What’s in your changing bag? // Victoria from Mummy Bee Knows Best

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’m joined by Victoria from Mummy Bee Knows Best. Victoria has appeared on Make, Do and Push! previously during Cake Week where she shared this fabulous cake with us. Today she shares the contents of her changing bag!

So Victoria, tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m a first-time mummy to Albert George: we call him Bertie, or Bertie Bee, amongst his other, many nicknames. When I was pregnant we called my bump Babybee (our last name is Butler and twitter name is bee). He was due the day before my own birthday, and I was so excited that we might share a special day, but he arrived 9 days late on 4th February 2013.  I am a mobile Beauty Therapist, and amateur cake baker/decorator, and have just started getting back in to it.

It’s all about “Baby Bees”! 
What would you say is your favourite thing about being a Mutti to Bertie?
I love cuddling him to sleep; his face is so peaceful and serene.  I love his big smile, and I can just tell that he is going to grow in to this cute, little, mischievous boy. Oh, and I love staring into his big blue eyes when I’m feeding him.

So many favourite things! 
What would you say is the hardest thing about being a Mutti?
The only thing I can think of right now is when Bertie fights his sleep; an overtired baby is hard work! (Lack of sleep is forefront of my mind right now!) He’s quite a nosy baby, so doesn’t like to miss anything, and once he is asleep it’s so hard to put him down… I end up staring at him for ages! (Which I can never get enough of!) 

Oh I hear you on the nosy baby front… Bea is an inquisitive nightmare!
What three words would you use to describe Motherhood?
Heartwarming. Overwhelming. Fulfilling.

I completely agree with all three word choices. 
Finally, how do you preserve/maintain your sense of self?
I think I have managed to keep “sense of self”… I hope!  I’m a T.V addict and I love reading books.  I have managed to keep up my T.V watching for the time being, I hope Bertie doesn’t take after me and want to watch T.V all the time, so I take him out as much as possible.  I am very lucky that all my friends have children (I was the last one), so I meet up with them a lot. I also meet my NCT friends at Bumps and Babies, and for coffee sometimes too. Getting back to seeing my clients (who are more like friends these days) is a real treat, as I get to be me again and have a gossip… Although it is mostly baby related!!

Fabulous! It sounds like you’re doing a great job maintaining your sense of self. 
So, I’m dying to know, what make is your changing bag?

My Changing bag is a Pink Lining creation; I went for the “Yummy Mummy” one.  I left so many hints around (including sending the link to my husband), and he surprised me with this for Christmas. I love it. It has so many compartments for all the things I need.

Aren’t Pink Lining bags amazing? I have one myself. Incredibly useful!
Ok, we’ve found out the make of your changing bag, now what are the five items in your bag that you just can’t live without?

As well as the baby essentials – nappies, wipes, spare clothes:

1. Bib and Muslin. I call Muslins “muzzies”, and always have one handy! Bertie has turned into a dribble monster, and his bubble blowing (although cute) dribbles down his chin.  
2. Vaseline Lip Balm. I have always had dry lips, but since I being pregnant they’ve just got worse and worse
3. Carton of milk. You never know when you might need an extra feed.
4. Hand Cleansing Gel. I love this one from Soap and Glory; it smells lovely, and it’s so handy If you can’t get anywhere to wash your hands.
5. Red Book. I have the most forgetful brain sometimes (I like to call it baby brain!). So I carry his book with me at all times so I don’t lose it, or forget it when I need it.

Thanks for sharing the contents of your changing bag with us, Victoria. It’s so difficult to find a Hand Cleansing Gel that doesn’t smell disgusting and chemically – I think I’ll be heading to Boots to find this! You can find Victoria’s lovely blog here. Victoria also tweets as @TheMrsBee.


  1. 29th May 2013 / 12:18 pm

    You know I love this series 🙂 So pleased all has been ok with bea, such fab news. Lots of love xxx

    • 29th May 2013 / 3:13 pm

      Thank you lovely 🙂 xxx

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