Pink Lining Queensdale Tote Changing Bag - A Review

23:13 Pippa Ainsworth 0 Comments

I love bags. They've always been a little bit of an obsession for me and I have quite a collection. When I became a mummy three years ago my handbag obsession turned into a keenness for changing bags. I must have had five or six. It can be surprisingly tricky to find the 'right' bag to tote everything you need for yourself and a baby around and this got even worse when I started potty training Bud and he needed lots of spare clothes to be put in the bag too. My existing bag of choice just wasn't cutting the mustard.

Pink Lining came to my rescue when they offered to send me a bag to review. I've seen their changing bags hanging from all the best dressed prams and pushchairs since I started noticing this sort of thing so I was incredibly excited! After much deliberation I chose the Queensdale Tote, in the Multicoloured Bows pattern.

When the box arrived I was having a really grumpy day with two poorly children so I was so excited to open the door to a delivery driver bearing a big white box with the familiar pink logo.

Pink Lining Box and Queensdale Tote Changing Bag in Multicoloured Bows

The Queensdale Tote is quite a large bag which is open at the top. This style appealed to me as I'm constantly needing to stuff in a spare pair of trousers or a couple of nappies. When you are trying to leave the house with two small children then zip pockets and fasteners just get in the way. This bag fastens with a large magnetic press stud. I just have to get them within the vicinity of one another and they snap shut. Again great when I'm in a hurry. It's surprisingly spacious inside and I can easily pack a change of clothes (or three) for Bud, a change for Little Miss, nappies, a dish and baby food now we're weaning, bibs and all my bits inside.

A feature I really like on this bag is the wide shoulder straps. If I'm carrying a bag it invariably goes over one shoulder. I do use cross body straps sometimes but any other way to carry a bag doesn't usually work for me. The Queensdale Tote has two thick woven straps which are so sturdy and built to take a full bag. They fix on to our pram perfectly and the bag tucks in beneath the handle. This is a great feature and one that I've always struggled with - having to constantly adjust the straps by shortening for on the pram or lengthening to carry the bag myself. There is none of that with this bag. It's so easy to swap between the pram and your shoulder. The strap fixes onto the bag using a strong metal clip, no risk of failure there!

Included with the bag is a wet bag and padded changing mat, great for nappy changes on the go and making sure you get everything home neatly. There are two large pockets on the outside with beautiful market stall embroidery. These coupled with the fantastic multicolured bows print make this such an attractive bag and one that has got me lots of compliments since I've started using it. Our Queensdale Tote has now been everywhere with us since we started using it, I haven't used any of my other changing bags because I can rely on it to store everything I need.

Pink Lining Queensdale Tote Changing Bag Close Up Multicoloured Bows

Pink Lining do make great changing bags, so much thought and effort has gone into them to make them both functional and pretty. They have a wide range of different shapes and sizes of bag with one to meet every mummy's needs. I'm very intrigued by their range of accessories and children's bags too.

Disclaimer: I was sent this bag for the purpose of this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.