Last month I was delighted to be announced as one of five lucky Lin & Leo reviewers. We have all received a BabyBag in our choice of colour and during the course of our testing period we will face a number to challenges to really put our bags through their paces.
Our first challenge was to take the Lin & Leo BabyBag on a day trip, something all us Mums are bound to endure at least once during the approaching six week Summer holidays, and something we certainly did a lot of during our short trip to Cornwall.
I have decided to keep a diary of the BabyBag’s journey around Cornwall and the various places it went, how did it manage busy, fun packed days out?
Friday 28th June 2013.
Our journey began just after lunch and the plan was to take the scenic route to Crantock (near Newquay) via Tintagel to visit the castle. With the Lin & Leo BabyBag full of drinks, snacks, tissues, wipes and pull ups, sun hats and sun cream as well as the usual phone, keys and purse we were off.
The three large internal pockets were great for stashing things like pull ups and wipes that I didn’t need so often leaving the main compartment of the bag free for things I needed easy access to to pass around the car on the two hour journey, like snacks.
Upon arrival at Tintagel castle I prepared myself and the children for the long walk down and around the castle and it’s steep steps. I used the long shoulder strap to wear the BabyBag across my body leaving my hands free for helping Imogen and Joseph up the steps.
Saturday 29th June 2013.
After a great night’s sleep and well rested from our journey we spent the day in neighbouring Newquay and visited Newquay Zoo and the Blue Reef Aquarium. The BabyBag was packed again in the morning ready for the long day ahead. Outside pockets were packed with the camera and video camera, again for easy access and with Joseph potty training the main compartment was mainly taken over by a portable potty and a change of clothes for him. The two outer zipped compartments were ideal for keeping my purse and phone safe.
Sunday 30th June 2013.
With a lack of sun again in Cornwall we head to The Eden Project instead of the planned trip to the beach.
The BabyBag stood up well again with the sheer amount of stuff packed inside and I wore it comfortably on my shoulder most of the day with the carry handles.
Monday 1st July 2013.
After a quick trip to the beach, we head back home to Devon with the BabyBag full of postcards, souvenirs and bits and pieces ready to be stuck into Imogen’s much beloved holiday scrapbook. It has served me well over the past three days carrying all of my family’s essentials for some long days out. The adjustable shoulder strap has come in very handy when hands are needed or it became too laden down, this means that it can worn comfortably on your shoulder, across the body or even be placed across the handles of a buggy.
The BabyBaby is available from the Lin & Leo online shop in a stunning range of four colours at the price of £175 plus postage and packaging.