Skip Hop Greenwich Changing Bag Review

I have always been a bit of a handbag fan. I like nothing better than a nice bag and before I had kids I had quite the selection. When I found I was pregnant with Piglet I scoured the shops to find the “perfect” changing bag – or so I thought. I loved it for about 18 months, but once he started walking about I realised I wanted my hands free a bit more to be able to play properly at the park (or chase him as he does a runner!)

I have been using a simple backpack recently, but it doesn’t offer the organisation that a changing bag does and I miss that. With baby number 2 on the way I knew I’d need something a bit more practical, so I was please to be sent the Skip Hop Greenwich backpack to try out and see if it works for 2 kids.

Skip Hop Greenwich Changing Bag Review | We have been trying out a new changing bag to see how it will work for 2 kids. I love the backpack style

As soon as I saw the backpack I was in love. I got it in the gorgeous dusty rose colour (but there are lots of other colours available) and was drawn to how it doesn’t actually look like a changing bag. There are lots of pockets and sections to keep you organised.

The main pocket is really spacious. This is perfect for a mum of two as it means I have plenty of room to fit the items for their very different needs. I always think Piglet doesn’t need much, but between outfit changes, snacks, hats and nappy change items I still need a decent amount of space. Within the pocket there are a couple of additional stretchy pockets to keep anything you want a little more contained.

Skip Hop Greenwich Changing Bag Review | Large Internal Pocket

There is a second large pocket at the back of the bag. In there I was pleased to find a a thin padded changing mat – ready for changing on the go! This pocket is also big enough to hold a tablet or laptop up to 15″. Obviously this is not something we tend to carry around with us, but we already have a holiday booked for this year and will definitely be taking a tablet to help entertain Piglet on the plane so I’m happy to know it will fit and be safe in there.

Along the front is a decent sized pocket where I am keeping all of my things. As I have Type 1 Diabetes I tend to carry more around with me than your average person. I have extra sets for my insulin pump, a blood glucose testing kit, sugar to treat hypoglycaemia and sometimes even insulin pens incase of a pump failure. On top of that I have the usual purse, keys, lipsticks etc – and it all fits in to that front pouch. Perfect!

Skip Hop Greenwich Changing Bag Review | Front Pocket

Down the side there is a little zipped pocket for popping a bottle in to. I think that’s a great idea as it saves you scrabbling around for a bottle when you’ve suddenly got a  a hungry baby on your hands. At the moment I have found it handy to put Piglet’s water cup.

The bag is made of vegan leather, and is wipe clean – just as well when there’s sticky toddler fingers around. The straps are wide and padded which means it’s comfortable to wear even when it’s laden down with lots of things.

Skip Hop Greenwich Changing Bag Review | At The Park

For it’s first outing we took it to the park. I kept it on my back most of the time with no discomfort at all. It comes with pram hooks so I could put it on the back of the pram when I wanted to. I was quite surprised that it didn’t pull our pram over (as Piglet wasn’t in it) like most other bags usually do. I think the weight distribution of the bag is just right to keep it steady even with a lightweight umbrella stroller.

Skip Hop Greenwich Changing Bag Review | On the pram

Overall I really love the bag. I was surprised to find that JHogg was happy to carry it too, even in pink, which he has often been reluctant to do unless strictly necessary with previous bags. Now all I need to wait for is a new baby to really test the backpacks capabilities!

Skip Hop Greenwich Changing Bag Review | Daddy carrying the bag

We were sent the Skip Hop Greenwich Changing Bag for the purposes of carrying out a review. All words and opinions are my own.

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  1. 27th March 2018 / 1:05 pm

    I love the colour and the style. With my first baby I bought a tan suedette shoulder bag, I think it was a Walaboo or something like that. By the time no.3 came along a chucked everything in a big bag from Monsoon. It’s great to be able to keep everything organised though. This one is gorgeous.

    • OddHogg
      28th March 2018 / 5:37 pm

      It’s the organisation aspect that I like. I hate having to rummage about so this bag is perfect for keeping things in different sections

  2. 28th March 2018 / 10:52 am

    I love this bag – great choice with the colour and great that it has all the compartments inside for storage – it is very stylish.

    • OddHogg
      28th March 2018 / 5:37 pm

      I adore the colour! Feminine but not too in your face

  3. 28th March 2018 / 2:11 pm

    I’m out of the stage of needing a change bag now, but when I did I always loved the skip hop bags. Thry were stylish and practicsl and never screamed ‘change bag’. I love the colour of this one.

    • OddHogg
      28th March 2018 / 5:37 pm

      Yes the colour is a huge draw

  4. 28th March 2018 / 2:58 pm

    I wish that this changing bag had been around when I needed it. I think it is far more sensible to have a changing bag in a backpack design. Like you say, it leaves your hands free and it’s better for your back too. Looks like it has lots of fab compartments too!

    • OddHogg
      28th March 2018 / 5:39 pm

      When I got my first bag with Piglet I hadn’t factored in how much I would need my hands free as he got older

  5. 28th March 2018 / 4:49 pm

    Oh that bag is fabulous. You know that’s the right shape for a changing bag besides having one that is bulky under your arm! Like the one I had… I love the pretty colour too 🙂

    • OddHogg
      28th March 2018 / 5:39 pm

      I’m impressed that the other half will carry it even in the pink colour 😛

  6. 28th March 2018 / 6:19 pm

    I really like the trend for backpack style changing bags – I often use a baby carrier and a backpack works so much better! I love the size of this one. You really can’t underestimate the sheer amount of stuff you need for 2 kids! My bag is huge and always full.

    • OddHogg
      28th March 2018 / 9:27 pm

      I used a carrier a lot with Piglet and I expect I’ll do the same this time. I usually made JHogg carry the bag when I had the carrier but it’s nice to have the option of doing it all myself now

  7. 28th March 2018 / 9:41 pm

    That looks like you could fit loads of stuff in! I had a Skip Hop with my last baby and it was just brilliant! 🙂

  8. 29th March 2018 / 2:41 pm

    I am desperate for a new changing bag. This is lovely and I love the fact it is a backpack – I have 3 little ones so you can imagine how much I have to carry around with me!! This looks a perfect size.

  9. 29th March 2018 / 9:37 pm

    I really need to upgrade my current changing bag, it’s dire compared to this one. I love that this one doesn’t actually look like a changing bag and having it on your back is really handy! I also like how spacious it is which is perfect for me as I usually take everything but the kitchen sink out with me.

  10. 31st March 2018 / 11:04 am

    Oh this is beautiful! I am in dire need of a new changing bag. At the moment I am using an old rucksack. It has to be a rucksack for me because of having the two now! I love the colour too is got great longevity so pretty.

  11. 31st March 2018 / 1:37 pm

    I love that changing bags are becoming much more fashionable. I remember lugging around this massive bag whenever I went anywhere. I would definitely go for something like this if we have another little one.

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