One of the most useful purchases I've made since becoming a mother is this Fold & Go Mat from The First Years, a fold-up changing wallet that fits into any medium-sized bag and has space for nappies and wipes case. At last month's Baby Show in London, I was thrilled to come across the MeloBaby nappy/changing wallet which combines the practicality of my current changing mat with the sleek good looks of a clutch bag.
Available in two colours, MeloNoir and MeloChoc, the MeloBaby features up to 4 pockets for wipes, nappies and creams and then folds out to a full-size changing mat in soft fleece to soothe your baby's tush. Even if you're intent on splashing out on that designer changing bag that costs and carries the earth, a portable mini-mat like the MeloBaby is definitely a worthwhile investment. Snap one up at the MeloBaby web site.