20 October 2015

Caboodle Bags Stride In To Yorkshire


When searching for a changing bag, you have to envisage everything that will go inside it as one point or another and make your decision based on that. When you have a baby and all their diva demands you need everything bar he kitchen sink in there... well I have 3 kids so sometimes the kitchen sink would be nice too!

Over the years I have had many changing bags. Stylish, designer, and really expensive, but would you believe that I've actually managed to find a bag that holds everything that I could have ever imagined I would need whilst out with my brood, and it costs just £40. 


Yes, I know, I didn't believe it could be possible either but after over 6 years of using changing bags, I came across Caboodle Bags and their gorgeous Fun & Funky Baby Changing Bag which has changed the way I pack for our days out. 

I would usually have a changing bag, a tote bag and then maybe even one of the kids backpacks too. That way everything would be to hand when I wanted it. But that's a thing of the past now I have a Caboodle bag. Let me explain why...

The Fun & Funky baby changing bag is a quirky and unique designer bag without the price tag and is larger than most changing bags, 42cm wide x 33.5cm high x 16.5cm deep, without the added extra weight that you'd expect. This extra space isn't just wasted on a deep inner though where everything gets lost into the abyss that is the bottom of a bag, it's been cleverly thought out and has so many pockets to store things that you'll be left wondering whether the designer has some sort of pocket fetish. 


Lets first of all start with the outside because, as all us mums know, the look and style of the bag is up there with practicality when it comes to finding a bag. The bag is made from oil cloth which means that not only is it waterproof which is such an important feature for a changing bag which will more than likely be hung over the pram handles, but it is also wipeable. This is a genius idea. Do you realise how many times I have had a material changing bag that has been stained within the first week. Let's just say that all changing bags should be wipeable, no one wants a poo-stained bag!

As you can see, I went for the Grey Stars design. This was down to the fact that I thought it would look beautiful at the side of Joseph's Cosatto Ooba pram and I was not wrong. Because it is grey, it will more than likely suit any pram and the design is so subtle that it's not garish and is instead, a thing of beauty. Finished off with a bright green zipper at the top, just to give a funky wink. 


Then the pockets start. 2 outer pockets, one at each end of the bag which have magnetic clasp fastenings. As a mum of 3, let's just say that I know what I'm talking about when I say that this is a must for changing bags. It means that there is always some to hand for when your toddler is having a melt down. Be it a drink, a toy or even a sneaky chocolate bar to bribe them to calm down, whatever works, but these pockets are essentials for me!

Inside we go where you'll find a smart geometric patterned fabric which is great for hiding any little marks or spillages that have happened. The five, yes 5, internal pockets give a multitude of ways to hold all the small baby items you will need without taking up much needed space in the bag itself.   

Just the basics of what goes in my bag!
Not only is the Caboodle Bag a wonder in it's own right, but it also comes with extras to give it that 5 star rating when it comes to changing bags. It has a wipe clean changing mat, a grubby stuff bag for when a poonami strikes and an insulated bottle bag which is big enough to keep both Joseph's food and bottle warm. 

I love it. I love the size, the design, the fact that it's wipe clean, it has so many pockets that it holds everything I need and I also love it as the Yorkshire-person inside me is beaming as Caboodle has announced that they are now stocked in store at Paul Stride which is a famous store in the heart of York. High five Yorkshire Folk!


Anyway, now it's your turn to get to use the marvellous Caboodle bag as they are giving one of my lovely blog readers the chance to win your very own. For your chance to win a Caboodle Bag, just enter via the Rafflecopter form below.

Please remember to check our full T&C's here. This giveaway is open to the UK only and any entries left that do not follow the required entries will be disqualified. After any mandatory entries, others will open up to give you extra entries. You do not have to enter by all methods but these will give you extra entries into the competition if you do. 

And please, if you are commenting on the blog as 'anonymous' can you please write your name in the comment otherwise I cannot count your entry.

Ends midnight 8th November 2015

122 comments:

  1. I like the fact it is wipe clean - it's amazing how dirty they can get!

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  2. All the space it has and that you can wipe it clean

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  3. I like that you can keep it clean easily and spacious with different pockets

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  4. I like how many pockets there are, so handy for the amount of stuff needed to lug around with a little one.

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  5. The fact that it is easy to keep clean.

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  6. Its wipe clean, I love the pattern

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  7. I love the fact that its wipe clean and that it's so spacious!

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  8. I love how its wipe clean and the design is pretty snazzy!

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  9. That's its wipe clean and awesome looking xxx

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  10. The design and the fact it has a lot of space x

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  11. Lover that it's made of oil cloth. Why is wipe clean not standard with children?

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  12. the ease of cleaning is a major plus xx

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  13. Oh this is lovely! I adore stars and the wipe clean surface is a bonus too! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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  14. everything looks like it fits in neatly

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  15. The big chunky zip, because its easy to open when your hands are full

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  16. I like the fact that it has lots of pockets and compartments as you can never have too much room!

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  17. The fact there is so many pockets! X

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  18. wipe clean but the lovely design caught my eye first x

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  19. I like that it is waterproof and easy to keep clean

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  20. I love the fact its cute and stylish and is easy to keep clean. With three kids under 5 this would be amazing! Thanks for the chance x

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  21. Great size and gorgeous design

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  22. Wipe clean....absolutely essential! Pam Smith

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  23. All the useful pockets.

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  24. Two (very handy!) easy to reach external pockets!

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  25. easy to wipe clean
    carole n

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  26. I love that it's wipeable, thats an amazing feature!! I haven't seen any like that before, but maybe thats because I've never owned a 'proper' changing bag and have settled for old bag I dont use anymore! haha

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  27. It looks big - o need big as I use reuseable nappies

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  28. Love the stars and that its wipe clean

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  29. it has to be the space. i can't believe how much you've been able to fit in it!

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  30. It's big enough for all my needs with a funky design.

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  31. i love the size of it - just perfect

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  32. I love that it has so many pockets- you can never have too many!

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  33. It's very stylish and versatile. As I will soon have 2 kids its great to have a bag which is large enough and has enough pockets

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  34. Like the fact that you can wipe it clean

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  35. My favourite thing is that this bag holds everything I need securely

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  36. there seems to be a lot of room in the bag, great for all the stuff I carry around

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  37. the amount of compartments in it.

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  38. The amount of pockets and sections is great !

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  39. Chunky and sturdy, large wide straps and lots of little pockets inside!

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  40. I love the size, organisation, and that it is wipe clean -- seems so well planned!

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  41. I like that it's easy to keep clean!

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  42. I love the stars and the size of the bag. It would be perfect for when my baby arrives in February!

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  43. That it comes with a wipe clean changing mat. (@PeanutHog)

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  44. its all the handy pockets that swings it for me

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  45. I love the colour and the fact it is wipe clean! Super handy :)

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  46. Love that's it's wipe clean and not material that gets filthy

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  47. The insulated bottle bag is a great idea

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  48. Capacious with good pockets.

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  49. it being wipe clean

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  50. I love that you can wipe clean plus all the compartments making it easier to find things

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  51. All the handy pockets and the general design

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  52. Roomy and organised. @jaizduck

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  53. Wei love that it looks compact yet has loads of space inside

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  54. Love the pattern and all the little extras!

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  55. There is lots i love about this bag & it would be perfect for my new arrival in 5 weeks, firstly the colour matches my pram it has stars on which most of the clothes i have bought him seem to have,it's lovely and spacious & i love the extras i am keeping my fingers toes everything crossed x x x

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  56. Love the size!

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  57. Love the size and how it wipes clean..that's a big bonus!

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  58. I love the design - so practical! :) x

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  59. I like that it is easy to clean - very important for a changing bag! EJ Dunn

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  60. the fact that its wipe clean - the stuff that u spill inside and over the outside of the bag doesnt bear thinking about!

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  61. I love the pockets and the wipe clean fabric

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  62. i love hos spacious it is, with 2 todders and a baby on the way it will be perfect for all the bits i will need to carry

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  63. It is roomy and has lots of handy pockets.

    Kirsty Fox

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  64. The design, the size and it can be wiped clean.

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  65. The colour and star design, it would co-ordinate with most buggies/prams

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  66. I love the design, the space inside the the fact it's wipe clean x

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  67. I love the design and the spaciousness :)

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  68. It looks good, good size & like everyone has said...it's wipe clean which really does make this bag perfect for the job :)

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