Winning at twinning with Pink Lining

July 21, 2015

Pink Lining diaper change rucksacks for mums and babies

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.

Diaper bags from Pink Lining

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?

Diaper bag rucksacks from Pink Lining

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…

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7 Comments

  • Molly

    July 21, 2015 at 11:38 am

    You two are both rocking the twinning look! So cute. We’ve got a Pink Lining rucksack and I find it so handy for when I’ve got Baby Girl in the sling. Love the style you went for. x

  • Charlene

    July 21, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    There was a point when I had to give up on stripes because Roscoe and I were a bit too matchy matchy. Not intentionally we just both looked good in stripes! I can’t wait til next summer when we’ll have matching Saltwater sandals though – I think matching accessories are the way to go!

  • Adele @ Circus Queen

    July 21, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    I know “twinning” is probably lame but it’s totally the kind of thing I would do! I love that all of us have jelly shoes and the girls are wearing matching dresses to a wedding soon and I’m so tempted to buy a matching dress for myself! These bags look and sound perfect.

  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    July 25, 2015 at 8:23 am

    So cute! We have the same jelly shoes but that’s about it as Cherry spends most of her time in princess dresses and I’m not sure I could pull that look off 😉 x

  • Kiran

    August 5, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    You two are too cute. I’m a big fan of twinning too 🙂 Imagine when F is older – the three of you can all be matchy matchy! X

  • katie albury

    August 15, 2015 at 9:12 am

    Love the whole twinning thing…I used to do this unknowingly with a baby I used to look after and it was only when we saw friends that they’d point out how we were dressed the same! Gorgeous bags too! x

  • Laura

    August 19, 2015 at 12:05 am

    I totally know what you mean but it happening accidentally – Mr A and I often end up wearing a breton top with jeans or something like that. I love your bags though – total win

    Laura x

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