Before Elsie arrived Ghostwriterdaddy bought me a beautiful Storksak changing bag. Lucky me, huh? This bag was packed from 28 weeks and came with me to every single scan. It always sat neatly in the boot of my car, ready to go in case the doctors decided baby needed to make an early appearance. Luckily, it held out until 37 weeks, and since then it’s been in use every day.
The only problem with me having a bag is that it quickly gets filled with children’s things. The last time I checked, there were at least five hotwheels, two barbies, a bottle of bubbles and two comics tucked inside. And that’s on top of the essentials such as nappies and wipes! So when I was asked to review the Noa from Storksak I had a brainwave. Imagine- a bag just for me! Yep, a changing bag for me and not for the kids, not even Elsie. Because the beautiful bags from Storksak simply don’t look like changing bags. They look like handbags that you can fit nappies into if you need to. So it’s mine, all mine- and here is my review.
The Noa in charcoal grey
The Noa changing bag comes with a changing mat, side insulated bottle pocket and interior pocket. There;s also a pocket on the outside with magnetic closer that’s perfect for my phone and glasses.
The Noa also includes a handy mini-organiser bag which The Preschooler has tried to claim as her own. As it is, until Elsie is weaning and I need to carry food around, she can have it. She loves it! The bag has a detachable long strap, and leather handles and the charcoal grey is a really lovely colour. It goes with any outfit really well.
What it’s good for
Holding lots of stuff: It has less pockets, so less things get lost. And I have a strict ‘no children putting things in it’ rule too, and so far so good! The bag is really roomy so I can fit lots into it. On a normal Elsie and me day I’ll have three nappies, wipes, her medicine, two changes of clothes, my purse and phone and a toy for Elsie too. And it still zips up! Hooray! It also has a handy side pocket (the insulated one) for bottles.
Looking good: I REALLY love that it doesn’t look like a changing bag. It doesn’t scream ‘Mum’! And don’t get me wrong- there is nothing wrong with being mum, or looking like mum. But I’ve been mum for 10 years now and sometimes I want to be ME. I feel this bag helps with that a little.
Staying clean: Ok, so I’m still a mum! And I want a bag that withstands spilt juice, baby sick and anything else that my kids get all over their hands on a regular basis. The Noa is made from coated cotton canvas and this means that it wipes clean. So it maintains it’s good looks easily. Fab.
Excellent quality: I already knew that the Storksak made high quality bags, and the Noa is no exception. They don’t just look good, they are well made and durable too. The kids pull and tug on me all the time and you would never know it.
I LOVE the Noa and it is now most definitely MY bag. Yes, I sometimes take two changing bags out with me now, but you know what? It’s still better than one big old frumpy changing bag. If you like the look of this bag, you can buy from John Lewis now for £75.
We were sent one Noa changing bag for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.