When I had my baby my very lovely big sister handed down a lot of very useful items that she no longer needed, it was fantastic as we saved so much money. Within all of these items was a nappy bag. It was red with white polka dots and made of plastic. It ‘did the job’ but it drove me nuts as there was no order to it. You just opened it up and there was one big section where everything was thrown inside. It was bulky and annoying to carry. I used it when bub was a newborn but then I could never be bothered to take it with me unless I was going on a day trip. In my lounge room I had four different bags for different occasions. I was constantly swapping between them but then when I was out and I needed something for my baby I never had what I needed! You will probably guess how excited I was when I was asked to road test the Indie Holdall by Vanchi.
The Indie Holdall by Vanchi is made from nu Leather which is a man made, animal free product, which is also earth friendly. I received a caramel colour but it is also available in tan. As all good nappy bags do it comes with free extras! A snack container (mine is currently filled with rice cakes), an insulated bottle holder, a portable change mat (light weight and a great size) and a plastic zip lock bag that is fantastic for dirty bibs and soiled clothes. The first thing I did when I received the nappy bag was take everything out of my four bags and put it all into the Indie Holdall. Inside there are four elasticised pockets. I put spare clothing in one, nappies and wipes in the other, emergency food pouches and a bottle and formula. This is great as they are all very easily accessible without having to rummage through the middle of the bag.
Inside the bag there is a detachable pocket in which I can keep my bits and pieces such as wallet, lip gloss and sunglasses. There are also plenty of zippered pockets around the outside of your bag for quick access to your mobile phone and keys. I had my bag packed and looking beautiful. I then decided to pull out my travel formula holder to put a name sticker on it. Big mistake. The lid wasn’t on properly and I spilled sticky powdered formula ALL THROUGH MY NEW BAG! I freaked out. I took it outside and one by one pulled everything out and shook the formula on to the grass. I then got my baby wipes out and used them to wipe out the inside of the bag. Lucky for me it is made of water resistant material and it came off without any issues. I have been using it for a couple of weeks now and no sticky residue has remained inside the bag… thumbs up Vanchi!!
Head over to the website to check out their range http://www.vanchi.com.au/ and fall in love like I did.
You can also enter our competition to win an Indie Holdall by Vanchi in caramel below!