Hello! And welcome to this week’s “What’s in your changing bag?”; my weekly Tuesday feature 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 lovely Mummy of two Rachel from Three Years and Home “What’s in your changing bag?”
So Rachel, tell us a little bit about yourself:
My name is Rachel, and I am mama to two gorgeous boys. CK was born in October 2010 and BB in January 2013. Both were born in Zurich, Switzerland, where I’ve been living with my husband, Paul, since 2006. We’ve loved living here but my heart still belongs to Wales, so we’re planning to move back home early next year.
They are both so cute!
What is your favourite thing about being a Mutti?
What three words would you use to describe Motherhood?
It’s very entertaining – we’ve pretty much given up on the TV in our house!
Finally, how do you preserve/maintain your sense of self?
I’m glad I’m not the only one who goes back into pjs after showering!
So, lets get down to business! Firstly, your changing bag.
I’m a bit greedy when it comes to changing bags, and have two that I alternate between. I use the Sugarjack Gabi (pictured right) when it’s just me and the toddler, and we’re walking or travelling by tram. I use the PacaPod Coromandel (pictured left) when we’re out as a family and taking the pram – it comes with a little red cool bag and CK uses that as a rucksack for his snacks and drinks.
Oooooh, the Coromandel is my dream changing bag!
Enough drooling over bags… what are the five items in your changing bag that you just can’t live without?
2. A change of clothes: Especially if you’re out for the day. Accidents happen and you can guarantee that they’re even more likely to do so if you haven’t got a spare outfit with you.
3. ID passes/permits: As expats in Switzerland, I have to carry our identity passes/permits and health insurance cards with us. I’ve never been asked to produce them except when collecting parcels at the post office but I still always have them to hand.
4. Hand cream and lip gloss: Yes, a little bit frivolous, I know, but I suffer from extremely dry hands and chapped lips. As we spend a lot of time outdoors, I always like to have these with me.
5. My mittens: This might be just an excuse to show off this lovely pair of gloves that my brother bought me for Christmas, but with temperatures regularly below zero at the moment, gloves are a must. That, and as we travel by tram a lot, they help with my public transport germ phobia.
Thanks for sharing the innermost secrets of your changing bag with us, Rachel. A few more than five items featured, but I’ll allow it as you have the bag of my dreams! You can find Rachel’s wonderful blog here. Rachel also tweets as @farfromhomemama.