What’s in your changing bag? // Victoria from Walking Talking Polly Pocket

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 Walking Talking Polly Pocket.  

So Victoria, tell us a little bit about yourself.
I’m a 5ft nothing blog-obsessed bookworm from Yorkshire. Mummy to little Rio (born April 2012), and better half to my fiance Craig. Living the dream…all but the farm.

Oh, Rio is GORGEOUS! 
What would you say is your favourite thing about being a Mutti to such a beautiful little boy?
Having my heart melt everytime he looks at me. Soppy but true! He changes so much everyday, and I’m just enjoying watching it happen.

There’s nothing wrong with a bit of soppiness.
We’ve found out your favourite thing about being a Mutti, but what would you say is the hardest thing?
Soldiering on when you’re poorly; all you want is to curl up in bed, or for your Other Half to come home, but nope! You’ve still got to change poopy bums! Yuck!!

Hmm… I think I’m about to experience this for the first time.
What three words would you use to describe Motherhood?
Rewarding. Unpredictable. Amazing.

Ever-so amazing!
Finally, how do you preserve/maintain your sense of self?
Once a week my Other Half takes Rio to my inlaws for a few hours while I have a long lush bath, read blogs, and catch up on all of my programmes. I hate to be apart from him though, so I’m more myself when I’m just being a Mummy. 

That sounds blissful!
Ok, it’s business time: what make is your changing bag?

I’ve recently sold my pram with matching bag, so I’m now using this handbag from Next; the lining is gorgeous!

Oh the lining IS gorgeous!
So, I’m dying to know – what are the five items in your changing bag that you just can’t live without?
Well, After the usual nappies, milk etc.

1. Carmex. My lip lifesaver!
2. Kindle. I commute to work so being a major bookwork helps pass the time.

3. Perfume & deodorant. Because 9 times out of 10 I’ve rushed out the house without any on!
4. Huggies wipes. They’ve stopped doing the nappies, I’m praying they dont stop these too!
5. Lipsticks. I always carry a neutral and a bright. Even though I’m now a Mummy, I’m still a girly-girl at heart.

Thanks for sharing the contents of your changing bag with us, Victoria. There’s nothing wrong with being a girly-girl – it’s nice to retain part of your former pre-baby self. You can find Victoria’s wonderful blog here. Victoria also tweets as @Victoriaaa0.

I’m looking for some lovely Mummies to feature in “What’s in your changing bag?” in June – if you’re interested please email me: makedoandpush@gmail.com



  1. 21st May 2013 / 4:56 pm

    Thankyou for letting me take part 🙂 rio actually uses a crab backpack now (super cute) so I have the bag all to myself x

    • 21st May 2013 / 5:35 pm

      My pleasure 🙂 xx

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