Revealing the WINNERS of this year's Junior Design Awards...
Junior Design Awards 2017 for Best Changing Bag
One thing you learn quickly as a new parent is that babies need a lot of stuff and woe betide you forget anything on the list because you are bound to need it. Desperately.
That's when a clever changing bag is a godsend. Special compartments for all the crucial items you need equal much less rummage time and much less chance of forgetting those wipes, nappies, change mat, sun hat, spare change of clothes, nappy bags, teething powder, bibs...your sanity!
Crafted in a unique python effect nylon, this sleek and minimal change bag is Jem + Bea's first backpack, offering a hands free and extremely stylish option for transporting all your baby kit.
The perfect marriage of fashion and function, this bag puts the needs of stylish parents on the go to the fore. A hidden insulated bottle holder, multiple compartments for maximum organisation and adaptable straps that enable you to attach the bag securely to any stroller, as well as a generous change mat that can be stowed neatly away, scored highly with our judges.
Even the lining of this bag was chosen to help parents keep stress levels down - the light grey colour eliminating the 'black hole' effect that can make searching for smaller items hard work when nappies are waiting to be changed!
Our judge Lisa Mehydene of online fashion and interiors emporium Edit 58 said, "This is my favourite because of the simple design, lightweight feel and helpful accessories."
THE SILVER AWARD FOR BEST CHANGING BAG... STORKSAK ALEXA
This roomy sports-luxe style bag by Storksak has been designed for optimum organisation all wrapped up in a reassuringly robust and eye pleasing package.
Made from premium grade, water resistant nylon which comes in three contemporary colourways, this super lightweight change bag features pleasingly chunky buckle details and roomy front pockets for quick and easy access while inside it has everything you need for a long day out with baby.
We particularly liked the Snacky Sak insulated pouch, which keeps drinks and snacks fresh and can be used separately and attaches to any buggy handle when you need to make a quick dash.
Junior Editor Bonita said "I had a Storksak bag when my daughter was born 4 years ago and its still looks as good as new - although I could be tempted by this new model just for myself and all my own handbag 'junk'!"
THE BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST CHANGING BAG... KERIKIT JOY XL THOR
Super contemporary looking, this black studded leather backpack is perfect for modern day parents who don't necessarily want to look as though they are carrying a nappy bag.
Our judges were sold on this KeriKit backpack shape which ensures hands are free to push buggies, hold babies and wipe noses while the highly organised interior which features a multitude of pockets and includes insulated bottle holders, a padded laptop sleeve, 2 lockable compartments and a secret valuables pocket mean you can keep your cool rock chick exterior without anyone knowing that you're carrying a fully equipped baby station and more on your back.