From time to time I get sent products to review as part of the day job (I know, I know…someone’s got to do it). Along the way I’ve come across some pretty cool stuff I’d probably never have found otherwise, so I thought I’d start a regular mini-review slot, starting with one of The Boy’s absolute favourites.
PacaPod’s Changer Toy Pod
What is it?
A teeny weeny changing bag-come-rucksack for toddlers that effectively means your little one carries their own nappies around. What’s not to like?
How much is it?
£24.95 from the PacaPod website.
What makes it pretty cool?
The size, for starters. It’s really compact, with just enough space for a few nappies and a pack of wipes, or a packed lunch, or some toys, or a pared-down combination of all 3 if you’re clever. It also has some handy safety features, with built-in reins and a little window where you can insert a photograph and some essential info about your child (specifically who to call if the bag or its owner is lost). The shoulder straps clip together across the chest, so it’s comfy to wear, too.
What would make it even cooler?
A waterproof interior would make leaky sippy cup incidents a lot easier to clean up. That said, the fabric on the outside has proved to be surprisingly durable (after 2 years of use it still looks as good as new), and the whole thing dried out pretty quickly on a radiator. Twice.
If you’ve got a PacaPod baby changing bag, the changer toy pod will fit inside like a normal changing pod. Also, it fits kids aged up to around age 3 but will get a bit snug from then onwards. The bag shown is leopard red.
Disclaimer: PacaPod sent me a Changer Toy Pod to review, but the views expressed in this post are all my own.