Friday, September 20, 2013

BabyBeau Changing Bag

(video review below)

Hi mamas! I have been looking for a great diaper bag, well...since baby #1. Here we are at baby #4 and  the search may be over! I received this gorgeous baby beau changing bag the other day and mama mia, its so fancy!
It is definitely the quality of a high end luxury purse. I would compare it to a coach purse or a purse of that caliber. It is so well made and definitely classy. 
I love that the dust bag that makes it a "diaper bag" is removable so you can use it as a normal purse when you are not using it as a diaper bag. It makes the price much more justifiable and the purse much more long term usage wise. 

This particular bag is 199pounds, $398 US, $409 CA + $49 s/h

I know that is a lot... trust me, I know. BUT I would like to say that most of the nicer diaper bags I have seen are around that price. Many of which I don't really know why... besides them being diaper bags a lot of them are made of fabric and can only be used as a diaper bag. I figure, if you are going to spend that much... atleast this one is leather and has multiple uses!

The only con I have about this bag is that because it is genuine leather it is a bit heavy. If you are anything like me and throw everything in your bag you might not want the extra weight. 

The "Ellie"luxury changing bag:

"A luxurious two tone supple wrinkled leather changing bag and minimal hardware makes this stylish shopper tote a timeless carry-all option. A glamorous baby changing bag that can be used throughout the seasons. With enough space inside to accommodate absolutely everything you need when out and about with baby. The main flap is secured by magnetic fastening. Ellie is a great accessory for an effortless day look and is a versatile baby bag that goes with everything and can be worn 3 ways - cross-body, handheld or on the shoulder.

Ellie is very spacious, versatile and ideal for mums who like to have a practical fashionable changing bag to throw on in the mornings. With this little lady by your side, you will feel like you are on the catwalk everyday.

Designer luxury for everyday use - fabulous! "
• Cow leather 
• Two tone / Colour blocking 
• Gold hardware 
• 20cm handle drop 
• Shoulder strap 
• Secure back zip pocket 
• Removable BabyBeau organiser 
• Water resistant interior 
• Leatherette changing mat 
• Leatherette bottle holder 
• Detachable zip pocket pouch 
• BabyBeau Dust Bag 
• Converts to regular handbag
 Dimensions: H: 30cm W: 45cm D:15cm
"Every BabyBeau changing bag is made from luxurious premium grade velvety soft cowhide leather. Our baby changing bags are designed to be stylish and practical making each baby bag easy to wear dressed up or casual. Each BabyBeau has a removable baby organiser which has enough room and pockets to keep all your babies necessities organised and easily accessible with sufficient space for all your mummy extras."

Accessories Included:Adjustable shoulder strap
Leatherette padded changing mat
Leatherette thermal insulated bottle holder
Dust bag

Caring for your BabyBeau

"Apply a small amount of a good quality non-coloured leather cleaner to a soft cloth gently rubbing in circular motions. Wipe away any excess with a clean dampened cloth. We advise you to test a small area first before applying yourchosen leather cleaner.

Gently dry the changing bag with a clean cloth and allow the changing bag to air dry before using. We recommend you condition your BabyBeau after with a good leather conditioner. Applying Leather Conditioner: Dampen the cloth with water before applying the conditioner to the cloth. Gently rub the conditioner into the leather until the entire leather surface has been covered. Use sparingly.

Make sure you read the label and manufacturing guidelines on all leather cleaners and conditioners to be sure that it is suitable. Due to the natural characteristics of leathers, changing bags may have slight marks and variations in the surface colour and texture. This should not be mistaken as a fault. These variations simply add to the unique appeal of the leather. The removable BabyBeau organiser may be wipe-cleaned with a damp cloth & mild detergent or washed according to the following instructions.

Washing Machine:
• Set to delicate cycle and add the appropriate amount of detergent.
• Turn the BabyBeau organiser inside out and place into the washing machine.
• Remove from the washing machine promptly to reduce creasing.
• Do not put in the dryer! 
• Lay BabyBeau organiser flat on a drying rack, a towel, or hang to dry. 
Tips and Tricks:
• Hand washing will lengthen the life of coloured garments. "

*changing bag was provided by Baby Beau for review