I’ve read quite a few blog posts recently about what is in people’s baby changing bags.
The wonderful brand, Pink Lining is looking for brand ambassadors so, bloggers nationwide are creating beautiful back drops, carefully lining up their pristine bag contents and telling us all what they pack in their bags.
I like to think of myself as a bit of a bag junky.
Think bags perfectly matching shoes, and nails, and eyeshadow. What can I say? I liked to accessorise.
Here is my prefect recipe for the perfect handbag….
- Lip gloss
- I basically grabbed my bag and left.
- On time.
- Perfectly Groomed.
Not anymore. Then kids came. Forget postage stamp sized bags, we are now talking luggage. LUGGAGE. Even more so now I have two.
Yes there is the usual in there, namely
I would like to apologise to all the mothers out there with perfect changing bags. Here is a recipe for a rather chaotic woman’s changing bag….
(Yes it is mine)
- Foil from various chocolate eggs complete with the plastic pots the toys come in
- Receipts. Hundreds of receipts shoved in there
- Chewed food
- Sweets stuck to the lining
- Lolly sticks
- Various aversion tactics- a compact mirror-perfect for tantrum moments (never to check my own flaking makeup) a tinted lip balm (for the same reason as the mirror-my diva 4-year old takes after her mummy here)
- The caps from fruit shoot bottles
- Chocolate eggs which have been there for three months and are now melted
- A sausage wrapped in a napkin from a cafe three weeks ago that Boo would not eat and I forgot to give it to the dog, oops
- Every size of nappy and pull up because I haven't been bothered to take out the ones that no longer fit.
- A film of milk formula over the contents of the bag from the time the dispenser leaked.
- A bottle of vodka (joking) although sometimes I feel like it.
Despite my chaotic change bag and the sad realisation that it could be another ten years before I can even think about going back to the postage stamp bag, I wouldn’t change it for the world.
If I manage to get this one in the bag however, I promise I will throw my receipts away and put all chewed food in the bin.
I cannot guarantee there will be an end to the foil or the fruit shoot caps because Boo does tend to use my changing bag as a bin.
When you think, in the early days, I found an empty crisp packet on her brother’s head in the pram though, the changing bag is an improvement.
This is my entry into the Pink Lining Brand Ambassador Blogger search. #ItsInTheBagBaby