How much can you fit in the Baby Mule change bag? A review…
We were sent the Baby Mule Pegasus baby change bag to review. Our current change bag is the Pacapod Napier, which we bought before the baby was even born, so I was curious to see how they compared (for the record, things I love about the Pacapod – the structured pods are especially great carrying food around, it’s waterproof, and it’s pretty compact).
So; how did we get on with the Baby Mule Pegasus?
How does it look? Like a beach bag. It’s blue and beige canvas with a striped strap. While not unattractive, it’s practical rather than a fashion or luxury-type bag. But that’s OK – it is a nappy bag.
What comes with it? There’s a removable change mat, a changing pouch (loved this – it’s a separate purse that holds a couple of nappies, some wipes and nappy bags, it’s really easy just to take this out) bottle insulator and wet bag.
What did you like about it? The size – it’s huge. It really lives up to its name, as you can fit so much in it. This is really handy when we’re travelling, and I’ve used it on a couple of long train trips (including one down to Bournemouth where we used it as our main bag for the whole weekend – for both me and Eliza’s belongings). The changing pouch! And overall the bag has lots of pockets so it’s easy to keep everything sorted. It’s very sturdy and doesn’t feel like it will come apart at the seams if you squash lots in.
And what was not so great? The main section of the bag fastens with a single press stud, meaning anyone could put their hand in. I’d never leave anything valuable in the top, but this still makes me a bit uneasy. It also means it’s really easy for curious toddlers to rummage through and empty.
The change mat is very small for anyone other than a very new baby. Also, it’s not waterproof – which isn’t great during most seasons in this country if you’re hanging it off a pram. Or putting cups with lose lids in it, as I found out a couple of times.
Would you use it as your day-to-day bag? As we found, it would be perfect as a holiday bag, or if you generally need a bigger bag to carry more stuff around.
How much does it cost? It’s £65, which is on the reasonable side for a change bag.
So, the question everyone’s wondering about – just how much can you fit in the bag? Two small Angry Birds / one giant Angry Bird / three Nature’s Purest toys / a big dinosaur / a small dinosaur / three Olympic mascots / two Henry Hoover toys / and a bowl of Ikea fabric fruit.
That’s a lot, isn’t it? Well, I did tell you it’s a big bag…