What’s in your changing bag? // Julia from Tea, Cake and My Boy

Hello! And welcome to my new 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 the lovely Julia over at Tea, Cake and My Boy “What’s in your changing bag?” 

So Julia, before you share your changing bag essentials with us – please introduce yourself:
I’m Julia; Mummy to my son, who I refer to as ‘my boy’. He’s three and is an August baby! (Yes he will be the littlest of his year, and that petrifies me majorly). 
As you may have gathered from my blog I’m addicted to cake, any chocolate cake, and I’m currently trying to wean myself off it (just a little), and perhaps even find a healthy alternative… 

What is your favourite thing about being a Mutti? 
Do I have to just pick one?! It would probably be the way he now says (totally of his own accord) “I love you mummy, you’re my best friend” then gives me a hug and a kiss each time (cue many times a day). It totally melts my heart every time. He is so affectionate to his mama, he really is. Ooh ooh, and can I just say seeing him grow into his own little person, with his own little character. He has the world at his feet! Okay I know that’s two…!

What a cutey! What three words would you use to describe Motherhood? 
All consuming, hard, full of love (but also a roller coaster of emotions!)

A few more than three words, but I totally agree. How do you preserve/maintain your sense of self? 
It’s all too easy to lose yourself on the path that is Motherhood, and this is the one I’m currently struggling with and always have done. My blog is helping me, but aside from that just painting my nails, taking a bit of pride in my appearance and doing my cards and pictures (I make handmade ones). It’s just finding the time to keep it all up! Pushing that refresh button and having time with my husband is important as well. Also, I’m learning to say yes to things I might be invited to even if I’m shattered (I feel better for having gone). Trying to keep up with old hobbies and discovering new ones so I grow as a person too, if that makes sense?! 

Perfect sense! 
So, lets get down to business! Firstly, where is your changing bag from? 
Clarks – it’s a decent sized handbag, rather than a changing bag. The advantage is that it can be worn as a messenger bag, so I have my hands free whilst dealing with my toddler. It’s a must! 

What a beautiful bag – and great idea! 
What are the five items in your changing bag that you just can’t live without?

1. Gold coin: essential to keep an emergency stash of chocolate for ‘just in case’ moments!

2. I still carry a spare pair of trousers and pants (even though we are potty trained) for any ‘accidents’. Nowadays it’s mainly when he’s engrossed in new situations with new toys… if you get what I mean.
3. My phone: it has a few good apps that keep him amused in waiting areas (doctors/dentists/supermarkets)

4. Baby wipes: they are still my best friend!
5. A few little cars/trains that come EVERYWHERE with us! He is without doubt a little clutcher and always has been. They keep him totally amused for hot chocolate dates in coffee shops. 

Wonderful – thanks for sharing the innards of your changing bag with us, Julia! You can find Julia’s fabulous blog here

If you’d like to feature in a future “What’s in your changing bag?” please email or tweet me. 


  1. 19th February 2013 / 8:14 pm

    My changing bag is always full of virtually everything. My OH is always complaining about how heavy it is, yet when i try to clear it out everything seems needed and ends up right back where it started!


    • 20th February 2013 / 9:40 pm

      Haha – if you’re interested in featuring one week let me know 🙂 xx

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