After lugging my Storksak change bag, which I’ve loved since I got it, and an additional bag on board for BattleKid when we went to Lanzarote in May, I decided enough was enough. I didn’t need or use half the things in the change bag and I wasn’t going to have a repeat episode when we went to Slovenia in August.
So in July I went on the hunt for a much smaller change bag which could carry the essentials and wouldn’t be as cumbersome as my Storksak. It was time for that to retire!
I searched the Internet and saw many bags labelled as “small changing bag” but none of them fit the bill, until I happened upon the Mini Yummy Mummy Bag from Pink Lining. My search was over. I had found the perfect bag.
I had bought my sister a Pink Lining change bag when she was expecting my niece and she loved it, so I had no hesitation in ordering the Mini Yummy Mummy Bag. As stated on their website, the Mini Yummy Mummy Bag was designed in response to a growing demand from mums, of toddlers especially, for a smaller change bag than normal sizes. Being a mum to a now 22 month old toddler I knew exactly what they were talking about. You find you just don’t need a big one as they grow older, and yet you still have the need for a change bag of sorts unless you stick everything in your handbag. I’m afraid that’s not my bag, if you’ll pardon the pun!
When my Mini Yummy Mummy Sunflowers Bag arrived just before our holiday to Slovenia I was over the moon. I had been a bit apprehensive after reading mixed reviews on Amazon but need not have worried. It was just perfect.
It measures 27 x 6 x 18cm and I’ve managed to fit in it:
- 5 size 5 nappies
- 1 packet of wipes
- Nappy bags
- A small bag of snacks
- 1 drinks beaker
- 1 tube of Bepanthen cream/suncream lotion
- My phone, keys, cards and cash.
It has an adjustable strap and can be worn over the shoulder or hung over the back of a buggy as shown. It can also be worn across the body. It is small enough that it could also be left in the car with the essentials inside it.
The Mini Yummy Mummy Bag is currently available in 3 designs from Pink Lining: Sunflowers, Cottage Garden or Sam the Dalmatian. It retails at £45, and, although this is a little expensive, in my opinion it is worth every penny. It comes with a handy fold-up, water-resistant change mat. It has a front zip pocket and a back button pocket. It has an internal zip pocket, handy for cash and cards, and has two internal dividing pouches in which I store a muslin and my nappy bags. So lots of space and storage, despite its small size.
The Mini Yummy Mummy Bag is great for when you are out and about and is also the perfect size for on board a plane if you are flying away somewhere nice. It’s also small enough to fit in the luggage basket of my Maclaren buggy, or hung on the back. BattleKid had fun dragging it around the apartment in Slovenia too.
I use this bag all the time now and have retired my Storksak. It’s so perfect, as soon as my sister saw it, she fell in love with it, so I sent her one. Here’s what she has to say about it:
“I particularly like this smaller Yummy Mummy Bag as a transition from the larger one when all you really need to carry are wipes, nappies, snacks and a drink. It also fits my phone and a small wallet, so it’s really handy if out doing a spot of shopping. Everyone who has seen the Mini Yummy Mummy Bag loves it and asks where they can get it!”
What I love about the Mini Yummy Mummy Bag:
- Great size when a big change bag is no longer needed.
- Lots of pockets and storage, despite what some people might say.
- Adjustable strap for carrying over the shoulder/body or hanging off your buggy.
- Fits the bill in my opinion.
- 3 great designs to choose from.
- Good quality, well-made product.
- Water-resistant change mat included.
- Great for mums with toddlers.
What I don’t like about the Mini Yummy Mummy Bag:
- Nothing. That said with a full size Yummy Mummy Bag retailing at £79 I do feel the £45 price tag will put some people off. Perhaps it might be better priced at £39, half the price of a full bag. But that’s just my opinion.
Although it’s an expensive small change bag, I love my Mini Yummy Mummy Bag. It’s a perfect size for carrying the essentials I need for BattleKid these days, while not being weighed down with unnecessary extras that find their way into a full-sized change bag. It’s also stylish and I can’t see me giving this up for a long time! It is available from the Pink Lining website and also from Amazon and other major retailers.
*I was not asked to write this post.