I've had my PacaPod Changing Bag for 8 months so I've given it more than a good test run. I've had various different changing bags since I had my first son almost 3 years ago but none of them were just right. Just before my baby was born, I finally found the perfect bag. Here's why I love my PacaPod Almora Changing Bag.
The bag is not bulky when you hang it on a pushchair so it doesn't get in the way
Before going into the practicalities which are of course important, deep down what you really want is something that looks great. It's just not possible to carry a handbag, a changing bag, toddler and baby so something has to go. It can be a bit of a shock going from high flying career woman with lovely handbag, smart suit and high heels to a slightly tired mummy with spit up on your shoulder and an ugly great changing bag. I was first attracted to the PacaPod Almora as it had a bold and funky design and was relatively slimline but with space for everything you need. I chose black as I thought my husband wouldn't be adverse to using it too but it comes in a total of 6 different colours from Highland Heather to Gunmetal.
It has a wipeable surface which is perfect for the inevitable bit of flying food and it keeps it looking fresh and new.
A slimline changemat is included. It's easily tucked away in a pocket so that you can access it quickly when you're out and about and need to do a nappy change.
There's a nappy pod where you can fit in enough nappies for the day, some wipes, cream and any other useful bits and pieces. The pod can be pulled out so you don't even need to take the whole bag with you to the change room.
The front pocket fully unzips to reveal the two pods which can be lifted straight out or unzipped to access their contents
The nappy/diaper pod has some handy pockets and elastic straps
The food pod is insulated
The second pod is also removable and is for food and snacks. It's insulated and also comes with an insulating wrap for a bottle. You can either keep food and milk warm or cold.
There are plenty of other useful pockets on the reverse of the bag. One is zipped for valuables and also has a handy space for your phone and a closeable hook on extendable elastic which I find great for my keys. The other pocket has a magnet inside so it snaps closed but is super quick to shove something into.
The main section is also a good size and has a magnetic clasp.
Lastly the straps are also important. There's a messenger strap which means you can sling it over your shoulder or hang around your puschair. There are also two straps inside which can individually attach to your pushchair.