I was recently sent a Pink Lining Blue Birds and Bows Twins Bag to review.
It is slightly bigger than standard Pink Lining bags, measuring 42cm (L) x 30cm (H) x 13cm (W). This makes it perfect if you have twins, or 2 babies – as I do.
I have been a Pink Lining fan from the moment I started looking at changing bags. In fact, when I found out Sam’s sex, the first thing I bought was my Pink Lining satchel. (Which still looks like new after 13 months of use)! Needless to say, I was thrilled when the postman delivered this baby to my house!
(On the left is my 13 Month old Pink Lining Satchel. On the right is the new Pink Lining Blue Birds And Bows Twins bag).
The Blue Birds And Bows Twins bag looks beautiful! It is high quality, and very well made. The bag’s interior is, of course the signature Pink colour! There are two sections inside the bag. This allows you to keep both children’s items separate. Perfect if your kids wear different size nappies or to keep emergency outfits separated. I also love the fact this print is suitable for both boys and girls. Inside the bag, Pink Lining have added a small mirror – perfect for yummy mummies! There is also a loop to attach your keys to, so they don’t disappear to the bottom of the bag. I was impressed the mobile phone pocket is big enough for an iPhone and a BlackBerry, too.
It is great that there are so many pockets inside the bag, but if you fill them all, the bag’s main internal space is reduced to almost nothing. The Pink Lining design team have resolved this by adding 2 more bottle sized pockets to the exterior of the bag.
I have the following items inside my Twins bag, and it just about fastens:
3x size 5 nappies
3x size 1 nappies
10x nappy bags
1x pack baby wipes
1x medium sun cream
2x sun hats
1x 0-3m vest
1x 0-3m sleepsuit
1x small sat nav in a hard case
1x dummy & clip
1x pen & mini note pad
1x tennis ball
1x toddler snack
The bag’s exterior is wipe clean. The bottle holders on either end of the bag easily hold Tommee Tippie bottles and toddler cups without handles. The large pocket on the front is where I keep my belongings, so I can find them quickly.
It comfortably holds:
1x large purse
1x bunch of keys
1x iPhone charger
There is also a large zip pocket on the rear of the bag. This holds the Pink Lining branded changing mat and wet bag, which come with the Twins Bag. The changing mat is wipe clean, and the wet bag keeps any wet clothes separate from everything else in your bag.
The bag’s handle is adjustable, and easily fits over both my Phil & Teds, and my Mothercare Movix pram handles. I haven’t tried it on a double, though.
When full, the bag is heavy, and if you have a lightweight pushchair, it will tip it up when it’s empty, so always put the bag onto the pram after the children are strapped in, and remove it before you remove the kids from their seats.
All in all, I really like the Twins bag. The inner storage isn’t amazing if you use all of the pockets, and I can’t fit a change of clothes in for both kids if I want my sat nav in the bag as well. If you overfill the bag, it is almost impossible to zip up (as with all zip bags)! That aside, it is brilliant.
It has an RRP of £85 and is available directly from Pink Lining.
There are 3 styles available at the moment, and 3 available to pre-order.
I give the twins bag 4 out of 5 and would recommend it to anyone with twins or 2 small children.
This is not a sponsored post. I was sent the bag to review, but all words and opinions are my own.