Sunday, 21 August 2011
Pacapod Sequoia Change Bag - Review
Firstly I have to start by saying, I LOVE THIS BAG! I'm not normally a bag addict, but what I am is a bit of a control freak and I like to be organised and this bag really does help with these aspects of my personality. With the arrival of Noah it's essential for me to be sure I have everything when I'm out and about.
I was sent the PacaPod Sequoia Change bag to try and review, and before I had it in my possession I loved it because it looked so stylish. It doesn't look like a baby change bag and the outside gives no notion of what it contains inside, which is a fantastic organised system - two 'pods' to contain all your baby paraphernalia and a pocket for your own 'mummy' bits.
Firstly, the outside. It really is a designer change bag. It is beautiful to look at and would suit any fashion conscious mum. I chose the 'mink' colour but it also comes in black. It has a leather covered clutch handle and also has a shoulder strap, long enough to be worn across the body.
Now for the inside: the main bag contains the 'pods' - one for changing and one for feeding. The feeder pod can also be used as a rucksack as it has the straps tucked into the pocket at the back. The changer pod has 7 pockets and they are all marked with what they should contain, which is an excellent reminder system for me because I'm always forgetting to put something in the change bag, like barrier cream/ hand, the little symbols inside the bag really help. The changing mat rolls up neatly and goes into the rear of the change pod, it has a nice fleece bit at the head of the mat so it's softer for baby's head.
The feeder pod is a fully insulated cool bag and can hold up to 4 bottles and can keep them warm for up to 3 hours. It also comes with a detachable bottle cover. Keeping baby's feeding bits separate from the changing items is also better in a hygienic sense.
What I also like about the pods is that they have a clip that enables you to attach them on to the buggy, therefore creating more space in the bag if you need it or also allowing you to take a pod out with you separately of the whole bag. The bag also has 3 pockets, one which the full length of the bag for mummy's bits and pieces, saving the need to take out a handbag as well.
We tend to make sure that the bag is always filled with everything we need and use it at night time when we're up with Noah, the changing pod is always filled for those nocturnal nappy changes.
I would thoroughly recommend this bag to all mummies/ mums to be - I love using mine, it feels designer and when I use it I'm confident that I have everything with me that I need! It is really well made. The materials feel of a very high quality and I reckon it will definitely withstand all the use it's going to get. Get your Sequoia Baby Change bag from Pacapod, retails at £130.
I received a Pacapod Sequoia Bag in order to write this review.