, you want everything to be how you imagined.
I discovered the brand, Jem + Bea when I was scrolling through Instagram one evening and instantly fell in love with their Amber Changing Bag. Available in black or a pastel white/grey, I opted for the black as I intend to use it throughout the seasons. Their whole range of changing bags are stunning. You almost wouldn’t realise they are changing bags until you see the useful compartments inside. Once I knew I had to have a Jem + Bea Changing Bag in my life, it was so easy to choose their Amber design. I just love the simplicity.
The Changing Bag includes a padded changing mat, leather key holder and detached long strap. I also bought Jem + Bea’s Stroller Straps, but love using the longer strap if I’m without Lily’s pram. The compartments are perfect for me, as I use the zipped pocket for my phone, purse, keys and a bit of makeup. While there is a thermo-insulated bottle pocket and four more pockets, which I keep extra bottles and nappies in. I love that I’m able to fill it to the brim for a day out or just quickly pop in the essentials without the bag looking empty. The bag is made from 100% Tumbled Calf leather, which I must admit I’ve never bought a leather handbag before. Apart from a white scuff/tear mark which appeared within the first week of using the bag (god knows how that happened!) it’s taken shape really well.
Being a handbag addict, I was always worried that I’d be constantly buying Changing Bags. I thought I’d never be satisfied. But, I can’t see myself getting bored of this one any time soon! It’s practical, yet if you didn’t tell me it was a Changing Bag – I’d love it the same as a handbag. It also doesn’t look over feminine that my other half wouldn’t use it. He’s already took it for a trip out and happily clipped it onto our pram.
Anyone like me and dreaded finding a Changing Bag that you’d love? I quickly realised that there are tons upon tons of stylish Changing Bags, but I’m so glad I chose Jem + Bea’s Amber Changing Bag.
I can’t believe that I’m writing a 3 month baby update. These past 3 months have flown by and we’re enjoying every minute. Everything has changed, yet nothing has changed. It’s so hard to explain but she has fitted into our lives perfectly. I wish I had documented each month till now, but with Christmas and a lot going on.. I’ve only just managed to get round to posting again.
Thank you so much for all the love you’ve sent our way as we welcome our baby, Lily Grace Ann into this world. The past two weeks have been a bit of a blur and I still can’t believe that our little girl is already settled in our home.
I was recently challenged by Matalan Direct to style two rooms with one of their rugs. We’ve recently been adding plenty more texture into our home, so couldn’t wait to see what they had to offer. Their Metropole Rug really stood out to me, as not only would it fit with the decor in any room of my house. But, I loved the simplicity design. Made from 100% wool, it’s a good sturdy rug and I had to see what it’d look like in our living room before settling it in our hallway.
I’ve seriously slacked with my pregnancy updates. After scrolling through my recent posts and realising that my last pregnancy post was over 12 weeks ago.. I just had to get writing an update before our little one arrives and I forget everything I wanted to share in the excitement of her arrival!