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18th October 2014

The best bags for mums – and the best accessories to go in them

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I decided I didn’t need a nappy bag. ‘I’m not giving up my collection of designer handbags“, I mulled. “Why do I need separate compartments and a washable interior?” My friend, who was already a mummy, snapped back: “Would you put poo-stained clothes in your designer handbag?” I recoiled. Of course I wouldn’t. And with that, I purchased my first changing bag and have rarely used anything else since.

As a child gets bigger, of course, you don’t necessarily need the compartments or the washable interior – but you do need space, whether it’s for spare clothes during potty training, snacks for hungry toddlers, or activities for keeping them entertained during boring moments.

If I was shopping for a new bag, I would definitely take my pick from the 10 below. And within it, I would stock up on the useful 12 accessories below that (keep scrolling!). Happy bag shopping – and have a lovely weekend!

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1. Poppy Navy Changing Bag, £89, Storksak at John Lewis (click here to buy)

2. Chevron Changing Bag, £61, Skip Hop at John Lewis (click here to buy)

3. Star Print Rucksack, £22, Next (click here to buy)

4. Coral Changing Bag, £70, Storksak (click here to buy)

5. Dome Rucksack, £35, Accessorize (click here to buy)

6. Sophia Leather Bag, £189, BabyBeau at John Lewis (click here to buy)

7. Navy Mirano Changing Bag, £99, Paca Pod (click here to buy)

8. Navy Spot Satchel £35, Babymel at Mamas and Papas (click here to buy)

9. Leather Satchel, £74.95, GAP (click here to buy)

10. London Buses Changing Bag, £95, Cath Kidston (click here to buy)

Acceessories

1. Travel Bottle Warmer, £8.40, Tommee Tippee at Boots (click here to buy)

2. Mini Portable Soother Steriliser, £5, Milton at Boots (click here to buy)

3. Bugs Snack Pots, £9, Jo Jo Maman Bebe (click here to buy)

4. Sheep Changing Mat, £19.99, Zara Home (click here to buy)

5. Hand Gel, £1.45, Cussons at Boots (click here to buy)

6. My Buggy Buddy Pram Clip, £4.79, Amazon.co.uk (click here to buy)

7. Printed Nappy and Wipes Holder, £12, Not on the Highstreet (click here to buy)

8. Wet and Dry Bag, £13, Jo Jo Maman Bebe (click here to buy)

9. Disposable Bibs, £5.49, Tommee Tippee at Amazon.co.uk (click here to buy)

10. Ladybird Food Flask, £15, Jo Jo Maman Bebe (click here to buy)

11. Pack Away Pocket Highchair, £14, Jo Jo Maman Bebe (click here to buy)

12. Baby Formula Mixer, £19.99, Amazon.co.uk (click here to buy)

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3rd October 2014

Stars Buys for Boys

Thought stars were just for girls? Think again. I could quite happily cover my boys and their rooms in stars, star prints, and star-shaped objects every day of the week – and now I can with these 20 adorable buys for boys. Happy shopping!

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1. Navy Star Print Bedside Lamp, £22, Next (click here to buy)

2. Red Star Print Rain Poncho, from £14, Next (click here to buy)

3. Chalkboard Star Decoration, £7.95, Not on the HighStreet (click to buy)

4. Red Star Print Wigwam Tent, £85, Great Little Trading Company (click here to buy)

5. Navy Star Print Seat Pod, £40, Next (click here to buy)

6. Illustrated Name Print, from £20, Not on the Highstreet (click here to buy)

7. Navy Star Print Fleece, £20, John Lewis (click here to buy)

8. Personalised Beany Star Hat, £15, Not on the Highstreet (click here to buy)

9. Star Print Sweatshirt, £28, Alex and Alexa (click here to buy)

10. Star Notebook, £9.99, Not on the Highstreet (click here to buy)

11. How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers, £5.24, Amazon.co.uk (click here to buy)

12. NUNUNU Star Baggy Pants, £37, Sidney Boo (click here to buy)

13. Set of 3 Star Rugs, £18, Next (click here to buy)

14. White Star Print Sling Book Shelf, £65, Great Little Trading Company (click here to buy)

15. Star Print Converse, £30, Debenhams (click here to buy)

16. Star Print Converse Backpack, £20, Alex and Alexa (click here to buy)

17. Pale Blue Star Print Rug, £29.99, Zara Home (click here to buy)

18. Star Print Tracksuit Bottoms, from £18, Boden (click here to buy)

19. 7-Pack Star Print Socks, from £18, Boden (click here to buy)

20. ‘Shine Like The Stars’ Print, £12.75, Etsy (click here to buy)