Hello! And welcome to the next instalment of my weekly Tuesday feature “What’s in your changing bag?”, where I ask one Yummy Mummy (or Daddy) to share the innermost secrets of their changing bag, and the five items they couldn’t possibly live without!
This week I asked fabulous, fellow new Mutti Lou “What’s in your changing bag?”
Ok Lou, tell us a little bit about yourself:
Hi I’m Lou – I live in Rugby with my husband Dave, cat Stanley, and our new addition baby Alex! Alexander (Alex) was born on 26th January this year. Pre-baby, my life was all about my job in advertising, and renovating a run down 1920’s house.
Pre-baby renovating sounds fun! So now that Alex has arrived, what is your favourite thing about being his Mutti?
What three words would you use to describe Motherhood?
But it is totally exhausting!
How do you preserve/maintain your sense of self?
Getting out of the house as soon as we felt confident enough made a big difference to me, as for the first week I had cabin fever! Particularly as for the last week of my pregnancy I wasn’t allowed to drive or walk anywhere because of the snow! Now I love nothing more than strapping Alex into his pram and going off for long walks, or meeting friends for coffee; it makes me feel like some normality has been restored. And failing all of that, blow drying my hair and putting on some mascara usually does the trick!
So, lets get down to business! Firstly, your changing bag.
My changing bag is a Pacapod Napier. After being adamant that I didn’t want a ‘proper’ changing bag, my husband surprised me with the Pacapod for Christmas, and I LOVE it! It’s really excellent quality and has lots of compartments for all my bits and bobs; including 2 removable ‘pods’ for changing and feeding essentials. It is far more organised than I ever thought I would be as a mum!
1. Hand knitted blanky: My mum knitted this for Alex and I just love it! It’s the softest wool, and is perfect for adding an extra layer when we are out and about.