One thing I quickly came to realise after having my son, is that the days of dashing out of the door with just my keys, lippie and phone are officially behind me - packing light is impossible with a tot! Three years later and with a new baby daughter in tow, the level of stuff I need to leave the house is on another level.
The list of essentials for a day out is endless. As well as nappies, changing mat, muslins, wipes, and outfit changes for my three month old baby, I also need plenty of snacks, tissues, and random toys to keep my toddler happy too. I found myself filling an old tote bag, the pram base, and my coat pockets with bits and pieces and felt like I was always having to frantically search all over the place when I needed something in a hurry.
Thankfully KeriKit’s Joy XL Leather Backpack is here to make life easier for busy parents juggling with multiple little ones.
The super chic leather backpack is timeless and stylish while being amazingly practical. There’s so many handy pockets and compartments to keep everything organised and safe, two genius insulated pouches to hold bottles and drinks, and clever little details like loops for keys and a card holder. As well as all that, its brilliantly roomy and there’s an amazing amount of space for extra bits and pieces that I might need for a family day out.
The backpack design makes life easy as it’s totally hands free and comfortable to wear while I’m pounding the pavements with the pram in-between baby classes and playground visits now, and it will double up brilliantly as a work bag when I head back to the office in a few months. When I’m not running around after two little people, I work as a Fashion Editor for a busy magazine. The classic and wearable design of the backpack goes well with my whole wardrobe and will buddy up nicely with plenty of outfits for a busy day spent prepping for shoots, and It’ll keep my gadgets and notebooks safe while commuting in and out of town. It also means that I won’t need to keep switching between bags after the weekend – so there will be one less thing to worry about before a busy Monday morning.
The Joy XL bag is also available in black and tan, but I absolutely love the dark khaki green colourway. It’s the perfect match for a camel coloured coat and low-key denim, but will also sit well with a floral midi dress once spring arrives. The fuss-free yet modern look will work seamlessly from season to season and for all kinds of occasions, while the durable leather means it’ll last for years - its built to last!
"I feel so much more organised now I have everything in one place."
I can pack all the important stuff (snacks, snacks and more snacks!) at the beginning of the day and know exactly where to find it later. There’s a multitude of internal and external pockets to take the faff out of finding something in a hurry. Even when I’m dealing with a toddler tantrum or a dreaded baby poonami when out in public – I can easily grab everything I need from my bag without any stress.
The stylish and spacious design makes it perfect for work, a family day out or even an overnight stay – its far more than just a changing bag!
- Compiled by Matilda Stanley