A Bellamy Baby Changing Bag Review

A Bellamy Baby Changing Bag Review

Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.

— Giorgio Armani

When I was expecting the Toddler, there was so much I was looking forward to; reliving those early years which seemed an age away since the Tween and Teen were little, impulsive cuddles as arms are flung around your neck and watching so many firsts through fresh new eyes.

There were also a few things I was a little apprehensive in letting go of, one of which was an emerging love of quality. As a working mum I could finally afford the finer things in life, boots and handbags being a new-found love. And I was reluctant at the thought of having to trade in my leather bags, one of which I received as a gift only a few months before he was born, for functional changing bags.

I resigned myself to temporary phase of putting my style to one side for a few years, as my clothes and bags became a focus of can I breast feed in it? Can it hold nappies, baby wipes, change of clothes, purse, sunnies and a beaker? And for the last 20 months it’s been fine, not great, but fine.

But there are occasions when I don’t want to lug around a changing bag with a full days supply of baby paraphernalia. When I’m popping to the shops, off to toddler groups or for a coffee with Daz. I’ve resorted to stuffing a nappy in one coat pocket and purse in the other, not the most elegant way of leaving the house  when you resemble Bill Sykes on a pick pocketing mission.

What I needed was a functional yet elegant baby changing bag, and that’s exactly what the Bellamy Baby leather tote bag is.

Defining the baby bag market with a functional yet elegant luxury changing bag, The Balmy Baby bag reviewed here;

The brain child of three mums who met at an NCT class, frustrated at seeing mothers everywhere with unfashionable, poor quality changing bags strapped to their buggies, they set about doing something about it. The talented team developed the perfect stylish, fashionable and functional design that would transform how we carry our everyday baby things.

reviewing the Bellamy Baby bag, a luxury changing bag for a stylish mama! read more here
At first glance it’s simply a handbag. I say simply, but there is nothing simple about the Harriet signature Bellamy Baby bag. The leather croc tote, with gold zip detail looks as good perched on my Mountain Buggy and Babyzen Yoyo as is does slung over my shoulder or resting on my forearm. In short it makes you feel the bees knees, in full you know you still have everything you need and haven’t compromised on style.

My bag arrived beautifully wrapped in tissue paper, you get the whole luxury handbag experience complete with dustbag. I savoured the unboxing, peeling back the wrapping and removing all the protective pieces. After months of compromise I was finally back in the moment of feeling less mummsy and more lady.

delicate packaging

dust bag

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Inside are 5 internal leather trimmed pockets so there’s a place for everything and everthing has a place, no more chasing my mobile around at the bottom, the Bellamy Baby changing mat, nappies, wipes and hand gel sit together in one of the larger ones as does a change of clothes.

Defining the baby bag market with a functional yet elegant luxury changing bag, The Balmy Baby bag reviewed here;

My purse and anything else I need extra security for are hidden within a leather embossed zip pocket and my key kept closely and safe with the clasp holder, which could also double as an emergency dummy holder.

Key holder

The side zips undo to widen the bag to carry any extra items should you need a touch more room and it comes complete with a bottle holder which I’ve also used as cloth nappy bag. My own personal favourites are the buggy straps which tuck nicely hidden away inside when not in use. These are operated easily with one hand with no fiddling around.

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For me personally, though, is knowing that theres little danger of picking up the wrong bag at the soft play centre. Having such an exclusive piece is not only an opportunity to stand out from the crowds, it a definition of your style and as Georgio Armarni classes elegance as being remembered, so why not be remembered as the mum with the Bellamy Baby changing bag!

reviewing the luxury changing bag by Bellamy Baby

I made a few new year promises to myself this year, and stepping out with this on my arm is the perfect start, plus if they’re good enough for Ferne Cotton and Sam Fiaers then its good enough for me!

And so the Bellamy Baby quest began – to improve the changing bag. Whether buying a morning coffee, doing buggyfit in the rain, changing a nappy or on a city commute, we wanted to create a bag that makes all mothers look and feel fantastic.

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Bellamy Baby bag review

Disclaimer

I received a Bellamy Baby bag for the purpose of this review, all words, unless quoted, and photographs are my own. 

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21 Comments

  1. 1st February 2016 / 7:19 am

    It’s such a beautiful bag, shame about the heafty price tag though. Over £200 is too much for us, my daddy would go loopy! Love the styling of it and it does look high fashion. All the pockets look handy with clever zips. I think we’ll stick to our rucksack though as daddy doesn’t mind using that. Maybe they could make a leather satchel (man bag or unisex?) It’s perfect for glamours Mum’s though. Great review and a great start to the new year! xx

    • 1st February 2016 / 7:31 am

      That’s a good idea, I think of this as an investment piece and as it’s something I use everyday, if you work out the pence per day over the years using it it’s not that bad x

  2. 1st February 2016 / 7:19 am

    What an amazing and beautiful looking bag, you can tell it’s a changing bag unless someone says it to you. I am not a mummy yet and I still want to own one of the for my elegant self (lol). So stylish I love it

    • 1st February 2016 / 7:27 am

      I’ll be using this one long after I need it as a changing bag I think

  3. 1st February 2016 / 5:26 pm

    That looks almost too good to use, I would be scared about getting it marked or dirty. It is gorgeous though!

    • 1st February 2016 / 8:45 pm

      I am super careful, but it’s always good to have that extra reason not to Chuck it about

  4. Angela at Daysinbed
    1st February 2016 / 7:59 pm

    Oh this bag looks amazing. Although I don’t have a baby, I need a bag like this for medication and injections and all the bits i need for my health when i go out so i could see a stylish bag like this being very useful!

    Angela

    • 1st February 2016 / 8:44 pm

      It’s certainly roomy enough the extra pockets would be useful for your meds

  5. 2nd February 2016 / 8:56 am

    It really is a gorgeous bag. You wouldn’t know it was a changing bag at all. So practical and well designed. I would definitely have one

    • 2nd February 2016 / 11:01 am

      That’s why I like it, it’s like a Mary Poppins bag inside too!

  6. 2nd February 2016 / 9:51 am

    This bag is gorgeous. It looks so classy and looks nothing like a change bag. My kids are 12 & 13 now and there was nothing like this when they were little.

    • 2nd February 2016 / 11:00 am

      My eldest is 15 and I had an awful blue one which was free with Boots nappies!

  7. 2nd February 2016 / 7:45 pm

    I had to pop by after seeing this on twitter. I need a new handbag and this looks like the perfect combination for changing bag and hand bag

  8. 2nd February 2016 / 8:20 pm

    That bag is just gorgeous! It doesn’t look like a changing bag at all….My girls are older and when they were little there was nothing like this x

    • 2nd February 2016 / 10:40 pm

      that’s what I like about it the most, I want the zebra print one now too in the Bellamy Baby advert. Infant I want them all!

  9. 2nd February 2016 / 8:49 pm

    I have been drooling over this on your social media – it is just gorgeous! Great review. Kaz x

    • 2nd February 2016 / 10:39 pm

      it’s lush isn’t it! I am actually really excited about going to toddler group with it tomorrow and i inly usually go for my son!

  10. 2nd February 2016 / 11:24 pm

    oh wow this looks so beauitful – defo doesnt look like a changing bag! suz x beauisblue.com

  11. 5th February 2016 / 5:58 am

    Wish changing bags had looked like this when I had my three, this is gorgeous.

  12. 7th February 2016 / 10:07 pm

    What an absolute beaut of a bag !
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

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