Mummy Viking: Running about with Lin & Leo


Myself and the Vikings are always out and about. Even when just popping out to pick things up or drop one of them off, I seem to be dragging around a huge amount of stuff. When Lin & Leo asked us to review their new Cardinal Baby Change bag we were really excited. We already own their BabyBag in Red which has been a firm favourite of mine since Little Viking was born.

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The Cardinal is designed for when you only want to take out the essentials rather than a days worth of baby bits. If you’re popping for a coffee, doing the school run, or you have a toddler who no longer requires you to carry the kitchen sink out with you, this bag is for you.

With 4 internal pockets (2 large and 2 small), there is space for nappies, baby wipes, nappy bags, bottom balm and hand sanitiser. It comes complete with a good-sized padded and removable changing mat. There is a detachable adjustable shoulder strap which can be worn over the shoulder or cross body, and the bag has D rings if you wish to attach it to a buggy.

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I have been using ours for the school run. Little Viking is now completely potty trained, so I need very little for him but I cannot leave the house without nappies, wipes, a change of clothes and my essentials at any point. Mini Viking always likes to catch me unaware with an emergency change!

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Lin and Leo full inside

As you can see we managed to fit all our essentials in, and get out of the house a lot easier as I was carrying less. This I found especially useful when Little Viking decides his legs no longer work and I end up carrying both of them!

The quality of the bag is also exquisite. Whilst not leather, it feels very like it, its easy to wipe clean and hasn’t marked. One of its biggest plus points is that its doesn’t look like a change bag (I find this is something Lin & Leo have gone for with all their designs). I know I will be able to use it once both kids are out of nappies just as a normal bag.

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Lin & Leo really have found the perfect marriage between a change bag and a handbag, and the Cardinal the “mummy clutch” of the change bag world. We love it!

If you need something a little bigger, I can really recommend the BabyBag. As I am sure most of you are aware we use cloth nappies, so space in a change bag is also important to us. So our day-to-day bag we love is our red BabyBag.

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Both the Cardinal and the BabyBag are available to order HERE.

We have also teamed up with Lin & Leo to win a Cardinal in Grey, simply enter below!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Becky xx

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  1. I never leave the house without snacks, for me and the kids – definitely our essential!

    • Kate
    • April 7, 2016

    Love the look of the cardinal change bag!!!
    New subscriber to your blog too! Love it!

    • Tracy Nixon
    • April 7, 2016

    wipes, wipes and more wipes!

    • Taylor Closet
    • April 7, 2016

    I must have diapers, travel size wipes, set of clothing and first aid baby kit.

    • laura banks
    • April 7, 2016

    lots and lots of wipes

    • cheryl hadfield
    • April 7, 2016

    lots of baby wipes

  2. Reply

    I never leave the house without wet wipes!

    These bags looks gorgeous! And don’t look like baby changing bags, which is great.

  3. These bags are stunning! I am absolutely desperate for a nice new bag too! H x

  4. Reply

    I love the red one. I currently have a bag that I have been looking for for a very long time. It is perfect for my life as a mature student and busy mum!

  5. Reply

    These bags are gorgeous but I found even the big changing bags are still too small. I have two under 2’s and in the end I switched from a changing bag to a backpack. I can get everything in there!

    • Ali
    • April 11, 2016

    It’s got to be wipes – I use them all the time for all the children! I love this little change bag, just what I’ve been looking for now that my little one is bigger and I don’t need to take so much out with me.

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    Oh my gosh how incredible are those!!

  7. I LOVE this bag, so smart and so compact, it’s on my wishlist now 🙂 X

    • April 14, 2016


    • Sharon
    • April 15, 2016

    I carry too much things! Wipes, soft toys and nursing cover are my top 3!

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    Absolutely love this bag – it actually looks like a stylish handbag which is a bonus! x

  9. Reply

    This is so gorgeous, I love bags that function as nappy bags but look fashionable. Aside from obviously nappies, reusable wipes are essential for changes, messy feeding and runny noses!xx

    • lauren HM
    • April 19, 2016

    I have to have bottle coolers

    • kim neville
    • April 23, 2016

    Pampers wipes as always using them

    • Natalie Crossan
    • April 25, 2016

    Baby wipes!!

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