With an 18-month-old and 3-year-old, we are past the need for a traditional changing bag. As we no longer use the pram day to day, carrying a bag on one shoulder is not only uncomfortable, it also causes an issue when I need to chase after one of them. So, with two children who like to get around – most often at great speed – we are ready for something that is much easier and more convenient. Enter Idaho Jones whose changing bags are also backpacks. Such an amazing idea!
For us, a backpack is perfect. Henry now walks whenever he can so my days of being able to load up a pram are behind me now which means I needed something a little more comfortable that a traditional changing bag. I’ve tried a lot of options over the past 6 months or so – big handbags and even normal backpacks but I missed all the pockets that you get to keep things separate. With one toddler still in nappies and the other that still comes with a lot of stuff, I found myself constantly digging around in the bottom of a bag trying to find what it was I was looking for. I wanted the organisation of a traditional bag but something that suited our life and our adventures a little better.
IDAHO JONES – OUR REVIEW
That is what I immediately fell in love with the Gallivant Baby Changing Backpack. Not only was it comfortable and easy to pop on your back but is had all the little pockets and different compartments that a traditional changing bag has.
I love its uncomplicated design which means my husband is also happy to carry it around. Add that to the amount of room this bag has, and it is a winner with me. It even has straps to attach it to the pram for those rare times that we can convince Henry to use his. That means we can take just one bag out with us which is big enough to hold everything we need and is flexible enough to use in the way we want to for that day. Even if plans change at the last minute.
So, onto those compartments. The Gallivant has an insulated bottle pocket along with three elasticated pockets inside the main compartment. It comes with a waterproof changing pad that sits in a padded sleeve which is also big enough to hold a small laptop or tablet. On the outside there are 2 spacious side pockets, a front pocket to hold all those little bits as well as a velvet lined smaller pocket which is perfect for your phone. Then there are also those Velcro stroller straps which make it easier to use with a pram or stroller. This is what ours looks like in practice:
IDAHO JONES – OUR VERDICT
The Idaho Jones Gallivant is the perfect option for parents like me who have little people that are on the move. People that need plenty of space to carry around everything we need but need to do it in a way that is comfortable and stylish.
So, if this is something that you think you could use, then I am pleased to say that Idaho London have given tippytupps readers a 15% discount on their bags. All you need to do is enter TippyTupps15 at the checkout on the Idaho Jones website to claim your discount. I genuinely think you won’t be sorry as we love ours to the point where all our other bags have been donated to new homes!
DISCLOSURE: I was provided with these items in return for my honest review. As always though, all opinions expressed in this post are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links. This does not impact you, but should you purchase an item from this post I may earn a small commission.