Last year the lovely team over at byStroom UK sent my sister the Mud Grey Gaida changing bag to review. It is a fantastic bag that is packed full of pockets, looks super luxurious and is really well made to a high standard.
The bag retails at £90 and is made from artificial leather material that is water and dirt resistant and easy to wipe clean with a cloth.
The bag is extremely spacious and very well organised with all its pockets and compartments. It measures Length: 42 cm , Depth: 21 cm , Height: 30 cm.
I was contacted by the company to see if we’d like to feature a bag for review and I gladly accepted and picked the Gaida bag for my sister as I knew it would go well with my sister’s pushchair – the Mothercare Orb in Grey Canvas. I chose well! 😀 The colours were a perfect match with the pushchair. I had taken a photo to show you but sadly my SD card has gone and broken and I’ve lost countless photos…including the one of the bag on the pushchair. Typical!
My sister has since changed pushchairs so I can no longer take a pic to show you how they looked together which is such a shame. I promise they looked wonderful together though! 😀
This is a picture of what her pushchair looked like –>
The bag is absolutely fantastic , really good quality and it looks very stylish. You would never know this is a changing bag as it looks more like a designer handbag! The great thing about that is that once your baby is older and there is no longer a need to carry around nappies and spare clothes that you can still continue to use your gorgeous byStroom bag for day to day use as a general handbag.
The changing bag comes complete with a padded changing mat, toiletry bag and bottle holder. The bag is fairly weighty when empty – even more so when filled – but this is because it is so well made and sturdy! It has carry handles that are comfy to hold and it even has a detachable long strap so you can wear the bag over your shoulder or across your body – depending which you prefer.
The bag looks like real leather even though it isn’t! The grey is a really modern colour and it will go well with so many different colours of pushchair.
The bag is not only available in Mud Grey but also in Black, Teal and Camel. They are such fashionable colours and they are all unisex as well so would be perfect for using if you have a son or daughter
Here is the byStroom website description of the Gaida bag:-
A classic is reborn! Gaida is a changing bag in a feminine design, available in beautiful colors and is inspired by one of our oldest and most popular models (AIDA).
Lovely details such as wrinkle effect on the front pocket and double handles with a knot, makes the bag equally good as a handbag and a changing bag.
The bag has a practical division of three large pockets, each with a zipper, which allows you to keep your own and the baby’s things separate when the bag is used as a changing bag. The middle pocket is the largest which has a central pocket with a zipper and eight small pockets in the lining for the small things that otherwise often get lost in the bottom of the bag.
On the front of the bag there also is a large pocket with room for the things you want quick access to, for example. keys, phone and wallet. The material is artificial leather that is water and dirt resistant and easy to wipe with a cloth. The changing bag comes along with a changing kit consisting of a changing mat, a bottle holder and a toiletry bag in a unisex gray color. The removable shoulder strap is adjustable and measures between 64 and 118 cm and can be used to hang the bag over the pram.
You can buy the Gaida baby changing bag here –> byStroom Gaida Mud Grey Changing Bag
ByStroom also sent my sister some stroller clips to use on the pushchair handle and they have been a godsend! My sister used them all the time on the Mothercare Orb and now on her new pushchair (not sure of the model of that one though).
The clips are just £10 and they velcro around the pushchair handle and the carabiner clips hang down for you to hook through the D-rings on the side of your changing bag. My sister also uses these clips to hang her shopping bags off and doesn’t always use them to attach the changing bag to. They come in so handy!
You can buy them here –> byStroom stroller clips
The lovely byStroom team also sent me a little gift. They sent the beautiful byStroom FIE Clutch in Mustard. This has an RRP of £30 but the mustard coloured one is currently on offer for just £15.00 (correct at time of publication).
This is made of artificial leather but the same as with the changing bag…you’d never guess! This is available in 5 colours! Mustard, Dusty Rose, Dark Brown, Dark Grey and Ice Blue.
The clutch bag has interior pockets and also an outside zipped pocket. This has a detachable plaited wrist carry strap and quite unusually, it even comes with a full length cross body strap which you can use if you’d prefer. The clutch bag measures 20 cm long, and 11cm high.
Here is the website description of the pretty FIE clutch bag :-
Nice and simple mini clutch in thick artificial leather that comes in beautiful colors!
It is a combined raw clutch that has feminine undertones in the braided wrist strap and the thin shoulder strap. You can use the clutch as a purse or by itself, as it has a good division of the pockets. It has room for the most basic necessities and can be used for everyday use and for special occasions. It has an outside zippered pocket and a large pocket in which there are two smaller pockets, one zippered pocket and an insert with room for four plastic cards.
The material is durable, water resistant and can be cleaned with a cloth and also the lining is washable.
The mustard colour of this clutch bag is bang on trend! 🙂 It is a great little clutch bag that has enough room for a few bank cards, some cash and a mobile phone. You’d love it!
The other item that byStroom sent was a key hanger. This looks similar to the braided handle of the clutch bag and it has a little hook on the end so you can attach your keys to it. It is available in 10 different colours and it is just £8.00. My mum had the one that was sent to us and she uses it with her car keys. You can buy it here –> bystroom key hanger
Here is the website description :-
Keep track of your keys with a HUGO keyhanger.
HUGO is made of braided artificial leather, with a solid hook that is easy to open.
HUGO measures approximately 1.5 x 30 cm.