Like every parent with a child still in nappies, we have to make sure our changing bag is full if going out for the day. Since M was little we’ve always hung our bag over the handles of the pushchair as he usually stayed put throughout our day out or shopping visit. Now that M is a full blown toddler, he doesn’t stay in the pushchair long, which has resulted in many of the common rush to grap pushchair as it tips backwards events. When we were sent a pair of Hamster Buggy Bags to review, our first thought was, “fab no more tipping”. Which has made these bags one of our most must haves when you have a child.
Hamster Buggy Bags are two bags which attach to the sides of your pushchair via velcro and plastic clips. They are easy to remove if you wish to keep the bags with you in areas where you have to leave your pushchair (for example theme parks and restaurants). We’ve attached our bags to our Fox Trot pushchair and a Maclaren pushchair and have no had any issues. The bags allow your pushchair to remain stable even when full and they hold quite a lot of things.
Each bag folds down very flat, which was great when we flew to Tenerife as we were able to keep them in M’s Trunki on the flight. They were total lifesavers on holiday as we didn’t have to use a changing bag as hand luggage yet we had somewhere to keep M’s nappies, sun cream, snacks and even our swimwear when we went to the pool.
I am a bit of a lover of pockets in bags as I like to keep everything in it’s place and the Hamster Buggy Bags did not disappoint. There are plenty of pockets to keep small change, drinks and a snack separate from the nappies and clothes our little man requires. The bags both have shoulder straps, which came in really handy when we visited a safari park on holiday, as I was able to unclip the bag with our valuables in and carry with me into an area pushchairs weren’t allowed.
The materials the bags are made from is really tough and stood up to being dragged across a beach and being treated roughly during transit on a coach. We managed to spill ice cream on one and it wiped off easily with a baby wipe. We really wish we’d found these bags sooner. But now we have them we know for sure that we would use them for our future little ones.
The Hamster Bugger Bags retail at £24.99 for two, which is less than half what we paid for a changing bag. If like us you hate the buggy tipping when your little ones exit it, these bags are for you.
*we were sent two hamster buggy bags for the purpose of this review, all views and opinions are our own.