“ Brand: Rosebud London / Type: Changing Bag „
When I became pregnant, I didn't know what sex my new baby would be, so everything I bought from pram to carseat, changing mat to changing bag, had to be in a neutral style, and being someone who isn't hugely into bright blue or bright pink, that suited me fine. I decided to buy a changing bag which would suit me as a person, my style, as after all, it's a bag I'd be carrying, not my little one. So I decided on the Family Tree Rosebud Hobo Changing Bag. I've had it two years now, here's my review :)
**Price and Availability**
The Family Tree Rosebud Hobo Changing Bag is available from Mothercare (instore and online with a P&P charge applicable) for £40. It's a good size bag and very attractive, so I don't think that is unreasonable given how much you pay these days for a handbag. The bag from Mothercare has a 1 year guarantee
I'd describe the Family Tree Rosebud Hobo Changing Bag as 'quirky'. It has a burnt orange body, with two end pockets and a side pocket in a lovely print - cream with sort of art deco style circular trees in shades of green with brown trunks. The adjustable webbing carry handle is a chocolate brown. It's so pretty and very grown-up looking - no hot pink - without being made of leather, costing £150 and looking like a laptop bag.
The sizes are L36 x H28 x W12cm which is ideal for all baby changing needs.
The Family Tree Rosebud Hobo Changing Bag has the following features:
- two thermal bottle pockets (lined with a padded silver inner, these are great for keeping drinks hot or cold, and just fit a bottle)
- an inside pocket which is zipped, great for loose change, hair bobbles and so on
- a thin, folded, padded changing bag, ideal for changing on the move (it is water resistant too, great!)
- a zipper bag which is waterproof and designed to take home wet or dirty clothes and muslin feeding cloths for the wash - you don't usually see this and it's a great feature.
- key fob
- pen holder loop
The bag has been my best friend, it can hold so much - 2 changes of clothes (you always need 2 with a newborn), breast pads, baby wipes, nappies, muslin cloths, hand sanitiser, a blanket, small toys, spoons, baby food jars, bottles, milk, you name it you can get it in. It's an ideal size - holds everything without looking stuffed or over big. Ideal.
**Clean as a Whistle**
The bag is splash proof and can be popped in the washing machine, I turned it inside out to do so and radiator dried it and it came up a treat. As such it looks as new 2 years on, ready for any more babies (shame I am not yet!!)
The bag gets a lot of compliments, not everyone realises it's a changing bag immidiately. It's great for travel, looks good on my black iCandy Pram / stroller, and is very funky.
I really rate and recommend the Family Tree Rosebud Hobo Changing Bag, it's a stylish answer to baby changing needs and it really does everything you need it to. OK you can get cheaper bags but they're no where near as nice in terms of style and I like the added touch of the zipper bag, which I've never seen in cheaper bags (I have a spare changing bag from Boots which does not have this feature).
I will give this five out of five, if you're looking for a funky, slightly different changing bag which doesn't break the bank and is feature packed, then I say buy the Family Tree Rosebud Hobo Changing Bag (or one from the same range, there are a few) because you won't regret it and it is very unlikely you'll ever need to replace it - it's built to last and that's worth having.
I love it.
At a Glance The Family Tree Rosebud Hobo Changing Bag has a gorgeous funky, modern design as well as plenty of practical features including thermo-insulated pockets and a changing mat Features and benefits for Family Tree Rosebud Hobo Changing Bag Practical as well as stylish, there are plenty of internal and external pockets, which are ideal for storing all of your baby's essentials 2 thermo-insulated bottle pockets are perfect for storing warm or cold drinks A zipped inner pocket is great for valuables and adds an extra layer of security An internal fob for keys or a soother means you won't have scrabble around looking for them at the bottom of the bag A pretty, padded, water resistant changing mat means you always have somewhere clean and soft for baby to lie when you change their nappy, no matter where you are A zipped wet bag is ideal for taking wet items home Dimensions: L36 x H28 x W12cm Free 1 year guarantee Mothercare Loves..this chic bag that is not only practical but will make a great every day bag once you no longer need it for nappies.Want to Know More?The Family Tree Rosebud Hobo Changing Bag's contemporary design by Charlotte Pearl will look great as you take baby out and about. The design will still look great and the bag will come in useful as a general bag once you no longer need it for a change bag.The outer body fabric has the exclusive print design and is wipe clean. There are plenty of pockets including 2 external elasticised pockets, 2 internal elasticised pockets large enough for nappies, 2 internal insulated bottle pockets (great for keeping baby's drinks warm or cool) and an internal zip pocket for valuables. The bag also has a key fob and pen loop.The interior features the Rosebud London signature print and water resistant wipe clean lining along with a matching padded changing mat.An adjustable strap is perfect for carrying at a length that is comfortable for you.Don't forget...Mothercare's All We Know toiletries range including nappy cream and wipes for your changing bag Care Instructions: Wipe clean only What's in the box: 1 x Rosebud Hobo Changing Bag, 1 x Changing Mat