I’m privileged to have four great loves in my life. There are my two gorgeous girls, and my OH Danny. And now… my new studded faux leather OIOI CHANGING BAG.

I know what you’re thinking – you can’t be in love with an inanimate object (try telling that to Erika la tour Eiffel, who married the Eiffel Tower).

So why does my heart skip a beat every time I pick up this gorgeous chocolate brown tote bag?

When Big Sis was tiny it drove me nuts carting around all the assorted baby baggage every time we went out the front door. By the time I added my own handbag I felt weighted down like a packhorse. 

Eventually I learned to pare it right down to the bare essentials – two nappies, a pack of wipes, and a muslin cloth, which I jammed into my regular handbag. 

The beauty of the OiOi changing bag is that it looks like a trendy designer tote, rather than another baby accessory. With its funky brass studs and wipe-down mock leather finish it’s practical AND stylish. It’s roomy enough to easily hold all my belongings, and the essential baby stuff, as well as snacks and a sippy cup for the toddler. 

What sets it apart from the regular handbag I resorted to last time, are the Yummy Mummy extras. The tote contains a good quality changing mat, a zip-up wet purse – which I actually use to carry a few spare nappies – and a plastic wet wipes container. It also includes an insulated bottle holder (which will come in handy when I introduce bottle feeds). 

I loved that the bag has a zipped compartment to keep all my smaller bits and pieces safe, such as my house keys, and Oyster card. It also has several pockets, inside and out, so you can keep everything organised – great for when the dreaded Baby Brain strikes! 

As well as handles and an adjustable shoulder strap the OiOi bag has special clips that allow you to hang the bag securely from the handles of your pushchair. 

The OiOi tote is not only practical, it looks great – moving seamlessly from practical baby accessory, to sophisticated handbag.

• I was sent the OiOi changing bag for the purpose of this review


  1. What She Said - October 19, 2010

    Is it wrong to covet a bag that looks like that even if your son’s 12? I hope not…

  2. Mummy's Little Monkey - October 19, 2010

    What She Said: Nuh-uh! Nor is it wrong to have another baby, purely as a excuse to buy the changing bag 🙂

  3. Melaina25 - October 19, 2010

    I have an OiOi Hobo and love it!

  4. Natalie - March 11, 2011

    I love OiOi too, the new slouch soft touch leather tote is currently my favourite. I do not need a baby to carry this bag (my youngest is nearly 4!) its so gorgeous most people have no idea its a baby changing bag! So baby or not, there’s no excuse needed to have one of these bags, nor should there be any excuse not to have one!

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