Pink Lining Yummy Mummy Cottage Garden Changing Bag Review
Pink Lining is a brand famous for their pretty yet functional changing bags, but the brand actually started as a fashion bag label before designer Charlotte Pearl spotted a gap in the market for a new kind of changing bag. The Yummy Mummy bag is Pink Lining‘s most popular changing bag and it’s available in lots of fun and cute patterns and they all feature a distinctive applique cupcake on the pocket at the front.
We have the Cottage Garden design which is a gorgeous floral print in yellow, pink, green and purple on a pale yellow background with beige canvas fabric on the bottom and on the pockets and gorgeous brown PU leather details.
There are some aspects that are really important when it comes to bags and for me these include:
- A handle that is reinforced and comfortable to hold
- Strong metal zips that are easy to pull and that do so smoothly
- A removable, adjustable and comfortable shoulder strap
- Metal feet on the bottom to protect the fabric
The Yummy Mummy bag has all these features and they are all well designed and of excellent quality. The zip is so smooth and strong and the pull tabs are sturdy and beautiful PU leather ones. The handles can be clicked together and are reinforced with brown PU leather with contrasting pink stitches — it looks great and is very comfortable to hold. The strap is brilliant too and feels very durable and doesn’t dig into my shoulders. The metal feet slightly raise the bag from the floor and make it stand up well.
The bag comes with a padded, large changing mat to keep your baby comfortable when you need to change him or her in public places. It folds up neatly to go in the bag. It also comes with a zipped wet pouch to use for storing soiled clothes/bibs etc. until you get home. This ensures the rest of the bag stays dry and clean. Both these items feature a pattern made of Yummy Mummy logos and cupcakes.
Let’s have a look at the inside of the bag. Of course, the lining is bright pink! It’s 100% nylon and waterproof. There’s a place for everything in this bag so it’s perfect for mums who like to be organised or ones who might need a bit of help to be so. It has lots of handy pockets and details!
To the left you can see a zipped pocket which is great for keeping a wallet safe and two large pockets for nappies and wipes. The main compartment in the middle is ideal for the changing mat, wet pouch, spare clothes and toys. To the right we have two insulated pockets to keep bottles of water or milk warm or cold and a smaller pocket in between that’s great for small items like individually wrapped snacks, for example.
The bag also has a pen holder and a key fob to help you find these items quickly and a detachable pocket mirror for beauty touch-ups. These features are so practical!
Above you can see the Yummy Mummy bag packed with our essentials. As you can see, there’s still quite a lot of room left so it’s a very spacious bag.
The outside of the bag has three pockets — the main one with the cupcake design on the front and one on each side. The ones on the sides are elasticated and decorated with PU leather bows. I find these two pockets really good for items I need to reach for quickly and often like my sunglasses and hand sanitiser. The cupcake pocket is ideal for storing my mobile phone so that I can get to it fast when it rings or I need to use it. It closes with a magnetic button so it’s easy to open and close.
The main fabric on the outside is 100% cotton canvas laminated with EVA coating and the bag can be wipe-cleaned with a damp cloth and mild detergent.
The adjustable shoulder strap means the bag fits over any handlebar/handles on any pram or pushchair. Even when it’s hung on the pram, the bag is easy to access if you need to get something out of it quickly — like a bottle or toy.
I’m really pleased with this bag! Not only is it very cute and pretty but it’s very practical too and I’m so impressed with the quality.
Pink Lining also make lots of other changing bags to suit all styles, other types of bags, baby and nursery items and an absolutely adorable range of bags and suitcases for toddlers and children. See all the products on the Pink Lining website here.
The Yummy Mummy Cottage Garden Changing Bag retails for £79.00 and is available online and from Amazon.co.uk.
I was sent this bag for this review. As always, all my reviews are 100% honest and all thoughts and opinions are my own.