Skip Hop Greenwich Changing bag, a review
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 | Mummy and Little Me
Skip Hop Greenwich Review –
I’ve recently purchased the Skip Hop Greenwich and thought it would do a little review. If you haven’t come across my Blogs before I’m mummy to a 3-year-old little boy called Lincoln and a 10-month little girl called Etta.
In terms of what we need from a changing bag, I don’t drive so need a bag that I can carry easily while baby wearing, pushing the pram and holding a toddler’s hand. Lincoln is potty trained, but I still carry spare clothes for him and lots of snacks! Etta is weaning so I carry food and spoons for her.
I suspect a lot of people are wondering while I am purchasing a new changing bag when my daughter is 10 months old. The answer is that I’m getting so frustrated with my current backpack changing bag. Everything falls to the bottom and I end up having to unload the kid’s clothes on to the floor or a table to find what I’m looking for. I’m due to embark on a 5 ½ hour train journey with them both and the thought of riffling through it on a moving train filled me with dread so I’ve invested in a new one!
The first thing that attracted me to the bag was the fact it was blush pink! The bag does come in more gender-neutral tones but my husband doesn’t mind carrying a bit of pink, so I went with that. It is a backpack changing bag and that’s an essential for me with two young children as I find them much easier than a messenger style bag. I have had so many complements about the bag since I’ve purchased it and it really is beautiful. The vegan leather also cleans nicely, my darling son even spilt his ice lolly juice all down the front of it and it cleaned up with a damp cloth no problem at all.
Having used it for a couple of weeks now I can confirm its amazing. The pushchair attachments mean the bag sits perfectly on the handle of both my Bugaboo Chameleon and Mamas and Papas Armadillo which is perfect as my previous one used to swing about a lot and the straps never stayed tightened on the handlebar. I’ve also used it on my back a few times and I’ve found it to be nice and comfortable.
Internally this bag has a lot of space. The back zip up pocket I use for nappies, wipes, the change mat (which came included with the bag) and nappy cream. The middle pocket I have a change of outfit for both Etta and Lincoln. I also have my purse, breast pads, Etta’s snack box, a muslin, bibs, nappy sacks and sun hats for both kids. The front pocket I use for snacks for Lincoln, sun cream, my lip balm, emergency pouches of food for Etta, keys and phone. There is still plenty of room for more stuff if you needed to carry more or hand Twins. The side pocket holds Lincoln’s drink and the bottle pocket holds Etta’s water.
Something to mention is that the bottle pocket isn’t insulated which for me isn’t an issue because Etta is breastfed but may be for someone else. The bag does have plenty of space for a separate insulated bottle bag inside. There also isn’t clip for your keys but it’s such a well-designed bag I haven’t struggled to find anything in it, so I haven’t found that to be a problem.
The bag retails at £99.00 which I think is quite reasonable for a bag you could use as a backpack after the baby has outgrown it. It also comes in Olive, Black, Caramel and Smoke if the Rose isn’t to your taste.