Did you know twinning – deliberately dressing the same as your children – is actually a thing? Yep, it is. This makes me laugh as it accidentally happens to me all the time.
Because I buy most of Eliza’s clothes, lots of adult outfits at the moment are vaguely toddler-like – we both have dungaree dresses – and things like stripes and denim work really well no matter what your age, without even trying we often end up in vaguely similar outfits.
But aha, it’s no longer a reason to rush to get changed. So when we were offered a baby change bag from Pink Lining to review, I couldn’t resist going full-on matchy matchy with mum and child rucksacks.
I went for the navy bows with cream change bag (£55). Then there’s the Mimime rucksack (£15, also in the navy bows with cream pattern) that’s a miniature version of the adult bag, but in a tiny children’s size. How cute is this?
Matching – and our double denim – aside, I picked the Pink Lining bag because it’s a rucksack, which I thought would be useful when we’re babywearing, or when Eliza’s on the buggy board (which means there’s no room for hanging the change bag from the handle bars). It’s also useful for longer journeys, going away for the weekend and all those times when I need both hands, or am carrying the baby in my arms and it’s not so easy to lug a bag with a shoulder strap around as well.
As well as the front pocket the bag also has an internal laptop pocket so will be really useful for work meetings. And it has a lovely pink lining, obviously. Apart from that it’s a pretty simple bag, something I really liked as I don’t use things like the insulated bottle bags that usually come as standard with most change bags.
It’s made of a waterproof fabric, so it won’t get wet when you’re outside in the rain. It’s wipe-clean and will also withhold any squished snacks or leaking cup incidents (it amazes me how many baby change bags aren’t).
The children’s version is a scaled-down replica – apart from the laptop pocket – and needless to say Eliza was pretty thrilled when she found out I had the matching version.
Will you dress the same as your children? I can’t wait to get the baby in on the action…